Tips and advice from established entrepreneurs will be featured, as well as information on how to start “popular” businesses, such as guest houses, food franchises, or for those with a nose, maybe even a wine farm. Current trends, such as the latest gadgets that help business owners work more efficiently and consumer spending habits will be spotlighted. And for simple no-nonsense know-how, expert guests will offer advice on make or break aspects of running a small business such as how to hire and fire, marketing and increasing sales.
Co-founder Trevyn McGowan shares the growth of Southern Guild, a company providing exclusive international exhibition space for local artists and designers, showcasing exclusive furniture, ceramics and design.
Kerith Hulme and Amandla Mbana from Foot Soldiers, get advice from the panel on what to take into consideration when appointing regional managers for the events where they provide temporary trained staff.
Bongeka Nodada from SAICA, unpacks changes to The International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities which now make the lives of business owners easier related to financial reporting procedures.
Father and son David and Mickey Walker, shares the incredible journey of McCullagh & Bothwell still being a family business after 117 years.
Nadine Waner, owner of The Tart, gets advice from the panel on how to determine whether she’s a lifestyle or a growth entrepreneur before making a final decision on expanding her business as she’s concerned about keeping quality controls in place.
Ferdie Bester from ClickMaven, unpacks how to work out a budget for an Adword Campaign by taking the average amount of buyers vs the cost per click into account.
Husband and wife team, Melissa and Mark van Hoogstraten, unpacks how they founded and grew well-known food brand Melissa’s with a loan of R250 000-00.
Diederik van ’t Hof from Roof Rats, gets advice from the panel on how to deal with rapid growth and growing demand for his business cleaning out dust, bird droppings and small live creatures which can be found under your roof.
Wayne Furness from Roll-Up Serranda, gives solid advice on the types of finance that exists when buying a successful business, how to determine the right price and which hidden costs to look out for.
Fats Lazarides, co-founder of Ocean Basket, shares his learning curves, opening and closing of businesses, lows and highs in a very humorous way.