With 2012 coming to a close in less than a month, can you look back on your last years goals and say you accomplished all of them? Did you know that only 8% of people achieve their goals for the year.
Since the 2009 recession, thousands of South Africans have found themselves retrenched by businesses that are struggling to survive in the current economic conditions. Although the recession is considered old news by some, companies continue to retrench people on a regular basis. If you’re concerned that you may be in line for cutbacks in the future, this short guide will assist you in planning for your financial future.
Many entrepreneurs think that if they’re not winning all the time in their business, they’re failing. Not true. Sometimes it takes a few failed attempts to get things right. Read on to learn more about the upside of failure and how to pick yourself up and keep on keepin’ on.
The idea of starting up a home-based business has become a significant reality for many people in today’s world and is likely to increasingly become the norm in many people. This is because the term home-based business means a variety of things. It can literally be a business that starts and runs from your home, or it can equally apply to people who do any type of freelance contract work and are based at home rather than from an office.
This article is about taxes. Expatriates have many tax questions while abroad. This article explains why it is better for an accountant to handle them instead of the average joe.
There are profitable business ideas that you can choose from depending on the amount of capital you have raised. As an entrepreneur, you have to be aggressive and innovative. You should take risks and have a clear mind about making profits.
Money is the big question runs through all the other ones. At the outset of setting up your own business the question tends to revolve around how much money you need to start the business up, both in terms of the funding that the business itself will need, and any money that you or your family needs to survive on whilst the business is being set up and before it starts to make any money in its own right. Again this is an area that is a big reality check…
As a small business you need to know who your competition is. This is one of the first questions you need to ask yourself. Realistically who am I likely to be competing against for custom of my service or product.
Anyone who is starting up a business or plans to set up and run their own business needs to have a business plan. Many people think they only need to have a plan if they are going to be seeking funding either from a bank or an institution or an investor, and as such they either leave it to the last minute or just put on paper a few ideas that they think will impress an investor or figures that they think the bank or institution would like to hear…
Location is perhaps the most important decision you make concerning a business start-up. Surprisingly or unsurprisingly it is also one of the decisions that people give least attention to. Its importance lies in a number of factors and is a decision that needs to be taken after much careful planning and consideration.