female entrepreneurs

Top Female Entrepreneurs in South Africa

Africa is increasingly becoming known as a viable economy to invest in and this is largely due to the success of entrepreneurial ventures. Entrepreneurship is not only about building and running your own business, but it’s also about offering a solution to a problem as well as having the passion and perseverance to see it through. The […]

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entrepreneurial books

Reading Between the Lines

In the world of entrepreneurs it is of the utmost importance to know and understand how a business works, both internally and externally, as well as to find a behind-the-scenes team that holds significant expertise. Guiding the currency flow, money as well as ensuring a good marketing and advertising strategy, all the while taking care […]

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things boss shouldn't say

The Condescending Boss – Top Eight Things to Avoid Saying to Employees

Work is usually a stress-charged environment, and it’s easy to say something rash in a moment of anger or frustration. What we often forget, however, is how much of an impact such a small slip can have on the morale and production output of our employees. Here are eight things every boss should avoid saying […]

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2015 Annual Payroll Tax Seminar

2015 Annual Payroll Tax Seminar

It’s that time of the year again: the latest tax year is about to kick off, bringing with it some changes, risks and new challenges. Sage Pastel is not only committed to ensuring that all your accounting and payroll needs are taken care of, but it’s also dedicated to making important information concerning your small […]

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work productivity

How to Stop Wasting Time at Work

We all have unproductive days at work, and it’s understandable. Sometimes it may feel like the busier you get, the less you actually get done.  The question is, how do we do more with the time we have? Here are a few tips for how you can be more efficient with your time at work. […]

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creating a budget

How to create a budget for your small business

Passion and drive are two of the many key ingredients you need to be a successful entrepreneur, but the one thing that can ultimately make or break a business are its finances. If the cash flow of a new, small business is not managed correctly through smart budgeting, the chances are that the business will […]

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interview tips

Ace that interview and land your dream job

You’ve finally done it. You’ve landed the interview that hopefully is going to lead you to get your dream job. Now comes the hard part: the interview itself. Essentially, it’s the interview that can either make or break your chances of winning the role you’ve had your eye on for a while, so it pays […]

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growing a small business

Ways to improve your small business

Running your own small business comes with its ups and downs, but successful entrepreneurs are always finding ways to improve and grow their business. It can take quite some time before a small business is up and running, and for many business owners there’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that go into building […]

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new job

Tips for how to fit in at your new job

Starting a new job can be very exciting, yet it can also be rather daunting and stressful. You will have to adapt to a new environment, new colleagues and new superiors, as well as take on new responsibilities, and all these things at once can become quite overwhelming. The sooner you learn the ropes and […]

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