5 Good reasons to start a business

With a struggling economy, unemployment at an all-time high and the cost of living on the increase, you might be very reluctant to start your own business. Here are five reasons why it might not be such a bad idea: Peace of mind for your job future In a country where more than 25% of South Africans are unemployed, the ability to create employment for oneself has never been more important than now. According to Lullu Krugel, chief economist at KPMG, close to 70% of South Africans are employed in…

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Do these six simple things to grow your business

As business owners we often think that to grow your business, you need more capital, bigger clients, media coverage and a great big break. But the truth is that small changes or habits can bring about major success in the long run. Step out! Firstly, you have to network. You cannot build your multi-million rand empire while sitting in your PJs in the home office all day.  Dress up and get out. If you cannot afford taking people out to lunch, then see them for a quick coffee. Don’t get…

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