Editorial

The Power of Silence, the Power of Story

Our advice is to stay calm, stay clear, and listen well to the guidance that serves you best.

Featured

Bukelwa Ngoqo

Two Weeks Left to Apply to Tholoana Programme

If you are driven, ambitious and determined to make your small business a success then the SABF Tholoana Enterprise Programme is your answer.

Your Business

Business fighting chance

Give Your Business a Fighting Chance

Don't get left behind in the Dark Ages - give your business the support it deserves. From NDAs to contracts, make sure you have the legal support to ensure the success of your business.
Business Sale

6 Easy Steps to Get your Business Ready for Sale

There is no perfect guide to selling your business, but these easy steps will put you in the right direction and help you avoid any unnecessary headaches. It doesn't need to be scary, you just need to be prepared.

Your Future

team building

We All Stand Together

A healthy company culture can be the difference between your business surviving or sinking - so how do you maintain it? Team building has the ability to improve your ROI, you just need to do it right.

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Find your voice

Find Your Voice

The way we express ourselves strengthens the development of our brand in the marketplace, so why not promote ourselves in the best way possible? Take advantage of a free resources - sell yourself!

Companies We Like

Stop by the Kolskoot Vleismark – it’s the Place to be

South Africa is synonymous with a good ol' braai and the Kolskoot Vleismark in Upington embodies South African culture. Hermanus Stevens has created a feel-good atmosphere that oozes good times and good food.

Books

Vaya Untold Stories of Johannesburg

Vaya: Untold Stories of Johannesburg

Vaya tells the stories of the people who live in a Johannesburg that we can't begin to imagine - it's real and brutal. Take a walk on the wild side and gain an inside perspective from this beautifully illustrated book.

Mentor Talk

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Video: Delegating for Success #EntrepreneurCorner

Don't sink your business because you have #FearOfDelegating. Anton Ressel gets into the nitty-gritty of why delegation in a business is so important and we should all pay attention.

A Time for Consolidation

In trying times, one man's problem is another's profit. If you find a partner, you might well find solutions that profit your business and theirs. When the wind drops and the economy stagnates, says Catherine Wijnberg, Fetola's CEO, there's a way to rise above the situation and get a long view of the horizon.
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Video: Anton Ressel Talks Partnership on #EntrepreneurCorner

Don't muddy the waters with a partner if things are going well, but when you need to grow, and you start to scale, you probably need more hands on deck. Fetola senior mentor, Anton Ressel, and Fin24's Liziwe Ndalana recently launched the #EntrepreneurCorner video podcast series. In the latest issue, they discuss factors to consider when taking a partner into your business.

Calling Exceptional Small Business Owners

Do you know a small business owner who is ready to take her business to the next level? Are you a high-potential entrepreneur who yearns to drive his dreams to unimagined places? This amazing opportunity for black-owned SMEs is taking new applicants. Read what current participants have to say about it!

Five Reasons All Start-Ups Need a Virtual Space

What is the collective noun for a group of entrepreneurs? An ambition or an acceleration? A hustle or hive? Whatever! A great deal of good comes about when a whole bunch of them work together in the same space. South African entrepreneur, Sibongile Booi, shares her knowledge of experience owning a virtual office space

Built to Last or Built to Exist?

Everyone knows there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Before you leap on the business funding trolley, Rick Ed asks whether your small business really needs funding to help it grow. The safest bet to grow your SME, is to grow your sales and customer base...