Tag 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 »

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 »

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 »

Why your small business should have a fast and responsive website

Technology is swiftly evolving and changing how we carry out tasks in our daily lives, especially the way in which we do business. As a small business owner you are heavily reliant on technology to not only build your business, but to communicate with the modern consumer. In most cases, your website is the customer’s… Read More »