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Why Yoco rebranded
Why Yoco rebranded

Yoco, an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their business better, and grow, has undergone a rebrand. We find out why...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 25 Jun 2021

#PolishYourPitch: Pitching Tip 4: Always know your competition
#PolishYourPitch: Pitching Tip 4: Always know your competition

Raizcorp CEO Allon Raiz has identified a number of pitching techniques critical to attracting investors and funders looking to back small businesses...

Allon RaizBy Allon Raiz 10 Jun 2021

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From boardroom to bedroom: The 11-year journey of OneDayOnly

The roots of OneDayOnly can be traced back to 2008 where the founders noticed a gap in the e-commerce market. At the time, group buying and daily deals were gaining traction internationally...

Matthew LeightonBy Matthew Leighton 2 Jun 2021

#PolishYourPitch: Pitching Tip 1: Stop "thumb-sucking" numbers
#PolishYourPitch: Pitching Tip 1: Stop "thumb-sucking" numbers

Through years of experience, Raizcorp CEO Allon Raiz has identified a number of pitching techniques critical to attracting investors and funders looking to back small businesses...

Allon RaizBy Allon Raiz 1 Jun 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 18: Complacency, the rule of doubling efforts
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 18: Complacency, the rule of doubling efforts

I often tell the story about my mentor who, in my early years as an entrepreneur, gave me the sage advice not to let any positive press I received go to my head...

Allon RaizBy Allon Raiz 28 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital in Africa and crossing the bridge to the US
#StartupFunding101: Raising capital in Africa and crossing the bridge to the US

Pardon Makumbe, co-founder and managing partner of CRE Venture Capital, chats about the challenges of raising capital in Africa and shares advice on crossing the bridge to the US...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2021

Q&A with Dr Keitumetse Mothibeli, CEO of Crystal Partners
Q&A with Dr Keitumetse Mothibeli, CEO of Crystal Partners

This year's Freedom Day, 27 of April 2021, did not just mark South Africa's celebration of past progressive triumph towards emancipation, but the day also significantly marked progress in entrepreneurship as Crystal Partners was launched in Johannesburg...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 17 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space
#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space

Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS Africa and Endeavor Entrepreneur, unpacks the payment space in Africa...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 28 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basics
#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basics

Antonia Bothner, Endeavor South Africa Capital Markets Lead and Fundraising Lead at Endeavor Harvest Fund, uncovers the basics of capital funding and how to access it...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflict
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflict

In the early years of startups, especially for first-time entrepreneurs, there is a novelty associated with having people work for you for the first time...

Allon RaizBy Allon Raiz 14 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 13: Delegation vs. abdication
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 13: Delegation vs. abdication

Over the past 20 years, I've has learned many tough lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges...

Allon RaizBy Allon Raiz 6 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 12: Make time to think
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 12: Make time to think

As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now to ensure that our businesses and our people's livelihoods do not become another casualty of the virus...

Allon RaizBy Allon Raiz 1 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 11: Developing a competitive mindset
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 11: Developing a competitive mindset

I remember clearly the first day I realised someone hated me - not for my personality (or not that I know of), not for something I had done to them, but simply because I competed with them...

Allon RaizBy Allon Raiz 17 Mar 2021

Could the side-gig economy save SA?
Could the side-gig economy save SA?

The side gig economy has become much more than an alternative to formal employment. It now takes on a new layer as a necessary supplement to an existing income...

Nontokozo MadonselaBy Nontokozo Madonsela 19 Feb 2021

Finding the balance when managing a pitch process effectively
Finding the balance when managing a pitch process effectively

Now more than ever, due to the increasingly complex marketing ecosystem, marketers are seeing the use of intermediaries becoming more important in the daily scope of their operations and what they hope to achieve with their potential agencies during a pitch process...

Johanna McDowellBy Johanna McDowell 2 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: 4 principles to embrace to become an adaptive leader
#BizTrends2021: 4 principles to embrace to become an adaptive leader

2020 has shown us so many real qualities about leadership. The one that will be most prominent in 2021 and beyond will be the role of the 'adaptive leader'...

Anja van BeekBy Anja van Beek 25 Jan 2021

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