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The Art of Negotiation: 4 Steps for success

As a manager or business owner, you will need to develop the art of negotiation, as inevitably a large portion of your time will be taken up by negotiations with business partners, suppliers, customers,...
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What can you do for your employees during a time of Coronavirus?

As the business world feels the effects the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and takes steps to adapt, companies are asking what they can do for their employees during this difficult time. "Instead of punitive changes being...
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Beat the recession, and emerge even stronger

Tips and advice for small businesses on how to beat the recession, and emerge even stronger from the downturn. With South Africa officially entering a technical recession in the fourth quarter of 2019, it’s tough out...
Managing your cash flow

Tips for managing your cash flow

Managing your cash flow and forecasting not only helps you stay on top of things and stay in business, but it is also a vital part of business strategy. It should be your number...
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New year, New Plans

Use challenges as an opportunity to learn, evolve and reinvent your business. As a new year comes into view, it is normal to reflect on the one gone by. Hopefully 2019 was a good year...

How to increase the value of your business by 35 percent

Imagine you’re going to sell your business ten years from now. How much is it going to be worth? What are you going to do between now and then to increase its value steadily...
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How to shelter your business during an economic storm

With South Africa's GDP growth forecast to be just 0.7% for 2019, most businesses are taking severe strain. To prevail in this difficult economic climate, each business will need to ensure that it is...
Business growth opportunities

Finding the growth opportunities for your business

If you want to ensure long-term success, you need to keep growing. And getting this right is all about spotting the opportunities your competitors have missed and generating ideas that allow you to differentiate...
Expanding into Africa

Being local, thinking global

More and more South African businesses are looking to expand, and with the rest of the continent quite literally on our doorstep, disruptors and businesses who embrace technology are leading the charge into Africa. Border...

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...
SEO Strategies for SMEs

Kickstarting your SEO

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is all about building a sustainable pipeline of qualified, inbound leads. If executed well, an SEO strategy could become a crucial element of your business’ growth strategy. As a digital marketing...
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8 Strategies for business owners during tough economic times

A tough economy does not always spell bad news for business. The strategies you need for survival during tough times are not dissimilar to business as usual, but they should be applied with...
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Expanding a South African franchise beyond our borders

According to the latest survey from the Franchise Association of South Africa, 39% of franchisors have businesses outside South African borders. This is equivalent to 1 775 stores in the SA franchise population. Most of...

Navigitating a founder buy-out

It is vital to plan for a co-founder's exit from the very start of the business relationship. You are more likely to establish a start-up with a co-founder (or a few co-founders) than by yourself....

Credit management in tough times

In an increasingly strained economy, what are some of the top credit management tips for small businesses? Growing a business in a strained economy is tough. Getting paid by your customers in a strained economy...