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Is your business prepared for the fourth industrial revolution?https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/is-your-business-prepared-for-the-fourth-industrial-revolutionIs your business prepared for the fourth industrial revolution?It might turn out to be one of history’s unfair coincidences that just as women finally make inroads into the last industries still dominated by men, the fourth industrial revolution comes and scrambles all industry beyond any recognition. 2019/08/20 10:00:00 PM
Ten ways for the female co-owner to ensure her fair sharehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/ten-ways-for-the-female-co-owner-to-ensure-her-fair-shareTen ways for the female co-owner to ensure her fair shareOne of the ways in which women are able to reach self-fulfilment outside of the male-dominated corporate life is to choose a life of entrepreneurship and build their own businesses. However, even here the struggle for women to be treated as equals is ongoing. 2019/08/20 10:00:00 PM
Tips for creating gender harmony in your businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/tips-for-creating-gender-harmony-in-your-businessTips for creating gender harmony in your businessHumanity is hundreds of thousands of years old, yet it is only in the last fifty years or so that men and women have been moving towards sharing the workplace as equals. The feminist movement of the 1960s played an important role in driving this change.2018/08/21 10:00:00 PM
Too few SA women become entrepreneurs, but it can changehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/too-few-sa-women-become-entrepreneurs-but-it-can-changeToo few SA women become entrepreneurs, but it can changeWhy is it that, 24 years into our constitutional democracy which famously advocates for equality of the sexes, the level of entrepreneurship among South African men and women are still much less equal than the country’s economic peers?2018/08/21 10:00:00 PM
Ten tips for increasing diversity in your workplacehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/ten-tips-for-increasing-diversity-in-your-workplaceTen tips for increasing diversity in your workplaceWhen businesses start up, they are often small, tightly-knit groups of pioneers that come from the same background, even from the same family. This works very well in the early survival stages of a venture, but as soon as the business reaches a more stable post-survival growth phase, the founders have the opportunity to look around a bit more widely, and to diversify their workforce. 2017/08/29 10:00:00 PM
Female entrepreneurship: time to move into next gearhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/female-entrepreneurship-time-to-move-into-next-gearFemale entrepreneurship: time to move into next gearThere can be no doubt that the position of female entrepreneurs is improving. The numbers show that every year, more women venture into business, and finding women in leadership positions is no longer the surprise that it used to be as recently as one generation ago, says Gugu Mjadu, marketing executive director at Business Partners Limited.2017/08/29 10:00:00 PM
Four steps to create an inclusive work environment for your businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/four-steps-to-create-an-inclusive-work-environment-for-your-businessFour steps to create an inclusive work environment for your businessBusiness owners are lucky that they create their own work environment, unlike managers in large corporations who step into rigid, pre-created cultures. However, many business owners allow the working culture in their businesses to flow organically from their personality, without giving much thought to how it could be perhaps better engineered2016/08/28 10:00:00 PM
Gap between male, female entrepreneurs still shrinkinghttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/gap-between-male-female-entrepreneurs-still-shrinkingGap between male, female entrepreneurs still shrinkingIf there is a single figure that illustrates the force that women are becoming in the South African economy, it is that no less than 41% of the clients of Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS) are women-owned small and medium enterprises.2016/08/28 10:00:00 PM
Finding a female mentorhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/finding-a-female-mentorFinding a female mentorIt's no secret that women think and behave differently to the not-so-fair sex and it no different when it comes to business. It one reason why you may want to consider finding for a female mentor.2016/08/23 10:00:00 PM
Juggling a business and familyhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/juggling-a-business-and-familyJuggling a business and familyFind out how you can strike a better balance between running a thriving business, while maintaining a happy household.2016/05/24 10:00:00 PM
A patient but unbending will needed for gender equality in entrepreneurshiphttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/a-patient-but-unbending-will-needed-for-gender-equality-in-entrepreneurshipA patient but unbending will needed for gender equality in entrepreneurshipSouth Africa is no exception to the world-wide phenomenon that women, who represent more than half of the population, are still in the minority when it comes to entrepreneurship. For every ten South African males who are entrepreneurs, only eight women are.2015/08/27 10:00:00 PM
BUSINESS/PARTNERS seeks to drive local female owned businesses with launch of new fundhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/business-partners-seeks-to-drive-local-female-owned-businesses-with-launch-of-new-fundBUSINESS/PARTNERS seeks to drive local female owned businesses with launch of new fundBusiness Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS) today announced the launch of a R250 million Women in Business Fund at its annual Women's Month seminar. Aimed at increasing access to finance for female entrepreneurs, the Fund seeks to afford South African women a fair and equal opportunity to start, expand or purchase an existing business.2015/08/18 10:00:00 PM
Business Organisations and Associations for Womenhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/business-organisations-and-associations-for-womenBusiness Organisations and Associations for WomenListed below are a few business associations and organisations for women in business. 2015/08/17 10:00:00 PM
Is business the same as yesterday?https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/is-business-the-same-as-yesterdayIs business the same as yesterday?Technology changes at a rapid rate, but is this the same for the business world? You bet! If you think that you can apply the same thinking and the same approach towards business as you did 15 or 20 years ago, you are in for a surprise.2015/08/17 10:00:00 PM
My 5 tips to make more moneyhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/my-5-tips-to-make-more-moneyMy 5 tips to make more moneyMaking more money is on every wish list of all entrepreneurs, but it's not so easy. However, sometimes it is just about applying pure common sense. The answers are often right under your nose and you just do not see or realise it.2015/08/17 10:00:00 PM
10 tips for women entrepreneurshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/10-tips-for-women-entrepreneurs10 tips for women entrepreneursWhile working for oneself is an exciting prospect, it’s also a scary one. Find out what you can do to ensure that this decision is one that pays off.2014/09/25 10:00:00 PM
Gender parity within reach as numbers of women entrepreneurs keep risinghttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/gender-parity-within-reach-as-numbers-of-women-entrepreneurs-keep-risingGender parity within reach as numbers of women entrepreneurs keep risingIf lending figures from Business Partners, South Africa leading finance house for small and medium enterprises, are anything to go by, genuine gender parity seems to be within reach in the local community of owner-managed businesses in the foreseeable future.2014/08/27 10:00:00 PM
What the business world can learn from female entrepreneurshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/what-the-business-world-can-learn-from-female-entrepreneursWhat the business world can learn from female entrepreneursIt is widely agreed that women's style of doing business tends to differ from that of men, even though the distinctions are never clear-cut. But there is enough of a difference to suggest that the rise of female entrepreneurs is slowly changing the culture of the business world.2014/08/27 10:00:00 PM
Finding freedom through training and experiencehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/finding-freedom-through-training-and-experienceFinding freedom through training and experienceWhen she thinks of the work-life balance of business owners, the image that comes to mind for Gugu Mjadu, executive general manager: marketing at Business Partners, is of her mother on holiday with her family with the phone stuck to her ear – constantly talking to her staff at the office.2013/08/20 10:00:00 PM
Entrepreneurial freedom comes with responsibilityhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/women-in-business/entrepreneurial-freedom-comes-with-responsibilityEntrepreneurial freedom comes with responsibilityOne of the major reasons why entrepreneurs decide to start their own business is the freedom that this lifestyle offers. They want to take their own decisions and are prepared to take the consequences2013/03/11 10:00:00 PM