Cathy's Editorial

Be the Captain of Your Future

No one understands rough seas and dark clouds more than entrepreneurs in South Africa - it's tough out there. Take inspiration from Fetola's CEO Catherine Wijnberg and captain your way to success.

Companies We Like

Mahlape Moalosi

How This Rural Entrepreneur Increased Her Turnover From R200 a Day to R1000

Mahlape Moalosi of Blue Dot Treats is a participant in the SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme and her story is one that will inspire and motivate you.


Coca-Cola Brand

Design a Logo for Your Company Online – It’s That Easy

Brands like Coco-Cola, Nike and Adidas need no introduction. Create a logo that makes your business stand out from the crowd - first impressions last.

Lighten Up

Fetola website

Lessons Learnt From Revamping Fetola’s Website

Gone are the days of having a website for the sake of having one. Video, UX, and relevant content can take your website from zero to hero with the click of a mouse.


Zero Marginal Cost Society

What a Zero Marginal Cost Society Means for Small Business Owners

With terms like Big Data, Internet of Things and blockchain flying around - it's easy to get panicked. But, Jeremy Rifkin explains why these terms shouldn't be scary in his book Zero Marginal Cost Society.

Words of Wisdom

Cathy WIjnberg

Why Giving Up Should Never Be An Option

Fetola's CEO, Catherine Wijnberg is an inspiration but it hasn't always been smooth sailing. In the episode of Back From Zero Cathy gets real about her journey and how she started Fetola.

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...