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The aim of most family-run businesses is to stand the test of time, a goal that influences strategy and tends to take the long-term view over short-term gains. Entrepreneur spoke to Kim Pratley and his sons, Andrew and Charles, about growing a business without compromising on quality or price.
Brett Dawson took Dimension Data from a $2 billion to $8 billion business over the course of 12 years. He's now focusing on making an impact in the business landscape through investments. These are his five lessons on building a high-growth business.
Are investors interested in ideas? Traction? The team? The founders? They're interested in all that and more, say Venture Capitalists Keet van Zyl and Clive Butkow.
Siyanda Dlamini knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life from the time he turned 15. Hotel management (and eventually ownership) wasn't the obvious choice for a young black boy from KwaZulu Natal, but he knew he had enough passion and determination to see his dreams come true.
Twenty years after first wanting to own a business, Appanna Ganapathy launched ART Technologies, a business he aims to grow throughout Africa, starting with Kenya thanks to a recently signed deal with Seacom. As a high-growth entrepreneur with big plans, Appanna spent two decades laying the foundations of success - and now he's starting to collect.
Advertising doyenne Nikki Lewin reveals the importance of personal brands, living your values and finding your niche in the market.
Matthew Piper and Karidas Tshintsholo tech startup, KHULA, isn't only winning awards for innovation – it's proving that two young entrepreneurs can find big solutions for even bigger problems.
wiGroup started out as a mobile wallet in 2008. It didn't work. It was too early for the market, and the business couldn't scale. Instead of giving up, Bevan Ducasse and his team bit the bullet, accepted the failure, and found a new solution - pivoting the business.
Launching a business is tough, but with perseverance, a willingness to learn from mistakes and a focus on the future, you can turn your dream into a reality. Seven top South Africa entrepreneurs share their hard-won start-up lessons.
South Africa's B-BBEE codes have opened up a wealth of investment opportunities for black and white businesses alike. Fatima Vawda of 27four Investment Managers unpacks the opportunities for South African SME growth.
Growing up with nothing taught Bertus Albertse the value of discipline and taking control of your own future and success. This is how an entrepreneur who is still under 30, and who launched Body20 from his living room when he was 24, has built an R80-million business that has just gone global.
Starting a business is easy. You need a white board, a cool idea, and a small amount of cash to get you started. The real challenge comes down the line, when you're trying to scale your business, stay true to your vision, and answer to investors.
Commercial and industrial property ownership is an excellent way to build your assets, create income streams separate from your core business and plan for your retirement. Here's what you should be thinking about if you've decided it's time to invest in your own property, instead of paying off someone else's asset with your monthly rental bill.