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Join us every 2nd Wednesday @11h00 for world-class webinars geared towards starting out and building a bigger and more successful business. Webinar Wednesday will host Sales Indaba, Build a Business Live, Trading Across Borders, Access to Finance Indaba and much more.
All the essentials you need to know for your small business
Starting a business isn’t easy, but if you know what to do before you embark on your journey, you’re more than halfway to realising your dream. The Essential Guide for Small-business Owners is a valuable tool for any startup or business owner to learn more about what it takes to start and run a business. With our expert discussions and helpful tips, you can become the successful entrepreneur you’ve always dreamt of.
Creating room to innovate - Discovery's secret sauce
Discovery SA CEO, Hylton Kallner shares that the business’ success has always been to liberate the best in people, which allows everyone, at every level, to innovate in what could have been a stagnant industry By building a company culture that is focused on innovation, differentiates Discovery as a business.
Lifelong learning for entrepreneurs, but not all of it comes from books
"The conversation of learning is coming up more and more as it relates to entrepreneurs. You may have heard this idea that the new skill is to be able to learn unlearn and relearn consistently throughout your lives," says Rob Paddock. But he adds, these are not traditional forms of learning.
I had to sell my fridge and TV to start-up - Lere Mgayiya, airport shoe-shine magnate
If you don't know Lere Mgayiya, you know his snazzy shoeshine stations at South African airports. The businessman said he had more than a few hurdles before getting his chairs into prime position.
Creating to sell. The ins and outs of an MVP – minimum viable product
Niket Desai who, at 23, sold his company to Google and now oversees a US$120-billion fund in Silicon Valley, shares his key ideas on creating a successful MVP or minimum viable product. This is a technique in which a new product is developed with just enough features to prove the concept.
Navigating markets in the mud and dust
Two entrepreneurs keeping Khayelitsha hydrated are head brewer and co-founder of Ukhamba Beerworx, Lethu Tshabangu and Sikelela Dibela, owner of Siki's Koffee Kafe. They share the challenges and rewards of doing business in grassroots markets.
The laws of attraction: how to drive your business along the legal paths
Business law spans employment, to contracts and ethics. Lawyers Lwando Xaso, a constitutional law expert and Graeme Wilson, a legal eagle for start-ups, share their guidelines.
A team is only as good as its people
Sizakele Marutlulle has over 23 years of experience in the business leadership, brand building and people development. Here are her insights into building the best teams.
Stop, and start here - how to build a business plan
Alexandra Fraser is a consultant, academic and entrepreneur who is passionate about building a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem. She reveals the secret of a strong business plan and the most common misconceptions of strategy.
Technology can be your leading edge – and a force for social good
Anton Ossip, Discovery Insure CEO, shares his insights into how to harness the right technology to give your business the competitive edge, and to change society for the better.
Finding your "why" - the importance of having business purpose beyond rands and cents
Nando's co-founder, Robbie Brozin, is all about aligning with a bigger purpose - "beyond chicken" - as he puts it. Over the years, the fast-food business has found purpose in a youth employment accelerator, a textile initiative and an art program which boasts the biggest collection of African art in the world.
How to start a business that investors will love
Investor extraordinaire, Nolo Masite, is all about big ideas. But what makes a business idea unique enough that investors are willing to put money behind it?