Author Archive | Liz Black

Lize and Simon Hartley

Two businesses, one marriage

When Lize and Simon Hartley started dating they were both gainfully – and happily – employed. Next came marriage. Then, they each launched a start-up. Now, they tell us how they made it all work… Simon was first to resign and devote his attention to his start-up full-time, with Lize following a few months later. Alongside co-founder […]

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SME funding

Find yourself a lender to love

When the dream becomes a reality and you’re an entrepreneur with an exciting new business plan, one of the biggest headaches will be how to finance your SME. Here are nine SME funding options available to you: Banks This is probably the first option a new business owner will think of. Bank loans and the use […]

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5 Franchise trends for 2017

Here are 5 franchise trends expected in South Africa in 2017… South Africa’s economy is under significant pressure and does not promise a great deal of progress for business or consumer – with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicting only 0.8% growth in 2017. Franchising, however, is one sector that has consistently shown its resilience by […]

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