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As business owners, people assume that we know everything there is to know about running a business. The truth is that an owner’s passion and skills are more likely to be in the creation of the product or service that they offer. That's why we’ve enlisted industry experts across various fields – helping you bridge knowledge gaps in areas such as accounting, law or marketing.

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  • What are Development Finance Institutions?

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Entri Admin

    Khanya Okumu, Enterprise and Supplier Development Specialist, sits down with Entrihub and talks Development Finance Institutions (DFI). Click here to access a comprehensive directory of DFIs listed in Entrihub.     See Part 2 and Part 3. Question 1: What are DFIs? Khanya: A DF...

  • Different legal forms for business

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Entri Admin

    Ashley Curran from Curran Attorneys, chats to Entri about the different legal forms of business. In this fireside chat, Ashley tackles the following questions: What are the different forms of business? What is a sole proprietorship? What is a partnership? How much does it cost to draw up a pa...

  • Available Strategies for struggling businesses

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Entri Admin

    Roben Hey, founder of Roben Hey Attorneys, sits with Entri and explains what strategies are available to struggling businesses.   In this fireside chat, Roben touches on the following options: Liquidation Business rescue Turnaround  

  • Creating your own brand

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Entri Admin

    Tanaka (aka General) Mutakwa takes us through how his #nodaysoff brand started and tackles the following topics: Steps to take to start my own brand Techniques to raise brand awareness How to partner with media outlets when your brand is completely new. The value of research  

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    Due Dilligence

    Posted June 29, 2020 by Entri Admin

    Entrihub chats to Khanya Okumu, Enterprise and Supplier Development Specialist. Khanya talks about what due diligence entails. Question 1: What does due diligence entail? Khanya: A due diligence is basically a review of the business. For example, I have submitted an application to buy a business a...

  • Bootstrapping

    Posted June 7, 2020 by Entri Admin

      Entrihub chats to Tanaka (General) Mutakwa, Founder of #NoDaysOff. Tanaka defines bootstrapping and talks about the advantages and disadvantages of bootstrapping. See transcript from Tanaka (General) Mutakwa the chat below. Question 1: What is bootstrapping? Tanaka: Bootstrapping is whe...

  • Being a full time student and entrepreneur

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Entri Admin

    Tashinga Mutakwa, founder of GreenBack Media Group, talks to Entri about balancing being a full time student and entrepreneur.  

  • The Best Banking Partners for Startups

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Entri Admin

    Choosing which bank to open an account with is a very important decision. Many Entrepreneurs may end up choosing the same bank that they bank with personally, but this isn’t necessarily the best option. That’s because the needs of your business and your personal needs are very diffe...

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    How to get your business off the ground

    Posted September 29, 2019 by Entri Admin

    Great idea- check. Potential customers- check. Now what? We outline below what the key steps are in starting a business as well as some useful resources. Many of these resources are listed on Entrihub, so be sure to be signed up and logged in to follow the links. Choosing a name First things first...

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    Small business relief for the COVID19 crisis (updated 21/04)

    Posted March 28, 2020 by Entri Admin

    We applaud President Ramaphosa on his decisive action to protect our country’s citizen and declaring a national 21-day lockdown. He also acknowledges the dire impact this will have on the economy particularly small business and employees. In response to this, the government has set up various ...

  • 5 questions budding entrepreneurs should ask themselves

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Entri Admin

    Steve Reid from the False Bay Centre of Entrepreneurship sits down with Entri and advises aspiring entrepreneurs on what to consider when starting a business In this fireside that, Steve relays 5 questions budding entrepreneurs should ask themselves, namely: What do you have? Who do you know? ...

  • Freelancing as a Business

    Posted July 6, 2020 by Entri Admin

    Entrihub chats to Nici Mancini, the Founder of Purple Mosaic Design and Branding. Nici talks about freelancing as a business. Question 1: What is it like to work as a freelancer? Nici: To work as a freelancer it's a fine balance between routine and kind of overextending yourself. When you work for...

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    The Myriad of Funding Opportunities

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Entri Admin

    An entrepreneur’s biggest hurdle Any entrepreneur will know that funding is usually the biggest challenge to overcome. For most entrepreneurs, the first step is to apply for a bank loan. More often than not, they get turned away because their business is too risky. But it doesn’t have ...

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    The importance of social media for small businesses

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Entri Admin

    Lesley Mallon, founder of Think Social Media, chats to Entrihub about the importance of social media for small businesses. In this fireside chat, Lesley answers the following questions: How important is social media for SMEs? What are the pros and cons of having a social media presence? How sh...

  • Closing a Business

    Posted July 24, 2020 by Entri Admin

    Entrihub chats to Robyn Hey, Founder of Robyn Hey Attorneys. Robyn talks about closing a business for struggling businesses.   Question 1: How do you end a business? Robyn: Where you are operating your business out of a company or a cc and you want to stop trading. The most appropriate way...

  • Registering a Private Company for R125

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Entri Admin

    Are you ready to make your business idea or side hustle official? First, have a look at some of the key considerations, when choosing the correct business form here. Once you are confident that a private company works best for you, you will need to register. The process of a registering may se...

  • Designing a logo

    Posted June 1, 2020 by Entri Admin

    Entrihub chats to Nici Mancini, the Founder of Purple Mosaic Design and Branding. Nici talks about designing a logo, the colours that you should consider using, the meaning of colours and typographies.   Question 1: What should we consider when choosing colours for the logo? Nici: You rea...

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    The importance of branding

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Entri Admin

    Nici Mancini, Founder of Purple Mosaic Design and Branding, sits down with Entri and talks Corporate Identity.   Question 1: Who is Nici? Nici: I am a graphic designer with a focus on branding for companies. I would be your brand custodian, so working with you right from the start all the ...

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    What do investors look for?

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Entri Admin

    As an entrepreneur, there may come a time where you would need to approach an investor for funding. There is a myriad of funding options available but the next question you should be asking is "what will make them invest in my business?". Different investors have different criteria and fo...

  • How are financial statements prepared?

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Entri Admin

    written by Sibusiso Mqwati  The thought of preparing and interpreting financial statements can be somewhat daunting to a small business owner with limited accounting experience. However, that should not be the case as accounting is a mere system that communicates a message about the finan...