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201702 Newsletter - February 2017


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FEBRUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER
 

   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.
 


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Do you want to start your own business this year?

South Africa needs more entrepreneurs to grow the economy and create jobs. You could be one of them. The SME Toolkit and BUSINESS/PARTNERS are hosting a full day "Start Your Business" conference aimed at helping you plan for your new venture. If you’re based in Gauteng and considering or planning to start a new business, come and find information on how to start and be inspired to take that first step! Join our START YOUR BUSINESS CONFERENCE in Johannesburg on the 23rd of February. Some of the topics that will be covered include “Coming up with a business idea”, “Developing a sales and marketing strategy”, “The importance of Financials – where to start”, and much more … Click on the “Read more” tab to register, or contact smetoolkit@businesspartners.co.za


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7 ways to be a better business person in 2017

No matter how good you are at running your business, you can do better. As a small business owner, you have to be pretty hands-on when it comes to the day-to-day handling of the company, which means you always need to be at the top of your game. And 2017 is the year you’re going to do that

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10 Reasons for your start-up to consider equipment financing

You’ve got the idea for your business. A small-medium size business that has a personal feel to it. Great. Most businesses need certain equipment to operate – from furniture to computers. Aside from internally generated cash flow or credit lines, when looking to acquire equipment for your start-up, you should investigate other ways to finance these acquisitions ...

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What you need to know about medical insurance as an employer

Living costs in South Africa are on the rise. With that, annual medical insurance contributions continue to increase as part of this trend and many South Africans are struggling to keep up. How do you, as an employer, respond to this? What are your obligations and responsibilities to your employees in this regard? We take a deeper look into medical insurance from an employer’s perspective …



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The POPI Act and King IV – Corporate Governance

In early November 2016 the latest version of the local code on Corporate Governance (CG) saw the demise of King III as King IV was launched. Following here are some tips about Corporate Governance and POPI, whatever the size of your business …



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Join our community

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



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They said it …

I think the path is different for everybody. Go after the doors that are open to you. That has always been my motto getting into the music business. Do the things that seem to be good opportunities and work hard at it. Try to make good decisions and be nice. Hopefully all of that will pay off at some point.

— Chris Stapleton


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