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If you want your start-up to blow the lights out, you need to become a student of your own company. There is nothing more valuable to success than actionable data.
Today, AutoTrader.co.za has grown its digital revenue to over R185 million, while being widely acknowledged as a disruptive tech leader. Here’s how disruptive innovation has become part of an ex-print publisher’s DNA.
Great brands are built when the right product finds a strong market fit, and the business has a firm strategy and strong foundations in place. Here’s how the owners of Shooshoos are taking a much-loved South African brand global.
Starting a business takes guts, focus and determination — and a lot of hard work. But get the basics right, and you can create something that makes a real difference in society.
This is how you take one small idea — to bring communities, development and businesses back to the inner city through an ambitious urban regeneration project — and turn it into a reality. Welcome to Maboneng, place of light, nestled in the heart of Joburg’s inner city.
Ten lessons in growth to implement in your business today.
For many businesses, the biggest challenge is getting their message heard. Through Suits & Sneakers, Mark Sham is not only building a huge microphone to create awareness around his business and his vision to change education and training in South Africa, but he’s forging a network of entrepreneurs and corporate businesses to champion the cause. Here’s how he’s doing it.
Starting a business can be brutal. Your vision can take longer to materialise than you hoped, and you’ll probably have to adjust your model along the way. Ramona Kasavan knows that if you have a dream bigger than yourself, it’s worth fighting for. Here are her four pillars to a successful start-up that can change society as we know it.
Andrew Brand calls it his ‘art director MBA’. It’s the lessons he’s learnt building an advertising agency that cares more about customer supplier awards than glittering design awards. It’s the foundation of a 300-employee strong business with a turnover in excess of R175 million that was launched because Checkers was willing to give a two-man agency a chance to prove itself. And it’s how a business that was launched as the recession hit has not only survived, but thrived.
As the president of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP), Sibongiseni Mbatha has learnt that true success can only be achieved when people take responsibility for their actions, respect each other, and work collectively to achieve a common goal.
The battle to become a success is fought in the mind. That’s where success is won or lost. Are you training your mind to support your success — or sabotaging it?
Launching a business is all about recognising a gap in the market — and then capitalising on it.
With no pageanting experience, Keri Stroebel entered Mrs South Africa in 2016 to do something different and combat her post-partum depression. The experience changed her life, giving her the direction she’d been looking for.
Sometimes the only way to live your dreams is to leap first, and then find the idea that will make your entrepreneurial goals come true. Mahadi Granier is living proof that where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Bringing a new product to the FMCG market is tough. You need the right product, partners and mindset. Here’s how the founders of Zang are getting it right.
When Sisa Ngebulana left Mthatha to pursue his dreams he had high aspirations for himself. He didn’t know what path his career would take, but he did know he wanted to achieve greatness.