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The Money School Weighs In On What’s Really Stopping You From Financial Freedom

76% of the average South African salary is servicing debt. This is causing massive financial stress for blue and white collar workers alike. Do you know how your workforce is affected by debt? Are your engagement and productivity levels suffering? Hayley Parry and Gary Kayle of The Money School unpack the truth about financial stress.
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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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EY’s Azim Omar Says Your Business Needs A Cause To Be Successful

What single characteristic unites South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs? They have passion and a purpose — and it’s driving their successes to new heights.
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How Nicholas Bell Got 10x Growth Right And Sky Rocketed Decision Inc

Successful businesses are built through a series of challenges and solutions. Nicholas Bell doesn’t just deal with challenges as they arise though. He sets goals, determines what’s stopping him from reaching them and puts strategies in place to eradicate any and all obstacles.
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Plan My Wedding Share 5 Fantastic Tips To Win Over The Shark Tank

The main 5 points we thought were very valid after watching other episodes and comparing it to our pitch. We would say these were the top 5 key notes that we still take note of today.
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How This Power Couple Hooked 2 Shark Tank Investors

Jason Newmark & Chelsea Evans, Co-Founders of Plan My Wedding, Southern Africa’s first online wedding planning platform, allowing couples to plan their own entire wedding here in Southern Africa, give the 6 most important aspects of being running a business and being a couple.
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11 Secrets Of South African Entrepreneurs On Making It To The Top

This comprehensive guide will help you learn valuable lessons from leading South African entrepreneurs on how to succeed in life – and in business.
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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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Sorbet’s Ian Fuhr: Servant Leadership Personified

Ian Fuhr the founder of Sorbet and serial entrepreneur is the embodiment of servant leadership.
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7 Profound Business Lessons From The Founder Of Planet Fitness

Manny Rivera, founder of Health and Fitness club - Planet Fitness, gives you seven business lessons to build your Billion Rand brand.
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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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Kate Moodley’s Believes Your Self-Development Should Be A Non-Negotiable

At 26 Kate Moodley was a GM at Momentum. She’s gone on to owning one of the most successful Discovery franchises in the country, and has won top franchisee more than once. A focus on hard work, discipline and integrity have allowed her to build an impressive career — without taking any shortcuts.
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RocoMamas Founder Brian Altriche On Fabulous Failures And Visualising Success

RocoMamas founder Brian Altriche is no stranger to failure. His first franchise left him in debt, he lost almost his entire life’s savings on the stock market, he got squeezed out of one business and sued by Red Bull in another… the list goes on. And yet in each case he’s learnt and implemented vital lessons that have culminated in the runaway success of South Africa’s favourite smart casual phenomenon.
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NicHarry’s R100 Million Business Plan

From lean e-commerce start-up to sophisticated retail brand, NicHarry’s growth focus is blending modern tech with traditional shopping experiences.
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RocoMama’s 7 Lessons To Remain On Top Of Your Game With Customers

On the road to business success, RocoMamas founder Brian Altriche learnt some valuable lessons when providing customers with a unique service.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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10 Things Successful SA Entrepreneurs Do Differently

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