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Lessons Learnt
Demographica

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.
kate-moodley

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.
rocomamas-franchise

RocoMamas Founder Brian Altriche’s 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.
nicholas-haralambous

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.
rocomamas-founder

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.
jam-media-founder

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.
jacqui-van-der-riet-udm-international

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.
ngage-south-africa-business

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.
Adrian-Gore

10 Things Successful SA Entrepreneurs Do Differently

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

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.
phillip-gimmi-and-jared-koning-fatality

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.
Patrick-Ngowi

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.
dr-mehran-zarrebini-pfe-international

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.
james-pearce-and-charles-stretch

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.
tumi-phake-zenzele-fitness

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.
Ryk-Neethling

Successful SA Entreps Share Their Most Valuable Business Advice Ever Received

Top South African entrepreneurs on advice that’s helped them build their business.
south-africa-dragons-den-dragons

10 Tips From The Dragons Of Dragons’ Den SA

SA’s Dragons offer top insights into the world of successful entrepreneurship.
Pfungwa Serima

10 Entrepreneurs On Advice That’s Helped Them Build Their Business

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