How to market your business

How to market effectively is one of the biggest challenges faced by small businesses and entrepreneurs today. There are many marketing techniques that can be used, and choosing the right approach for your business is not easy. Small businesses also have limited budget to use on marketing which makes it even more challenging. A good…

How to reach your customers/potential customers

How to reach your customers: Word of mouth Pamphleting Web (online, internet, technology) Reputation Talking to competitors  How to reach your customers using the internet: Internet Marketing is the use of the Internet as a medium to market products and services to an audience. Having a website is not enough for you to successfully market…

Useful tips for creating a Business Plan

Before writing your business plan: (questions to ask) Determine your goals and objectives Outline your financing needs Plan what you’ll do with your plan Don’t forget about marketing Contents of your Business plan: Executive Summary Within the overall outline of the business plan, the executive summary will follow the title page. The summary should tell…

The Importance of good accounting practices

Accounting practices are intended to enforce a firm’s accounting guidelines and policies, it refers to the method by which its accounting policies are implemented and adhered to on a routine basis typically by an accountant and/or auditor. Accounting practices often provides entrepreneurs with the clearest picture of their businesses success. When things are financially unstable,…

How to apply for business grants

How to apply for business grants Applying for a grant requires plenty of preparation and research. To begin the grant-seeking process, you need to understand the different types of grants, what grant money can be used for, and what funding institutions expect from you before they award the grant. Grants for small business funding tend…

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have a majority black owned business for over a year that generates between R 250 000 to R35 million per year; which grant may i apply for? A: The BBSDP grant covers all businesses that meet this minimum criteria Q: I have a great idea but don’t the funds to pursue my goals. A: Visit…

Film and Television Incentives

Film Incentive (Film Incentive) Description The South African Government offers a package of film and television incentives to promote its video production and post-production industry. The incentives consist of theForeign Film and Television Production and Post-Production incentive to attract foreign-based film productions to shoot on location in South Africa and conduct post-production activities, and the South African…

AIS – Automotive Investment Scheme

The AIS is an incentive designed to grow and develop the automotive sector through investment in new and/or replacement models and components that will increase plant production volumes, sustain employment and/or strengthen the automotive value chain.   Eligible Enterprises Light motor vehicle manufacturers that have achieved or can demonstrate that they will achieve a minimum…