starting your own business

Things Entrepreneurs Should Know Before Starting a Business

Starting a business is no easy feat. There are plenty of things to consider before taking the plunge and moving from just having an idea, to having an idea that supports an entire organisation. While there are, of course, aspects like employees and their salaries to sort out, it’s of utmost importance to make sure […]

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Small Business Awards

Seeking small business heroes

702, CapeTalk and Sage One are recognising and rewarding SA’s best small businesses. The 702/CapeTalk Small Business Awards with Sage One are underway, with more than R1 million in prizes up for grabs for the winners and runners-up in the Western Cape and Gauteng. The annual Awards seek out small businesses with big dreams and […]

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procrastination

Don’t Let Procrastination Ruin Your Business

In any business, time is one of the most precious things. Deadlines come and go almost at the speed of light, which is why it can often be incredibly challenging to manage time effectively. There just never seems like there’s enough of it to go around and ensure that everything gets done as and when […]

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common traits of successful businesses

Eight Things Successful Companies Have in Common

As with many things in life it’s about figuring out that winning formula, the one that paves the road to success. Whether you’re training to become a world-class athlete or creating the latest impressive dish to add to your restaurant’s menu, it’s all about finding the right balance of elements that fit together seamlessly and […]

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top talent

Five Ways to Retain Top Talent

As a small business owner, you know that it’s the talent behind the scenes that makes your business – this has undoubtedly been the basis of many successful business strategies over the years. Without the top talent in the industry, the chances of your business falling short are very high. However, once you have the […]

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office culture

Four Ways to Create an Impressive Office Culture

With so many things to worry about and oversee as a small business owner or manager, it’s no wonder that cultivating an impressive office culture all too often falls by the wayside. Running your own business can be stressful and jam-packed with responsibilities, leaving little time to apply the “priority” label to “office atmosphere”. However, […]

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Mandela Day

Mandela Day: Inspiration for Uplifting You and Your Business

Former President Nelson Mandela spent 67 years fighting for a better world. In light of this, his birthday (18 July), has been declared International Nelson Mandela Day by the United Nations. For everyone all over the world, but especially for South Africans, this day holds a special place in our hearts. The Mandela Day initiative […]

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office personalities

How to Spot the Six Main Office Personality Types

It goes without saying that managing people goes hand-in-hand with managing a business, because after all, it’s the people that make a business. As a manager or small business owner, you’ll encounter different types of people who together form the diverse teams that run and grow businesses. The key is knowing how to manage them […]

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Sage One software user

Sage One: Where We Are Now

Everything has a beginning – even the largest and most successful companies had to start somewhere. What began as a small venture into the business software industry, soon grew into one of South Africa’s leading developer of accounting, payroll and business management software. Here’s a brief look at how Sage One Accounting came to be […]

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