• Zapreneur – Cool South African Products

    Zapreneur wants to provide a showcase of South African products. The reason for doing this are: Smaller companies need a way to get messages out to customers about their products; and Consumers looking to buy high quality South African products do not have an easy place to find it. Zapreneur provides the platform to find […]

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  • Small firms may not be SA’s saviours

    Small firms may not be SA’s saviours WHAT do Clem Sunter and Julius Malema have in common? They share the policy goal of creating a million small businesses in South Africa. The arithmetic is seductive: by creating the businesses, jobs and new assets come into existence. If these outcomes were achieved, the results would be […]

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  • Win an entrepreneurial course with Seed Engine

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    The highly regarded Seed Academy entrepreneurial course is being offered for free to one South African entrepreneur with an awesome business plan in celebration of Mandela Day. The course is valued at R 16 000-00, and is taught over 10 weeks (one evening a week). In order to stand a chance of winning this course, […]

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  • Business Plan Competition for Young Entrepreneurs

    you are a winner

    SME Toolkit and Business Partners has a business plan competition for young entrepreneurs.  The SME Toolkit is proud to launch the 2014 Business Partners Limited / SME Toolkit SA Global Entrepreneurship Week’s Business Plan Competition for Aspiring Young Entrepreneur. The competition has prize money of R 20 0000-00, as well as mentorship packages for regional winners. More important than […]

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  • Entrepreneur of the year – 2014

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    Entries for the  2014 Entrepreneur of the Year awards will close on the 16 June 2014.  The organisers of this competition explain their aims as follows:  The Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® awards aims to honour, benefit and uplift South African SMEs. The competition celebrates excellence in entrepreneurship, serving as an inspiration […]

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  • Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) – Closing 1 June 2014

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    The Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) provides a very useful opportunity for entrepreneurs in the biosciences, green, ICT and health sectors. The opportunity consists of both incubation services, and seed funding. The process of selecting successful applicants is multi-staged, and as such provides a very important way to better develop a strategy for your business. This […]

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  • Small Business Ministry Should Learn by Doing

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    Strategy before structure – President Jacob Zuma should heed this guideline when considering a small business ministry. The idea of creating a small business ministry was given strong support on the election campaign trail by senior leaders of the African National Congress. Supporters of the idea, especially from organised black business, correctly point out that […]

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