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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Three franchising trends to look out for in 2019

28th January 2019 | No Comments

A recent survey conducted by the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) revealed that the franchising industry has grown from contributing 13,3% to the South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017 to its current figure of 15,7% despite the tough economic climate and its impact on franchises. Morne Cronje, Head of Franchising at FNB […]

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It’s onwards and upwards for winning entrepreneur Debbie Merdjan

27th January 2019 | No Comments

Winning the “Emerging” category of the 2018 Southern African leg of the EY World Entrepreneur AwardsTM has already spurred businesswoman Debbie Merdjan on to new things. “I’m on a plane to Nigeria tomorrow,” says Merdjan, who received her award at a dinner in Sandton on 29 November. She is founding CEO of the Camelot Group, […]

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Tips to help SMEs prepare for the New Year

26th January 2019 | No Comments

January is always a good time for SMEs to reflect on achievements and challenges for the past 12 months, while preparing for the year ahead. Jesse Weinberg, Head of the SME Customer Segment at FNB Business unpacks key steps that entrepreneurs should consider to ensure a successful 2019. Review 2018 goals – business owners should […]

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Five misconceptions about motivating employees By Paul Burrin, Vice President of Sage People

26th January 2019 | No Comments

How motivated and engaged are employees in your organisation? The start of a new year presents an opportunity to refocus our efforts on motivating employees and fostering an engaging, rewarding work environment. HR and People teams and company leadership can set the tone for a productive 2019 with the right strategy in place – provided […]

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Leadership going up a gear by Mosima Selekisho

26th January 2019 | No Comments

Corporate leadership in South Africa is being redefined. A ‘safe pair of hands’ is still required, but increasingly the focus is shifting to greater dynamism. At CEO level, more and more organisations are looking for go-getters who deliver results at pace. The change has been evident for some time but has reached critical mass in […]

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