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Budget 2017/8: Small businesses should be at the forefront of SA’s growth

23 February 2017

Business builders and entrepreneurs can heave a sigh of relief that the Budget Speech for the 2017/8 tax year has not brought with it increases to corporation tax or VAT. At Sage, we were pleased to see that Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, announced a few measures to boost the growth of the Small & Medium Business Sector.

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How supporting digital wallets can help your small business to grow

17 February 2017

More than half (52%) of South African Internet users are eager to make mobile payments, according to market research from GfK. That means that small merchants that are not yet putting payments systems in place that support digital wallets are missing a trick.

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Sage Summit Tour comes to Johannesburg: Set to be largest gathering of entrepreneurs from Africa and the Middle East

15 February 2017

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - 14 February 2017 – Sage, the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems, will welcome over 1000 entrepreneurs, Small & Medium Business owners and Sage Business Partners from around Africa and Middle East at the Sage Summit Tour in South Africa.

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President’s small business focus in SONA2017 is welcome

10 February 2017

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address for 2017 has wisely put Small & Medium Businesses at the centre of the country's economic growth strategy for the next few years

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No matter the size or industry – your small business should get into e-commerce

08 February 2017

E-commerce is no longer just for flashy start-ups or big companies with even bigger budgets – it is also becoming a valuable channel to market for Small & Medium Businesses.

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#SONA2017: Here is why small businesses should care about the SONA

06 February 2017

President Jacob Zuma will set the political and economic pace for 2017 when he presents his annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) this week. He and his cabinet have their work cut out this year as they focus on reigniting growth and on socio-economic transformation. As always, we at Sage hope that he’ll have a few words for the country’s Small & Medium Businesses.

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3 Signs that your business needs formal processes

03 February 2017

You conduct your performance reviews over a casual lunch or coffee meeting with employees, get expense reports and payroll done on Saturday mornings and record customer information on spreadsheets. You have survived your first few years as a start-up, and business is on the up and up.

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Locked out and left behind: Boosting small business confidence – a necessity

01 February 2017

54% of South African business owners feel confident about their business prospects, Sage research reveals

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WEF: Sage CEO laments absence of small business issues at Davos

16 January 2017

Sage launches Forum for Business Builders to give entrepreneurs a voice.

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