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What is a Virtual Office and How Can it Save Me Money?

The low-cost way to a classy business address As the world of work changes, the slow economy continues to bite, small companies downsize even further, and work-from-home becomes a common way to run a business, virtual offices are coming into their... Read More >

Five Highly Effective Ways to Source Reputable Suppliers

How to find a supplier that suits your needs If you’re in the business of wholesaling or retailing a product, it’s vital to find a supplier that is reputable and suits your needs. Glitches in the supply chain or quality issues will damage your... Read More >

5 Ways to Conduct Market Research on a Budget

Small business market research is just as important as research for large multi-nationals. Every business, whatever its size, needs to minimise its risk by obtaining objective data on its customers, products, services and the marketplace in general.... Read More >

Seven Questions to Ask before Renting Office Space

Renting office space is both costly and a big responsibility. Once you’ve signed on the dotted line you’ve committed yourself to a host of legal obligations, and perhaps your staff and business to a whole new way of doing things. Before you take... Read More >

Intellectual Property – The Difference between Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents

 Do you have a unique product you’ve invented, or a genius business idea you want to prevent others copying? You know you need to protect your intellectual property, but should you file a copyright, trademark or patent? What is intellectual... Read More >

10 Essential Points to Include in your Business Plan

As essential for a small business as it is for a hefty multinational, the business plan is one of your most valuable business tools, and acts as your recipe for financial success. A well-crafted business plan serves many objectives. These include:... Read More >

Different Types of Business Entities in South Africa

In May 2011, the Companies Act No. 71 of 2008 was introduced, replacing the Companies Act of 1973 and the Close Corporations Act of 1984. Entrepreneurs initiating new start-ups should be aware of the different types of business entities under which... Read More >

Five Essential Things to Consider When Starting Your Own Business

Key points to ponder before starting a business You’ve always wanted to start a business of your own, but are unsure of the direction you should take or whether you should take the plunge at all. The following will help to clarify your decision.... Read More >

Common Mistakes and Pitfalls When Buying a Business and How to Avoid Them

Don’t make these mistakes when buying a business Often the best way for an entrepreneur to get started is to buy a business that is already established, successful and profitable. But, for the unwary, there are many potential pitfalls and... Read More >

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