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Christo Botes from Bsiness Partners with winner Lebohang Selloane

Mobile X-ray business wins

In the wake of Global Entrepreneurship Week, budding entrepreneur, Lebohang Selloane, has been named the winner of the 2015 Business Partners /SME Toolkit Global Entrepreneurship Week’s Business Plan Competition for Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs at an awards ceremony held in Johannesburg this morning. Now in its 6th year, the competition seeks to equip passionate and enthusiastic… [Continue Reading]

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Gugu Mjadu

What drives entrepreneurs?

One of the most enduring myths about those who take the difficult, uncharted path of starting their own business is that they are mainly motivated by money. The short response to anyone who tries to uphold this crude misunderstanding is simply that there are many easier ways to make money – starting a business is… [Continue Reading]

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Honouring techno-women in the Northern Cape

The Department of Small Business Development, in partnership with the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism will host the 2015 Technology for Women in Business (TWIB) and Ligugu Lami Awards ceremony in Kimberly, Northern Cape Province. The ceremony will be held at Mittah Sperepere Convention Centre in Kimberly on the 5th November 2015. In… [Continue Reading]

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Marilyn Shabodien realised she could start a business from her craft after listening to the succeses of others.

Turn craft into your income

How is it possible to make a living from a craft? Find out by following the Small Business Connect series “Crafting Your Business” over the next nine editions, starting with your product idea. Product idea Prototyping & sampling Materials Production Packaging & packing Marketing Selling Distribution Feedback To get started or expand your business you… [Continue Reading]

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Tessa Ngobeni

Limpopo incubator helps local jewellers

Identified as a scarce skill in Limpopo, the jewellery design and manufacturing sector is receiving much-needed support from the Seda Limpopo Jewellery Incubator. We spoke to Tessa Ngobeni, the acting chief executive officer on how to access assistance and support from the incubator. What is the name of your incubator? The Seda Limpopo Jewellery Incubator,… [Continue Reading]

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Join the discussion

Social entrepreneurs will soon have access to an online talk platform to discuss the factors of success. This follows the launch of Talking Social Enterprise, an online “talk network” which kicks off on Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm, 19 August 2014. Talking Social Enterprise aims to stimulate debate among entrepreneurs and others involved in social… [Continue Reading]

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Thabisile Ledwaba is Small Business Connect's 5 000th Facebook fan.

Over 6 000 likes and counting…

Small Business Connect’s 5 000th Facebook fan – a title Thabisile Ledwaba did not expect. But, that is probably one of few unexpected things to her in the online space. Being the owner of an online shop, Ledwaba is no stranger to this space. She says she first learnt about the newspaper and its Facebook… [Continue Reading]

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Christoff Oosthuysen

Join the new online show for entrepreneurs

Small business owners will soon be able to get much more than the information offered in the pages of this newspaper with the imminent launch of Small Business Connect Radio, a new online talk show. Initially Small Business Connect will host the show every month via Google Hangouts, but it is anticipated that in time… [Continue Reading]

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