Cathy's Editorial

Resolution 1: Believe In your Dreams

Getting back into the swing of things after the holidays is always tough. Instead of feeling weighed down by what you want to achieve, take it one day at a time and believe in your dreams.

Your Future

New Year goals

Start Your Year the Right Way

It's time to take on the year, channel your inner Usain Bolt and go for gold. This nifty guide will help you set goals for yourself and your business so that you don't get left behind at the starting blocks.

Lighten Up

Strange Labour Laws

10 Crazy Labour Laws That Make You Grateful

Forget office politics because these strange labour laws will have you scratching your head and feeling grateful that Susan in Accounting drinks your coffee.

Your Business


Make Sure Your Business is More Productive This Year

If you want your business to succeed then make sure you don't get left behind using technology from the 1950s. With so many options out there it's time to throw out that ledger book and get online.

Mentor Talk

Personal Branding

Video: Branding Yourself as a Business Owner #EntrepreneurCorner

Fetola's Anton Ressel sheds some light on the importance of personal branding. If you want to succeed then don't cower in the corner - speak up and take control.


Cape Town

What I Learned From My Six Months in Cape Town as a Foreign Intern

Kat Zipelius spent six months as a Fetola Business Intern and her witty one-liners kept us entertained throughout her time here, but her Cape Town adventures are what you should read about.

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.

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...