Mentoring

Mentoring: a leg-up for startups

Having a mentor when you start a business can be as important as the actual product or service you’re selling. While the research on the positive impact of mentorship is clear, so many entrepreneurs...
what does bootstrapping mean

Bootstrapping your business

Bootstrapping: A term used to refer to the process of using only existing resources, such as your own personal savings, personal computing equipment, or garage space, to start and grow a company.One of the...
side business

Signs your side business could become a full-time job

During the national COVID-19 lockdown, many South Africans took up side hustles to help make up for a drop in their income or to make productive use of their extra time at home. If...
side hustle

Take your side hustle to new heights

Side hustle. It's what you're doing when the clock strikes five, and everyone else kicks off their work shoes.It’s what you’re doing when most people’s days are over, and yours is just beginning. It’s...
David Henderson

From part-time project to full-time business

David Henderson's family were hard-working government employees, and business or money was never a typical dinnertime discussion. This meant that after school, Henderson followed suite and began studying a technical diploma in Engineering. After...
Grace Stevens

A recipe for success

Thinking about taking your confectionary hobby to a full-time baking business? The romantic idea that you will spend your days only baking perfect cookies is far from the reality of what it takes to...
Your business Magazine

Oct/Nov 2020 issue of Your Business out now – your free digital SME magazine!

The October/November 2020 issue of Your Business Magazine is out now, available to you free for online reading or download here.Some of our inspiring articles and features include: ON THE COVER DIGIT FLEET MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS has...
planning your business success

Checklist: Plan for your business success

It’s no secret that in order to succeed in life, there has to be some sort of plan. This obviously applies to business success as well. In fact, I would even go so far...

Business owner: Ways to pay yourself

There are four ways that the owner of a company can take money out of their business, and all four have different tax implications.When you become a small business owner, one of the most...
business mentors

Business mentors volunteer to help struggling entrepreneurs

Business mentors are now available to entrepreneurs on the Mentor Hotline, a unique platform that was developed by SME growth specialists Fetola, in collaboration with FNB, to give South African entrepreneurs instant access to...
young entrepreneurs

How young entrepreneurs can find inspiration

As President Ramaphosa noted in a recent newsletter to the nation, young entrepreneurs are finding the "silver lining to the dark COVID-19 cloud". Indeed, even at this dark hour for the world economy, opportunities abound...
Franc

Franc – A startup that believes investing is for everyone

There is this notion that investing is only for the rich, but the idea couldn't be further from the truth. Enter Franc.app - an investment app that was conceptualised in 2018 when an engineer,...
bookkeeper and accountant

It’s vital to have the right bookkeeper and accountant by your side

In my field, it is disconcerting how many business owners I meet on a daily basis that don’t have the right bookkeeper or accountant in place, and are now paying the price. And I...
disrupt an industry

Can your business disrupt an industry?

3 Questions to evaluate whether a startup can live up to the hype and disrupt an industry.Over the past few years, digital native companies like Uber, Amazon, and Airbnb have redefined the rules of...
best time to start a business

The best time to start a business is right now. Here’s why

Every day, across the country, men and women dream about starting their own businesses. They have an idea, they want to be their own boss, they’re tired of corporate life, or they want to...