‘Lots of entrepreneurs feel there’s not enough funding, but in truth it’s actually because they don’t have the right networks,’ says Ludwick Marishane, the founder of DryBath.

Up to ninety-six percent of small businesses fail within the first 10 years. Knowing why might help you beat the odds.

Vuyiswa Mothlabane says entrepreneurship is ‘a journey of perseverance’.  Photo: Licalo

Successful people have at least one thing in common, according to business magnate Richard Branson: “They've got things wrong over and over again before finding the right solution.”

Hire an excellent team, be willing to learn and don’t give up, even if you fail, is Rupert Bryant’s advice. Photo: Lisa Daubermann Photography

If you're looking for a magic bullet to ensure that your business will triumph, the bad news is that there isn't one. But if there’s one thing successful entrepreneurs have in common, it’s that they surround themselves with the best people possible – inside the business and out.

Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao drove to every five-star hotel within reach that would see her to present her product. It worked.

You’re all fired up about your business idea. But how can you be certain it will work?

Don’t take shortcuts when it comes to recruiting a team, says Tebogo Ditshego.

When it come to hiring employees who should make the cut? Here is some advice.

Hard work is not enough to ensure sustainability, says Andrew Smith.

There is no shortage of dire predictions for a new business’s likelihood of survival. Bucking the trend is within reach.

Follow your gut, is Sam Lin’s advice.

Need a checklist for your new venture? You’ve come to the right place.

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