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7 Lessons In Taking Your Product Global

Sarah Collins started with a simple, old-school product and took it global. Here's how a local KZN business partnered with global giants like Unilever and Amazon.
Customer Service

How To Service Customers Through Reverse Logistics

A purely transactional approach to business will never result in customer loyalty. If you want to cultivate loyal customers, you need to care about their long-term happiness. That means thinking about reverse logistics.
Leadership

Why Great Leaders Start With Compassion

Great leadership means getting the most out of your people, but not at any cost. Good leaders always lead with compassion.
Pivots

How Two Brothers Have Taken Their R100-Million Toilet Paper Business To R950-Million

Start-ups aren't the only businesses that need to pivot. Large companies often need to do it as well. The difference, though, is that pivoting a large organisation is much more complex, and the stakes are much higher. Here's how brothers Jonathan and David Sher, together with their father Barry, have taken a R100 million family business and will reach R950 million by the end of 2017 - by manufacturing toilet paper.
Startup Success Stories

From Startup To Serious Player

Nkululeko Silimela has created a slick and professional operation that is still agile and boasts low overheads. Here are his tips for creating a successful start-up.
Success Mindset

Success Lessons From The Founder Of Cycle Lab

Andrew McLean is an ex-professional cyclist, TV presenter and the founder of Cycle Lab. He approaches business (and everything else in life) the same way he does a fierce race.

Rapelang Rabana's 4 Steps To Achieving Growth

Rapelang Rabana is all about systems and processes, but that doesn't mean breaking out the red tape and putting barriers in front of employees.
growth mindset

Can You Grow From Founder To CEO?

Entrepreneurs are always being told that starting a business is risky – that success is unlikely. But what happens if you actually succeed? Are you ready for it?
Startup Success Stories

Are You Ready To Quit Your Job And Launch A Startup?

Quitting your job and becoming an entrepreneur is never an easy decision to make. Here's how you can prepare yourself for the plunge.
Growth Strategies

How Digital Agency Flume Is Driving Growth Through People

Flume just turned four. And over the last four years, it's grown substantially. This is obviously a good thing, but it does bring with it a lot of complexity… especially when it comes to managing people. Here's how Flume is driving growth through its people.
growth mindset

Café del Sol's Growth Strategies

The Café del Sol brand has enjoyed steady growth over the last ten years - from a single store in Olivedale a decade ago to three busy and highly-regarded restaurants today. Entrepreneur spoke to the three founders about their approach to growth while maintaining superior quality.
Growth Strategies

Ivan Epstein's 8 Secrets To Growth

Ivan Epstein, entrepreneur and co-founder of Softline and Chairman of Sage Foundation shares eight lessons on turning a small company into an international business.
Venture Capital

How Zoona Secured R250 Million In VC Funding

Having bootstrapped in the early days, Zoona's executive team is now taking things to the next level with massive outside investment. Here's their advice on how, when and why to search for growth funding.
Growth Strategies

How Maditsi Mphela Built A R100-Million Business From R10 000 Startup Capital

Maditsi Mphela was admitted as an attorney in 1985 and started his own practice in 1986. While his practice was successful, it eventually started to stagnate. A new approach was needed to take it to the next level.
Funeral businesses

How Lebohang Khitsane Has Built SA's Most Famous Tombstone Business

Bataung Memorials is a company that has brought the latest technology to an industry that few people would associate with innovation. It shows that just about every field is ripe for disruption.