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SURVEY | The DNA of a successful entrepreneur

South Africa’s approach to entrepreneurship needs to undergo a paradigm shift and developing the right mindset among young would-be entrepreneurs in particular is the starting point.

Become a better strategist

The word strategy is often bandied about but if you were to ask 100 people for the definition, you would get 100 different answers. Understanding strategy and having the discipline to sit down and formulate your own business strategy is critical to your success as an entrepreneur.

Success hacks to help small businesses survive… and then grow

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the real job creators that will turn our economy around. It is incredibly difficult to turn a business idea into a business, and a small business into a growing business.

Directors’ duties in respect to climate change

The recent IODSA’ panel discussion on directors’ duties in respect to climate change highlighted the increasing realisation that directors need to factor climate change into their governance deliberations about strategy, risk management, products and services.

Board meeting sound recordings

The recent court order instructing the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to make available audio recordings of one of their board meetings has highlighted the urgent need for boards to develop policy around this issue.

Addressing workplace stress, substance abuse and mental illness

There are strong ties between stress, mental illness and substance abuse, with each of these influencing the other to some degree.

SURVEY | Entrepreneurs are not thriving!

Entrepreneurs are not thriving and more needs to be done to improve South Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. This reflects the results of 'the real state of entrepreneurship survey 2018' which was reached after surveying more than 1,000 entrepreneurs across the county.

Implementing your compliance function

While most organisations recognise the need for a compliance function, the complex nature of this essential structure renders many unsure of how to establish a comprehensive, dynamic and specific programme that addresses the basics and ensures the organisation remains compliant in all spheres.

Overcoming your fear of starting a business

It is important for aspiring entrepreneurs to not let their fears stand in the way of starting a business. In the light of World Entrepreneurs Day taking place today, 21 August, there is a need for more South Africans to take the leap into entrepreneurship.

Is disruption overload a reality?

Can too much innovation cost your business? Ever heard the saying that too much of a good thing is bad? This is particularly true when it comes to innovation.
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