Call For Entrants In The 2016 SME Toolkit BUSINESS/PARTNERS Competition

Youth unemployment is on the rise in South Africa, and yet at the same time youth entrepreneurship is declining. Christo Botes, executive director at Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), says that  the recently released  Social Profile of Youth 2009 – 2014 report highlights this trend, and reveals that the number of youth entrepreneurs declined from 609 000 […]

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ON DEMAND ECONOMY: Is Your Business Ready For It?

The On-Demand Economy is revolutionising consumer behaviour around the world. But what is it exactly and how can you ensure your company is ready for it? Disruptive technologies such as Airbnb and Uber are changing the way business gets done. This new on-demand economy is the immediate real-time provision of goods and services by companies […]

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Obama’s Message To Young Entrepreneurs Via @GES2016

President Barack Obama told an international audience at the seventh Global Entrepreneurship Summit that entrepreneurship is a bridge that connects the world for a more prosperous future. “Part of this summit’s job is to make sure we are putting more tools, more resources into the hands of these folks who are changing the world,” he […]

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A Lesson From A @CapeTown Tourism Entrepreneur

“We are hosts, not travel agents,” says Pieter Geldenhuys, entrepreneur and owner of travel companies Luxury Safaris and PG Tops, both based in Cape Town. Pieter has been in the South African travel business for eight years and knows the industry inside out. Despite all the setbacks over the last eight-years, like the Ebola scares, […]

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The Role Of Behaviour In Innovation – Inspired by @DanAriely Philosophy

If the best innovation is designed to meet real needs, nowhere are the opportunities more pressing than in humanitarian aid. Contrary to what one might imagine, there is a wave of invention emerging from this ‘sector’ in virtually every domain- from food to shelter to sanitation, education to health and finance. As Humanitarian Aid represents […]

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Investor Showcase For Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs

South Africa faces significant challenges of unemployment, food security, crime and environmental sustainability. SMMEs are critical to addressing these issues  and inclusive and sustainable economy through job creation and service delivery. It is therefore essential that we support these SMMEs. For the last 10 months the New Economy Accelerator has been incubating entrepreneurs that service […]

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Business Skills Boost For 1000 Western Cape Entrepreneurs

Emerging entrepreneurs from across the Western Cape are encouraged to apply for an accredited business skills training programme. One thousand small and medium sized businesses will be given an opportunity to complete the Emerging Business Support programme over the next six months. A lack of business support skills has been identified as a key reason […]

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