What Is B-BBEE?

The B-BBEE Act defines black people as South African citizens from African, Coloured & Indian ethnic groupings. In pre-1994 South Africa this majority of citizens were excluded from effective participation in economic activities based on race. No economy can grow by excluding any part of its people and an economy that is not growing cannot…

Five Tips for Entrepreneurs

Maybe you’ve been dreaming since childhood that one day you would invent something amazing and start your own company. Or you taught yourself code as a teenager, all the while scheming to build the next great web property. Or you’re a secret risk-taker, trapped in a corporate day job — and now you’ve got a…

10 Tips for a Strong Start

As someone who has been called a serial entrepreneur, I’ve had more than my fair share of experience starting new enterprises, turning around underperforming enterprises or re-vamping operations. During that time, I’ve learned a thing or two about some critical factors you absolutely need to know before you jump on a strong start into the…

4 basic must-haves for your business

Follow these basic must-haves for your business to improve customer service and build a stronger brand.  1.    Have a website In this day and age, all businesses must have an online presence and 90% of that means a website. Consumers prefer looking online, and if your business doesn’t have a website, they will find one that…

Branding and advertising – why you need to know the difference

Knowing the differences between branding and advertising can help your business attract customers and stand out amongst competitors Businesses typically use branding and advertising interchangeably, thinking they are simply ways to convince customers and clients to buy their products and services. Because so many people misuse the two terms, their meaning can be confused. Michelle Perrow, founder…

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…