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Growth Strategies

Why You Must Do Things That Don't Scale If You Want To Grow

Unless you want to be a small-business owner with a lifestyle business, you're probably looking for an idea that scales – something that allows you to 10x your customers and profits in record time – but how do you accomplish this? Here's some counterintuitive advice.
Podcasts

6 Business Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Today

Podcasts aren't just for start-up founders. They're also a great way for busy company CEOs to brush up on their business knowledge and learn from some of the best businesses in the world.
Leadership

Leading with Compassion

Great leadership comes from passion and compassion. Regardless of industry or business, the best leaders care about people.
Growth Strategies

Why Netflix Operates on the Edge of Chaos

One wrong move and Netflix could have been nothing more than a footnote in the history of entertainment. But by staying ahead of the curve and embracing disruption, the company is threatening some very entrenched competitors.
Success Stories

How R68 Can Become A R25-Million Business

Edward Moshole started a business in 1999 with just R68 in his pocket. Today he has a company that not only has a turnover upwards of R25 million, but is also on the cusp of expanding to the next level. Here's how he's turning clients into partners.
FinTech

iKhokha's Lessons In Launching a South African FinTech

Local start-up iKhokha now has a secure foothold in a tough industry, but getting there wasn't easy. Launching a fintech company in a country like South Africa brings with it a unique set of challenges. Here are the founders' lessons and tips for building a business in Africa.
Women Entrepreneurs

Why Magda Wierzycka is a FinTech Disruptor

As the founder of JSE-listed fintech company Sygnia, Magda Wierzycka has been making waves and disrupting the financial services sector.
Growth Strategies

Navigating Through Tough Market Conditions

Saab Grintek Defence has seen incredibly impressive growth over the last few years, all while operating in a tough market that is global in scale and heavily regulated. CEO Trevor Raman explains how the company navigates this complex environment.
Growth Strategies

Smart Mergers in the SME Space

Merging your company with another is never an easy decision to make, but for the founders of Stretch and Point Blank it was the right move.
Human Resources

How to Implement Fair Retrenchments

Retrenching staff is one of the hardest professional things a business owner will probably ever have to do. Labour specialist Jennifer Da Mata explains why companies decide to retrench, and how the process can be completed in a fair and professional manner.
growth mindset

The Art of Following Your Nose

Serial entrepreneur Stuart Weaving has seen tremendous success across a very diverse range of industries. He attributes his success to having a nose for opportunities, developing good business acumen and being a terrible student.
Growth Strategies

How The Cash Converters Model Is Focused On Growth

Franchising can provide quick access to capital, which is great if you're looking to grow your business. But the franchising system isn't without its challenges. Cash Converters MD Richard Mukheibir offers some advice for those looking to expand through franchising.
Success Stories

How Cool Ideas Is Shaking Up The ISP Sector

Former Dial a Nerd employees Andre Jooste and Paul Butschi started Cool Ideas in 2011. Today, this service provider is taking on some large and very established competitors. Here's how they are differentiating themselves.
Startups

The Smart Start-up

With a new baby in the house and an unfulfilling legal job, Leah Molatseli decided it was time to work for herself. But how do you start a business when you've got lots of other responsibilities? You launch a tech start-up, of course.
Growth Strategies

How Zinia Grew 70% By Simplifying The Business

Zinia is a local Internet and voice provider that focuses on the B2B market. The company has shown incredible growth over the last few years by making use of something called proposition simplifying. Here's how Zinia did it.