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Small Business Success Stories



Running a small business can be both a lonely and fraternal experience. It’s lonely in the sense that no two small businesses are the same.


Every entrepreneur has to deal with a unique set of circumstances and factors that are specific to their business. On the other hand, it’s fraternal in the sense that small business owners stick together. 


The communal nature of small business ownership is what keeps many entrepreneurs going when times get tough, and the forecast begins to darken; it’s also what inspires entrepreneurs to share information with their peers willingly, as opposed to selfishly safeguarding their principles of success.

As a small business owner—or at least someone with an entrepreneurial mind who one day hopes to launch a business—there’s tremendous value in immersing yourself in the small business community and studying those who are experiencing positive results.


Here is at some small business success stories that provide insight into how making key decisions and sacrifices has helped these entrepreneurs grow their business. 

5 Entrepreneurs Who Started With Nothing - and 3 Lessons to Learn



It's not uncommon to hear about entrepreneurs who used the wealth they made from a previous endeavor to build a thriving new startup, or about seasoned business owners who took over a decades-old franchise and transformed it into something new. These stories are inspiring in their own way; but to me, it's even more inspiring to hear about people who started with nothing.

These are entrepreneurs who started their journey with no capital, no funding and sometimes no education or experience, yet despite the odds were still able to build massive successes.

Africa's 40 Under 40





Do you know the 40 Africans under 40? Africa has made tremendous progress across all spheres and is now considered a hub of great talent, which is making a significant contribution to prospering the continent’s economic and social progress.


Young Africans are smart people who’ve taken it upon themselves to use their various talents and fields of expertise to make the continent a better place.

At, we recognize these efforts from young people who are tirelessly working to make Africa a better place to live. In light of this, we’ve identified the Top 40 Africans under 40 extraordinary men and women who are transforming the future of Africa.


This list includes people who are making amazing contributions in their respective fields of expertise.




12 of South Africa’s Top Women Entrepreneurs




According to The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Africa now has the highest growth in businesses started and run by women. In many fields, women entrepreneurs are leading the way.

At The Workspace, we love seeing this in practice. The women entrepreneurs among our members do everything. They offer tax advice to manufacture personal protective gear, build business software systems, run catering businesses, manage important NGOs and much, much more.

We’re also proud to have capable businesswoman, Colleen Mansour, as our CEO.

Towards the end of the ten years that the African Union has declared as African Women’s Decade, and in time for Women’s Day, we profile some of South Africa’s top women entrepreneurs.



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GetLion | Start, Manage and Grow your business, and get Rewarded for doing so.

GetLion is the free, start-grow-and-streamline-your-business app and is one of the best apps for small business owners in SA.


Want to learn more about how to start, grow and succeed in business? Want to know how to best manage your finances or apply for SMME funding? Need to find services, tools and business knowledge to catapult your business to growth?  Or, maybe you just like discounts and rewards. Thankfully, that’s what GetLion is for.




Stokfella was named Best Financial Solution at the 2020 MTN Business App of the Year Awards.

The fintech enables stokvels to manage, consolidate, communicate, visualise and analyse their stokvel activity financials and any other related stokvel matters.

This year StokFella launched an initiative to help ensure the survival of small businesses through bulk buying opportunities. Dark City Meat & Chicken, a small butchery in Alexandra township, was one of the small businesses that received assistance

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Books help us in so many ways to succeed as an entrepreneur. They can be a source of inspiration, develop skills, and provide tips and business strategies. They can help us to become successful by providing the right knowledge, new ways of thinking, new insights and help us to develop necessary skills.


4 Words for When You Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough | GaryVee

Today’s episode is a highlight moment from Tea with GaryVee. There are always those moments where you feel like the hand you were dealt was unfair and that you are at a disadvantage to the people around you. You need to attack those moments with gratitude and the perspective that your "setbacks" are actually your gift and a source of inspiration for others in your position.


Prove to the world that despite your setbacks you can still  achieve your goals no matter how big they are and be the example you want to see in the world! Enjoy! Let me know what you thought.






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