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Making money off YouTube: How to get started

By |2021-10-15T07:53:07+00:00September 22nd, 2021|Guides|

YouTube is the world's top video platform. Globally, almost 5 billion videos are watched per day. What are people watching? Everything. Literally, everything. There is something for everyone, and for every search. YouTube is an educational platform, a learning platform, a sharing platform, an artistic platform. Since YouTube started its monetising incentive, there are

Crowdfunding and how it can help you

By |2021-10-15T07:53:48+00:00September 7th, 2021|Articles|

Remember when you had a collection drive at school for your surf walk, big walk, or charity collection? You would get a card and go around to your family members and friends asking for a donation so that you could fill your card. Well, that was essentially what is now modernly known as "crowdfunding".

Department of Small Business Development: Useful information for entrepreneurs

By |2021-10-12T08:15:06+00:00August 26th, 2021|Guides|

Small businesses are an integral part of the South African economy. There are many small formal and informal businesses which are the bread and butter of many citizens. The DSMD is a government department set up specifically to support small business development in the hopes of providing needed access to resources and knowledge. There

Ethical Sourcing – What this means for your business

By |2021-10-12T08:16:14+00:00May 5th, 2021|Guides|

Business ethics is a discipline on its own which branches into many different sub-disciplines. At its core, it refers to the principles and values which act as guidelines for how one conducts business. This branches into how one makes decisions, what products or services you choose to use, how you treat your staff, and

Start-up vs SMEs – understanding the differences

By |2021-10-12T08:16:19+00:00May 5th, 2021|Guides|

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or just anyone who follows the news now and then, you would surely have come across the term ‘’start-up’’ and ‘’small to medium enterprise’’ (SME). Essentially, start-ups and SMEs are both approaches and arguably models which you can use for your business, with different defining characteristics. The approach can

Invoicing for your business: all you need to know.

By |2021-10-12T08:14:32+00:00April 18th, 2021|Guides|

Quotations and invoicing is an essential part of your financial business administration, and the more formal your records from the beginning, the better for you. It is always good to have any type of contract, agreement or transaction in writing. A business exchange is an agreement between two parties. The customer agrees to pay

How to keep your monetary admininstration at a minimum – what are your options for collecting payments?

By |2021-10-12T08:17:31+00:00April 18th, 2021|Guides|

Technology has made it easier than ever to minimise your financial administration for your business. Remember going to markets, and not having enough cash on you to buy that item you really wanted? There were no ‘’cashless’’ purchases. Now, you don’t need to be a huge retail store to have a card machine at

Same destination, different roads: How to approach entrepreneurship

By |2021-10-12T08:17:39+00:00March 17th, 2021|Articles|

Many have the idea that entrepreneurship only works when an idea already exists, and that you have to have it all figured out before you start. This is one of the biggest myths of entrepreneurship – you can go and find your idea instead of waiting for it to come to you. Having an

How do I register my business in South Africa?

By |2021-10-12T08:17:50+00:00March 10th, 2021|Guides|

Registering your business is simpler than you think. Here is a quick guide to give you insight to the process, what you need and how it works. 1. First make your way to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) website [https://www.cipc.co.za/za/]. The CIPC is the portal and institution for business registrations and related

A quick guide to digital branding for your business

By |2021-10-12T08:18:01+00:00March 24th, 2021|Guides|

Branding is very important for any business - especially when you’re a small business owner, side hustler, or start-up. And, with the increased use of social media for marketing businesses, you want your product or service to pop-up or standout. Think about brands in your life. The look, the font, and the feel of

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