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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sme’s: Prevention is Better Than Cure When it Comes to Cybercrime

As small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly looking at ways to digitise their businesses in order to expand and remain competitive, it has become essential for business owners to view cyber security as a priority. Just last year, almost half of all cyber-attacks reported worldwide were targeting smaller-sized enterprises with less than 250 employees. […]

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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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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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Bringing innovation and entrepreneurship to the insurance market

8th March 2019 | No Comments

Providing entrepreneurs with alternatives to traditional and prohibitively costly 3rd party cell captive arrangements With the implementation of recent insurance industry regulations requiring onerous capital adequacy limits for cell captives as well as delineating the types of businesses that may own a cell captive, GENRIC Insurance Company is focusing on providing insuretch start-ups, underwriting management […]

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Tech is no longer a male domain

8th March 2019 | No Comments

Each year on 8 March, International Women’s Day, I get invited to attend events that celebrate and discuss gender diversity in the workplace. They’re often rich with intelligent discussions about women and work, a topic I am immensely passionate about. But all too often, I sit up on stage, look out to the crowd and […]

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