Blog entries from: Ideate

Business resources, tips, success stories, interviews and business ideas

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September 1 2014

From Ideate Mon Sep 1 2014, 09:52:20

Once the initial adrenaline rush of establishing a business has passed, most entrepreneurs begin worrying about the bread and butter issues required for making their businesses sustainable. Usually, this involves building a company reputation that ensures a place in what could be a crowded, highly-competitive sector. What this boils down to, says Ravi Govender, Head [...] Related posts:

Free Marketing methods that a start-up can use

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August 29 2014

From Ideate Fri Aug 29 2014, 04:27:54

On 1 September 2014, The Cape Argus will relaunch from a compact to a bigger US broadsheet format, with a product that will provide even better quality and value to readers and advertisers. Marking the beginning of another exciting evolution in the newspaper's 157-year history, the change in format is tailored to meet the needs [...] Related posts:

Free business idea: A user-friendly garage

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August 27 2014

From Ideate Wed Aug 27 2014, 10:00:50

South African SMEs are enthusiastically embracing cloud-based applications such as Dropbox and Google Apps. Though the market is becoming more sophisticated, there are still a few myths that prevail about the risks and benefits of cloud computing, says Ivan Epstein, co-founder of Softline and CEO of Sage AAMEA (Australia, Asia, Middle East and Africa). "The [...] Related posts:

4 Ways Cloud Computing Will Revolutionise Small Business

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August 26 2014

From Ideate Tue Aug 26 2014, 09:53:54

As part of Loeries® Creative Week™ Cape Town, Facebook will host its first Creative Shop Hackathon in Africa on Thursday 18 September. A Hackathon is a workshop where teams collaborate to solve real-world business problems, usually while working against a tight deadline. Designed specifically for young creative designers with one to two years of experience, [...] Related posts:

Loeries Entries Reflect Broader Industry Trends

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From Ideate Tue Aug 26 2014, 05:55:02

Payroll is one of the biggest expenses in any small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), yet it is also one of the areas of the business most likely to be neglected when it comes to risk management. As a result, incidences of payroll fraud are growing at an alarming rate among SMEs in South Africa. That's [...] Related posts:

Four Ways To Keep Up With Payroll And Tax Law

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August 25 2014

From Ideate Mon Aug 25 2014, 09:27:04

A Western Cape entrepreneur clinched top honours in the agri-processing category at the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries' awards to honour women in agriculture. Ilse Ruthford, from Stellenbosch, won R250 000 when she was named as one of South Africa's best female entrepreneurs in agriculture at a gala dinner on Friday night in [...] Related posts:

Award Winning Western Cape Companies In The Food Industry

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August 22 2014

From Ideate Fri Aug 22 2014, 10:00:18

Launched in June 2013, online food ordering website, OrderIn has gained significant popularity amongst consumers and corporates alike. This is due to their wide selection of restaurants, which includes every major franchise and a variety of independents, with their restaurant network growing daily. The OrderIn advantage over competitors is simple: a simple and secure online [...] Related posts:

OrderIn: Your One Stop Shop To Order Food Online In South Africa

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August 21 2014

From Ideate Thu Aug 21 2014, 10:11:45

Rob Stokes, Founder and CEO of Quirk, Africa's largest independent marketing agency, grew up in a home that embraced the entrepreneurial spirit. At a young age, Rob learnt that hard work paid off, and that it paved the way to success. "I know now that not being spoiled was definitely one of the best things [...] Related posts:

Rob Stokes: The Man Behind Quirk A Company Recently Acquired by WPP

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August 20 2014

From Ideate Wed Aug 20 2014, 10:00:02

Gauteng-based roof cleaning company, Roof Rats, has quadrupled its business since it won the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One in 2013. What's more, the company has grown its headcount from 11 to 44 people in the past year- creating much-needed jobs in the process- and has expanded from a home business [...] Related posts:

Nominate Your Company For The Annual Cape Talk Small Business Awards

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From Ideate Wed Aug 20 2014, 05:10:21

On 28 August 2014, Heavy Chef, the practical learning initiative by digital agency World Wide Creative will host online marketing expert Dave Duarte, talking on Dark Social Media. Returning to Heavy Chef, Duarte will uncover the marketing enigma that is Dark Social Media. Covering some uncharted territory on the subject, Dave will explain how the web referrals that come [...] Related posts:

Reg Lascaris: The Legendary Ad Man To Speak At Heavy Chef Event In Cape Town

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