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GG van Rooyen

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GG van Rooyen is the deputy editor for Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa. Follow him on Twitter.
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Tough Lessons Flume Learnt To Survive Super-Charged Growth

Flume just turned four. And over the last four years, it’s grown substantially. This is obviously a good thing, but it does bring with it a lot of complexity… especially when it comes to managing people. Here’s how Flume is driving growth through its people.
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Why Café del Sol Are Intentionally Expanding Slowly

The Café del Sol brand has enjoyed steady growth over the last ten years — from a single store in Olivedale a decade ago to three busy and highly-regarded restaurants today. Entrepreneur spoke to the three founders about their approach to growth while maintaining superior quality.
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How Ivan Epstein Grew A Bootstrapped Start-up Into An International Organisation

Ivan Epstein, entrepreneur and co-founder of Softline and Chairman of Sage Foundation shares eight lessons on turning a small company into an international business.
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Zuko Tisani Learnt These 7 Invaluable Lessons On His Path To Success

Quitting your job and becoming an entrepreneur is never an easy decision to make. Here’s how you can prepare yourself for the plunge.
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How Fintech Zoona Is Solving Customers’ Real Problems

Having bootstrapped in the early days, Zoona’s executive team is now taking things to the next level with massive outside investment. Here’s their advice on how, when and why to search for growth funding.
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How Maditsi Mphela Pushed Through Business Stagnation To Successfully Scale

Maditsi Mphela was admitted as an attorney in 1985 and started his own practice in 1986. While his practice was successful, it eventually started to stagnate. A new approach was needed to take it to the next level.
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How Bataung Memorials’ Lebohang Khitsane Disrupted The Age-Old Tombstone Industry

Bataung Memorials is a company that has brought the latest technology to an industry that few people would associate with innovation. It shows that just about every field is ripe for disruption.
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This Enterprises UP Expert Explains Why Start-Ups Really Fail

Too many young businesses fail because the entrepreneurs involved don’t focus on the basics early on. If you want your company to beat the start-up odds, you need to sweat the details.
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Why Donna Rachelson Believes The Secret To Your Business Success Lies With Women

Putting more women in leadership positions isn't just an equality issue. It makes good business sense.
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This 1 Crucial Business Control Will Determine Your Success Or Failure

One of the main reasons companies fail is a lack of financial controls. If you want to be successful, you need to understand the cash flow of your business.
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6 Tactics And 18 Ways To Save On Your Bottom Line In 2017

Competition is fierce. The economy is tight. People aren’t buying. Here’s how you can gain a competitive advantage by reducing your costs significantly in 2017.
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President Of Sage International Ivan Epstein Shares His Valuable Lessons

As President of Sage International (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia) and Chairman of Sage Foundation, Ivan Epstein has a lot of experience in launching a humble start-up and developing it into a successful international business. Here are a few lessons he’s learnt along the way.
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How Chicken Xpress Kept It Fresh with A Fuss-Free Approach To Fast Food

In a tough market, Chicken Xpress has managed to establish itself by offering a fresh and fuss-free approach to fast food franchising. Entrepreneur spoke to founder Devon Scoulelis about the franchise.
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The Trendsetters: How Flux Trends Stays Ahead

2017 is upon us. And with it comes new challenges, new technologies and new opportunities. According to Dion Chang of Flux Trends, the future is here. And those companies that refuse to acknowledge that things are changing, are destined to be left behind.
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Learn From The Best: This System Helps Google Measure Their Success

Setting goals within a company is easy. Communicating these goals effectively and measuring the extent to which they have been attained is not nearly as easy, though. That’s why Google uses Objectives and Key Results.
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Demographica Appeared In Entrepreneur 5 Years Ago. Today The Business Model Looks Very Different....

Demographica has been around for a decade, and in that time the company has enjoyed tremendous growth, quadrupling its turnover in the last two years alone, thanks to its ability to navigate some unexpected detours along the way.
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Riaz Moola On Why SA Is A Great Place To Launch Your Business

Don’t underestimate the opportunities that operating in South Africa affords you, says Riaz Moola. The country is a great place to start a business.
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How Giraffe Played The VC Game (And Won Funding)

Local start-up Giraffe has accomplished what many entrepreneurs would consider impossible: Not only did it win the Seedstars World’s Best Global Startup Award, it has also secured funding from Silicon Valley VC firm Omidyar Network. Here’s how the founders have managed it.
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Got What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur? International Speaker Justin Cohen Tells You...

The life of an entrepreneur is unpredictable. There will be ups, there will be downs. While you can’t always control what happens, you can choose how you respond.
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Think It. Become It. How Your Thoughts Have Power Over Your Destiny

Most high-performers know one very big secret: Words — especially the ones we tell ourselves — have tremendous power. Want to change your business, your life, your diet? It all starts with a single thought.
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