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Business

Competition (KykNET’s Winslyn)

In a recent report by World Wide Worx, they looked at the state of small businesses in South Africa and found that competition was an entrepreneurs greatest challenge when it comes to starting a new business. It was a very interesting finding, as it’s not a factor for most of the other countries.

Why do South Africans see competition as such a big challenge and how can we overcome it? That’s what I want to talk about in this insert: 5 ways you can overcome your competition. Read More

Business

BEE (KykNET’s Winslyn)

In my previous insert, I spoke about how you can start your own business. I was so surprised with the reaction the viewers had regarding BEE. I received a few messages from people that felt that they can’t start their own business in South Africa because of BEE requirements. Therefore, I decided to speak about BEE and why it doesn’t have such a big influence on small businesses. Read More

Business

My Personal lessons (KykNET’s Winslyn)

For the last few months, I’ve shared advice regarding the business world and everything that creates a successful business. The world of entrepreneurship has never been an easy place and even though I’ve been working with a lot of small businesses the last 10 years, I’ve also built up my own successful businesses. Today I’m speaking about my own lessons and my own path as an entrepreneur. Read More

Business

Small businesses and Cashflow (KykNET’s Winslyn)

I see so many times in the business world that small businesses make a lot of profit but fail because of terrible cash flow. This may not make sense – You make a great profit, but you have no money? This is exactly why I’m doing this insert; How to get your cash flow up to scratch. Read More

Starting your Business

How to start your own business (KykNET’s Winslyn)

Everyone dreams of starting their own business. Of course, the world promotes a picture of freedom and a lot of money. However, this is most likely not the case. The life of an entrepreneur is mostly one consisting of hard work, risks and a lot of failures. If you’re dreaming of it, let’s talk about how to start your business. Read More

Business

Entrepreneurs, Stop with the DIY (KykNET’s Winslyn)

You start your own small business and you try to do everything yourself. You familiarise yourself with marketing, you do your own sales, you develop your own product, you do your own accounting, you chase debtors, you do everything. That’s the life of a new small business owner. You are obligated to do it, but you want to save money, so you rather do it yourself. Read More

Shark Tank South Africa
Business

Shark Tank South Africa

It is with great excitement that I can reveal that I will be a “Shark” in the locally produced Shark Tank South Africa. The following press release was issued by M-net this week: Read More

Growing your Business

Cloud Applications (KykNET’s Winslyn)

Gone are the days where businesses should spend insane amounts of money on good software. The days are counted for desktop applications – a program that you can install on your computer. These programs are expensive to buy and their upkeep is expensive. The solution – cloud applications. Read More

Growing your Business

Financing for SMEs (KykNET’s Winslyn)

Most aspiring entrepreneurs say that they don’t have the capital to start their business. Existing businesses have the same reasoning, no capital, therefore no growth. For new entrepreneurs, it’s more difficult to get capital. If it’s your first time starting a business, I don’t believe that you need much money. You must start small with very little money and as soon as your business proves itself, you can expand and at that stage there will be more options to get capital. Read More

Business

Taxes 101 (KykNET’s Winslyn)

After the previous insert about how to start up your own business, I was overwhelmed with questions regarding tax, VAT and all of the other laws which apply to small businesses. We then decided to do a 101 about all the basics which a small business must meet in order to stay within the regulations of the law. Read More