SME’s Have you Completed Your Financial Planning for 2019?

While small to medium enterprise (SME) owners may not have a great deal of control over South Africa’s broader economic issues, they do have control over how they plan and manage their finances, says EasyBiz Technologies Managing Director, Gary Epstein. “The failure of many SMEs to make it past the critical 3.5-year mark is more […]

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Top three opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

    2019 is well underway, bringing with it a range of risks and opportunities for startups and growing businesses. Some of the challenges your business will face – a volatile rand, Eskom load shedding, tax and labour laws – are beyond your control. To thrive this year, focus on what you can control by […]

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2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in South Africa

Energizing Your Ideas! The process of shortlisting the entries submitted to the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in South Africa has been completed. The following 13 candidates were shortlisted to pitch their projects (alphabetical order): Kutlwano Ngwarati, Boolyx Edu-Tech Leah Molatseli, LenomaLaw Lethabo Legodi, SKEYE – First Responder Service Mamkhele Msongelwa, Evaporate […]

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SME’S Dont Leave Your Tax Submissions too Late

It is critical for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to be properly prepared for the upcoming tax season. This means keeping abreast of amendments to tax regulations and affording the business enough time to adjust to any changes. EasyBiz Technologies Managing Director, Gary Epstein, says last year’s VAT increase had a significant psychological impact on […]

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He Feeds Me

16th April 2019 | No Comments

“Where did it all go wrong, how did I end up here? These are the questions that I ask myself as the water begins to drip down my shoulders. My knees begin to ache as I feel the shower tiles cutting into my knees. My eyes begin to sting from the shampoo which keeps dripping […]

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Internet tools and platforms are making it easier for female entrepreneurs to get businesses off the ground

15th April 2019 | No Comments

Entrepreneurship and female empowerment are two powerful potential catalysts for economic growth in South Africa. Bring them together in the form of higher rates of female entrepreneurship, and you have the potential to contribute to a significant increase in GDP and jobs over the next decade. To put this into context, the South African government […]

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Time to bid farewell to hourly rates with value pricing

15th April 2019 | No Comments

TIME TO BID FAREWELL TO HOURLY RATES WITH VALUE PRICING Selling hours for Rands is the inverse of a good business model. If you’re billing by the hour, you can only bill for eight hours a day, so your income is capped, yet it’s a pricing model so many of us default to – from […]

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Female entrepreneurship to be bolstered this International Women’s Day

8th March 2019 | No Comments

Erica Miller started her Meyerton-based business, GEM Plastics, in 1997 out of her home with just two machines printing polyethylene bags. Today, her business has grown into a thriving family business operating out of a factory, employing 25 staff members, and manufacturing plain and printed polyethylene bags, tubing and sheeting to customer specifications. “I initially […]

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Engen celebrates women truck drivers this International Women’s Day

8th March 2019 | No Comments

Phindile Sithole, one of 16 female bulk truck operators employed by Engen says that while she fully supports Engen’s drive to secure a more gender-balanced world, she always knew that she wanted to be a truck driver and nothing was going to stand in the way of her achieving her dream. As a professional driver […]

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