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Business built from scratch on trust and determinationhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/business-built-from-scratch-on-trust-and-determinationBusiness built from scratch on trust and determinationThe stylish, timeless furniture in the Classic Work Life showroom in Houghton, Johannesburg, conveys such a sense of luxurious durability that you’d think the business behind it must be a corporate itself.2019/02/20 10:00:00 PM
Small home-based business grows into bottle-making powerhousehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/small-home-based-business-grows-into-bottle-making-powerhouseSmall home-based business grows into bottle-making powerhouseWhat began as a tiny home-based business selling cool drink in novelty bottles to corner stores has turned into ATL Blow Moulders, a multi-million-rand a month plastic moulding business owned by a Johannesburg husband-and-wife team, and the growth of the business is showing no signs of slowing down.2019/02/20 10:00:00 PM
Determined entrepreneur hits gold-mine by pursuing his dreamhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/determined-entrepreneur-hits-gold-mine-by-pursuing-his-dreamDetermined entrepreneur hits gold-mine by pursuing his dreamDave Coleman always wanted to be in the movies. He still remembers his school mates’ laughter when he revealed his ambition to them, but it never stopped him from dreaming. Eventually, he did not become a movie star, but it was through movies that he propelled himself out of poverty and into business success in a career worthy of a movie plot.2018/12/19 10:00:00 PM
Imagine starting a business and a degree at the same time - this entrepreneur didhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/imagine-starting-a-business-and-a-degree-at-the-same-time-this-entrepreneur-didImagine starting a business and a degree at the same time - this entrepreneur didWhen Prashun Sharma, owner-manager of the glass and aluminium company Aluminium Doctor, decided to start his business seven years ago he faced an overtraded industry teeming with informal bakkie operators.2018/12/19 10:00:00 PM
74-year-old pioneering entrepreneur ready for his next venturehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/74-year-old-pioneering-entrepreneur-ready-for-his-next-venture74-year-old pioneering entrepreneur ready for his next ventureRolly Nkawe’s first job was as a cashier in a municipal bottle store in Soweto at a time when black South Africans were not allowed to hold liquor licenses. The experience gave him the urgent wish to own his own business one day. 2018/11/20 10:00:00 PM
Lighting the way for the revival of SA manufacturinghttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/lighting-the-way-for-the-revival-of-sa-manufacturingLighting the way for the revival of SA manufacturingG Light is an inconspicuous factory in an industrial area called Sebenza near Edenvale in Johannesburg. But behind the face-brick facade and the staff of 32 beavering away at their LED lighting assembly lines, lies an amazing story that encapsulates the arc of manufacturing history in South Africa.2018/11/20 10:00:00 PM
Entrepreneur’s big dream within reach after incremental growthhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/entrepreneur’s-big-dream-within-reach-after-incremental-growthEntrepreneur’s big dream within reach after incremental growthLorraine Chitate always loved travelling and tourism, but for a long time her dream of owning her own hotel or resort one day seemed out of reach, until a chance meeting with a guest-house owner changed her life.2018/10/29 10:00:00 PM
Seriously serial entrepreneur tackles the tourism industry - and thriveshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/seriously-serial-entrepreneur-tackles-the-tourism-industry-and-thrivesSeriously serial entrepreneur tackles the tourism industry - and thrivesIt says something about the resilience of the tourism sector that, in a very difficult year economically, the De Ja View Exclusive Guest House in West Acres, Nelspruit, had managed to double its business from last year.2018/10/29 10:00:00 PM
Entrepreneurial spirit passed from mother to daughter, and taken to a new levelhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/entrepreneurial-spirit-passed-from-mother-to-daughter-and-taken-to-a-new-levelEntrepreneurial spirit passed from mother to daughter, and taken to a new levelLooking back, Unathi Nkomo realises that she must have got her entrepreneurial spirit from her mother, although she was never really aware of it growing up. 2018/08/21 10:00:00 PM
Father and daughter a formidable team in cut-throat industryhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/father-and-daughter-a-formidable-team-in-cut-throat-industryFather and daughter a formidable team in cut-throat industryFor Leonie Finch, taking over as general manager of the family’s powder coating business was somewhat daunting not so much because she would be one of the few female owner-managers in a very male-dominated industry, but because she would one day have to fill her father’s considerable entrepreneurial shoes.2018/08/21 10:00:00 PM
Entrepreneurial spirit passed from mother to daughter, and taken to a new levelhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/entrepreneurial-spirit-passed-from-mother-to-daughter-and-taken-to-a-new-levelEntrepreneurial spirit passed from mother to daughter, and taken to a new levelLooking back, Unathi Nkomo realises that she must have got her entrepreneurial spirit from her mother, although she was never really aware of it growing up. 2018/08/21 10:00:00 PM
Father and daughter a formidable team in cut-throat industryhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/father-and-daughter-a-formidable-team-in-cut-throat-industryFather and daughter a formidable team in cut-throat industryFor Leonie Finch, taking over as general manager of the family’s powder coating business was somewhat daunting not so much because she would be one of the few female owner-managers in a very male-dominated industry, but because she would one day have to fill her father’s considerable entrepreneurial shoes.2018/08/21 10:00:00 PM
Entrepreneurial spirit passed from mother to daughter, and taken to a new levelhttps://www.businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/entrepreneurial-spirit-passed-from-mother-to-daughter-and-taken-to-a-new-levelEntrepreneurial spirit passed from mother to daughter, and taken to a new levelLooking back, Unathi Nkomo realises that she must have got her entrepreneurial spirit from her mother, although she was never really aware of it growing up. 2018/08/21 10:00:00 PM
Father and daughter a formidable team in cut-throat industryhttps://www.businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/father-and-daughter-a-formidable-team-in-cut-throat-industryFather and daughter a formidable team in cut-throat industryFor Leonie Finch, taking over as general manager of the family’s powder coating business was somewhat daunting not so much because she would be one of the few female owner-managers in a very male-dominated industry, but because she would one day have to fill her father’s considerable entrepreneurial shoes.2018/08/21 10:00:00 PM
Friendship culminates in thriving car workshophttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/friendship-culminates-in-thriving-car-workshopFriendship culminates in thriving car workshopTwo friends who started their own mechanical workshop in Rustenburg eight months ago with one employee have already employed three more mechanics to keep up with the demand.2018/07/25 10:00:00 PM
Slow, patient struggle pays off for SA’s only community TV stationhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/slow-patient-struggle-pays-off-for-sa’s-only-community-tv-stationSlow, patient struggle pays off for SA’s only community TV stationTwelve years ago, six idealistic people crammed into a small room at the back of a film school in Observatory, Cape Town, to start the community television station Cape Town TV.2018/07/25 10:00:00 PM
Friendship culminates in thriving car workshophttps://www.businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/friendship-culminates-in-thriving-car-workshopFriendship culminates in thriving car workshopTwo friends who started their own mechanical workshop in Rustenburg eight months ago with one employee have already employed three more mechanics to keep up with the demand.2018/07/25 10:00:00 PM
Slow, patient struggle pays off for SA’s only community TV stationhttps://www.businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/slow-patient-struggle-pays-off-for-sa’s-only-community-tv-stationSlow, patient struggle pays off for SA’s only community TV stationTwelve years ago, six idealistic people crammed into a small room at the back of a film school in Observatory, Cape Town, to start the community television station Cape Town TV.2018/07/25 10:00:00 PM
Fresh approach helps furniture business thrivehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/fresh-approach-helps-furniture-business-thriveFresh approach helps furniture business thriveWhen Etienne Erasmus started his furniture-hire company, Rain Productions, there were a lots of competitors in the market, but they were old and staid, and failed to update their stock and keep up with the times. Etienne, on the other hand, was 24 at the time, and thought the industry could do with a fresh approach. 2018/06/26 10:00:00 PM
Tech entrepreneur ready to revolutionise SA healthcarehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/tech-entrepreneur-ready-to-revolutionise-sa-healthcareTech entrepreneur ready to revolutionise SA healthcareFor all its underdevelopment, lack of public resources and scarcity of skills, South Africa presents massive opportunities for entrepreneurs who are able to spot ways in which technology can solve problems that would otherwise take generations to overcome.2018/06/26 10:00:00 PM
Fresh approach helps furniture business thrivehttps://www.businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/success-stories/south-africa/fresh-approach-helps-furniture-business-thriveFresh approach helps furniture business thriveWhen Etienne Erasmus started his furniture-hire company, Rain Productions, there were a lots of competitors in the market, but they were old and staid, and failed to update their stock and keep up with the times. Etienne, on the other hand, was 24 at the time, and thought the industry could do with a fresh approach. 2018/06/26 10:00:00 PM