The basics of registering a new small business

A simple guideline to everything you need to know when registering your new business Navigating your way through the usual company registration processes can be a daunting task for inexperienced entrepreneurs or small business owners, however, regardless of your profit or size, there are advantages to registering a new small business. These include business name protection, tax…

5 tips for a better business budget

Five budget tips that will help you put together a top-notch small business budget Budgeting is essential for all businesses big or small, however it is even more critical for small businesses working with limited resources. Controlling your expenditure will help provide profit margins, which in turn will allow you to invest in your company’s…

7 critical cash flow insights for your business

Clever ways to use your cash flow statement to help in your business’ financial review and strategic planning Every business needs to bring cash into the company as quickly and efficiently as possible. This enables the enterprise to have enough cash on hand to meet its obligations like payroll, rent and other expenses. Beyond tracking the…

10 tips for managing your business through a crisis

Innovative solutions for managing your business through tough times  Every business will experience its fair share of ups and downs, which means every business owner will at one point or another have to steer their business through some hard times. Although you may not be able to completely shield your business from a crisis, its important that every…

5 laws every business owner can’t afford to ignore

Arm yourself with knowledge of the laws your business needs to comply with, writes legal practitioner Monisha Prem Whether you are starting out or have been operating a business for years, it’s always good to familiarise yourself with the laws that affect your business. Whether its regulation specific to geographic location of your business (provincial or local by‑laws)…

Success Story: Herman Samtseu Philip Mashaba

Founder of Black Like Me Limited, CEO of Leswikeng Minerals & Energy Limited. This is the success story of Herman Mashaba. He is a veteran South African Entrepreneur who started his business activities during the harsh apartheid landscape and policies that once gripped this wonderful country. He came from humble beginnings to become one of South Africa’s wealthiest and…

Four startup tips for solo entrepreneurs

Going out on your own should never mean going it alone. This is perhaps the most valuable advice that can be given to startup entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship, in any type of business endeavor, must start with the recognition that success comes to managers who leverage all resources around them extremely well.  It’s about maneuvering something small…