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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Being an entrepreneur in South Africa – “the art of the hustle”

6th October 2018 | No Comments

In entrepreneurship we often hear people talking about “the hustle”. Traditionally, being viewed as a “hustler” was perceived as a negative connotation – recently, however, to survive as an entrepreneur it is seen as necessary to succeed – everyday I’m hustling! ”Hustling” means making sure you are in the right place at the right time; […]

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Harnessing Diversity for Success: Sameness is not Fairness

6th October 2018 | No Comments

Sameness, specifically in terms of trying to treat everyone the same, is not the right way to view diversity. We must be careful of the trap of thinking that everyone must be treated the same. This is true of some things (such as remuneration for the same work done), yet the overriding factor should be […]

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Door To Door Success

6th October 2018 | No Comments

Based in Cape Town, Trish Burr’s online embroidery shop caters to a niche customer base around the world. Top-quality products and exceptional customer service are meaningless if you can’t get your packages into your customers’ hands, which is why FedEx Express is such a vital cog in Trish’s business. Customers across the world have become […]

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Huenu Solsona, founder of The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Huenu Solsona, founder of The Galileo Open Air Cinema

4th October 2018 | No Comments

Combining classic, all-time favourite movies under the stars with a market style atmosphere of music, games, food and drinks, The Galileo Open Air Cinema has become a popular summer staple for both locals and tourists living in Cape Town and the surrounding winelands. Adventure junkie and the brains behind The Galileo, Huenu Solsona, has mastered […]

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Nicole Capper Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa Recognised as “The Person Who Gave the Most to the Mountain” in the 2018 Rhino Peak Challenge

3rd October 2018 | No Comments

Despite extreme weather conditions, sleet hail, gusting winds, rain and freezing temperatures, Nicole Capper, Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa 2018 has once again proved that she’s as gutsy as she is gorgeous – conquering another “rare heights” challenge. This time she summited the iconic Rhino Peak in the Southern Drakensberg on World Rhino Day (22 […]

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