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201701 Newsletter - January 2017



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.


Does your company submit VAT, provisional tax and income tax returns? Stop! You don't have to anymore, if …

If you're registered for VAT, provisional tax and are a company, you have to submit these returns to SARS. And it's not just once a year. It's one company tax return, two provisional tax returns and six VAT returns. That's nine times a year. That's almost one a month you're spending time preparing for tax return submissions. How much time is that wasting you? But if you qualify for turnover tax, you may not need to do this anymore …



Can you survive a liability claim – why you can’t go without liability risk management and insurance?

LIABILITY RISK MANAGEMENT should be a priority for all businesses, especially small and medium enterprises with limited resources and finances. Why? Well, for the exact reason that new and growing businesses may not have the resources and finances needed to survive a lengthy legal liability battle …


Be in control of your business growth

Seeing your business consistently growing is something every entrepreneur strives for. But not being prepared for the implications can do more harm than good. Getting too big too fast can lead to overworked employees, disgruntled customers and financial strain – not to mention a frazzled owner. Stay in control by taking it step by step and planning ahead ...



Create your marketing plan for 2017

Your marketing plan should be a clear, concise, and well thought out document that guides you through your marketing program. Using a marketing plan template will help you focus on the objective of your marketing and how you intend to accomplish that objective. Whether your company provides products or services, your marketing plan is essential to your success …



Checklists for buzzing entrepreneurs and SMEs

Entrepreneurship is more than simply “opening up a small business.” It is rather a progression through which individuals recognise opportunities, distribute resources, and generate value. This creation of value is often through the identification of unmet needs, wants and/or opportunities for change identified in our society. Entrepreneurial success however is not only the ability to foresee these opportunities in the marketplace, initiate change (or take advantage of same) and create value through solutions. One has to have the right tools and business governance structures to create a successful business moving forward into the future ...



Join our community

Join our Facebook Community to receive daily tips, motivation, and inspiration; and to share your experiences and questions with other entrepreneurs ...




They said it …

“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’ “

—Tom Preston-Werner, Github co-founder

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