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