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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Introducing Norick Interiors

22nd October 2018 | No Comments

A unique Chinese antiques supplier sheltering the only traditional tea house on the continent It was Lao Tzu, founder of Taoism, who was credited with the saying “tea is the elixir of life”, which is an ideology that South Africa has taken to heart over the last five centuries. Another lesser known epithet is that […]

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The average South African sacrifices over R500, 000 worth of unused lunch breaks over their career

22nd October 2018 | No Comments

Research released today by online job board CareerJunction has revealed that only one in three South Africans take their full lunch break. The research conducted amongst 3,000 South African working respondents suggests that more than a third of South Africans skip their lunch break altogether between two to four times per week. “The average South […]

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Cost-effective ways to improve the value of your home

17th October 2018 | No Comments

Costly renovations might not get you the return you want when you sell your house, so if you’re getting a loan for home improvements consider the smaller, cosmetic changes that will make your property more appealing. “Most estate agents agree that there’s a ceiling on prices in most neighbourhoods, so there’s a real risk that […]

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FNB announces the 7th Franchise Leadership Summit

10th October 2018 | No Comments

  FNB is hosting the 7th Franchise Leadership Summit at Montecasino on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. The summit is a well-attended industry discussion amongst high calibre franchisors and industry stakeholders. The Summit is aptly themed “Equipping you to future proof your franchise”. The discussions will include exploring the impact of technology on the franchising industry. […]

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Tumi Morake debut as an authoress

10th October 2018 | No Comments

There’s only so much you can find out about Tumi Morake from the stage, the screen…and the internet.  Her highly anticipated debut book, ‘And Then Mama Said’, officially hits the shelves on 8 October and is the voice of Tumi in private – a behind-the-scenes perspective of a pioneering South African star who has been deeply […]

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