Identifying entrepreneurial opportunities in the SA marketplace

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” – Steve Jobs While the current South African economy may present challenging times for local businesses, this period also presents opportunities for entrepreneurs to explore new business ventures or to investigate new ways of taking a business to the next level. This is according to Christo Botes, […]

Entrepreneurial freedom comes with responsibility

One of the major reasons why entrepreneurs decide to start their own business is the freedom that this lifestyle offers. They want to take their own decisions and are prepared to take the consequences. Entrepreneurs are by nature risk takers and they realise that it may culminate in serious or negative results, but they always […]

Calculate the value of existing and new clients

Article written by Jannie Rossouw, Head: Sanlam Business Market There are basically three ways in which to grow a business, namely: by getting new clients; increasing the share of wallet, and increasing the frequency of transactions with existing clients. Determining the value of a client can therefore be very useful. There is definitely a difference […]

Trading up

Entrepreneur finds business success in promoting others Gerald Ndlovu saw an opportunity to create employment for 250 artisans, and he took it, writes Jane Steinacker-Keys. Gerald Ndlovu by his own admission did not thrive in the corporate environment. His education, which includes a BComm in financial accounting as well as a post graduate in business […]

Entrepreneurship attractive on the continent

But SA hesitant to take the leap South Africa’s economy is projected to steadily grow with 2.7% in 2014 and 3.2% in 2015, and according to Kobus Engelbrecht, spokesperson for the Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition, this growth will result in many opportunities for local entrepreneurs. He says that as South […]

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