Blog entries from: Ideate

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September 18 2014

From Ideate Thu Sep 18 2014, 08:40:15

Increased Internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African entertainment and media industry, according to a report issued by PwC today. South Africa's entertainment and media market is expected to grow by 10.2% compounded annually (CAGR) from 2014 - 2018 [...] Related posts:

DMMA Latest Report: SA Internet User Base Grew By Over 2m in 12 Months

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September 17 2014

From Ideate Wed Sep 17 2014, 05:57:13

Managing a business profitably is not a lot different from managing your personal finances. There are more similarities than you think. The key to running a successful business is your ability to manage cash flow. Even the best business ideas can fail if capital and revenue are not carefully monitored. Similarly, if you overspend or [...] Related posts:

Five lethal mistakes to avoid in setting up your website

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September 15 2014

From Ideate Mon Sep 15 2014, 10:00:20

An expression often heard in businesses, especially those facing challenges, is that in order to regain financial health, the enterprise will need to re-focus on its 'core business'. Many SME owners who find themselves having to cope with a dozen different tasks a day, probably relate to this, grin ruefully and wish that they could [...] Related posts:

Winning the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One helps Small Business

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From Ideate Mon Sep 15 2014, 05:17:30

The process of  STARTing is often held back by the belief that to #START you need what you don't have (money, building or license). Best ideas are never realized due to waiting for the perfect environment and time that will never come. An observation of successful businesses shows that STARTing with Free Resources is key [...] Related posts:

Resources for returning visitors to start up a small business in South Africa

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September 11 2014

From Ideate Thu Sep 11 2014, 10:00:00

Young South Africans may account for less than 20% of marketing budgets, but they remain an important market bringing with them the power to dictate trends, parental purchases, fashion and the popular choice of technology. Youth marketing has taken on a whole new meaning in today's tech-savvy world. Today's marketers are talking 'engagement' not marketing, operating [...] Related posts:

Want To Reach The Mass Market ? Focus Your Digital Spend On Feature Phones

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From Ideate Thu Sep 11 2014, 06:00:04

Entrepreneurs are a rare breed of people who do not just discuss good ideas, but put them into action without the fear of confronting several risks that are associated with starting a business. Even with their courage, enthusiasm and determination, entrepreneurs still need some form of support and inspiration from a spouse, family or friends [...] Related posts:

Business Support Map To Support Entrepreneurs Launched In Cape Town

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September 10 2014

From Ideate Wed Sep 10 2014, 09:13:12

Chic Shoes, a small family owned business, has witnessed growth significant enough to require a move to new, larger premises. Friday, August 22 saw the official opening of their new factory in Cape Town. This monumental shift in infrastructure was spearheaded through an enterprise development partnership with Woolworths, and made possible through funding from the [...] Related posts:

If The Shoe Fits: Woolies Assists Family Shoe Manufacturer Expand Exponentially

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From Ideate Wed Sep 10 2014, 05:08:41

World Wide Creative's practical learning initiative, Heavy Chef will host Luke Townsin - Twitter's Head of Brand Strategy (Multinational EMEA), in Cape Town on 18 September 2014. This event will be hosted in partnership with Africa's leading digital advertising marketplace, Ad Dynamo and is geared towards marketers and digital enthusiasts who would like to learn [...] Related posts:

Heavy Chef Events Returns To Cape Town With Dave Duarte On Dark Social Media. Book Now.

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September 9 2014

From Ideate Tue Sep 9 2014, 10:00:36

The reality of time pressures today, is that we all feel like we spend our days chasing something, whether its sales or deadlines, but it's the chase that seems to rob us of our time and has become a new age criminal, says Scott Corry Business Unit Manager at Kathea, master distributor of Polycom. While [...] Related posts:

How Fundamo became the world's no.1 mobile financial services provider

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From Ideate Tue Sep 9 2014, 06:00:23

If you're running a small business, you might feel overwhelmed by the many regulatory bodies and requirements in South Africa. From labour laws and tax regulations to municipal bylaws, health and safety regulations and consumer protection laws, you'll be spending a great deal of your time simply trying to comply with a range of legislative [...] Related posts:

Is BEE different for small businesses?

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