August top 5 business books to read

Each month we recommend 5 books that we feel will encourage, inspire and educate you, whether you are the CEO of an international business or a start-up working from home. One should never stop learning. 1. And then they fired me by Jannie Mouton, 2012 Losing is not a word in Jannie Mouton’s vocabulary. One […]

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Never stop learning

Recently South Africa saw Robin Sharma back in South Africa for another mind blowing and inspirational leadership event. Needless to say it was sold out and everyone left the event, ready to make a change and to step up his or her game for a new business-doing perspective. Whether you attended this event and want […]

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Turn your meetings into money

Whether you’re a startup veteran or a newcomer to the game, you’re going to have to sit face-to-face with potential customers or distributors and money lenders  at some point and convince them to trust you—there’s just no way around it. Luckily there is wisdom on the subject shared by Claire Blyth, director of UK-based business […]

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The rise of smart machines

If you’ve read any business or technology blogs lately, you may have encountered the buzz phrase “The Internet of Things”.  This is a trend that is starting to change our world, promising new ways of automating business processes and gathering data that enables us to make better and faster decisions. What is the Internet of […]

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Sage One

Sage simplifies online accounting and payroll for SME’s

Entrepreneurship and the further development of small businesses are essential in ensuring South Africa’s economic growth and future success. Sage South Africa has always been passionate about assisting small businesses to be successful and operate efficiently, by providing software solutions to help businesses do just that. In keeping to this objective, Sage South Africa has […]

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When your hobby becomes your business

Starting a new business, especially if it’s based on your hobby, can be very exciting and rewarding. However there are a few considerations such as the venture’s legal nature, taxation requirements and the impact the business will have on a personal estate that should be taken into account when a hobby becomes a business, notes […]

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Get paid faster with Pay Now from Sage Pay

Pay Now is available to customers that have been granted access to the Customer Zone. This will allow your customer to pay you via credit card. To set up Pay Now you need to have the following settings enabled: Your Customer Zone must be enabled under Company Settings Online Payments need to be setup in […]

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Our July’s choice of 5 business books to read

1. The Wisdom of Failure: How to Learn the Tough Leadership Lessons Without Paying the Price by Laurence G. Weinzimmer and Jim McConoughey, 2012.  While many books present advice about how to successfully become an entrepreneur or businessperson, this book goes in a different direction. Essentially, this is a “how-not to” guide, exploring the failures of individuals […]

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Government to reward businesses for reducing carbon emissions

The government is looking to reward companies that are driven to reduce carbon emissions with the new tax incentive bill for businesses. The bill introduced in the last quarter of 2013 gives businesses tax cuts if they reduce their energy consumption. Tax deduction will be calculated at 45 cents per kilowatt hour or kilowatt hour […]

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