Category Archives: Business Management

Travelling into Africa as a Small Business owner

TRAVELLING INTO AFRICA AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER FOR THE FIRST TIME? CEO of SMEasy, Darlene Menzies, shares her top travel tips! As a small business owner, travelling for work doesn’t often hold the perks of first-class flying, a PA to book you into a five-star hotel or a luxury car service waiting to pick… Read More »

Five of the biggest threats faced by start-ups and small businesses

TOP TIPS FOR COMBATING CHALLENGES Among the greatest achievements for entrepreneurs who have had the courage to start their own business is the ability to maintain and grow it. In South Africa, 86% of start-ups fail in year one and only 7% survive to celebrate their third birthday. While business owners face many challenges, there… Read More »

SARS and Your Small Business

Darlene Menzies and Kantha Naicker address the elephant in the room and give some tips on dealing with SARS Perhaps one of the biggest challenges faced by South African small businesses is understanding and dealing with SARS. The key, regardless of what type of business you are running, is knowledge. Knowledge of SARS’ practices and… Read More »

5 Hacks That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”  Lincoln’s productivity secret was good preparation and using an effective tool for the task.  It’s the same for entrepreneurs, adequate preparation and effective tools are key to business success. CEO of SMEasy and established entrepreneur, Darlene… Read More »

How To Get Hooked Up

Being an entrepreneur or small-business owner can be a lonely place; so getting to interact with other like-minded individuals, and being exposed to business opportunities, can be challenging. To help you build your business relationships, Darlene Menzies, CEO of SMEasy, has the following advice: “While we focus on our personal relationships in the month of… Read More »