#7 best solutions, skills for remote working
Best #7 solutions & skills for remote working such as time management, controlling hours worked, team communication, technology, computer skills and collaboration are necessary requirements. Remote working requires effective time management Managing one’s time when working remotely can be difficult, but the most notable advantage of working from home is... Read more
Top 10 small business trends for 2022
The small businesses that have survived the initial shock of Covid-19 and its effects on trade, services, manufacture, etc., and that have successfully adapted, will come into 2022 with their ‘guns blazing’. That’s because after nearly two years of “uncertainty” there is some normalcy in the ‘abnormalcy’. Now, at... Read more
Trends shaping the workspace in 2022
The first half of 2021 saw the return, albeit slow, of employees to offices and the realisation for many that they craved interaction with their colleagues, to collaborate with, bounce ideas off or simply talk to. The surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant towards the end of the year,... Read more
Celebrating our heritage by supporting local business
Celebrating Heritage Month reminds us of the importance of supporting local businesses and the positive impact this has on our economy. Buying local keeps our South African Rands in the country, as not only are these businesses supported, but they often buy from other local businesses, suppliers and farms.... Read more
SME owner confidence is on the rise
Despite the economic landscape – which still poses significant challenges for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – business confidence levels are higher among SME owners during the second quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year. As the latest survey... Read more
Zoho Invoice offered free to empower SMEs to rebuild, grow
Zoho Corporation, a global technology company, announced that starting today, its online invoicing solution, Zoho Invoice, will be completely free of cost to further extend the company’s support for small and medium-sized enterprises.  In the last four years, Zoho Invoice’s revenue growth has rapidly increased, demonstrating the need for... Read more
10 motivational tips for aspiring entrepreneurs
Throughout history, times of crisis have been instrumental in the development of new products and services. Where there is a need, an opportunity exists, and eventually, an entrepreneur will recognise it. Lyndy van den Barselaar, Managing Director of ManpowerGroup SA shares that as we enter 2021, entrepreneurship will need... Read more
SAICA urges SMMEs to escalate late payment by government
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused mayhem in the economy and has negatively impacted businesses, particularly SMMEs, with many struggling to remain afloat due to cash flow challenges. Adding to this is the late or non-payment of invoices by the government due to the poor implementation of internal controls to... Read more
Boost for eMaxesibeni with multi-million rand informal hub
One hundred and fifty informal traders in eMaxesibeni (Mount Ayliff) will soon reap the benefits of new trading facilities once new infrastructure valued at R21,3 million is completed. Mlungisi Mvoko made the announcement, the MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism in the Eastern Cape in a visit... Read more
SMMEs play major role in economic growth
To accelerate the country’s economic rehabilitation post-COVID-19, there must be a greater drive towards creating more sustainable Small to Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) says Marcel Strauss, Group Chief Operating Officer at The Franchise Co. “We cannot sit back and hope that the country’s economy will return to pre-recession... Read more

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