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Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Releases Business Growth Statistics for Local Chapters Versus Global Results

If you really want to know how the economy is doing, why not ask business owners directly? That’s just what Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) did in a global survey of entrepreneurs and business owners. What EO found out might be surprising. There are positive trends in hiring and business performance and, believe it or not, Cape […]

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Lady Gaga – Innovate This Way

In our experience amazing innovations often happen at the intersection of different cultures, disciplines and mindsets. The challenge for the innovator is to orchestrate such intersections as often as possible so as to increase the chances of creative fusion – those big bang moments. It was in anticipation of just such a cross cultural experience […]

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2012 School Entrepreneurship Conference Highlights Entrepreneurial Potential Of SA’s Learners

The Inaugural School Entrepreneurship Conference was held at the University of Cape Town from 30 November to 6 December 2012. 100 high school learners from Khayelitsha were sponsored to attend the event. 12 guest speakers, 1 guest lecturer, 3 training workshops and 10 business pitch sessions later, the first ever conference on entrepreneurship for high […]

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It’s The Season To #GiveResponsibly

CCID launches SMS donation service to help the homeless in the CBD. The Cape Town Central Improvement District (CCID) has launched an SMS donation service as part of its GiveResponsibly campaign in an effort to help break the cycle of homelessness on the city’s streets. The SMS line forms part of the augmented Give Responsibly campaign […]

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Deadline Looming – Proposed Changes To B-BBEE

The B-BBEE programme, through a system of Preferential Procurement, results in companies effectively applying pressure through their supply chains while measuring their own contributions. The programme is driven by companies’ Preferential Procurement Policies. Government as procurer of goods and services is also applying its own Preferential Procurement Policies. This policy inevitably impacts on all companies […]

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Tourism Industry Leader Joins TEP’s Enterprise Development Portfolio

Springbok Atlas Luxury Charter has become the latest company to partner the Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP) in its objective to support tourism SMMEs in South Africa. Dr Salifou Siddo, Chief Executive for the Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP) has welcomed the announcement from Craig Drysdale, CEO of Springbok Atlas Luxury Charter (www.springbokatlas.co.za ) on their commitment […]

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What Is B-BBEE?

The B-BBEE Act defines black people as South African citizens from African, Coloured & Indian ethnic groupings. In pre-1994 South Africa this majority of citizens were excluded from effective participation in economic activities based on race. No economy can grow by excluding any part of its people and an economy that is not growing cannot […]

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The World Is Going To Hell In A Handcart … And That’s Good For Smart Business

Consumers who have never had it so bad are presenting service-led businesses with an unprecedented opportunity to stand out. Smart business simply has to offer respite from a perfect storm of rising prices, strikes, violence and failures of leadership, says one of the country’s leading customer service consultants. Aki Kalliatakis shares his views with us. […]

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