SMEasy Accounting: A Cut Above The Rest

When searching for accounting software for small businesses, we look for a solution that is affordable and easy to use, encompassing time-saving features that take the headache out of small business accounting – such as easy quoting, invoicing, reporting, contact management and customer communication. A few years ago SMEasy, the easy-to-use business management and accounting… Read More »

What Does R150 Get You?

If you ask people what R150 is worth to them, you’ll get a variety of responses – to some, R150 is a visit to their local coffee shop, to others, it’s a week’s groceries. But regardless of your financial position, as an entrepreneur with a start-up business, you are most likely trying to make your… 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 »

Simple Tips On Small Business Marketing

The goal of every small business is to sell the business’s products and services. The best way to accomplish this is through the use of a good marketing strategy which positions the business in front of the target audience and offers them something they can’t refuse or find elsewhere. Effectively implementing your marketing strategy means… Read More »

Let’s Talk The Basics

Starting your own business is an exciting endeavour that offers both personal and professional fulfilment. Before you start though, save yourself time and money by making yourself aware of the basics for survival. Be willing to take risks If you’re going to be successful as an entrepreneur, you have to be prepared for the risks… 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 »

Top five reasons for startup business failure

Micro, small and medium size enterprises (SMMEs) are the lifeblood of our economy, creating an ever growing need for entrepreneurs to pursue their own ventures. This is easier said than done however, as we pointed out in a recent blog post. There are many fears entrepreneurs are faced with when starting a new business. In… Read More »

Stress management – how top business leaders deal with stress

Stress has been labelled as the ‘silent killer’, and rightly so – it’s a reaction to internalising the worrying about things out of our control. The unfortunate thing is that stress can have serious consequences for your health – both physical and mental. Stress is a normal part of life, like preparing for a big… Read More »

Attracting venture capital to your small business

Getting financing is one of the biggest hurdles you’ll face as a small business owner. It’s also one of the biggest fears aspiring entrepreneurs have when starting a business, as highlighted in a recent blog post. Funding a startup or small business is considered risky; statistics show that banks only fund 3% of all startup… Read More »

Five fears you need to overcome before starting your own business

Working for someone else has been the norm for decades, and a great majority of the working class have worked for the same company their entire life. However, with the rise of successful startups in every conceivable industry, more people are taking the leap of faith to becoming their own boss. Unfortunately, as exciting and… Read More »