The sixth edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards concluded last night with the announcement of an overall winner, as well as various category winners. The gala event hosted in Johannesburg was attended by dignitaries from the public and private sector, members of the app development community, and other related stakeholders.
At a time when South Africa faces a number of significant economic challenges from slow growth to high unemployment, creating suitable funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses has never been more important. “The question of funding is not just about entrepreneurs getting the support they need to grow their businesses but also about ensuring meaningful enterprise and supplier development,” says Donna Rachelson, Group CEO of Seed Engine, incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund.
FNB Business has again been voted “Top Corporate Bank” in the 18th installment of the annual Sunday Times Top Brands survey, this makes it the fifth year in a row that FNB Business wins top honors in the survey.
Continued investment in R&D, steady growth and breakthrough consumer products supports climb in rankings for third year in a row
Huawei has risen to No.70 on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2017 Rankings. The Huawei brand is valued at approximately USD $6.676 billion, up by 14 percent over the past year.
In any recession, operational expenses are the first thing that needs attention as businesses go into survival mode, however while curbing unnecessary expenditure is important, business owners need to balance this with tactics that enable them to grow and thrive on the upside.
In today’s digitally disrupted world, innovation is vital. Well-established companies – and even entire industries – are being left in the dust by fast-moving digital mavericks. These forward thinkers are not only shaking up traditional business models and value propositions, but are engaging with customers in brand new ways. They understand that innovation acts as a catalyst – it both drives the development of new products and services and can power entire economies’ competitive edges.
In its fourth year, the global initiative CEOx1Day, has once again attracted South Africa’s leading chief executives to be paired up with MBA students from the country’s top business schools where they will share a working day with one another through a unique and exclusive one-on-one experience.
- The Standard Bank Business Breakfast series in proud association with Jacaranda FM was a resounding success
- Keynote speakers, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, John Smit, Miles Kubheka and Dawn Nathan-Jones, delivered a message about the importance of entrepreneurial spirit to a full-house
- “#WhatsYourNext” was explored by the expert speakers who brought a diversity of experience to the riveted audience
Debtor financing houses, most notably controlled by South Africa’s biggest banks, have gone a long way over the past few years to rid the industry of the stigma attached to debtor financing. Yet, a number of credit extension professionals still view applications from potential debtors that have elected to finance their receivables as risky, according to Frank Knight, MD of Debtsource – a credit management outsourcing company.
Suid-Afrika se enigste trots Afrikaanse versekeringshandelsmerk, Virseker, het pas aangekondig dat hulle nou ‘n blinknuwe versekeringsaanbieding, spesifiek vir besigheidseienaars, lewer.
South Africa’s only proudly Afrikaans insurance brand, Virseker, just announced a brand new insurance offering, specifically for business owners.
The South African non-food retail market is under growing pressure. Manufacturers and retailers face significant declines in sales volume and value as their markets mature, as the weakness of rand diminishes spending power and as a difficult economy erodes consumer confidence.