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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Overcoming failure

10th October 2018 | 2 Comments

  I am an expert on this subject. I have failed in every area of my life many limes. Personally, financially and in business. Failure should not be treated as a negative. We should be taught in school that failure is a good thing, but we are not. Kids tease you and treat you differently […]

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Local fashionista receives Shoprite funding to develop business

6th October 2018 | No Comments

Tholwana Moshodi from Heidedal in Bloemfontein initially started MOSARDI in 2014 as a business that created bucket hats to fit any girl’s head and hairstyle. As a marketing graduate with an eye for fashion, Tholwana grew MOSARDI into an all-female clothing brand that fuses urban and traditional African prints and patterns to create effortless yet […]

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Local receives Shoprite funding to develop business

6th October 2018 | No Comments

Like many other young graduates, Boitumelo Jegeh from Rustenburg was unable to find a job after obtaining her degree in B.Com Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017. But she was determined to make something of her life and that would positively impact those around her and so PLNK was founded. PLNK Watches […]

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Local entrepreneur receives Shoprite funding to develop business

6th October 2018 | No Comments

From a very young age, while still at school, local entrepreneur Mahlatse Matlakane (20) used to spend her holidays working on nearby farms in Tolwe, Limpopo, to help support her mother and siblings. After completing matric in 2016, she applied to study Law but could not shake her love for farming and agriculture and decided […]

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Siyasanga Ngcongca from Ngcongca Building Consulting based in Cape Town

6th October 2018 | No Comments

Why did you start your own business? This is actually my late father’s business that was established in 1993. He passed away in 2013 and I had to fill his BIG shoes and take the business to greater heights, which I have been doing over the past five years and I have managed to excel […]

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