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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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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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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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You could feature here

Each month, Small Business Connect receives requests from business owners to cover their businesses. “We try to feature as many business owners with stories that are newsworthy, but we have limited space, specific requirements as well as deadlines, and cannot feature all our readers,” says News Editor Nabelah Fredericks. A new Reader of the Month… [Continue Reading]

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Small business can learn much from procurement processes

More than 800 attendees and 100 small business exhibitors attended the inaugural Smart Procurement World Western Cape held in Cape Town last month, with the aim of furthering efficiency in the procurement sector. The event had well-known media personalities Kieno Kammies and Jeremy Maggs as panel moderators. The conference offered delegates an opportunity to benchmark… [Continue Reading]

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Birthplace of small furniture manufacturers

As part of our monthly focus on incubators, we spoke to the Furniture Technology Centre Trust, perhaps better known to some as Furntech. We spoke to Iegshaan Ariefdien, the business incubation manager, about how it is assisting entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. What does your incubator’s name mean? The Furniture Technology Centre Trust, trading as… [Continue Reading]

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Incubation benefits owner

Through its training and business incubator, the Furniture Technology Centre Trust (better known as Furntech) has assisted many business owners in the furniture and wood products sector. Hendrick Rankhododo is one of these business owners who being assisted. What is the name of your business? The name of my business is V&H Bono. How long… [Continue Reading]

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Barney Jordaan

Can employees withdraw resignation?

Resignation is a thorny part of the employment relationship that often causes unnecessary strain. Two common questions about resignation are if an employee may withdraw a notice of termination with the employer being forced to accept the withdrawal; and if there is a difference between desertion and resignation without proper notice. Resignation, or termination on… [Continue Reading]

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Want to win a Sansui tablet?

By entering the Small Business Connect Readership Survey you stand a chance to win a brand new 9.7-inch tablet with 3G and WiFi capabilities. The Readership Survey will help Small Business Connect to refine its content to better suit the needs of the entrepreneurial readers who have taken to this new publication and website over… [Continue Reading]

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Small businesses not expecting relief in budget speech

Economists are not predicting new benefits for small businesses when Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announces this year’s budget, saying the current super-cycle of mediocre growth and associated policies are set to continue for some time to come. As has been the case for the past few years, South Africa continues to experience slow economic growth,… [Continue Reading]

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