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  • 06
    Jun, 16
    The Business World wants small businesses to succeed! This is why we have free toolkits, templates and how-to guides to help take your business to the next level. The Business World Resources are your key to running your business smoothly, and having up-to-date knowledge and accessing new insights. 
  • 19
    Apr, 16
    The Marketing, Advertising and Communication sector charter has been gazetted.
    This means that companies in these industries now have to start complying with B-BBEE codes in order to comply with BEE, thus enabling them to be competative in the market and enhanse trade opportunities. Here are the things you need to know Who does this charter apply to? Advertising companies whose core business is the conceptualisation, creation and production of advertising to foster a relationship between a product and the consumer. Public relations companies whose core business is the conceptualisation, creation and .....
  • 04
    Apr, 16
    Generate Leads using Business World

    The digital revolution has been a gritty and stretching necessity for everyone in the Business to Business space. The days of face to face selling are growing foggy as it fades into the past. The glaring reality is that your customers use web based fact finding channels, brand interaction, review and feedback operations all the way to transaction and purchases to interact with your business.

    How do small to medium business start to engage in a meaningful way in this digital era. Find below some tricks to get on .....

  • 31
    Mar, 16
    Solomon - Director of Solomons Motor Parts
    “I am happy using the Business World platform for the growth of my business and job alerts that keep the daily running of the business manageable because as a mining company vendor I have many responsibilities within the business and on site to make sure daily that we keep the business going and to do that I have to have operational funds, which I have been struggling to access until one of the South32 consultants helped me find some funding portals to register on”.
  • 31
    Mar, 16
    Lillian - Director of LM signature food products
    “I recently took my pension and I took a very committed decision to open my own business because I have had a passion to cater the world with the best of vegetable made consumable goods that I hope in the future can be sold at big markets like Fruit and Veggie and Pick n Pay. I am very happy to have spoken to one of The Business World consultants who has been very kind, by assisting me in registering my company on ‘The Business World’ and in general – She is currently also assisting me with funding hubs”.
  • 31
    Mar, 16
    Mathapelo Phakwago - CEO Ithabise Beauty Salon
    ''Running a beauty salon part time when you have another full time job is always a stressful exercise, but ever since I registered with the Business World, my business has flourished in a very short time, networking with a lot of clients, buyers and suppliers of different products that are of importance to my business and what makes it good is dealing with BEE compliant companies, allows vendor status invitations to start providing services and constant business.''
  • 31
    Mar, 16
    Marilyne Petnji - CEO Multilingual Giant
    ''2015 has been a great year for Multilingual Giant, thanks to TBW for the efficient service and great support team from its consultants. We have increased our clientele base as we connect with a lot of clients who look for services we offer. I was even assisted with a BEE affidavit which makes it easier for us to trade with big businesses all over the country.''
  • 31
    Mar, 16
    Vuvu Bengane - CEO Siya Phambili Stationery & Print
    ''The Business World is a platform which I can describe as the FUTURE. It’s the best online trading platform with a lot of opportunities and through the Business World I have managed to link up with a lot of clients who are looking for the services I offer and with the help of dedicated consultants, especially Bryne Nduru, who is always efficient and prompt to respond to my queries. Service delivery is great and I would recommend anyone to use The Business World any day.'' 
  • 17
    Mar, 16
    Sandi Msimang - Director of Leauoa Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd
    “I would like to thank the Business World team for their assisting me while I was struggling to register my company on the Business World site –I must say I was a bit sceptic in the beginning when I was told about the free marketing site that would be offering me so much beyond the basic tenders only and all for free; I now am using the site and I have no regrets as I receive emails alerting me of any progress towards my business profile and what more I can benefit and how.”
  • 23
    Feb, 16
    Tenders no longer available in Newspapers
    President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has said that adverts for government tenders will no longer be placed in newspapers. As per the TimesLive article at http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2016/02/18/Tenders-no-longer-advertised-in-newspapers-Zuma , The president, during his reply to the State of the Nation Address debate, said the use of a tender portal would be compulsory for all departments from 1 April 2016.   "This means that all tenders will be advertised in one place and will be accessed free of charge .....
  • 29
    Jan, 16
    Customer Trends in 2016

    As an entrepreneur your focus is on growing your business, and part of this strategy should be tracking customer trends. By using your accessible customer data you have the potential to highlight business opportunities, anticipate potential risks and gain a competitive advantage. LEAP investigates seven customer trends for the year ahead.

    SPENDING HABITS

    Do your customers shop on impulse? Do they thoroughly research offers? Are they regular shoppers? By analysing the habits of your customers you gain better .....

  • 22
    Oct, 15
    South African Success Story

    Sarah Collins, the founder of Wonderbag, is a South African success story. She started a small company at home which has grown into an international business that has a global social impact. LEAP has a look at this local woman entrepreneur and how her simple but powerful idea is changing the world.

    The Wonderbag is a portable, non-electric cooker that will allow you to slow cook your food for up to eight hours without needing extra fuel or electricity. It’s easy to use, you simply bring food to the boil on a stove or .....

  • 02
    Oct, 15
    BENEFITS OF SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS

    Is local really lekker? When entrepreneurs and independent businesses are supported, they contribute to a resilient supply chain, create more employment opportunities and help stimulate the South African economy. LEAP has a closer look at the value local businesses provide.

    IMPROVE COMMUNITIES

    When you buy a local product, a significant portion of that money remains in that community, and it’s reinvested to create vibrant town centres and improve local services. Additionally, local business owners tend to .....

  • 13
    Aug, 15
    Challenges and tips for women entrepreneurs

    Content provided by a guest contributor.

     

    Shana Kassiem co-founder Maxxor Business Solutions heads up the Software Services division as their CEO. She has twelve years of experience in the ICT Sector and over the years she has come across many challenges. Here are a few of them and how she has overcome them, as well as some resources to help along the way. Challenge: I want to move on and try something new? Fear: Moving out of our comfort zones. Tip: Sometimes fear can paralyze us to such a degree .....

  • 02
    Jul, 15
    Moving your Business to Cyberspace

    With the ever-growing world of online communication, at some point or another you may decide to establish a presence on the Internet. It is however, important to first make the distinction between the Internet and the World Wide Web and whether or not having a presence in cyberspace will benefit your business.

    Not many people realise that there is a difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web. The Internet is a network of networks, a link of millions of computers worldwide, into one vast collection .....

  • 10
    Jun, 15
    Why do Small Businesses need BEE Certificates?
    Why a small business needs a B-BBEE certificate

    Content provided by a guest contributor.

     

    Over three hundred B-BBEE related queries received by the NSBC over the past month encouraged me to meet face to face with our partners in this field - EMEX; one of SAs leading B-BBEE verification agencies. Personal experience allows me to communicate a straight forward conclusion on this topic and must do exercise. B-BBEE Compliance for smaller businesses is simple and imperative. Let's take a look at this: Is .....

  • 18
    May, 15
    June : Perspective on Social Media in Business
    Can you use social media to market your business? The internet has changed the way businesses operate, and social media is now a powerful tool if used properly. You have a worldwide audience of potential customer, service providers and partners at your fingertips, so to help you establish an online presence, here are our four top tips. UNDERSTANDING THE WORKLOAD Social media may seem easy, but don’t underestimate the resources that you need to run an effective social media campaign. It doesn’t require a huge budget, but .....