Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Popular Fintech launches online payment Gateway for small businesses (BT)

To a small business owner navigating the daily uncertainties of running a businesses, these online payment methods may not be worth it. As a result, small businesses are missing out on a rapidly growing market. But not all financial service providers are leaving these businesses to fend for themselves. iKhokha has stepped in with an […]
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Government stance will discourage agribusiness’ use of new plant-breeding technology (BL)

Innovative technology such as new breeding techniques must be allowed to be part of the solution to help meet national commitments to food security. SA’s agricultural sector has thrived on productivity improvement, which has partially benefited from better breeding techniques over the years. Breeding on its own has been part of human history for thousands […]
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SA is the leader in digitalisation across the MEA: Mastercard white paper on SMEs

The findings show that digitalisation is essential to unlocking a small business’s growth potential.  BUSINESS SA is the leader in digitalisation across the MEA: Mastercard white paper on SMEs (BL) The findings show that digitalization is essential to unlocking a small business’s growth potential More than 60% of SA SMEs believe e-commerce will have a […]
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Gibs new case study-Love books: sustained success amidst uncertainties by Verity Hawarden and Amy More.

The sub field of academia that the case is designed to teach is small business development, entrepreneurship, or women in business. This real-life case is based on interviews that took place with Kate Rogan, the co-founder of Love Books, and other stakeholders associated with the small bookselling business that is based in the suburb of […]
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New GIBS whitepaper – From the horse’s mouth: Advice from chairs on how to lead boards more effectively by Gavin Price, Kerrin Myres, Johann Redelinghuys and Karl Hofmeyr

Despite having one of the most applauded codes of corporate governance in the form of King IV, South Africa has a growing governance problem. Ample evidence of this is to be found in both the public and private sectors. Examples include the unethical conduct of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), such as Eskom, PIC and Transnet; EOH’s […]
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Standard Bank launches advice series for entrepreneurs (Standard Bank)

Entrepreneurship is often described as a lonely journey. At times, it might even feel overwhelming. But being receptive to advice and support from different sources, whether it be veteran entrepreneurs or industry experts, can help to avoid the challenges of going at it alone. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, just starting out as a business […]
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Future of jobs report 2020 (WEF)

The Future of Jobs WEF report maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change. It aims to shed light on the pandemic-related disruptions in 2020, contextualized within a longer history of economic cycles and the expected outlook for technology adoption, jobs and skills in the next five years. The Future of Jobs […]
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How to avoid the top mistakes that startups make (Inc)

By Annis Uzzaman  Building a startup is a tough but rewarding journey. At each step, the startup founder needs to be careful about what he or she decides to do. Every stage of the startup journey is likely to hinge on several important decisions. These are some of the typical mistakes that entrepreneurs should be careful to […]
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The most innovative companies 2020 – BCG

Facing turbulent and fast-changing markets, innovators need a well-tuned innovation system that can spot emerging product, service, and business model opportunities—and then rapidly develop and successfully scale them—over and over again.  Successful serial innovators get three things right:  They “walk the talk” Innovation success starts with commitment—making innovation a priority and investing decisively behind that […]
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South Africa’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report 2019/2020 (GEM)

Titled Igniting startups for economic growth and social change, South Africa’s GEM report provides answers to this question: How do we ensure that more entrepreneurs flourish in South Africa? Solutions range from strengthening , to aligning learning, mentorship and support for entrepreneurs. It also includes providing entrepreneurial education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the digital economy. […]
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