registering a business

Starting a business? Choose the right structure….

To avoid the pitfalls of establishing a business, it's best to start your entrepreneurial journey by getting the basics right: ■ The easy, no-fuss sole proprietor and partnership option The easiest option is, of course, to...
healthy money mindset

A Healthy Money Mindset

In my experience, small business owners and start-ups are notoriously bad at managing their money -  it's a kind of "hit and miss" and usually it is more of a miss than a hit! Most...
first three years in business

Tips for surviving the first three years in business

In light of Global entrepreneurship week, it’s apparent that entrepreneurs across the globe are seeking for answers from experts who have successfully run their businesses. There are many components to entrepreneurial success, but common to...
Senior couple on an opening day of their own bakery

It’s never too late to start a business

Entrepreneurship at any age is key to minimising unemployment in SA Whilst the country continues to battle a high unemployment rate – which increased to 27,5 percent, according to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for...
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...
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...
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...
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...
cash flow

Tips to stay on top of your cash flow

Let’s face it, running a small business isn’t easy, and there are many sleepless nights along the way. But, not being able to pay employees or debtors due to poor cash flow is one...
one big client

The problem with having only one big client

Many businesses start out with one big client; in fact they may be the reason for the venture getting off the ground in the first place. But what works during the start-up phase, won’t...
as the business owner, you are in the driving seat for building a great team

Top tips for building your power team

As a sports enthusiast, I have watched many teams play at their best and for some, at their worst. The way in which players on the field either synchronise their efforts for success, or...
Cash flow management

Proper cash flow management

The saying rings true: turnover is vanity, profit is reality, cash flow is sanity.
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...
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...
budget small business

Your not too small for proper budgeting

The truth is that no business is too small to hammer out a formal budget...