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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Finfind provides solution for new job creation

7th February 2019 | No Comments

DURBAN BASED FINTECH COMPANY PRESENTS SME ACCESS TO FINANCE SOLUTION AT INAUGURAL BUSINESS ECONOMIC INDABA Business Unity South Africa’s inaugural Business Economic Indaba took place this week in Johannesburg with a heavy focus on job creation as well as a transformed and inclusive economy. A key message for South Africans from President Cyril Ramaphosa is […]

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How to Tame Your Temper

7th February 2019 | No Comments

We have all lost our temper at some point, we are after all human.  But when it becomes embarrassing to those around you and even to yourself, if you are honest, that is when you require the skills to tame your temper, cautions Helene Vermaak, Business Director at The Human Edge. Do you lose your […]

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Safer Internet Day: A cybersecurity checklist for African SMEs

6th February 2019 | No Comments

Easy prey Email is still an organisation’s weakest point, with 91% of attacks starting with email-based phishing attacks. And they’re not going away. In fact, 90% of global organisations have seen an increase in the volume of phishing attacks in the last year. If large organisations are at risk, small businesses – which don’t have […]

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Scientists Concur: Rooibos Potential to Curb Heart Disease Undeniable

6th February 2019 | No Comments

SCIENTISTS CONCUR: ROOIBOS’ POTENTIAL TO CURB HEART DISEASE UNDENIABLE Soon cardiologists from all over the world could be prescribing Rooibos as part of the therapeutic approach to tackle cardiovascular disease (CVD) – a modern-day epidemic that annually claims a tragic 8.76 million lives worldwide. So says Prof Amanda Swart from the Biochemistry Department at Stellenbosch […]

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Women will fail in the workplace unless SA businesses act

6th February 2019 | No Comments

If companies continue to hire and promote women at current rates, the number of women in management will increase by just one percentage point over the next ten years, according to recent research published by McKinsey in the USA. But if companies start hiring and promoting women and men to manage at equal rates over […]

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