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Twitter was abuzz with updates from inspired young entrepreneurs attending the Youth Entrepreneurship Conference 2013 - an indication of the event’s overall impact. Held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the event was aimed at student entrepreneurs, aspiring student entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial societies, and is an initiative of the Western Cape Department Economic Development and… [Continue Reading]

Small Business Connect was at the DTI’s National SMME Summit held in Mpumalanga recently. Here business owners had the opportunity to ask questions and raise important challenges they face. The common challenges highlighted were access to retail shelf space with large retailers, not having time to manage different aspects of the business and access to… [Continue Reading]

“From unemployment to self-employment.” This is how Trevor Stander, an Atlantis business owner who is in the process of securing his biggest contract, describes the change to his circumstances after being assisted through the Seda Atlantis Renewable Energy Business Incubator (Sarebi) New Venture Creation (NVC) Development Programme. The NVC programme was introduced to provide local… [Continue Reading]

AT an event that the Western Cape Government hopes to turn into “the Oscars of entrepreneurship” where entrepreneurs were celebrated for their achievements, it was clear that award winners faced great adversity such as red tape and the unwillingness of local retailers to stock their products. At the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards held in Cape… [Continue Reading]