SARS eFiling takes the fuss out of filing your business tax returns, and it’s cost-free.
Business tax checklist
As a business owner there are various taxes for small businesses that you must register for.
Business Plan Template
While each business has a unique business plan, there is certain information that every business has to include. This template shows you how.
Business partnership agreements checklist
It's great to find a partner whose skills complement yours, but be sure to put your agreement down in writing. Use this business partnership agreements checklist to ensure you cover all bases.
Registering a domain checklist
Protect your business identity by registering a domain, it's easier than you'd think.
Pitching to investors cheat sheet
You need finance to get your business idea off the ground, which means you have to sell the idea to one or more investors.
Registering a company name checklist
In South Africa your company name has to be registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).
Registering a patent checklist
Protect your intellectual property by registering a patent.
Registering copyright checklist
Registering a copyright gives you exclusive rights over your intellectual property.
Registering a trademark
It's important to register a trademark to ensure that nobody else copies your brand name or slogan.
Preparing your family for entrepreneurship
Not all entrepreneurs realise the impact that their new business can have on their immediate family.
Setting up a home office
Working from home is a great way to get your new business off the ground. We tell you how to set up a home office.
Finding a business mentor
A mentor is essential for a small business owner, providing input and guidance where needed.
Developing a pricing strategy
You need to get the balance right when determining how much you're going to charge for your product or service.
This checklist guides you through the step-by-step process of starting your own business.
Location selection evaluation worksheet
Finding the right location for your new business is essential. This checklist will help you get it right.
Business goals worksheet
Use this worksheet to set your business goals.
Elevator pitch development worksheet
Learn how to present your business idea to others - including potential investors - in a clear succinct manner.
Business name brainstorming worksheet
Things to consider when trying to find the perfect name for your new business.
SWOT analysis worksheet
We show you how to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats and Opportunities relative to your business.
Idea evaluation checklist
Find out of your great idea for a product or service will make a viable business.
Should you be a franchisee checklist
Before buying your own franchise use this checklist to see whether it's a good idea.
Buying a business – Evaluation checklist
Should you buy a business? Use this checklist to find out.
Zig Ziglar’s guide to goal setting
Author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar tells you how to set goals and make them happen.
Personal goals worksheet
Use this worksheet to turn your goals into reality.
Checklist for choosing a franchise
This checklist will help you determine whether a particular franchise – and franchisor – is right for you.
Checklist for choosing a business
Choosing a business that's right for you isn't easy. We show you how.
Self-assessment test: Are you ready to be a business owner?
Thinking of becoming your own boss? Download this document and then use the tables to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses to find out whether you're ready.
Tips for writing a business plan
There are a lot of generic business plan templates available through the Internet or in business books. However, bear in mind that a business plan should tailored to suit your specific type of business and the audience for which the plan is written.
Top 10 mistakes made by entrepreneurs
The issues that typically trip up entrepreneurs as they launch a business.
The 8 secrets of success
The real secrets behind success in life, business and everything.
What is an elevator pitch?
Learn how to speak about your business to others in a minute or less.
Setting up effective cash-management systems
Help your business to grow through effective cash management systems.
Protect future cash flow by forecasting sales.
Sales pitches that work
Top tips to create a natural – and winning – sales pitch.
How to write a strategic marketing plan
Strategic marketing plans can assist you in delivering on your customers’ needs.
Bootstrapping your business
How to grow your business organically, without outside funding.
10 Steps to starting your own business
So, you’re ready to launch a business? Here are the basics you should consider before you take the plunge.
The basics of buying a franchise
The areas you should consider before you invest in a franchise.
Evaluating a business idea
How sure are you that your business idea is great? Here’s what investors look for when they evaluate an idea.
The biggest start-up mistakes
Many start-ups tend to make the same mistakes. Here’s what you can learn from them.
Where good ideas come from
Not all ideas are great, so how do the really good ones come into being?