Lessons Learnt

Lessons Learnt

Jam Media’s Biggest Lessons And How To Chase Growth The Right Way

While it’s every start-up’s aim to focus on growth, there can be pitfalls to chasing growth too quickly. Jess Mouneimne explains how she learnt the cost of a bad hire the hard way.

How Jacqui van der Riet Keeps A Finger On The Pulse Of A R200...

Jacqui van der Riet believes in not letting go. As UDM International has grown, she has endeavoured to stay as involved with employees as ever. For her, it’s not about micromanaging, but staying involved and engaged.

How Renay & Russell Tandy Have Survived 2 Recessions And Built A Successful Agency

In a tough market, Renay and Russell Tandy have weathered two recessions and continued to grow by focusing on being a niche agency.

10 Things Successful SA Entrepreneurs Do Differently

Tips and tricks used by high-powered entrepreneurs to optimise their performance.

Fake It ‘Til You Make It: How These 10 Entrepreneurs Did Just That

Let's face it, starting out is hard and getting clients to take you seriously is a tough ask. But these mega entrepreneurs didn't let this stop them from getting off the ground

Self-Made Billionaire David Rubenstein’s 7 Habits Of Success

Self-made billionaire, David Rubenstein regularly brainstorms business, life and success habits with entrepreneurial peers like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. Here’s his 7 habits of success.

Fatality Rose From The Ashes Because Of Pareto’s Principle

Phillip Gimmi and Jared Koning of Fatality on inbound marketing and rising from the ashes.

10 Inspirational African Entrepreneurs

The spirit of entrepreneurship burns bright in Africa, despite the socio-economic challenges faced by a number of self-starters. These ten entrepreneurs are leading the charge when it comes to accelerating Africa’s seeding as a destination for investment.

How PFE International Remains Relevant By Creating Value

No product or service — regardless of how great it may be — will be able to compete effectively for more than a few years. So if you want to grow your business, you need to innovate consistently.

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.

An (SMS)Portal To The World: How SMSPortal SkyRockets To Success

In March 2013, Entrepreneur profiled SMSPortal, a global messaging powerhouse that had gone from garage-based start-up to international player. Now we look at how the company is taking things to the next level, with top line growth skyrocketing from R300 million in 2013 to R700 million a mere three years later.

Zenzele Fitness’s Clever Tactics To Grow In Next To No Time

Tumi Phake has built Zenzele Fitness into a serious business relatively quickly, but it hasn’t been easy. The company’s quick growth has been the result of some very clever tactics.

Successful SA Entreps Share Their Most Valuable Business Advice Ever Received

Top South African entrepreneurs on advice that’s helped them build their business.

10 Tips From The Dragons Of Dragons’ Den SA

SA’s Dragons offer top insights into the world of successful entrepreneurship.
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10 Entrepreneurs On Advice That’s Helped Them Build Their Business

Wisdom passed down from entrepreneur to entrepreneur that gave them an edge.

How Flick Visual Foundry Found High Rewards By Taking A Narrow View

Two Cape-based entrepreneurs narrowed their focus to build a niché business with high rewards.

From Simple Idea To Sideline Business: How Nkosenhle Hlophe Spotted An Opportunity

Nkosenhle Hlophe saw an opportunity and took it. Somewhere along the way, it became a real passion.

3 Become 1: The Story Of How IS SME Business, MWEB Business and IS...

Tony Koutakis knows about the complexities of bringing different entities under one roof. Entrepreneur spoke to him about the challenges of merging different companies and divisions into a new business.

8 Things Learnt By (Very) Young App Founders of MiBRAND Mobile App

Salvatore Barras (21) and partner Kyri Ioulianou (19) have spent the past year developing the MiBRAND mobile app, which was recently acquired by premium local software development firm, Universal Technology Holdings (UTH). Here are 8 things they have learnt along the way.

8 Life Lessons From Peter du Toit of Soccer Laduma You Should Apply In...

Peter du Toit of Soccer Laduma shares the secret to his success with these eight top business lessons.


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