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Winslyn: Tersaaklik – Klein-en mediumslagondernemings, Ben Biermanhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/winslyn-tersaaklik-–-klein-en-mediumslagondernemings-ben-biermanWinslyn: Tersaaklik – Klein-en mediumslagondernemings, Ben BiermanBen Bierman van Business Partners Limited sluit by ons aan as ons kyk na die impak wat klein- en middelslagondernemings in Suid-Afrika maak.2018/06/21 10:00:00 PM
2015 TV advert - behind the scenes https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2015-tv-advert-behind-the-scenes2015 TV advert - behind the scenes Catch up with our Business Partners Crew and our amazing Entrepreneur heroes who volunteered to be in our new TV advert.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® Emerging Business Entrepreneur of the Year®, Vanessa Jacobs, Sow Delicioushttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-emerging-business-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-vanessa-jacobs-sow-delicious2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® Emerging Business Entrepreneur of the Year®, Vanessa Jacobs, Sow DeliciousVanessa Jacobs, the innovative business woman behind Sow Delicious®, whose inspirational vegetable and herb Slab of Seed® invention is taking edible gardening to a mainstream audience, has been named the 2016 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year® at the annual Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS, held in Johannesburg this morning.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist Barry Gould, CAPCOhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-finalist-barry-gould-capco2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist Barry Gould, CAPCOFounded by Barry Gould in 1989, CAPCO is a stockist and manufacturer of ceiling and partition systems and components. Gould’s experience in the industry, however, extends as far back as 1972, when he worked for his brother’s business while studying part time to obtain two diplomas — one in Industrial Administration and another in Marketing Management — as well as a BCom degree in Business Economics.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist Cara Nortman, SSQ Exhibitionshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-finalist-cara-nortman-ssq-exhibitions2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist Cara Nortman, SSQ ExhibitionsPrior to establishing SSQ Exhibitions in 2012, Cara Nortman had been working for her father’s company, Set Squared, in the same industry — namely, exhibitions and events. After just two years in the business, Cara made the bold decision to step up to the plate and continue her father’s legacy when he decided to close shop. 2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist Dillon Jearey, Kilowatt Audio Visualhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-finalist-dillon-jearey-kilowatt-audio-visual2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist Dillon Jearey, Kilowatt Audio VisualFounded in 2007 by Dillon Jearey, Kilowatt AV is a high–end audio visual equipment specialist company. With service–delivery at the core of the business, Kilowatt AV prides itself on being capable to satisfy the needs of any client — from basic equipment rental to large–scale bespoke event productions.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist, Gali Gaon Segall, Yemaya Grouphttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-finalist-gali-gaon-segall-yemaya-group2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist, Gali Gaon Segall, Yemaya GroupIn the booming health and beauty industry — where barriers to entry are fairly low, business failure rates remain high and household names continually have to compete for market share — it is essential to go above and beyond in terms of service. Gali Gaon Segall, the entrepreneur behind the successful beauty and wellness services company, Yemaya Group, has managed to do just this.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist, Mishje Cooper, ZooZoo Land Daycarehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-finalist-mishje-cooper-zoozoo-land-daycare2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist, Mishje Cooper, ZooZoo Land DaycareMishje Cooper, founder of ZooZoo Land Daycare — a Parklands crèche and preschool — purchased her first school in 2009, but her entrepreneurial journey began a year earlier when her son was born.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist, Nerina Smith, Smithland Guest Apartmentshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-finalist-nerina-smith-smithland-guest-apartments2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist, Nerina Smith, Smithland Guest ApartmentsNerina Smith, owner of the award–winning Smithland Guest Apartments, saw a gap in the market for self–catering accommodation in Cape Town and took the initiative to service this need in 1992 when she was looking to contribute financially towards the family household expenses. While building a business from the ground up is no easy feat, Nerina is a natural–born fighter who is not afraid to tackle challenges head–on.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalists Nelisiwe Magubane and Corrie van der Wath, Matleng Energy Solutionshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-finalists-nelisiwe-magubane-and-corrie-van-der-wath-matleng-energy-solutions2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalists Nelisiwe Magubane and Corrie van der Wath, Matleng Energy SolutionsMatleng Energy Solutions, an energy consultancy business, is a South African black woman–owned company led by Nelisiwe Magubane, in association with Corrie van der Wath, that was established in 2014.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalists, Lucas van Wyk and Eben Rootman from Advance Fenestrationhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-finalists-lucas-van-wyk-and-eben-rootman-from-advance-fenestration2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® finalists, Lucas van Wyk and Eben Rootman from Advance FenestrationMany entrepreneurs will tell the story of the months and sometimes even years that go into an idea and business model before the venture becomes a reality and the first order is received. This was not the case for Lucas van Wyk and Eben Rootman, owners of Advance Fenestration — an aluminium fenestration supplier — whose initial order triggered the creation of the business.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® Innovator of the Year Stacey Brewer and Ryan Harrison, SPARK Schoolshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-innovator-of-the-year-stacey-brewer-and-ryan-harrison-spark-schools2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® Innovator of the Year Stacey Brewer and Ryan Harrison, SPARK SchoolsDue to their fresh approach to education, combined with their business acumen, Stacey Brewer and Ryan Harrison, founders of SPARK Schools, have been recognised for their passion to provide a solution to the education challenges in South Africa. The duo have been awarded the Innovator of the Year® award at the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS awards ceremony, which was on 1 September 2016 in Johannesburg.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® Job Creator of the Year: Michael Roberts: Khonologyhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-job-creator-of-the-year-michael-roberts-khonology2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® Job Creator of the Year: Michael Roberts: KhonologyMichael Roberts, owner of Khonology, was named the 2016 Job Creator of the Year® at the Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS awards ceremony held in Johannesburg on 1 September 2016. Roberts was recognised due to the significant role he is playing in bridging the gap between academia and corporate expectations for graduates entering the workforce.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year® Carl Pretorius, Just Trees Pty Ltdhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-medium-business-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-carl-pretorius-just-trees-pty-ltd2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year® Carl Pretorius, Just Trees Pty LtdCarl Pretorius, founder of the Paarl-based business – Just Trees – walked away with the Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year® award at the annual Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS, held on 1 September 2016 in Johannesburg.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® overall winner Johan Eksteen, Agriconhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-overall-winner-johan-eksteen-agricon2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® overall winner Johan Eksteen, AgriconSouth Africa’s premier annual entrepreneurial platform, Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS, named second-time finalist and owner of Agricon, Johan Eksteen, as this year’s overall competition winner at the awards ceremony held in Johannesburg on 1 September 2016.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year® Meisie Nkosi, Bella Bonni Guest Househttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/2016-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-small-business-entrepreneur-of-the-year®-meisie-nkosi-bella-bonni-guest-house2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year® Meisie Nkosi, Bella Bonni Guest HouseMeisie Nkosi, owner of the 100% black woman-owned Bella Bonni Guest House, was awarded the Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year® title at the annual 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS awards ceremony, held in Johannesburg on 1 September 2016.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
Entrepreneur of the Year® breakfast awardshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/entrepreneur-of-the-year®-breakfast-awardsEntrepreneur of the Year® breakfast awardsSouth Africa’s premier annual entrepreneurial competition, Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and Business/Partners, has named Johan Eksteen, second-time finalist and owner of Agricon, as the overall winner of the 2016 competition in Johannesburg on 1 September 2016.2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
Entrepreneur of the Year® finalists Chanette and Jonathan Goosen, Rush Extreme Sportshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/entrepreneur-of-the-year®-finalists-chanette-and-jonathan-goosen-rush-extreme-sportsEntrepreneur of the Year® finalists Chanette and Jonathan Goosen, Rush Extreme SportsStill in its first year of operation, the indoor trampoline park, Rush, has already taken South Africa by storm. However, this is definitely not a lucky shot for owners and serial–entrepreneurs, Chanette and Jonathan Goosen, who are constantly on the lookout for new and innovative business ideas2017/05/02 10:00:00 PM
Hope for growth despite possible tax increaseshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/hope-for-growth-despite-possible-tax-increasesHope for growth despite possible tax increasesThe expected announcement about increases in tax during the upcoming national budget speech will possibly tighten the belts around the waists of small and medium enterprise (SME) owners in South Africa. Ben Bierman the Managing Director of the Business Partners Limited, a local risk financier of the SME, says despite the expected tax increases there is still hope for growth among smaller businesses. He says that political stability will contribute to progression for SME-owners. Ben joins us in studio to discuss the possibility of growth for small and medium enterprises.2017/02/18 10:00:00 PM
Impact of poor economic conditions on confidence levels of S.African SMEshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/impact-of-poor-economic-conditions-on-confidence-levels-of-s-african-smesImpact of poor economic conditions on confidence levels of S.African SMEsOriginal Publish Date: || Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:30:28 GMT || CNBC Africa takes a look at the impact of poor economic conditions on confidence levels of South African SMEs with Ben Bierman, the CFO of Business Partners Limited.2017/02/01 10:00:00 PM
SME funding optionshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/sme-funding-optionsSME funding optionsOriginal Publish Date: || Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:58:45 GMT || Today our show focuses on SMEs. Gerrie van Biljon, Executive Director of Business Partners joins CNBC Africa to discuss SME funding options.2017/02/01 10:00:00 PM
Strained economy affects small business partnershttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/strained-economy-affects-small-business-partnersStrained economy affects small business partnersThe rand was immensely impacted by the violent student protests and the Finance Minister being summoned to court and affected both the markets and small businesses. According to Ben Bierman the Managing Director of Business Partners Limited (SME's), the current challenging economic landscape - which is compounded by economic uncertainty caused by the potential ratings downgrade and the increasing uncertainty around the pivotal role of the finance minister - is rapidly eroding the South African business owners' confidence levels. Ben Bierman is in studio2016/10/22 10:00:00 PM
Gugu Mjadu on gender gap in the South African businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/gugu-mjadu-on-gender-gap-in-the-south-african-businessGugu Mjadu on gender gap in the South African businessRemuneration is still a major factor creating a gender gap in the South African business and work environment. Even though the gender gap is slowly closing, it still exists among entrepreneurs. According to Gugu Mjadu of the Business Partners Limited, many women leave their formal employment for a more flexible career and hours. These women who start a new venture should pay special attention to pricing their service appropriately according to this gender gap.2016/08/09 10:00:00 PM
Winslyn: Belange – Entrepreneur van die jaar kompetisie, Christo Boteshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/winslyn-belange-–-entrepreneur-van-die-jaar-kompetisie-christo-botesWinslyn: Belange – Entrepreneur van die jaar kompetisie, Christo BotesBusiness Partners Limited is ‘n maatskappy wat glo in die waarde en ontgunning van entrepreneurs en is ook een van die borge van die Entrepreneur van die Jaar kompetisie. Christo Botes, uitvoerende direkteur van Business Partners Limited sluit by ons aan. Wees deel van kykNET se Youtube kanaal vir soveel meer kykgenot. 2016/04/05 10:00:00 PM
How public holidays impact on businesses: Christo Boteshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/how-public-holidays-impact-on-businesses-christo-botesHow public holidays impact on businesses: Christo BotesPublic holidays present an opportunistic, and much welcomed mini-holiday. However for business owners the annual Easter-period and its string of back-to-back public holidays can present sleepless nights due to associated business interruption and the significant impact this time off can have on turnover. Christo Botes of Business Partners Limited says that this time of year can be a nightmare for any business, as various aspects of the company are affected by intermittent breaks in trade. 2016/03/22 10:00:00 PM
Local small and medium enterprise challengeshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/local-small-and-medium-enterprise-challengesLocal small and medium enterprise challengesLocal small and medium enterprise (SME) owners continue to be apprehensive about the regulatory and economic challenges facing the sector and country as a whole. This is according to the fourth quarter 2014 Business Partners Limited SME Index , which measures attitudes and confidence levels among local SME owners. These include slow economic growth, rand volatility and load shedding. Ben Bierman, the CFO of Business Partners Limited (Business/Partners) joins us in studio to talk to us about the current issues facing the economy. 2015/04/05 10:00:00 PM
SME Zone - 23 Feb 2015 - Part 3https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/sme-zone-23-feb-2015-part-3SME Zone - 23 Feb 2015 - Part 3Katlego Msomi and resident SME expert Teboho Mafodi talk to a young female entrepreneur making strides in a male dominated industry. Christo Botes from Business Partners Limited talks about the common mistakes made by SME owners.2015/02/22 10:00:00 PM
Growing SMEs for sustainable developmenthttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/growing-smes-for-sustainable-developmentGrowing SMEs for sustainable developmentMark Paper, the COO of Business Partners International, a leading impact investor, providing risk capital finance and technical assistance support to small and medium enterprises in South Africa, shares their successful business model. To find out more about Business Partners International visit: http://www.businesspartners.co.za/ Intrigued by the power of SME investments for sustainable development? Contribute you time, skills or invest today to fight poverty through business: http://www.tbnetwork.org/get-involved/2014/04/28 10:00:00 PM
Impact Investing in Africa - Day 2 - Building The Pipeline For Investment - Panel Discussionhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/impact-investing-in-africa-day-2-building-the-pipeline-for-investment-panel-discussionImpact Investing in Africa - Day 2 - Building The Pipeline For Investment - Panel DiscussionPanel Memebers: Eme Essien Lore (Moderator) Matthew Boadu Adjei, CEO, Oasis Partners Kola Masha, CEO of Doreo Partners Ben Bierman, CFO Business Partners2013/12/17 10:00:00 PM
The SME Sector is Not as Restrictive as Perceivedhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/the-sme-sector-is-not-as-restrictive-as-perceivedThe SME Sector is Not as Restrictive as PerceivedABN's Alishia Seckam and Lindsay Williams speaks with David Morobe, Regional General Manager of Business Partners, to discuss his views on the SME sector.2013/02/05 10:00:00 PM
Entrepreneur Support -2https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/podcasts-and-videos/videos/entrepreneur-support-2Entrepreneur Support -2A panel of experts talk about the kinds of support out there for you and your business: - Colin Kapeluschnik (Raizcorp) - Martin Feinstein (Enablis) - David Morobe (Gauteng Enterprise Propeller) - Marcel Klaassen (Biznetwork)2009/12/03 10:00:00 PM