Business

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Bright ideas

Cut down on your energy bill

You can consciously control the amount of electric light you use, which can reduce your energy bill quite a lot.

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Easy payment

Your tax and UIF duties

SARS has introduced a simpler system called Turnover Tax aimed at helping small businesses streamline the process of paying tax.

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Don't be a victim

Take responsibility for your security

For 32-year old Aaron*, it’s a day he says he will never forget. He and his friends were relaxing around the television set, when four men dressed in police uniforms and

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Keep it flowing

Cash-flow is the life-blood of your business

Cash is king, but just as there are good kings and bad kings, there good and bad ways of managing cash flow, the life-blood of your business. Get on the king's good side by applying the following best practices

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Sticky fingers

Prevention is better than cure for workplace fraud

Theft from employees and associates can break a small business, so it’s vital to be vigilant and pick up the signs before things get out of hand.

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First 50 Qhubeka bicycles assembled at Nederburg to benefit local community

Empowering the community and keeping them safe through cycling

Nederburg is home to one of two Qhubeka bicycle assembly plants, where bicycles are built. These bicycles are intended for distribution to vulnerable South Africans via Qhubeka-affiliated community programmes.

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So you're a big success, what's next?

Growing your business through funding

If you are looking to expand your business, it’s time to consider your options and identify market partners that can help take you to the next level

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The game is in the name

Licensing or franchising?

There are always rules to running a franchise, and these rules are set by the franchisor.

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Explore your own backyard

Discover Gauteng's tourist gems for yourself

The diversity in South Africa’s Gauteng province belies its small size. Known for its work-hard mentality, it also offers a wealth of things to do and see for fun. how well do you know your Gauteng?

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Be a market leader

Tips for running a successful store

Spaza and tuck shop traders are facing more competition than they ever have before. At the same time, they occupy a special place in the market.