Financial Data
Updated 15 Oct 2019


Reference guide

How to pitch for funding

Seeking finance for your start-up? The trick is to give investors everything they need to know and to be clear about what you want.


Marketing your start-up

Marketing is essential to the success of your business. Effective marketing not only helps to increase sales, it also leads to the creation of a more valuable asset - a recognisable brand that you might want to sell some day.


Setting up a website

As a small business owner, your website is the hub of your company, and a pivotal part of your marketing and branding.


Start-up business opportunities in South Africa

There are many reasons and benefits to starting a small business in South Africa. Follow these steps to find the most profitable business opportunities and run your own business.


Setting Up a Business – Business Plan Template

Looking for a Business Plan template to use to make planning your business simple? Use our Free Business Plan template to assist you in planning your start-up business.


Securing your first clients

Marketing grows your brand, but it’s sales that sells your products and services and generates a profit for the business, which is what makes it a success


Hiring your first employees

Looking to bring your first employee on board? Bear in mind the legal obligations, liabilities, expenses and paperwork.


Setting up a website

As a small business owner, your website is the hub of your company, and a pivotal part of your marketing and branding.


Marketing your start-up

Marketing is essential to the success of your business. Effective marketing not only helps to increase sales, it also leads to the creation of a more valuable asset - a recognisable brand that you might want to sell some day.


Branding your start-up

Branding gets right to the core of your business' values. It is about discovering and communicating the essence of your business and what it delivers to your customers.


Managing your finances

How finances are used and accounted for can make or break a small business.


How to pitch for funding

Seeking finance for your start-up? The trick is to give investors everything they need to know and to be clear about what you want.


Develop your business model

Your great idea may need some work. Here's how to get ready for start-up.


Small Business Tax Registration & Legalities

Tax need not be complicated if you know the basics.


Choosing the right business format

Which format is right for your business depends on the type of business you run, how many owners it has and the financial situation.


Starting a business without funding

With finance almost impossible to secure, most new businesses are founded without any outside investment.


Opening a business bank account

Get full control and management of your business accounts and do your banking over most electronic banking channels.


7 Funding methods you can use to start your business

Acquiring capital is usually the first step in starting a business. This comprehensive guide will help you find the prefect type of funding for your business.


Intellectual property registrations

A company's intellectual property may be more valuable than its physical assets. Make sure you protect it.


Registering a domain name

To register domain name is a lot simpler than you might imagine.


Business partnership agreements

Starting a business partnership can be very challenging. To protect the interests of partners, it’s vital to clearly lay out the responsibilities of each upfront, before you start working together.


Buying a franchise business

Buying into a franchise concept can be an attractive way for some people to become business owners.


Buying an existing business

If you're thinking about owning your own business, buying a company that's already established may be quicker and easier than starting from scratch.


Step-by-step business plan guide

Craft a realistic, working business plan for your start-up to give you a winning edge.


Starting a new business

With the right planning, effort and a bit of luck, starting a new business could be the best decision you ever make.


Are you suited to entrepreneurship?

Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires sound planning, creativity, hard work and an appetite for risk.