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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Can your Hobby Become a Business?

29th February 2016 | No Comments

The art of making a living from your passion My creativity is quite challenged. I can’t paint, I can’t sing or play any instruments nor am I masterful with handicrafts. But written word has always been my love and I stick to that. I choose to share a message of high hopes, second chances, doing […]

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What is Homeopathy?

22nd February 2016 | No Comments

 Treating illness with homeopathy is not a new practice. In fact, in many European countries it is no longer considered “alternative” medicine. In France, for example, over 30% of general practitioners prescribe homeopathic remedies. In Britain, the number is well over 40%. Although homeopathy is not as common in America, it continues to gain increasing […]

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Lisa Raleigh shares her fitness world with us

14th February 2016 | No Comments

1. Why did you start your own business? I love the creativity that comes with being your own boss – the freedom and flexibility allows you to expand, to be original and do things exactly the way you want to. Freedom to travel is also a wonderful perk. 2. What are the hours that you […]

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Sihan Wiid of Mink Interiors

14th February 2016 | No Comments

1. Why did you start your own business? I’ve always had a passion for creativity. I had an opportunity to start my own business 9 years ago when I met the right person at the right time, I used to do freelance photography, curated art shows, and was a partner in an art gallery where […]

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Tiffany Lumley New Born Photographer in Cape Town

14th February 2016 | No Comments

1. Why did you start your own business? For many years I was in advertising. I loved my job and I loved the excitement of a 9 – 5 corporate job. All that changed when my daughter was born. It was a morning when I had a very important task and a team that depended […]

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