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How Do I Resolve Franchise Conflict?

Frequently Asked Questions about Franchisor-Franchisee Relations A franchisee-franchisor relationship is like a marriage, and should be treated as such. That’s according to leading Australian franchisees*. Just like marriages, franchise... Read More >

How to Identify Emerging Business Trends

Says American businessman and TV personality Dick Clark, “I don’t set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them.” Sensible advice from a man worth an estimated $80 million! Identifying emerging business trends is fundamental to... Read More >

Seven Common Business Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs

Avoid These Common Business Mistakes When Starting Out If you’re a first-time entrepreneur and business owner, it’s vital to get things right first time. To establish a successful business, you’ll want to avoid making these biggest business... Read More >

Top Five Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Starting a business is a long, hard slog that’s not for the faint-hearted – long hours, unpredictable paycheques and an uncertain business environment. Why then, would anyone do it? Here are the top five reasons to start your own business…... Read More >

How to Register a Patent

You’ve invested precious time, money and effort in perfecting your invention; now make sure that you’ve got your intellectual property rights covered. Filing a patent for your invention will help protect it from being copied by others. Briefly,... Read More >

New Companies Act and CCs

In May 2011, the Companies Act No. 71 of 2008 was introduced. This new legislation replaces The Companies Act 1973 and the Close Corporations Act of 1984, and affects all types of business entities, particularly close corporations. Until now, many... Read More >

Sole Proprietorship versus (Pty) Ltd

One of the first things with which budding entrepreneurs need to grapple is the different types of business entities in South Africa. Previously, the close corporation was the most common business entity for small and medium business enterprises... Read More >

The Ultimate Checklist for Buying a Small Business

Sometimes buying an existing business can be a golden opportunity. But remember, the devil’s in the details! Ensure that the seller isn’t the only one who is striking gold; keep your small business purchase on track by using this business... Read More >

How Office Décor Affects Productivity

When it comes to corporate office décor, staff productivity is not very high on the list of considerations – generally corporate companies go for office décor which is cheap, easy-to-clean and easy-to-maintain. But, points out psychologist Dr... Read More >

The Ultimate Checklist for Setting Up a Small Office

Setting up an office for your small business? Get the perfect small business office space by making sure you’ve got all the items on this checklist… Download The ultimate checklist for setting up a small office by clicking... Read More >

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