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Dangers small construction companies should look out for

Whenever huge opportunities present themselves, they bring with them several dangers. In this article, ALLON RAIZ draws attention to some of the common mistakes made by small construction firms when big projects are in the offing. SOUTH Africa is readying itself for an infrastructure development boom. Towards the end of last year President Zuma announced at an infrastructure investment conference… [Continue Reading]

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Embrace change for more growth

BY JOHN DURR CHANGING the mind-set of the business owner and employees to embrace needed changes is one of the biggest challenges a business faces. In the many projects that we have taken on at businessknowhow, we have found that we can design the best possible intervention, but if the people in the business aren’t… [Continue Reading]

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New way for supporting grassroots retail

BY JACO SLABBERT IN the heart of Bloekombos, located just outside the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, there’s an interesting social enterprise working to create a grassroots retail mechanism. It’s a unique approach to the bottom-of-the-pyramid market, using a hybrid model to create work opportunities, empower entrepreneurs, cultivate a responsible economic ecosystem and increase the… [Continue Reading]

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Dealing with tax and short-term staff

STARTING your own business is an extremely exciting step to take for every entrepreneur, however far too often the small business owner becomes so focused on the productive aspect of their business that the administrative and legislative side of the business falls by the wayside. It is this failure to attend to specific tax legislation… [Continue Reading]

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Marula Money

Success in business often depends on how you tap into the resources from your environment. This is what the Chivrikani Producers Cooperative from the rural areas surrounding Tzaneen in Limpopo did by producing various products from marula fruit pulp. Here are (from left to right) Venia Ngobeni, Frangelina Sibanda, Shiela Shipalana and Pemler Shipalana, who… [Continue Reading]

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