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SA BUSINESSES NEED TO BETTER PARTICPATE IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/news-and-views/sa-businesses-need-to-better-particpate-in-the-digital-economySA BUSINESSES NEED TO BETTER PARTICPATE IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY Digital is no longer just part of the economy - it is the economy. With over 30 million South Africans active online2, mostly on their mobile phones, an increasing number of customers are demanding products and services via the ease of technology.2019/11/12 10:00:00 PM
Nine tips to get your business ready for the peak seasonhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/nine-tips-to-get-your-business-ready-for-the-peak-seasonNine tips to get your business ready for the peak seasonThe busy season in the tourism industry - or any other industry with a sharp seasonal fluctuation - can be an exhilarating time, giving business owners an opportunity to see all the pistons of their business firing and the harvest rolling in.2019/10/23 10:00:00 PM
Business Partners Limited recognised by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the SME Finance Forum for Innovations in Small Business Lendinghttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/news-and-views/business-partners-limited-recognised-by-the-international-finance-corporation-(ifc)-and-the-sme-finance-forum-for-innovatioBusiness Partners Limited recognised by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the SME Finance Forum for Innovations in Small Business LendingBusiness Partners Limited was named Gold winner in the SME Bank of the Year – Africa category at the Global SME Finance Forum Awards on October 7.2019/10/10 10:00:00 PM
Should you reinvest your business profits, or save them elsewhere?https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/money-and-finance/should-you-reinvest-your-business-profits-or-save-them-elsewhereShould you reinvest your business profits, or save them elsewhere?Once a business is better established from its start-up days and starts producing profits, the business owner is faced with a not altogether unpleasant dilemma - is it better to reinvest the surplus back into the business, or take it out and save it elsewhere? 2019/07/28 10:00:00 PM
Ten ways to keep your cost-saving mindset sharphttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/money-and-finance/ten-ways-to-keep-your-cost-saving-mindset-sharpTen ways to keep your cost-saving mindset sharpBecause growing businesses are so cash hungry, business owners are used to spending money on labour, equipment, consumables, raw materials, transport and an endless list of needs of the enterprise. You have to spend money to make money, but the problem is that business owners are often blunted by the experience. They lose their savings edge, and their business expenses start creeping upwards.2019/07/28 10:00:00 PM
Economic action wish list for South African small businesseshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/money-and-finance/economic-action-wish-list-for-south-african-small-businessesEconomic action wish list for South African small businessesNow that all the growth-positive intentions have been unambiguously declared, first with the president’s State of the Nation address and then in the finance minister’s Budget Speech, South Africa’s small business community is yearning for real action to get the South African economy growing once more, says Siphethe Dumeko, chief financial officer of Business Partners Limited.2019/03/25 10:00:00 PM
Pointers and pitfalls of drawing up a business budgethttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/money-and-finance/pointers-and-pitfalls-of-drawing-up-a-business-budgetPointers and pitfalls of drawing up a business budgetImagine a single tool that can improve your profits, control your spending, focus your business, clarify the way forward, give you clear targets, help you to make better decisions, to spot problems coming, and to raise finance.2019/03/25 10:00:00 PM
Eight-step planning exercise for the business year aheadhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/management/eight-step-planning-exercise-for-the-business-year-aheadEight-step planning exercise for the business year aheadGiven the event-filled election year facing South Africans, many business owners who are not disposed to careful planning at the best times may be tempted to give up on it altogether. 2019/02/20 10:00:00 PM
How to maximise the holiday season rush for your businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/how-to-maximise-the-holiday-season-rush-for-your-businessHow to maximise the holiday season rush for your businessOften the problem with businesses that peak in the end-of-year Christmas and holiday season is that it almost automatically feels successful - the business is running on all cylinders, staff are at full complement and customers are plentiful.2018/12/19 10:00:00 PM
Almost any business can and must save for an emergencyhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/money-and-finance/almost-any-business-can-and-must-save-for-an-emergencyAlmost any business can and must save for an emergencyMost business owners, when they put their minds to it, would agree that their business is always vulnerable to sudden calamity - a big client going broke, a lawsuit out of the blue or any accident that causes disruption and stoppage not covered by insurance.2018/11/20 10:00:00 PM
How to stay profitable in difficult timeshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/money-and-finance/how-to-stay-profitable-in-difficult-timesHow to stay profitable in difficult timesIt is becoming increasingly difficult for entrepreneurs to maintain or increase profitability levels as the South African economy slips in and out of recession and consumer confidence hit one low after another.2018/11/20 10:00:00 PM
Eight tips to protect your business from cyber attackshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/eight-tips-to-protect-your-business-from-cyber-attacksEight tips to protect your business from cyber attacksThe false impression that cyber-attacks are aimed solely at large organisation is understandable. It is only the big data breaches that reach the news, says Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited.2018/10/29 10:00:00 PM
Eight tips to protect your business from cyber attackshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/eight-tips-to-protect-your-business-from-cyber-attacksEight tips to protect your business from cyber attacksThe false impression that cyber-attacks are aimed solely at large organisation is understandable. It is only the big data breaches that reach the news, says Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited.2018/10/29 10:00:00 PM
Eight tips to protect your business from cyber attackshttps://www.businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/eight-tips-to-protect-your-business-from-cyber-attacksEight tips to protect your business from cyber attacksThe false impression that cyber-attacks are aimed solely at large organisation is understandable. It is only the big data breaches that reach the news, says Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited.2018/10/29 10:00:00 PM
Tourism businesses in race to keep up with fast-changing techhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/news-and-views/tourism-businesses-in-race-to-keep-up-with-fast-changing-techTourism businesses in race to keep up with fast-changing techThe technological revolution has left no industry untouched, but few sectors are being transformed as profoundly as tourism. In many ways, it has made it easier for business owners to manage their small and medium tourism businesses, but it certainly has also introduced significant challenges for anyone trying to grow a modern tourism operation, says Arnold February, area manager at Business Partners Limited.2018/10/28 10:00:00 PM
Tourism businesses in race to keep up with fast-changing techhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/news-and-views/tourism-businesses-in-race-to-keep-up-with-fast-changing-techTourism businesses in race to keep up with fast-changing techThe technological revolution has left no industry untouched, but few sectors are being transformed as profoundly as tourism. In many ways, it has made it easier for business owners to manage their small and medium tourism businesses, but it certainly has also introduced significant challenges for anyone trying to grow a modern tourism operation, says Arnold February, area manager at Business Partners Limited.2018/10/28 10:00:00 PM
Tourism businesses in race to keep up with fast-changing techhttps://www.businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/news-and-views/tourism-businesses-in-race-to-keep-up-with-fast-changing-techTourism businesses in race to keep up with fast-changing techThe technological revolution has left no industry untouched, but few sectors are being transformed as profoundly as tourism. In many ways, it has made it easier for business owners to manage their small and medium tourism businesses, but it certainly has also introduced significant challenges for anyone trying to grow a modern tourism operation, says Arnold February, area manager at Business Partners Limited.2018/10/28 10:00:00 PM
Greening your building without breaking the bankhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/greening-your-building-without-breaking-the-bankGreening your building without breaking the bankProperty owners are fast learning that greening their buildings is no longer just about saving the planet, says Sadhna Maharaj, regional property manager at Business Partners Limited. 2018/07/25 10:00:00 PM
Tech and cultural shifts changing the face of propertyhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/tech-and-cultural-shifts-changing-the-face-of-propertyTech and cultural shifts changing the face of property While the ebb and flow of economic cycles continue to exert its influence on the property market in predictable patterns, longer-lasting changes are taking place due to cultural shifts and the technological revolution that we are living through, says Stanton Naidoo, executive general manager for property and asset management services at Business Partners Limited.2018/07/25 10:00:00 PM
Greening your building without breaking the bankhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/greening-your-building-without-breaking-the-bankGreening your building without breaking the bankSouth African property owners are fast learning that greening their buildings is no longer just about saving the planet, says Sadhna Maharaj, regional property manager at Business Partners Limited. 2018/07/25 10:00:00 PM
Tech and cultural shifts changing the face of propertyhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/tech-and-cultural-shifts-changing-the-face-of-propertyTech and cultural shifts changing the face of property While the ebb and flow of economic cycles continue to exert its influence on the property market in predictable patterns, longer-lasting changes are taking place due to cultural shifts and the technological revolution that we are living through, says Stanton Naidoo, executive general manager for property and asset management services at Business Partners Limited.2018/07/25 10:00:00 PM
Greening your building without breaking the bankhttps://www.businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/greening-your-building-without-breaking-the-bankGreening your building without breaking the bankProperty owners are fast learning that greening their buildings is no longer just about saving the planet, says Sadhna Maharaj, regional property manager at Business Partners Limited. 2018/07/25 10:00:00 PM
Tech and cultural shifts changing the face of propertyhttps://www.businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/property/tech-and-cultural-shifts-changing-the-face-of-propertyTech and cultural shifts changing the face of property While the ebb and flow of economic cycles continue to exert its influence on the property market in predictable patterns, longer-lasting changes are taking place due to cultural shifts and the technological revolution that we are living through, says Stanton Naidoo, executive general manager for property and asset management services at Business Partners Limited.2018/07/25 10:00:00 PM