Five small business money-saving myths

You already know the importance of building up a rainy-day fund for your small business. You also know the benefits of creating a savings culture among your team. In fact, you’ve probably been so inundated with advice about saving money that it’s difficult to know what to implement and what to ignore. I’ve compiled a […]

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Stress

Stress Management Key to Growing a Small Business

Many South African small and medium enterprise (SME) owners are grappling with the stress and strain of running a business. This was confirmed by the findings of the second quarter 2018 SME Confidence Index, which reveals that 76 percent of the SME owners surveyed say that the pressure of running their own business can sometimes […]

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Funding

How alternative funders enable small biz success

Up to 75% of South African small businesses fail within the first year. One of the biggest causes being a lack of funding, or poor financial management. Yet, many small businesses struggle to secure funding, either because they haven’t been in business long enough, or because they don’t understand the intricacies of the lending market. […]

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Five tips to avoid penalties for failing to file your company’s income tax return

If your small business’s income tax returns are not up to date, now is the time to get your affairs in order. From December, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) will start imposing ‘administrative penalties’ on companies that receive final demands to submit returns. Unlike personal taxpayers, companies were not fined in the past for […]

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FNB kicks-off Global Entrepreneurship Week by engaging township entrepreneurs

12th November 2018 | No Comments

FNB is once again embarking on a series of interactive engagements with entrepreneurs across South Africa’s biggest townships. Launched in 2017, the initiative is part of the bank’s ongoing engagements with small businesses that operate within townships, to unlock mutual value in this “unseen” economy. The theme for this year is ‘how can township entrepreneurs […]

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Hints and Tips that will help you fight diabetes

8th November 2018 | No Comments

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when attention is focused on diabetes, how it impacts people’s lives and how to lower the risk of getting it. Diabetes is a long-term condition where a person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) either because the body does not respond properly to insulin or because the insulin […]

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How Persons with Disabilities Build Resilience in the Workplace

6th November 2018 | No Comments

Resilience is our capacity to recover from difficulties, our ability to bounce back from the problems we face. Psychologists are encouraging adults to foster resilience in children, as well as in themselves. It is highly applicable to persons with disabilities (PWDs) and to everyone in the workplace. If we have an attitude characterised by resilience, […]

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Local SMEs fly the SA flag high on international stage

6th November 2018 | No Comments

  Women-led Sayrx Engineering Group (SEG) and Pargo, a smart logistics company, have both been selected as Endeavor entrepreneurs at the recent Endeavor International Selection Panel (ISP) held in Brazil. The honour comes after the companies were selected as finalists in the 2018 instalment of the FNB Business Innovation Awards (FNB BIA), which enabled their […]

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FNB honoured as best business Bank in SA – 6 times in a row

4th November 2018 | No Comments

  FNB Business has once again been voted “SA’s Best Business Bank” in the 20th Annual Sunday Times Top Brands survey. This makes it the sixth year in a row that FNB Business wins this award. The Sunday Times Top Brands survey is the leading indicator of consumer and brand sentiment in the country. Mike […]

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