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#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials
#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials

Our Africa Achiever this month is co-founder of OMG Digital in Ghana, Jesse Arhin Ghansah

By Louise Marsland 14 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The many hats of the successful inventor

The basis of many a great business is a great invention. New product ideas are fairly easy to conceive, but it takes something else to bring it to market. That's why it's so hard to be a successful inventor. It's not just one job

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

Lynette Hundermark
#WomensMonth: Lynette Hundermark makes mobile useful and beautiful

Lynette Hundermark is the woman behind Useful and Beautiful - a consultancy that makes memorable mobile experiences across the South African and African markets

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Aug 2017

Every African tech hub for itself in quest for sustainability
Every African tech hub for itself in quest for sustainability

“This is done on a tech hub by tech hub basis. Each is figuring out their own business models for continued support and growth.”

By Tom Jackson 7 Aug 2017

Is it only the “Nasty Woman” who can break the glass ceiling?
Is it only the “Nasty Woman” who can break the glass ceiling?

Lauren Durant writes about her approach when it comes to tackling the system that prevents women from getting the jobs they deserve and says it includes adopting new behaviours

By Lauren Durant 28 Jul 2017

National mobilisation of entrepreneurialism
National mobilisation of entrepreneurialism

A blueprint for Africa: If national mobilisation of entrepreneurialism across a country is a solid possibility, what's stopping it and who is blocking it?

By Naseem Javed 20 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients
#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients

South African based entrepreneurs, Shakirah Sky Dramat and Wayne Hipe Robertson, recently relaunched THAT Network, a startup, which aims to create a sustainable creative industry

By Ruth Cooper 11 Jul 2017

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#Apex2017: SMMEs, ignore them at your peril

Seven years ago, the Apex Awards launched its bursary programme. Since then it has funded 60 bursaries. This year proceeds have enabled it to increase that number to 72, which is an additional 12 bursaries

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jul 2017

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Do Millennials really exist?

Does the construct of Millennials really exist or is it just hype based on the idealism of the era?

By Allon Raiz 7 Jul 2017

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The growth mindset: Four ingredients for creating a high-performance culture

In They're your rules, break them!', I bring together the latest research on what makes human talent tick

By Douglas Kruger 6 Jul 2017

Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay
#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Four essential branding tips every entrepreneur should follow

For professional experts, you are your own brand, and you need to dominate the search results for your name and your area of expertise if you want to succeed

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Jun 2017

Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa
Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa

Rolling out tech solutions for the African consumer is a marathon, not a sprint

By Tom Jackson 5 May 2017

Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation
Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation

Nigerian fintech startups have the opportunity to pitch for NGN3 million ($10,000) worth of incubation and prize money of NGN500,000 ($1,600) at the Fintech Startup Challenge in June

By Tom Jackson 1 May 2017

‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'
‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'

Between East and West: Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power, according to a new ‘Afro-Optimism' series

By Brett Parker 25 Apr 2017

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How SA's 'junk' status impacts your startup

April began with ratings agencies Standard and Poor's (S&P) and Fitch downgrading South Africa's sovereign credit rating to “junk” status, meaning both existing and new funds borrowed by South Africa will become more expensive

By Tom Jackson 25 Apr 2017

Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Mann Made Media is the in-kind sponsor of the PR, content and event production for the upcoming 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge for the second consecutive year. Here, owner and local amassador Mic Mann shares more about the event and the Silicon Valley-like culture such an opportunity presents to Africa's innovators

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Marketing yourself as a budding freelance writer

There are thousands of people out there competing for the same work that you want. You have to be good to compete, but you've also got to be visible to compete

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 31 Mar 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How new companies should treat customer service

When you're running a large company or one with a long history of performance, customer service often means preserving a reputation that already exists. With a new business, you'll need to build a reputation from scratch

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Mar 2017

Six business lessons in learned in 150 days
Six business lessons in learned in 150 days

So we've been in operation for about 150 days, and there have been a few lessons, many in fact, and looking back, a few things have surprised me and stand out

By Kevin Welman 13 Feb 2017

Kruger with his latest book released with Penguin, looking at the concept of strategic rule-breaking for businesses.
SONA and strategic rule-breaking: The art of doing the unexpected for amplified results

Rules are a great idea. Except when they aren't. If you're fascinated by the idea of breaking rules, last Thursday's amazing travelling circus show, the State of the Nation Address, will have struck you as a veritable feast of chaotic delights. Wearing your proudly South African cap, your emotional reaction may have been somewhat different, but let's put national dignity aside for a second and think about the idea of strategic rule-breaking

By Douglas Kruger 13 Feb 2017

Consider partnering to progress your business
Consider partnering to progress your business

Entering into a partnership isn't that simple. Think of entering into a partnership like getting married. You need to know your partner very well, including their track record, client references, skills, expertise and experience

By James Maposa 25 Jan 2017

Local innovators crack Equal Rating challenge shortlist
Local innovators crack Equal Rating challenge shortlist

Five semi-finalists have been chosen to progress to the next phase of Mozilla's $250,000 Equal Rating Innovation Challenge

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Jan 2017

The journey to obtaining your business' effort-return equilibrium
The journey to obtaining your business' effort-return equilibrium

For most entrepreneurs, starting a new business is like an uphill skate. You dig your deepest, grit your teeth, flex all of your propulsion muscles and give your sled the biggest push your body can make

By James Maposa 22 Dec 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Important questions you should answer before starting an online business

Have you dreamt about starting your own online business? It's something many people are considering and it could change your life forever

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 13 Dec 2016

Entrepreneurs with multiple business interests become more common
Entrepreneurs with multiple business interests become more common

Many young professionals and entrepreneurs are embracing the idea of pursuing multiple professional interests in search of better earning power or satisfaction that is more personal

By Anton van Heerden 13 Dec 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: A rising star in marketing
#EntrepreneurMonth: A rising star in marketing

At the Standard Bank Tshwane Business Awards, the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award went to Lebogang Mokubela, founder of the Lemok Group

By Beverley Klein 29 Nov 2016

How can you make sure your business is relevant in five years' time?
How can you make sure your business is relevant in five years' time?

You walk into a job interview and the first question you are asked is not about your experience or best attributes but rather: "Why is your best friend your best friend"..?

By Steven Cohen 24 Nov 2016

Offline marketing: Why your business location matters
Offline marketing: Why your business location matters

In addition to advertising yourself offline through various mediums, you also need to consider the actual location of your business

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Nov 2016

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