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New code promotes strict payment terms

Small businesses that supply goods or services to those that have joined a new initiative to pay small firms on time, may no longer need to worry about cash-flow concerns. Initiated by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), the Prompt Payment Code aims to get government departments and corporates to pay their small suppliers within… [Continue Reading]

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Entrepreneurship award entries open up

With some R1.34 million up for grabs, entries for the Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are now open for 2014. Last month, Sanlam and Business Partners held a series of launch events across the country to create awareness around the awards. The awards, now in their 26th year, seek to develop and promote… [Continue Reading]

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Break for brothers in brewing business

Since opening their first coffee bar in August 2006, Andrew and Chris Brown have not looked back and now own a chain of establishments throughout Gauteng. The brothers also ended off 2013 on a high note by winning the Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year award. Shortlisted after a tough vetting process, telephonic interviews and… [Continue Reading]

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Learning from failures pays off over time

MAKHATHO TOMMY says his success as owner of the largest wholly black-owned retail operation in South Africa is mainly due to having learnt from his past failures and those early businesses where he came to understand that planning and staying close to your customers are most important in achieving good results. It took 25 years… [Continue Reading]

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