small business vs big business

Big business vs small business

Does staying small and nimble makes sense for you and your business?
resilient

How to be more resilient when things get tough

Want to bounce back better? Here are some tips to help you stand back up when life knocks you down… What is resilience? It is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; it is mental...
SARS small business

SARS and your small business

Expert advice on understanding and dealing with SARS...
cashflow

Tips to keep you cashflow positive

Here are some tried-and-tested cashflow management tips to ensure there’s not too much month for your money...
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...
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...

How to engineer your own success

Sikhulile Nhassengo wanted to be a dentist but when he realized that he couldn’t handle the sight of blood, he chose to study engineering instead. Fast forward 20 years and he is the proud...
Mission statement

Your mission statement

Nothing motivates quite like a mission statement...
Pitching tips

Pitching tips: working the room

At the Engen Pitch & Polish competition and workshops, entrants get the opportunity to present their businesses. Bearing these pitching tips in mind will benefit entrepreneurs who need to pitch their ideas or businesses...
logo

Designing your logo

A logo and 'brand identity' is a vital element of your business. Make sure it encompasses everything it needs to... OK, so you have this business. Or you're developing it. And pretty early on you...
loyalty programmes small business

Can loyalty programmes work for small businesses?

Can loyalty programmes work for small businesses?
Alphacode fintech start-ups

AlphaCode awards R16m to fintech start-ups

Rand Merchant Investment Holding (RMI), through AlphaCode, has awarded entrepreneurial packages valued at R16-million to eight of South Africa’s most promising financial services start-ups. The entrepreneurial packages consist of R1 million in grant funding and R1-million in...

The power of resilience

Entrepreneur Luvuyo Rani, founder and managing director of IT services company Silulo Ulutho Technologies, is a former teacher who started his company as a micro business from the boot of his car in 2004,...

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...
business confidence

Boost your confidence

I’m always amazed at just how many business owners struggle with confidence issues. And self-confidence can be a game changer; the difference between mediocrity and success. Think of a business icon you admire, they no doubt exude confidence in their...