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Growth Strategies

How Futurelife Diversified Without Losing Focus

Futurelife started out as a company with a mission: To create a great-tasting, nutritional, functional food that would improve the health and wellbeing of consumers. Fast forward a decade, or so, and Futurelife is a large and successful organisation with a massive reach and a range of products. The secret to the company's success? According to founder Paul Saad, it's all about staying true to your original mission.
ideation

How to Embody Google's Free Marketplace of Ideas

How do you ensure that your company keeps innovating and pushing boundaries? Organisations like Google believe in a free marketplace of ideas where the most innovative projects flourish through a kind of natural selection.
Startups

How AfriTorch Digital Has Gone From Startup To Overnight Success

By any standard, local start-up AfriTorch Digital has seen phenomenal growth and traction. But, while the company's success might seem quick and effortless, there is a lot of hard work behind it.
Growth Strategies

How to Grow Rapidly Without Diluting Company Culture

Rapid growth and expansion can lead to a dilution of the foundational principles that defined your company in its early days. Jason English of Prommac discusses how you can retain your company's culture and vision while growing quickly.
Tech Startups

How To Sell a Complex Product in a Tough Market

10dot is a young company competing in the technical and competitive field of Internet security. Founders Jared van Ast and Donovan Strapp discuss the secrets to selling a complex product in a tough market.
Human Resources

Why Your Startup Should Stop Hiring People - Right Now

Employing a whole bunch of people means you have a 'real' company, right? Wrong. The best thing you can do for your young company is to hire slowly… very slowly.
Employee Performance

Why Empowering People Makes Good Business Sense

Khonology has shown that South Africa might have a skills shortage, but that's not because of a lack of ability. Give the right people the right opportunities, and they'll flourish.
Startups

Real Start-Up Advice From Y Combinator To Launch A Game-Changing Business

Entrepreneurship is a complex and nebulous field full of unwritten rules. Some of the best advice is hard to find and often counterintuitive in nature. Here are seven crucial (but often overlooked) bits of start-up advice from the experts at Y Combinator.
Employee Retention

Andy Golding On Why Employee Happiness Can Make or Break Your Business

When it comes to the long-term success of the business, the employee experience is as important as the customer experience. People make or break a business, and workplace experiences make or break people.
Startups

Thuli Magubane on How She Prepared Herself For Startup Success

Starting a business is never easy, but it's even harder without business experience. Understanding the basics of business, and spending some time in a professional environment, can really help.
Finding Investors

How Levergy Built a R60-million Business In Under 5 Years

Founders Clint Paterson and Struan Campbell explain how they've managed to take on strong competition, build a solid business, and even attract the attention of major international firm M&C Saatchi.
Tech Startups

Why OfferZen Chose Cape Town Over Silicon Valley

OfferZen was conceived in Silicon Valley but launched in Cape Town. The company founders discuss the advantages (and disadvantages) of starting a tech business in South Africa.
Podcasting

How To Start Your Own Podcast

Podcasting is taking the world by storm. Not only can it be extremely profitable, but it can be a great way to grow and market your business.
Podcasts

Gareth Cliff's Tips For Starting Your Own Podcast

Well-known South African DJ Gareth Cliff left radio a few years ago to start his own podcasting company, CliffCentral. The company celebrated its third birthday in May of 2017, and has shown steady growth, both in terms of content and listeners. CliffCentral has definitely shown that there is a South African market for this new medium.
growth mindset

Legacy of Growth

Ernest Corbett has been an entrepreneur for decades. These days, he is the chairman for Tintswalo Safari Lodges. Entrepreneur spoke to him about cultivating a growth mind-set and creating an experience that clients keep coming back for.