Category Archives: Small Business

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 »

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 »

The main differences between a big and a small business

Business is business, right? Not if you’re operating a small business. There is quite a big difference between how a big and a small business function. Larger corporations are required to operate according to a more rigid structure, while a small business has more freedom when it comes to processes and management structures. That said,… Read More »