15 finalists selected to advance in SA’s premier entrepreneurial competition

After carefully sifting through a record amount of entries, the 2014 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® judging panel have identified the 15 finalists who have been selected to advance to the final round of the competition. According to Christo Botes, spokesperson for the 2014 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® […]

Who’s the best?

South Africa vs. Sub-Saharan Africa entrepreneurs There has been much talk around the rise of the African continent and many comparisons have been made between entrepreneurship and business levels in South Africa and other African regions. According to Christo Botes, spokesperson for the Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition, while some countries […]

Efficiency can lead to success

Organisations that approach things with order, common sense, consistency and persistence will ultimately succeed. If you are going to deliver on your promise you have to learn to listen to what and how you may deliver on your promise. Businesses are often consumed in their actions and forget to take time to evaluate their service […]

How your product/service guarantee can differentiate your business

Article written by Jannie Rossouw, Head: Sanlam Business Market A guarantee is a formal assurance (typically written) that certain conditions will be met; specifically that a product will be reinstated or replaced if it does not live up to the specified quality, or that a service will be reviewed if it does not deliver the […]

Let your garden grow

For Justin Sam, Sanlam/ Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® 2014 entrant, building a sustainable business means getting your hands dirty, writes Jane Steinacker-Keys. Even though Justin Sam knew little about plants when he started his vertical and rooftop landscaping business, what he did have was his training and experience as an aeronautical engineer – […]

Who’s the best? South Africa vs. Sub Saharan Africa entrepreneurs

There has been much talk around the rise of the African continent and many comparisons have been made between entrepreneurship and business levels in South Africa and other African regions. According to Christo Botes, spokesperson for the Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition, while some countries report higher entrepreneurship levels, this doesn’t […]

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