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201609 Newsletter September 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 to charge for your skills

Many women leave formal employment for the flexibility of being a freelance professional or consultant. One of your first challenges will be to set a fee for your services. What should you consider when putting a price to your skills and knowledge? …



6 Ways companies should be transparent and accountable

The new Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“the Act”) which came into effect on 1 April 2011, imposes greater transparency and accountability requirements on all companies. Many SME’s ask whether the concept of transparency and accountability apply to them or only to big corporates. The Act applies to all companies regardless of size, and non-compliance may result in penalties …


Top 20 health-check questions ito POPI Act compliance

Almost all organisations are faced with the challenge of achieving and maintaining compliance with the POPI Act. This handy Self-Assessment allows you to quickly identify the areas you need to focus on to be compliant with the POPI Act. Score one point for each “Yes” answer and then read the rating scale for your score below …



Young talent builds growth – Before you get big, start small

There’s a global move to connect SMEs and young talent, starting here in South Africa. The likes of Richard Branson and Elon Musk have won by betting on young talent. You should too “We live in a world where talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not”



Why you should care about your employees’ health

Employees’ health is not something many business owners often think about. Obviously, you want your staff to be in good health, but it’s not at the top of your list of priorities. After all, you’ve got a lot on your mind when you’re running a business …



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They said it …

Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer. – Unknown

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