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...

The basics (and importance) of a business plan

One of the most important (and often forgotten about) documents that you will need to start a new business is a solid business plan. It is also serves as a guide in any stage...

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...
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...

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...

The mindset for business success

In South Africa, where 75% of small businesses close within their first five years, it’s imperative that budding entrepreneurs have the right mindset for success from the start to beat the odds. “Starting a business...
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...

The essentials of an e-commerce shop

Selling online is a great way to establish or grow your business. In today's digital age, both brick-and-mortar shops and new businesses have the opportunity to embrace e-commerce as a sales channel. E-commerce is...

Big opportunities for young entrepreneurs in construction

Despite current challenges, there is still plenty of opportunity for dynamic young people in the construction industry. One might be forgiven for thinking that young people would be well advised to steer clear of construction...

Young Entrepreneur takes barbering to the next level

When Peter Cupido from Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, swopped his technical assistant job to open his barber shop, he started a community whereby men gather for quality time and a close shave. “I opened my business...

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,...

Successional planning – be proactive

A sudden unforeseen exit by one of your critical team members can be a huge setback within any business. Proactive planning for this eventuality is thus necessary. Succession planning is a proactive and systematic process,...

Introducing the world’s first online digital accountant

There is no denying that finance is an ever changing industry and accountants need to adapt to keep up. It seems that the days of punching numbers into calculators and scribbling down sums are a...

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...
SMME finance

Top 10 tips to becoming a financially savvy SMME

Businesses are failing all around us, and this can happen when entrepreneurs are not equipped with the necessary financial skills that would enable them and their businesses to flourish. SAICA Enterprises Development’s...