1. SME South Africa: An open letter to Cyril Ramaposa

    Dear Honorable Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Sir, all protocol observed.


  2. SA’s entrepreneur ecosystem needs sweeping overhaul

    Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is repeating the threadbare mantra of creating more jobs, boosting entrepreneurship and growing SA’s economy, which has grown just 1% a year in real per-capita terms over the past 25 years.


  3. Start Up fosters high school entrepreneurship

    I recently attended Primestars Marketing’s fantastic launch of Step Up 2 a Start Up III — My Planet, My People, My Purpose.


  4. Globers on the Go

    Last month I was having a conversation with a young Argentinian who told me about this Buenos Aires-based company called Globant. He specifically made reference to the CEO, Martín Migoya, whom he could not praise enough.


  5. New student body grows entrepreneurship

    Earlier this month, I received an e-mail from a young graduate, Jabulane Tshabalala (25), who lives in Johannesburg, works for CIPAL Telecoms, and is furthering his studies.


  6. Lean start-ups will excite SA’s young people

    Lumka Mphande (27) from Tembisa is a call centre supervisor who started his own business, Bumka Scooter Rental.


  7. Creating win-win solutions for businesses

    This is a real-life business dilemma faced by the CEO of a brick factory in the Eastern Cape.


  8. Stinking rich? Help needed!

    Most of the time business biographies are boring and seem to emphasize the superhuman traits of the entrepreneur in question. Especially if it’s an autobiography…


  9. Bright minds don’t think alike

    “I’m not successful, I’m succeeding” –Allon Raiz, speaking at the Brightest Young Minds summit in JHB 23-28 July 2013


  10. What participating in tenders has taught our small enterprise

    It’s an hour before the tender is due for submission, our small entity is putting the final touches to our bid hoping that as we send the person to submit, there is nothing that might get in the way of a timely submission.


  11. Sustaining sanity in a world dictated by email

    This story reminds me that we often forget about the real frustrations of runnning a business. Our company – Earth Probiotic – is busy setting up an eCommerce site which enables payment through credit cards.


  12. Money doesn’t grow on trees

    During my recent teaching visit to Rhodes Business School, I finally discovered the truth on how to make a fortune.