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Married or single: how to thrive as a female entrepreneur

12 January 2018

Recent research suggests that married women are more likely to be successful entrepreneurs than single women.
The assumption is that, because married women – or women with partners – have more financial support and help with family and household responsibilities, the pressure and demands of starting a business are easier to manage.

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CSR: Could you be doing it wrong?

11 January 2018

Often, CSR programmes are implemented through ad hoc, unrelated activities, whose positive effects are short-lived. Once-off, annual events are seen as an extension of marketing activities to show that the business has ticked the ‘good corporate citizen’ box but this approach does not have a lasting impact.

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A look at what’s next for AI around the world

20 December 2017

2017 was a breakout year for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Despite repeated attempts to sensationalize AI over the past year, we have witnessed unprecedented gains in mainstream understanding of AI-driven technologies.

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5 unexpected benefits of faster Internet speeds for accounting firms

19 December 2017

South Africa’s Internet speeds are increasing at an encouraging rate, as fibre to the home and office spreads across the country.

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Mobile Payments | saving Time & Money!

18 December 2017

Small businesses in Cape Town - and across South Africa - should prepare themselves for expensive and limited water to become a way of life in the years to come, and restructure their operations for water efficiency to help conserve this resource, says Viresh Harduth, Vice President: New Customer Acquisition (Start-up & Small Business) at Sage Africa & Middle East.

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Small Business Threat | The impact of water scarcity and how SA can save water

13 December 2017

Small businesses in Cape Town - and across South Africa - should prepare themselves for expensive and limited water to become a way of life in the years to come, and restructure their operations for water efficiency to help conserve this resource, says Viresh Harduth, Vice President: New Customer Acquisition (Start-up & Small Business) at Sage Africa & Middle East.

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Late payments: The knock-on effects on SA small businesses

08 December 2017

If you are a business owner, the holiday season means one of two things: it’s either your busiest time of year (if you’re in retail, for example) or your quietest (if you’re in services).

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Preparing your business for the holiday shutdown

06 December 2017

If you are a business owner, the holiday season means one of two things: it’s either your busiest time of year (if you’re in retail, for example) or your quietest (if you’re in services).

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Beyond Christmas parties and Santa shoeboxes

04 December 2017

There’s a familiar vibe in the air as December draws closer, work starts calming down and families head to the beaches for their year-end holidays. If you’re one of the few skeleton team members left behind at the office to man the fort, you’ve probably already decided which TV series to binge on to pass the time.

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