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201608 Newsletter August 2016



DIY for small businesses

The SME Toolkit is an online business hub that gives you access to information, documents, software, advice, news, eLearning and support. Are you looking to start or grow your business? Broaden your management skills? Access information or support? Do business better with the help of this user-friendly website that puts you in control.


What is a feasibility study?

Before you can start a business you must be reasonably sure that the business is feasible. One also needs to be certain of the resources required to start the business and then continue managing the business profitably …



5 Basic guidelines – Digital contracting

The use of technology in our daily lives has been growing rapidly. Electronic contracts initially caused a great legal uncertainty as to how and whether electronic contracts could be recognised as valid and enforceable agreements. The passing of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (ECT Act) in 2002 initiated the basic premise that digital communications are no less valid than paper based communications …


POPI and PAIA Compliance for SMEs

The foundation of good governance lies in assigning responsibilities for activities that will contribute to effective governance. It is no different when establishing governance mechanisms for laws such as the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) and the Promotion of Access to Information (PAIA) Acts …



Start-up costs for an accommodation business

After much soul-searching, you’ve decided that you want to open your own guest house, boutique hotel or B&B. There are many factors to consider, such as where your business will be and who your target market is, but much of these decisions will be based on your budget …



Which pieces of legislation hampers your business growth?

Poverty, unemployment and low economic growth are some of the key challenges facing South Africa currently. Small businesses are significant potential role players in addressing these challenges. We would like to find out what can be done to improve the regulatory environment for SMEs to increase business formation, facilitate growth and stimulate employment. If you want to be a part of the solution, take 2 minutes to complete our survey ...



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Recommended reading – Of Course You Can, Brian Adams

Book review of a practical guide to starting and managing your own successful business in South Africa.

I enjoyed reading and working through this book. It is well written, easy to understand and full of practical, implementable advice ...


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