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Leadership under firehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/management/leadership-under-fireLeadership under fireOwning and running a small business is challenging, even at the best of times. But with the economy under serious pressure, the small business owner's skills as a leader are being tested like never before.2017-09-26T22:00:00.0000000Z
When family businesses spread their wingshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/management/when-family-businesses-spread-their-wingsWhen family businesses spread their wingsFamily businesses have an excellent reputation in the world of entrepreneurs, and for good reason. They are robust and can achieve near miracles of rising from kitchens and back yards into high streets and central business districts, but they also face particular challenges on their growth path.2015-04-27T22:00:00.0000000Z
Do you need a mentor?https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/management/do-you-need-a-mentorDo you need a mentor?What exactly is a mentor?2014-09-25T22:00:00.0000000Z
The easy way to lose your business – Part 1https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/management/the-easy-way-to-lose-your-business-–-part-1The easy way to lose your business – Part 1The minute you take your eye off the ball you risk your business. Many entrepreneurs work very hard to establish and build a business and after a while they feel confident that they have it all under control. They have built up the expertise necessary to manage the business and it becomes second nature, but eventually they fall into a "comfort zone", which is the start of the demise.2014-09-25T22:00:00.0000000Z
The easy way to lose your business – Part 2https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/management/the-easy-way-to-lose-your-business-–-part-2The easy way to lose your business – Part 2Not listening. Entrepreneurs normally have strong personalities with specific viewpoints and stick to what they believe in. That is good, but it is also wise to step back and listen.2014-09-25T22:00:00.0000000Z
10 things you need to know when you buy a franchisehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/franchising/10-things-you-need-to-know-when-you-buy-a-franchise10 things you need to know when you buy a franchiseThe South African franchise industry presents a mind-boggling array of franchises, and every month more are added to this fast-growing sector. Wonderful choice, but the bling generated by each franchise's aggressive marketing can be blinding to someone looking for a solid business opportunity.2013-04-17T22:00:00.0000000Z
Running a business from homehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/management/running-a-business-from-homeRunning a business from homeThere are a number of factors that make this the age of entrepreneurial thinking, not least of which is a turbulent economic climate that is forcing many school leavers, and an increasing number of unemployed South Africans, to test the SMME waters.2012-08-05T22:00:00.0000000Z
Refine your leadership skillshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/management/refine-your-leadership-skillsRefine your leadership skillsAs a business owner, it's important that you are a confident and effective leader. This will establish your credibility in the eyes of your employees, the people you do business with and in the SME industry on the whole.2012-07-22T22:00:00.0000000Z
Tough times never last, tough people always dohttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/management/tough-times-never-last-tough-people-always-doTough times never last, tough people always doLean times, mean times, down turn, recession, tighten your belts… The messages are not so good. Tell you what, how about looking at some of the great sayings we all know, and maybe some we don't know, and turning our faces to the sun – there's plenty of that in our country.2012-03-21T22:00:00.0000000Z