D-Day for SA sovereign credit rating

Mar 23 2018 05:45 Jan Cronje Cape Town – By midnight on Friday South Africans should know whether Moody’s has downgraded SA’s sovereign credit rating to junk, or kept the country …

Understanding the Revised B-BBEE Codes Has Big Benefits for Small Business

Property Point, a Growthpoint Initiative, explored the revised DTI B-BBEE codes in its latest information-packed To-The-Point session in Johannesburg, helping small businesses and entrepreneurs get to grips with how this …

Investing in Entrepreneurs to Drive the Economy

South Africa has the potential for greatness, but unemployment chains us to mediocrity. These are the thoughts of Yusuf Randera-Rees, CEO and co-founder of the Awethu Project, who believes we …

EY Global Job Creation and Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2015

Entrepreneurs are leading global job creation, with 47% of entrepreneurs expecting to increase their total global workforce this year. This is according to the EY global job creation and youth …

Top 30 Under 30 African Entrepreneurs Includes SA Design and Digital Agency Founder

Kgomotso Mautloa, founder and creative director of the design and digital agency Green Robot Design, has been named as one of Forbes Africa Top 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs across the …

Business 2013 – Optimism, But Check Your Strategy

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals Even though it has been a long haul, it’s nice to see some optimism surfacing in 2013. Earlier this year, a new study “2013 Business …

True Entrepreneurs Bounce Back After Failure Grief

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals Your startup is gone, it’s never coming back, and you are in mourning. An entrepreneur whose business fails grieves similarly to anyone who has lost …

How to Foster More Startup Thinking Outside the Box

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals Most aspiring entrepreneurs believe their initial idea and inspiration requires the most important creative thinking. Experienced entrepreneurs will tell you that the initial idea is …

Entrepreneurs are Starting Young and Learning Fast

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals I continue to see stories of really young entrepreneurs, like this article on Business Insider, with pre-teens as young as 9 years old who make …

Your First 7 Seconds Better Be Positively Memorable

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals Entrepreneurs are all about firsts, and the most important is you making a great first impression – on investors, customers, new team members, and strategic …

8 Morale Boosters All Entrepreneurs Should Practice

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals Most successful entrepreneurs will tell you that their primary motivation is to “change the world” and to build something lasting, not to make a lot …

Great Entrepreneurs – Less Thinking and More Action

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals I’ve always said that startups are all about execution. Sometimes I encounter self-proclaimed entrepreneurs who have been “thinking” about a concept for many years, and …

Not All Entrepreneurs are Cut From the Same Cloth

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals Anyone who works with entrepreneurs will tell you that all are different. Some are really inventors, who view the challenges of building a business as …

What is the Primary Reason For Startup Failure?

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals When I heard a friend make the statement “Your startup can’t fail if you don’t quit,” I realized that every entrepreneur should adopt it as …

Five Things Entrepreneurs Need to Get Right in their Foundin

“If you’re in the process of starting a new business and want to do things right, you probably already know that it’s important to have the necessary “founding documents” – …

Entrepreneurs Who Master Storytelling Win More

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals The entrepreneur’s challenge is to effectively communicate their value proposition, not only to customers, but also to vendors, partners, investors, and their own team. Especially …

Entrepreneurial success: do you have what it takes?

GetSmarter | SME South Africa Successful entrepreneurs have certain qualities and skills that set them apart. As an entrepreneur it is important to know exactly what your strengths and weaknesses …

Top Entrepreneurs Have Follow-up, Not Ideas Alone

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals When someone introduces me to an “idea person,” I automatically jump to the down-side conclusion that this person doesn’t do follow-up. Of course there are …

Great Entrepreneurs are Masters of Business Chaos

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of their business, which they usually attribute to that burst of growth that is required to …

How Does a Startup Incubator Really Help You

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals More and more entrepreneurs are hearing about the successful graduates and investors queued behind a few well-known startup incubators, including Y Combinator, TechStars, and the …