From start-up to growth-stage company

Every stage of a business comes with its unique set of benefits and challenges. Starting a business can be the most thrilling and challenging thing one can do. This is a time where either a...
financial formulae

Financial formulae:: Test and measure

These are the financial formulae you should be using to keep your business on track...

7 Essential agreements for any start-up

Launching your business? There are essential legal agreements in place that every business should have, right from the outset.  While it can be tempting for founders to jump straight into the practical aspects of making...
start a business

Do you have what it takes to start a business

It’s not easy to start a business! Do you have what it takes?
Mission statement

Your mission statement

Nothing motivates quite like a mission statement...
financial terms

Financial terms you simply must know and understand

Not every entrepreneur is a financial guru, and many financial duties can be delegated to the right employee or be outsourced. But here's the thing though: As a business owner there are certain financial...
Daniel Kibel, Founder and Director, CM Trading

There has never been a better time to gear up your investments on the...

Online trading. A concept that has literally thrust the financial world into the fast lane. But for most armchair investors putting the pedal to the metal to get in on the action of this...

Designing your logo

Make sure this vital element of your business encompasses everything it needs to... OK, so you have this business. Or you're developing it. And pretty early on you realise, "Hey, we need a logo,"... or...
fears entrepreneur

Feel the fear, and start that business anyway

No entrepreneur is immune to the fears associated with the risks of starting your own business. Here's how to overcome it and start that business anyway. Starting your own business holds the promise of time...
SARS small business

SARS and your small business

Expert advice on understanding and dealing with SARS...

The tax benefits to working from home

We live in the age of remote working and the trend is set to increase over the years. If you are wondering if there are any tax benefits that can be claimed if you work...
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How to collect debts (and keep your customers)

Debt collection is a painful but necessary function. And while slow-paying customers place enormous pressure on your cash flow, you stand a very real chance of losing them as customers forever if you, or...
asset business

You are the most important asset in your business

When entrepreneurs start a business, the majority would think about developing a great product or service, ensuring that it is known in the market, exploring how this will generate an income, seeing how the...

How to effectively run a home office

Tough economic times have resulted in many South Africans looking for new ways to cut back on monthly expenses. SMEs are feeling the pinch, which is why giving up rented offices and opting to...

10 fast facts about WordPress website security

One of the best things about WordPress is that anyone can design and build their own website -not just web developers. The downside of this is that full control for your website is in...