Author Archive | Christoff Oosthuysen

Ciko Thomas

This week another of the big banks added a service to their customers to make registration of a new business really easy, with the announcement by Nedbank and the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), that they are launching “CIPC Online” via the Nedbank website. Trade and industry minister Dr Rob Davies said a key theme for the… [Continue Reading]

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How entrepreneurial are you?

This is an important question for all entrepreneurs, but specially so for those who are about to start out. How suitable are you for starting and running your own business? Of course, there are so many considerations that will determine your business success that are outside of your direct control or input, however, as the… [Continue Reading]

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Kim Whitaker

Trust others to do that what you do not enjoy

Learn from the winners of the Sanlam Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Lewis Thomas and Kim Whitaker… Lewis Thomas, owner and founder of Partners Hair Design: “Entrepreneurs need to stay focused, constantly. Businesses, especially in the retail and service industry, need to stay ahead of local trends, and concentrate on the personal aspects of the… [Continue Reading]

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Make good business decisions

Make good business decisions

Christoff Oosthuysen reviews “The Essential Finance Handbook for Business Owners – Seven steps to manage your business’s financial performance” by Precious Mvulane, published by GAD Consulting (2014). You would not say that this book was written by an accountant — that is if you expect a document about business finance to show you how past… [Continue Reading]

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Christoff Oosthuysen

From hype to high impact

I was fortunate to attend the Forging Enterprise Conference last month, where our community of enterprise development practitioners came together to reflect on the 20 years since our first policy on small business promotion was introduced. Compared to 20 years ago, today there is a lot of hype around entrepreneurship. Every week — if not… [Continue Reading]

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Lessons from Coca-Cola

Lessons from Coca-Cola

Christoff Oosthuysen reviews “Design to Grow – How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale & Agility (And How You Can Too)”, by David Butler and Linda Tishler, published by Portfolio Penguin (2015). The world today is a fast-changing place. Unlike the past century or so during which corporations easily dominated the business environment, large companies now… [Continue Reading]

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A happy space for teamplay

A happy space for teamplay

Christoff Oosthuysen reviews “How to Build a Happy Sandpit – Insights from 60 South African business leaders on how to create and maintain a brilliant organisational culture”, by Colin Browne, published by West St Floyd Books (2013). Business leaders in South Africa are quite aware of their task to create a productive environment and promote… [Continue Reading]

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Get SBC Online Radio as a podcast

Did you know you can get the regular SBC Online Radio shows now as a podcast through SoundCloud? The feed address is https://soundcloud.com/sbc-radio Or, you can also find the feed on our website: www.SmallBusinessConnect.co.za/podcast    

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The inside on CIPC filing

  If you missed the last SBC Online Radio show with the CIPC, then you have to listen to it to understand what the new online self-service system at the CIPC is all about. You can see this show, and all the previous shows on the Small Business Connect YoutTube or SounCloud Channel. << CLICK… [Continue Reading]

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