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TIME FOR YOUR BUSINESS TO HIT THE STREETS

Get your business out there and in the eye of the public to make that lasting impression

Start a business and start the hype about your brand.

Think you’ve got what it takes > Start a business

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EARLY MORNING INNOVATION MOTIVATION

Start your day with something a little different. The smallest and simplest ideas are what will define your business.

Never be afraid to take that first step, Start a business, make your mark on the world.
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BE INNOVATIVE, ITS NEVER A BAD IDEA

Some cleaver products that have made there way onto the consumer market.

The market conditions are as perfect as they will ever be, start a business follow your passion and set your self apart.

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Start your business become an entrepreneur take that first leap and get started with a company registration.

Top Earning Careers in South Africa

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A list of South Africas top earning careers. From business management, financial services, lawyers and Doctors.

1. Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
R 111 264 per month

2. Management Consultant
R 108 979 per month

3. Managing Director
R 106 608 per month

4. Legal Services Director
R 100 000 per month

5. Development Management
R 96 667 per month

6. Executive Director
R 91 3702 per month

7. Financial Advisor
R 90 000 per month

8. Physician- Anesthesiologist
R 88 528 per month

9. Enterprise Architecture Manager
R 87 500 per month

10. Dentist
R 85 000 per month

5 Reasons why starting a business is so easy

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Here are 5 reasons why you should start a business today.

1. Online tools
In the business world today you do not need to know how to do everything, study a degree in everything or even pay someone the internet is your best friend. Many industry specific experts have made their knowledge available enabling you to utilise these resources. Resources range from starting a business right through to management of your business.
Here are some free online resources you could utilise in starting a business.

2. Government initiative programmes
Government in South Africa is focusing and driving entrepreneurship in the country by making various funding available for people who want to start a business or simply require capital to improve and maintain their business.
View our 2 part series on public sector funding in South Africa.

3. Funding available
The funding by private institutes is available however the only trick comes in when knowing where to go and how to apply for funding. The availability of funding is South Africa is ranked as one of the easiest in the world to aquire, but then why do entrepreneurs name it as the biggest factor holding them back? Its simple be prepared when approaching finance institutes.

Read our posts on how to prepare and business plan that will get you funding.

4. Easy to register
The CIPC (Companies and intellectual properties commission) has simplified processes allowing you to register a company in a matter of hours. Yes it can be a handful if you do not know what is required of you but it is possible. You should not be hesitant to register a company as it is easy and convenient as well as affordable.

How to register a Private company, simply visit Phase One and all the information, costs, the process involved, what is needed to register a company and additional information will be available to you.

5. Discussion forums
Lastly once your business is up and running if ever you need advice or unsure of what’s required of you visit a forum. Discussion forums enable you to get peoples opinions and learn from people who may have similar problems or know a solution.

Visit The Forum SA for stimulating and informative discussions around all aspects of business.

Women entrepreneurs, example not exception

“The women in this room and all around the world are not exceptions. We are not a special interest group. We are the majority.”

 

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon never set out to write about women entrepreneurs.Gayle  is a Fellow and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program with the Council on Foreign Relations

 

85% of women surveyed don’t believe being a woman is detrimental to their business success, while 32% believe it’s beneficial.
–Center for Women’s Business Research, December 2005

Tips for all businesses

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Small businesses are able to compete on the same level as large companies when it comes to online marketing and online media. Here’s some tips about how to go about it.

1. Don’t just know your consumers, understand them.
Take an interest in the lives of your consumers. Listen to their thoughts, follow them on Facebook and twitter and view their shares and tweets  get to know their interests and insight into there opinions.

2. Plan your marketing
Marketing is a strategic marketing principle that is crucial to your businesses success. Through the correct planning and execution of acticities can contribute to your brand.

3. Treat online content with respect
Online content should not he taken lightly it has the chance of being seen by thousands of people within a matter of seconds. Your content should be planned, meaningful and purposeful. The content you publish plays a vital role in shaping the business image.

4. Keep it fresh
Variety will keep consumers interested, allows you to engage with customers on multiple platforms. You can use platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Blog sites, Pintrest and U tube to name a few. Creative content such as sharing videos, images, take part in discussion forums and interesting content will build your brand and create an online presence for your business.

5. Think before you share
Social Media platforms are a direct reflection of your business and therefore should always remain professional. Social media aims to enhance your corporate image. However social media should be monitored to ensure the correct message is sent to your audience.