Adventures Succeed

Ventures Succeed if We Make Money – Adventures Succeed Regardless

Does the thrill of the chase send goosebumps down your spine? If you answered yes then chances are you're an entrepreneur and the adrenalin rush you get from succeeding is the only thing you need to mainline.

Career Tips

Pitch To A Big Retailer

How to Pitch your Product to Big Retailers

When it comes to pitching your product to big retailers there is no room for a wishy-washy approach. Fetola's Anton Ressel sat down with SME South Africa and got direct about being direct when you want your product stocked.
Bounce Back

How to Bounce Back From a Bad Pitch

As a small business owner, you need to be resilient if you want to succeed. Forget being pampered when you've had a bad day, you need to bounce back from a bad pitch, dust yourself off and start again.
Business Challenges

5 Lessons Learnt By NOT Doing Due Diligence

Buying a business isn't all sunshine and roses as this determined entrepreneur learned, but through sheer perseverance and dedication, he turned the business around in 12 months.

Mentor Talk

Simon Kerr

Bounce Back Or Go Back to a Corporate

Fetola Mentor Simon Kerr dishes the dirt on his first restaurant venture and it was far from perfect. But, with high hopes and free meals he overcame what many might have seen as a sinking ship.

Words of Wisdom

VAT Increase

#EntrepreneurCorner: The Impact the VAT Increase Will Have On Small Businesses

Fetola's Anton Ressel sat down with Fin24 to talk about the VAT increase and the repercussions it may have for small business owners. True to style, Anton didn't hold back.

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...