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The rise of Artisan entrepreneurs in South Africa – and what it takes to succeed

21 October 2016

Around the world – from the trendy east of London to the hipster capital of Montreal’s Mile End – the so-called ‘flat white economy’ continues to rise. It comprises the thousands upon thousands of artisan entrepreneurs selling craft beers, ethically sourced coffee and organic, gourmet foods to consumers who crave healthy, sustainable and authentic eating experiences.

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Tomorrow’s accountant will be a business advisor rather than a number cruncher

13 October 2016

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and the growing maturity of cloud-based business software promise to dramatically change the role of the accountant over the next five to 10 years. Savvy professionals should already be reskilling themselves in anticipation of the shift in the market.

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Sage One powers Mediabox into a mobile future

12 October 2016

Kenya-based, Mediabox Advertising Limited has implemented Sage One Accounting to give its founding CEO better visibility into the financial trends in the business and to support his need for on-the-road access to its accounting systems.

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Supreme Leisure & Boating rides the crest of the wave with Sage Evolution

07 October 2016

Eastern Cape-based Supreme Leisure & Boating, has implemented Sage Evolution Service Manager solution to automate and manage service and maintenance-related requests and business processes. This has helped the company to run more efficiently and boost the level of service that it offers its customers.

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Show me the money: Five funding options Small & Medium Businesses can consider

04 October 2016

Risk and reward are the fundamentals of every business. In the Small & Medium Business segment, this cannot be more true. For start-ups and existing small entities that need to grow, capital or cash flow funding is often what’s needed to make sure the business can either get going, survive or flourish.

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King Edward VII's Byron Christou wins the SAICA National Accounting Olympiad with Sage One

30 September 2016

Byron Christou of King Edward VII School in Gauteng is the national winner of the 2016 National Accounting Olympiad, presented by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and Sage One.

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Avoid that broke feeling: six ways to manage money in your business

29 September 2016

One of the hardest things to get right as an entrepreneur is managing the financial side of your business. Over the years, I’ve spoken to many Small & Medium Business owners from around the world about how they manage their risk and improve their odds of success.

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The cash flow conundrum: How visual reporting can help

23 September 2016

Starting a small business is almost like leaping out of a plane without a back-up parachute. It’s exciting, but at the same time, quite risky. There are several reasons why 80% of small businesses in South Africa fail within the first three years, the greatest reason being cash flow.

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The winning recipe: The secrets to making it as a thriving entrepreneur

14 September 2016

While every entrepreneur is unique and each story is different, there is a common factor that unites them – they take risks, follow their dreams and pursue their passions.

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