HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN

How to write a business plan The first thing you need to do is state clearly and specifically what your business idea is. Very simply, you need to say what you intend doing, how you plan on doing it, when you plan to do it and why you believe you will succeed. In the process of doing that, you need to do some…

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From the desk of the Chairperson | 30 April 2019

A new report by The Small Business Institute (SBI) claims that South Africa only has a quarter of a million formal small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) – some way off many other reported estimates. Moreover, the research shows that while 98.5% of the country’s economy is made up of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),…

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2019 National Budget Speech

The 2019 National Budget Speech, presented by South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, was seen by many as a tough balancing act. The general consensus among Old Mutual’s economists is that the budget presents a heavy load for consumers as the tax burden rises by R15 billion.  Here are some key highlights: No changes will…

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