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How to start a food truck business that people will love

How to start a food truck business that people will love

19/06/2018 - 10:52
In recent years, food trucks have become the talk of the town.  read more
How companies can grow in a water-stressed world

How companies can grow in a water-stressed world

14/06/2018 - 08:19
There are very few consumers that understand the role water plays in our daily lives. Above the need to survive, water is used to fuel our energy usage and many other fields, ultimately playing a role in the bottom line of your business.  read more
Enabling Generation Z to drive entrepreneurship in South Africa

Enabling Generation Z to drive entrepreneurship in South Africa

13/06/2018 - 09:53
According to the latest research by Statistics South Africa, youth unemployment in the country stands at a disappointing 52,4% for the first quarter of 2018. This number could, however, be minimised if the public and private sector join forces to build a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem for the younger generation, which statistics show are more open-minded to entrepreneurship as a career choice than generations before them.  read more
Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

12/06/2018 - 15:44
Forbes’ richest people in the world list says Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, earns $US107.4 million per day, so he must be doing something right.  read more
How to make learnerships a success for your business

How to make learnerships a success for your business

12/06/2018 - 15:11
Over recent years, more companies have been encouraged to invest in skills programmes for a fruitful, successful business future. While some companies are still struggling to up their B-BBEE score, others have incorporated all these factors into their annual Workplace Skills Plan (WSP), undertaking skills programmes either for their own benefit or simply to contribute to better education in South Africa.  read more
5 Reasons why in-store radio and audio solutions are a hit with consumers

5 Reasons why in-store radio and audio solutions are a hit with consumers

12/06/2018 - 14:27
Research shows consumers shop for longer, spend more money and have an enhanced shopping experience if they’re exposed to music.  read more
8 ways to make your startup more attractive to investors

8 ways to make your startup more attractive to investors

12/06/2018 - 11:55
In a digital market where new companies are dominating the startup space daily, it’s easy to lose sight of your goal when you’re struggling to gain recognition in the field.  read more
SME’S to hit hard times for remainder of 2018

SME’S to hit hard times for remainder of 2018

12/06/2018 - 10:46
It has been revealed that, in the first quarter of 2018, South Africa’s economy has shrunk by a shocking 2.2% - the largest quarterly drop since the financial crisis. Coupled with the fact that 70% to 80% of small businesses fail within their first five years, this means that SME's will need to work even harder now to ensure their survival for the long term. read more
Tiger Brands switches up its executive committee

Tiger Brands switches up its executive committee

12/06/2018 - 09:15
Tiger Brands has made changes in the group’s executive committee following SA’s deadly outbreak of listeriosis in the first half of the year. read more
Once upon a time: Storytelling in advertising 2018

Once upon a time: Storytelling in advertising 2018

12/06/2018 - 09:06
“Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.” Seth Godin  read more
FinTech could fuel Africa’s next big growth & jobs explosion

FinTech could fuel Africa’s next big growth & jobs explosion

07/06/2018 - 14:35
The African continent is poised to experience its next big growth phase. While previous growth phases on the continent – which helped birth the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative – were fuelled by the continent’s natural resources and young population, this one will be driven by financial technology or fintech. read more
How to inspire employees to deliver great customer experiences

How to inspire employees to deliver great customer experiences

07/06/2018 - 13:36
With retailers such as Toys 'R' Us, Sears, and Claire's closing shop, the industry has learned a big lesson this year. No, it's not that retail is dying. It's that consumer expectations have changed when it comes to the brick-and-mortar retail experience. read more
Steps for developing GDPR-compliant apps

Steps for developing GDPR-compliant apps

07/06/2018 - 13:00
Since the initial buzz around GDPR and now the global law that came into effect earlier this month, it’s more important than ever for startup and even well-established businesses which are busy creating or updating their mobile applications to understand the repercussions linked to customer or personal data. Should your app’s technical implications not follow the law, you could be in for a big surprise.  read more
Philip Morris SA urges exemption for new product

Philip Morris SA urges exemption for new product

31/05/2018 - 13:31
Philip Morris SA has urged the government to create exemption in its new tobacco bill that would enable it to provide consumers information about its heated tobacco product, IQOS. read more
EU plans ban on plastic straws and other single-use plastics

EU plans ban on plastic straws and other single-use plastics

30/05/2018 - 13:54
Single-use plastic products such as straws and drink stirrers may be banned across much of Europe under proposals put forward by the European Union (EU). read more
Different leadership styles and when you should use them

Different leadership styles and when you should use them

16/05/2018 - 16:09
As the owner, manager or CEO of a company, the way you lead your employees may need to change on a regular basis according to the situation. Some of the best leaders choose their leadership styles as particularly as a golfer would a club, with the aim of using the best tool to achieve their end goal.  read more
How to build a better sales compensation plan to drive profitable growth

How to build a better sales compensation plan to drive profitable growth

15/05/2018 - 15:46
How do you improve your sales compensation plan to ensure you drive profitable growth? Here are the challenges to overcome and the best practices to follow.  read more
How a learnership can benefit you as an employer

How a learnership can benefit you as an employer

14/05/2018 - 11:22
Learnerships are developed by your industry for your industry, as a way to train young minds and teach them the ins-and-outs of certain roles in a company. Not only do they benefit the people taking part in them but they benefit you as an employer, too.  read more
Adopting sustainability strategies can boost SA SME's

Adopting sustainability strategies can boost SA SME's

11/05/2018 - 14:42
Many startups and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners in South Africa believe that sustainability strategies are only relevant to large corporates, but there are many advantages to making sustainability the foundation of any new business.  read more
Why forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity

Why forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity

11/05/2018 - 11:12
Many brands remain obsessed with creating mobile apps. This not only defies trends that point to increasing consumer app apathy, but can exclude a sizeable portion of your customers in emerging economies. Companies need to engage with their users where they are rather than forcing them onto an app, in what can only be described as brand vanity.  read more
How to find the right place for your new retail pop-up store

How to find the right place for your new retail pop-up store

08/05/2018 - 11:23
Pop-up stores are wonderful business opportunities when you have the right location. Much like any other retail stores, a pop-up version requires just as much planning, branding and research.  read more
Tailoring employee benefits to reflect the changing landscape

Tailoring employee benefits to reflect the changing landscape

07/05/2018 - 10:55
The world is evolving – globalisation, as a result of technological advancements, has led to unlimited access to information and exposure to trends, cultures and influences – all at the touch of a button.  read more
Nestle to pay $7.15 billion to Starbucks in coffee tie-up

Nestle to pay $7.15 billion to Starbucks in coffee tie-up

07/05/2018 - 08:56
Nestle is set to pay Starbucks $7.15 billion as part of a global coffee alliance in which the Swiss-based food giant is getting the rights to market the U.S. coffee company’s products around the world outside Starbucks’ coffee shops. read more
Why every employee can benefit from project management skills

Why every employee can benefit from project management skills

04/05/2018 - 11:32
Not everyone chooses to be a project manager as it’s quite a demanding job in terms of hours, effort and patience needed with colleagues, suppliers and clients. But just because you aren’t a project manager, doesn’t mean you can’t adopt the skills of project management. In fact, there is not a single employee at any company who won’t be able to benefit from having project management skills.  read more
SA brands lacking confidence on global stage

SA brands lacking confidence on global stage

04/05/2018 - 09:25
Local brands could up their game by cohesively telling the global market what they have to offer and developing a more collegial, outward-looking strategy. read more
How to conduct an effective employee performance review

How to conduct an effective employee performance review

03/05/2018 - 13:43
Speaking to your employees about their performance is a stressful topic. However, there are certain ways you should connect with and communicate with your employees. read more
Why your first hire for your small business should be a PA

Why your first hire for your small business should be a PA

25/04/2018 - 14:00
If you are thinking about starting a business, one of the first aspects to consider is who you will be hiring. You may think that hiring a marketing expert first is ideal, so they can get the word out about your new startup, or a salesperson to hit the ground running with your product, but the reality is that you should first look into hiring a PA (personal assistant). The reasons why are outlined below.  read more
The benefits of company learnerships for employers

The benefits of company learnerships for employers

25/04/2018 - 09:50
What is it about companies that offer their employees learnerships that should make other companies offer them too? As an employer, you’re always looking for the best potential employees and people who will be a valuable asset to the company. Paying for underqualified people to work for you and then still paying for a learnership programme doesn’t seem like the most logical thing to be doing then, does it?  read more
Be more assertive in the workplace with these six tips

Be more assertive in the workplace with these six tips

24/04/2018 - 16:48
If you’ve ever come across a co-worker who is able to handle different work personalities and challenging situations with ease, you’ll notice that they’re very assertive people.  read more
The first positions you need to fill in your startup

The first positions you need to fill in your startup

24/04/2018 - 15:24
When you start a business, you like to think that you can do everything. After all, you made it this far, why can’t you continue to carry the business through? Well, not every one-man show works out and you may even find your business grow easier and faster with a team of fellow experts behind you.  read more
Brewer interest in the ultra-light beer concept could have global implications

Brewer interest in the ultra-light beer concept could have global implications

23/04/2018 - 10:03
At a time when the sales of top-selling light beer brands have been contracting in the US, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) Michelob Ultra is redefining the ultra-light beer concept in a move that could have global implications, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. read more
How to change your mindset from employee to business owner

How to change your mindset from employee to business owner

20/04/2018 - 09:26
As you know, success doesn’t happen overnight. In such a competitive environment, there are so many businesses which might be doing exactly the same as your startup, but taking the plunge and starting your own business takes plenty of guts and bravery. It’s not easy out there, and it’s going to take time and dedication to be where you want to be, but with the right mindset, you’ll be able to achieve anything.  read more
6 Reasons retailers should accept Bitcoin as payment

6 Reasons retailers should accept Bitcoin as payment

16/04/2018 - 16:01
There are a growing number of business owners embracing cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, as a form of payment.  read more
AB InBev develops new energy-efficient brewing method

AB InBev develops new energy-efficient brewing method

16/04/2018 - 14:14
AB InBev has developed a new brewing method which will reduce its CO2 emissions by approximately 5% once the technique is utilised in its entire brewery network. read more
SME’s capitalising on ‘Cyril Spring’ by investing, taking more risks

SME’s capitalising on ‘Cyril Spring’ by investing, taking more risks

10/04/2018 - 14:04
It’s already shaping up to be an excellent year for the SME sector, despite South Africa’s recessionary state. This is, in part, owing to increased positivity in the sector since the appointment of President Cyril Ramaphosa.  read more
Marketing must-haves for a startup's online success

Marketing must-haves for a startup's online success

04/04/2018 - 09:57
With so many assets, people and marketing tools to pay for, starting a business is never easy. Whether your employees are willing to work for less in the startup phases or you’ve decided to figure it out yourself, you need the capital to take your business off the ground. And that’s where the stress lies.  read more
How retailers can apply platform business thinking to magnetise customers

How retailers can apply platform business thinking to magnetise customers

22/03/2018 - 11:35
Local retailers have an incredible opportunity to get a head-start on competition, by applying the science of digital platform thinking, to transform decades-old practices and deliver new value to customers. read more
Direct selling sector ticks some key budget boxes

Direct selling sector ticks some key budget boxes

13/03/2018 - 09:47
In delivering the budget, the finance minister played the best of a bad hand, but the ace was his focus on the critical role that small businesses and entrepreneurs need to play in facilitating growth by creating income opportunities. read more
The difference between crisis management and reputation management

The difference between crisis management and reputation management

12/03/2018 - 13:17
As the listeriosis outbreak hit front pages with 180 fatalities* and news spread of contaminated food being pulled from supermarket shelves, communications specialists have been keeping a close watch over how Tiger brands handles the crisis. Regine le Roux, MD of Reputation Matters, takes a closer look at crisis management and how it differs from reputation management.  read more
3 ways companies can reinvent themselves in the Digital Renaissance

3 ways companies can reinvent themselves in the Digital Renaissance

08/03/2018 - 14:55
The Renaissance was a period of renewal and passion, with the invention of the Gutenberg printing press allowing citizens to communicate quickly to a wide audience. Today, technology is driving fast, sweeping changes across the globe, altering the way business is done while taking unprecedented leaps forward at a breakneck pace. read more
Cape merger to create agriculture powerhouse

Cape merger to create agriculture powerhouse

02/03/2018 - 10:13
A new agribusiness powerhouse is heading for listing on the JSE after proposals by Western Cape-based Overberg Agri and Acorn Agri to merge. read more
The importance of digital skills training for your employees

The importance of digital skills training for your employees

27/02/2018 - 16:22
The digital revolution is inevitable. While you might be able to hide away from it at home, the workplace demands a certain level of skill and knowledge when it comes to the latest technology advancements.  read more
Nestle Nigeria invests $11.4m to open new beverage plant

Nestle Nigeria invests $11.4m to open new beverage plant

21/02/2018 - 16:22
Nestlé Nigeria has opened a new beverage production plant in Ogun state, Nigeria, following an NGN 4.1 billion ($11.4 million) investment.  read more
How Small Businesses are gearing up to survive the drought

How Small Businesses are gearing up to survive the drought

15/02/2018 - 16:43
Nationally small businesses are now being advised to prepare for future water scarcity. With small to medium sized businesses contributing over 65% of South Africa’s employment and 50% of the country’s GDP, their survival is essential to the economy.  read more
Twinings invests to improve lives of tea workers in India

Twinings invests to improve lives of tea workers in India

14/02/2018 - 15:51
Associated British Foods-owned Twinings has announced a further five years of funding for its partnership with Unicef, with the aim of enhancing the lives of children and women living on tea estates in Assam, in north-east India.  read more
Lindt & Sprüngli invests $32m in Olten cocoa mass facility

Lindt & Sprüngli invests $32m in Olten cocoa mass facility

02/02/2018 - 13:28
Lindt & Sprüngli has announced it will invest CHF 30 million ($32 million) to expand the production capacity of its cocoa mass factory in Olten, Switzerland.  read more
Retailers need to recalibrate their approach to reach millennials

Retailers need to recalibrate their approach to reach millennials

02/02/2018 - 10:31
Retailers need to re-assess their business strategy and technological prowess by benchmarking their store layouts, systems and processes against shopping preferences of millennials and post-millennials, who are going to redefine the future of retail, says leading data and analytics company GlobalData. read more
Exploring the unconscious way senses influence the customer experience

Exploring the unconscious way senses influence the customer experience

01/02/2018 - 16:16
Why should the sound of a creaking door make people rate their back as feeling stiffer? Why should sitting in a blue room with soft carpet, gentle music, and lavender fragrance make customers more likely to accept higher prices for buying a car?  read more
 Digital trends for 2018

Digital trends for 2018

16/01/2018 - 11:47
Digital trends inform business owners on how to improve their content marketing efforts. read more
State of business worsens in October, but less so than in September

State of business worsens in October, but less so than in September

08/11/2017 - 10:41
Business conditions in SA have continued to deteriorate, given the weak economic climate. read more
AVI shares jump on news of possible asset sales

AVI shares jump on news of possible asset sales

27/10/2017 - 08:48
Fast-moving consumer goods group AVI’s share price rose 4% to R98.45 on Thursday morning, after AVI announced the potential sale of some of its businesses. read more
How SA honey production could see R20bn turnover

How SA honey production could see R20bn turnover

23/10/2017 - 09:12
A structural approach and strategic business model could see South Africa’s honey industry turnover reach R20bn, according to experts.  read more
Hunt in Poland pays off again for Bounty

Hunt in Poland pays off again for Bounty

29/09/2017 - 11:01
Bounty Brands, the fast-moving consumer goods business with plans to list on an international bourse and the JSE, has made another acquisition in Poland. read more
Tough times ahead for all businesses, retailers warned

Tough times ahead for all businesses, retailers warned

13/09/2017 - 09:18
Retailers have been warned the next 18 months will be tough for all businesses. read more
Are retailers' boards in need of new blood?

Are retailers' boards in need of new blood?

21/08/2017 - 09:40
The average age of the 12 board members of the world's second-largest fashion retailer, Sweden's H&M, is 52. read more
Managing theft in the food industry

Managing theft in the food industry

14/08/2017 - 14:00
While nobody wants to believe their staff might be stealing from them, it does happen. In the food industry, the opportunities for theft are many, whether they involve giving away food and drinks without getting authorisation, taking food home or consuming food on the premises writes Sally J’arlette Joy, CEO of Sandwich Baron.  read more
Trade and business services lost the most jobs in the first quarter

Trade and business services lost the most jobs in the first quarter

27/06/2017 - 14:43
Employment levels fell in the first quarter of 2017, though mining and construction both showed increased. read more
Foreign investors perk up on prospects for SA

Foreign investors perk up on prospects for SA

28/03/2017 - 09:15
Merrill Lynch conference highlights positive shift among foreigners and local fund managers. read more
Tiffany & Co CEO steps down

Tiffany & Co CEO steps down

07/02/2017 - 09:13
On the heels of disappointing financial results, Tiffany & Co. said that Frederic Cumenal has stepped down as CEO, effective immediately.  read more
Franchise marketing is key to success

Franchise marketing is key to success

24/01/2017 - 16:35
Success or failure of retail franchises primarily depends upon local marketing initiatives. In addition to the franchisor’s marketing efforts, success comes when a franchisee markets his or her business among the local community. Failure is usually a result of a franchisee believing he’s bought a business for which everything is laid on for him. read more
SA SMEs can expect light in 2017 after dark 2016 tunnel

SA SMEs can expect light in 2017 after dark 2016 tunnel

23/01/2017 - 12:32
Business Partners Limited outlook for SMEs in 2017 read more
Optimising millennial talent in the workplace

Optimising millennial talent in the workplace

28/11/2016 - 15:44
In her recent enlightening address at the IABC's Innovating Business Communication Conference, professional speaker and coach Saffron Baggallay emphasised the need to understand, value and work with millennials. She offered a sobering perspective on practices corporates need to adopt in order to provide an effective workplace for millennials. read more
AVI improves its margins in the face of rising costs

AVI improves its margins in the face of rising costs

12/09/2016 - 12:26
CURRENCY hedges and a focus on cost containment helped consumer brands group AVI limit the damage of rand weakness in the year to June and continue to improve its profit margins. read more
vida e caffè opens up on Africa expansion

vida e caffè opens up on Africa expansion

08/09/2016 - 10:22
For a local business to tackle the continent is not easy. Understanding new target markets, competitors, local culture, labour and skills development, the political environment, and currency are a number of the issues faced by the bold and courageous who take the leap. In last year's Brand Africa 100 survey, it was found that African brands accounted for 23% of the most valuable brands on the continent, with South Africa's MTN and DSTV topping the list in first and second place. That being said Nigeria held 6 of the top ten spots. read more
Consumers and businesses having a rough time

Consumers and businesses having a rough time

06/09/2016 - 16:47
BUSINESSES and consumers are battling to cope in the low-growth environment, while the spectre of an interest rate hike looms, threatening to curb constrained spending even further. read more
Imperial to grow its logistics business

Imperial to grow its logistics business

29/08/2016 - 09:19
Johannesburg - Imperial Holdings, the listed transport and mobility group, plans to significantly increase the size of its logistics business through acquisitions, with the majority of these acquisitions being offshore. read more
KAP shares spike after agreeing to buy plastics manufacturer Safripol

KAP shares spike after agreeing to buy plastics manufacturer Safripol

11/08/2016 - 09:04
KAP Industrial Holdings, the South African company whose biggest investor is Steinhoff International Holdings, is on track to close at the highest level in seven months after agreeing to buy plastics manufacturer Safripol Holdings for R4.1bn. read more
MTN revamp aims to boost client services

MTN revamp aims to boost client services

08/08/2016 - 09:09
MTN SA will spend more than R300m on a revamp of its 430 stores as part of a turnaround plan for the business, which reported weaker results for the six months to June. read more
Five retail errors to overcome

Five retail errors to overcome

02/08/2016 - 11:29
Recent research has shown that less than 50% of new businesses survive beyond their fifth year, as today's business world is more dynamic and competitive than ever. read more
Business urged to invest in economy

Business urged to invest in economy

27/07/2016 - 16:10
According to SAnews.gov.za Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has encouraged business leaders to invest in South Africa’s economy read more
Innovation is the driving force behind understanding clients’ needs

Innovation is the driving force behind understanding clients’ needs

22/07/2016 - 11:58
The role of neuroscience in driving business relevancy for brands read more
Why retail has a growing reverse supply chain problem—and how to fix it

Why retail has a growing reverse supply chain problem—and how to fix it

12/07/2016 - 15:38
Over the years, retailers have become very good at the supply chain—the process of getting goods from the manufacturing plant to the customer. But today, many retailers face a different challenge: taking those goods back, a process referred to as the "reverse supply chain." read more
Three business turn-around tips before throwing in the towel

Three business turn-around tips before throwing in the towel

06/07/2016 - 13:18
06 July 2016: Although the number of liquidations recorded in South Africa has been steadily decreasing over the past six years, there were still close to 2 000 businesses that were liquidated in 2015, leaving ample room for further improvement.  read more
Too much reliance on digital technologies has given rise to ‘human-less’ customer services

Too much reliance on digital technologies has given rise to ‘human-less’ customer services

05/07/2016 - 16:00
Putting customers first and at the heart of every business was one of the issues discussed at the 60th Global Summit of the Consumer Goods Forum that took place in Cape Town recently. Customers’ expectations and demands are rapidly changing and studies such as Global Consumer Pulse Research Conducted by Accenture Strategy, reveal that companies are losing customers as they demand more human interface. read more
Evidence for a recession in SA is overwhelming

Evidence for a recession in SA is overwhelming

30/06/2016 - 16:39
SA’s first-quarter GDP release — a 1.2% contraction — was a shocker. read more
KRS Mobile appoints marketing specialist Gerald Steyn, as senior ‘Lead Hunter’

KRS Mobile appoints marketing specialist Gerald Steyn, as senior ‘Lead Hunter’

30/06/2016 - 09:55
Cape Town, 29 June 2016 – Following the recent establishment of its enterprise mobile development hub, KRS Mobile, a division of Khanyisa Real Systems (KRS), has appointed Gerald Steyn as its chief ‘Lead Hunter’. read more
How New Circular Economy Legislation Can Help Transform the Way We Do Business

How New Circular Economy Legislation Can Help Transform the Way We Do Business

29/06/2016 - 12:22
One of the biggest challenges facing companies today is how to make their business models sustainable while promoting growth and profitability. In this age of globalisation, with huge demands on land, water, food, raw materials and energy, we cannot continue with a linear economy that in essence creates, uses and disposes, assuming resources are unlimited. A different approach is needed. read more
Beer deal: AB InBev clears hurdle in SA

Beer deal: AB InBev clears hurdle in SA

27/06/2016 - 08:43
Johannesburg - Anheuser-Busch InBev cleared a hurdle toward gaining approval for the brewer’s takeover of SABMiller in South Africa as the country’s Food and Allied Workers Union said it will take no further part in the regulatory approval process. read more
 SA's banking and financial institutions can withstand Brexit - Gordhan

SA's banking and financial institutions can withstand Brexit - Gordhan

27/06/2016 - 08:29
Johannesburg - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has reassured South Africans that the country's banking and financial institutions can withstand the financial shockwaves caused by the result of the Brexit referendum, in which 52% of Britons voted to leave the European Union. read more
The growth of digital in the mass market

The growth of digital in the mass market

24/06/2016 - 16:10
The Daily Sun Facebook page recently hit the one million mark in likes, and counting. This is an amazing achievement in the five years since Daily Sun launched its Facebook page in 2011. There is now a full-time digital team which creates about 100 posts a week with about 80 000 interactions daily. Growth is steady at between 12 000 and 17 000 new fans every seven days.  read more
Connecting social media investment to business returns

Connecting social media investment to business returns

23/06/2016 - 12:56
Millions of South Africans today depend on social media to keep in touch with the information and people who matter to them - whether they're watching the Twitter war between DJ Zinhle and AKA, keeping an eye on running commentary about President Zuma's state of the nation speech, or simply sharing personal photographs with their friends and families.  read more
How small businesses can survive and thrive in tough economic situations

How small businesses can survive and thrive in tough economic situations

23/06/2016 - 09:30
23 June 2016: The ailing South African economy, exasperated by rising government debt and the weakening rand, poses a unique set of challenges for small and upcoming businesses. We have also seen in the last few years the number of South Africans interested in starting a business has halved since 2010. However, trying economic conditions don't necessarily mean a death sentence for smaller companies. read more
South Africa to cut time to register new businesses, Rob Davies

South Africa to cut time to register new businesses, Rob Davies

22/06/2016 - 13:56
Issues impacting retailers, manufacturers under the spotlight at The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Cape Town, 15 to 17 June  read more
Cloud is changing the face of Human Capital Management outsourcing

Cloud is changing the face of Human Capital Management outsourcing

22/06/2016 - 09:47
HCM practices in South Africa are ever evolving, and with this a growing demand for software that’s more agile, mobile and flexible in order to support today’s dynamic working environments.  read more
How govt can speed up economic recovery

How govt can speed up economic recovery

15/06/2016 - 11:44
Cape Town - State-funded infrastructure spending offers the easiest and most realistic means for SA to achieve an inclusive economic recovery, according to Overberg Asset Management (OAM). read more
Danone forecasts higher profitability this year - Switzerland

Danone forecasts higher profitability this year - Switzerland

14/06/2016 - 15:46
Zurich - Danone forecast profitability will improve this year as it contains costs. read more
What is driving SA’s drastic decrease in entrepreneurial activity?

What is driving SA’s drastic decrease in entrepreneurial activity?

13/06/2016 - 14:19
Entrepreneurial intentions among South Africans has dropped by almost 30% in 2015 when compared to 2013, and almost halved when compared to 2010, yet the perceived entrepreneurial opportunities has increased over the same period, according to the recently release Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South African Report 2015/16. read more
Scourge of cybercrime hits Africa, leaving unprepared companies highly vulnerable

Scourge of cybercrime hits Africa, leaving unprepared companies highly vulnerable

09/06/2016 - 13:08
Cybercrime has become a global epidemic from which Africa has not been spared, leaving companies counting losses, which range from money to credibility. read more
Final week to enter the 2016 entrepreneur of the year® competition and elevate business success

Final week to enter the 2016 entrepreneur of the year® competition and elevate business success

08/06/2016 - 12:54
Entrepreneurs who dedicate themselves to their own business, creating much needed jobs and contributing towards economic development in South Africa, have one more week to enter the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS before entries close. read more
Moody’s puts SABMiller bonds on review for downgrade

Moody’s puts SABMiller bonds on review for downgrade

08/06/2016 - 11:35
Moody’s, the credit rating agency, warned on Tuesday night they may downgrade SABMILLER’s bonds. The brewer’s long-term unsecured notes, which are rated A3, were placed on "review for downgrade from direction uncertain". read more
Farmers disgruntled with land reform

Farmers disgruntled with land reform

08/06/2016 - 11:22
Cape Town - Unhappy about the way government was handling land reform, the African Farmers Association of South Africa (Afasa) said it needed to overhaul the process completely. read more
Depressed confidence heralds low growth

Depressed confidence heralds low growth

08/06/2016 - 10:49
Business confidence in the second quarter plunged to lows last seen during the global financial crisis, two surveys showed on Tuesday (7 May). read more
Racism can kill your business, says customer service expert

Racism can kill your business, says customer service expert

02/03/2016 - 10:32
Recent controversy around hate speech and racism is a warning to business that in South Africa a company’s volumes are not only driven by consumer demand, propensity to spend and the overall economic climate, but by an operation’s ability to transcend prejudice and create an environment that welcomes all groups. read more
10 reasons why the Budget Speech is important for your business

10 reasons why the Budget Speech is important for your business

24/02/2016 - 11:23
As the domestic economy continues to contract, Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan has tough decisions to make while curbing spending, accommodating the drought-stricken agricultural sector, and ensuring that small businesses continue to grow. read more
Business debt stress at worst level since recession but ‘not yet dire’

Business debt stress at worst level since recession but ‘not yet dire’

22/02/2016 - 10:57
Business debt stress is at its worst level since the recession, an index showed on Thursday (18 Feb). read more
Entrepreneurship in SA continues to be lacklustre

Entrepreneurship in SA continues to be lacklustre

16/02/2016 - 12:03
The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report, released last week, finds that in South Africa, while around two-thirds of adults see entrepreneurship as a good career choice, entrepreneurship levels continue to be low and entrepreneurial potential remains untapped. read more
How SA business plans to save the economy

How SA business plans to save the economy

10/02/2016 - 10:11
Business leaders have offered an 8-point plan on how South Africa can avoid a rating cut to junk and further economic turmoil – and it involves taking on many taxes. read more
Allianz Risk Barometer 2016: Businesses face changing risk landscape

Allianz Risk Barometer 2016: Businesses face changing risk landscape

28/01/2016 - 15:59
The risk landscape for businesses is substantially changing in 2016. While businesses are less concerned about the impact of traditional industrial risks such as natural catastrophes or fire, they are increasingly worried about the impact of other disruptive events, fierce competition in their markets and cyber incidents.  read more
Vote miscount ruffles Sovereign dissenters

Vote miscount ruffles Sovereign dissenters

19/01/2016 - 09:31
Dissenting shareholders in poultry group Sovereign Food Investments woke up on Friday morning (15 Jan) to shocking news. read more
Businesses are at risk of losing top talent, according to Deloitte’s global annual survey

Businesses are at risk of losing top talent, according to Deloitte’s global annual survey

18/01/2016 - 12:46
In the next year, given the choice, one in four global Millennials would quit his or her current job and do something different, according to Deloitte’s fifth annual Millennial Surveyread more