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See taxi operators as entrepreneurs - expert

2014-07-15 12:56

Minibus taxi operators should realise they are actually running a small business and begin to accumulate the means to expand, says an expert.

Evolution of mobile payments in SA

2014-07-14 14:24

Phones are becoming the perfect wallet, because you won’t be without it. Ever.

The glue that holds a business together

2014-07-01 14:10

Any entrepreneur will tell you that enthusiasm, commitment and dedicated service is the lifeblood of their business. But is it really?

The 8 secrets of success

2014-06-04 12:44

The real secrets behind success in life, business and everything. Watch

Outsourcing growing among SA businesses

2014-06-04 06:00

More South African businesses favour outsourcing than the global average, according to new research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report.

Manage business risks related to strikes

2014-05-29 13:54

Business owners need to ensure that they are covered for the various risks that strikes and riots may bring about for their business, warns an expert.

Business slogan speaks in your absence

2014-04-24 10:19

A slogan defines the core of your unique selling proposition, says small business expert Jannie Rossouw.

Top five tips for managing cash flow

2014-04-15 09:47

The last thing any small business owner wants is a cash management crisis that could result in financial harm to the business and its dependents.

SMEs and independent accounting

2014-03-03 17:28

Research shows that the services of a chartered accountant can add value beyond mere book-keeping to a small business, says Saica.

Survival guide for SA startups

2014-07-02 10:38

Fin24 blogger Terence Stoker provides some down-to-earth guidelines for entrepreneurs struggling to survive in a hostile business environment.

Fear of failure part of entrepreneur's journey

2014-06-26 13:56

The fear of failure is a common occurrence in any entrepreneur’s journey, but by nature entrepreneurs are to a degree risk takers, says an expert.

More ways to secure working capital

2014-06-24 16:12

While cash flow is a universal challenge, entrepreneurs, who are starting and running small businesses in SA, face extra financial strains, says an expert.

Marketing before all else

2014-05-06 07:40

If you can sell tap water, you're ready to start your own business, says small business coach Bertie du Plessis.

Why do entrepreneurs work for free?

2014-05-05 17:40

Small business owners cannot say they're running a proper business if they are subsidising it, warns business consultant Bertie du Plessis.

When your hobby becomes your business

2014-04-24 17:31

Having a creative idea for a business is not enough and failure to plan appropriately upfront may result in increased future tax costs, warns an expert.

Changing careers and starting a business

2014-01-21 14:18

A Fin24 user is tired of working for someone else and wants to know how to change careers and start her own business.

UK franchise Baguette Express looking at SA

2013-11-06 15:04

UK franchise Baguette Express is seeking international master franchise and area developer partners in South Africa to take its business global.

Get small business savvy

2013-10-22 06:55

Ten things no one tells you when you start your own business.

From heroin dealer to Afghan oil man

2014-07-14 16:42

One-eyed Rateb Popal's debut as an Afghan businessman was not promising: he was caught smuggling heroin and locked up in a New York federal prison for almost a decade.

From school dropout to running Web Africa

2014-04-30 14:02

Rupert Bryant was a high school dropout whose love for the internet allowed him to morph into co-founder of one of SA's leading internet service providers.

Waste a huge money, job spinner

2014-04-23 17:16

Waste is a fantastic job creator, in that you address one of the biggest problems in South Africa - that of unskilled labour, says Eco Smart founder Lisa Kuhle.

Fuel investment option heading for JSE

2014-02-17 12:03

Two local risk analysts plan to bring a new petroleum investment option to the JSE.

Enabling consumers to be a barista at home

2013-10-15 14:43

For Kevin Katz of Caffé Luxe success is all about perseverance, determination and belief in your product.

Conquering the advertising world

2013-10-14 11:47

Advertising guru Sheila McGillivray, CEO of One Lady and a Tribe, tells more about the industry and what it takes for entrepreneurs to succeed.

Being a part time entrepreneur

2013-09-25 18:21

Lebo Thagane has an MBA and works in the corporate world, but she attends to her passion for wine making in her spare time.

Notes from a hijacked corporate career

2013-09-24 14:08

Through the use of start-up techniques Next Generation Lab takes family businesses back to their entrepreneurial roots to tackle challenges.

Tax woes result in friends' IT startup

2013-08-23 13:34

The brains behind innovative IT business TaxTim share their experience and tips as entrepreneurs.

Bring back old school remuneration - SME owner

2014-07-24 09:14

If South Africa wants to keep small businesses going, it needs to slacken the regulations for small business and the union foothold, says a Fin24 user.

Are you a modern marketing manager?

2014-07-23 13:10

If you are, then you’re probably the link between what happens internally and how that translates into sales, says Chemory Gunko.

The copywriting mistakes most clients make

2014-07-18 17:44

If you trawl back into the annals of advertising history what you’re going to discover is that the industry was built on copywriting, says Chemory Gunko.

Employees move on, so plan ahead

2014-07-18 17:14

Every employer knows the pain of losing an employee prematurely, but it’s best to be prepared with a plan of action, says Abram Molelemane.

The staggering hypocrisy of the left

2014-07-18 16:56

One day our society will hopefully take genuine moral fortitude, ethics and a commitment to practicing what you preach, says Anton Ressel.

6 things your website should do for you

2014-07-18 14:56

If there’s one thing that B2B marketing has taught me, it’s that your marketing collateral is actually one of your most important business tools, says Chemory Gunko.

24-hour days just don't work

2014-07-13 10:05

With too many priorities, we lose sight of everything that is important, says Ian Mann.

Say less, mean more

2014-07-06 08:31

Being brief means making the most of the time you have, says Ian Mann.

Top results, less time

2014-06-29 11:47

Four factors are mission critical to executing your strategy, says Ian Mann.

Probation: what it entails

2013-09-23 15:19

Lack of clarity about employee performance can cause misunderstandings, unhappy staff and ultimately even labour issues, warns an expert.

Government reduces red tape for SMEs

2013-08-11 16:13

The scrapping of verification fees will promote greater empowerment compliance without extra costs for cmpanies, says accounting body Saica.

July deadline for tax advisers

2013-01-08 16:01

Tax practitioners who provide taxpayers with advice or complete tax returns for a fee must register with a controlling body by July 1 or face legal action.

Compliance and risk management for SMEs

2012-07-02 15:42

PSG Konsult Corporate discusses identifying and implementing an effective programme to ensure SMEs are compliant with the new Companies Act and the impact of non-compliance.

Merger of agencies welcomed

2011-02-11 09:41

The possible merger between the three small business agencies is a good idea, but government can do more to nurture firms, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Taxing task

2011-03-04 11:28

It pays to keep your accounts admin in apple pie order.

New tax rules will hurt small businesses

2010-06-01 14:23

MPs have been told that some tax changes proposed by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his February budget will hit small firms hard.

New rules to hurt SA private equity

2010-05-27 10:36

New EU guidelines will make it difficult for Europeans to invest in SA private equity funds and local funds will struggle to get European capital, say experts.

Employment tax irks SA business owners

2010-08-31 14:18

A poll shows employment-related taxes are seen as the greatest burden by privately held businesses in 12 out of 36 countries.

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