Step 1 – Understanding Bitcoin And The Block-Chain
Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment system, otherwise known as electronic money or virtual currency. It offers a twenty-first century alternative to brick and mortar banking. Exchanges are made via “e wallet software”. The bitcoin has actually subverted the traditional banking system, while operating outside of government regulations. (more…)
The Masisizane Fund offers tailored integrated and flexible financial and non-financial solutions including financial education, capacity development and mentoring support. We take time to fully understand each enterprise needs, challenges and characteristics.
The understanding and the partnership we create add value and offer innovative enterprise models aimed at ensuring long-term enterprise growth, sustainability and development impact. (more…)
SEDA Small Enterprise Development Agency was established in December 2004 as an agency under the Department of Trade and Industry, the dti. The establishment was done by merging three organisations; Ntsika Enterprise Promotion Agency, National Manufacturing Advisory Centre (NAMAC) and the Community Public Private Partnership Programme (CPPP). The GODISA Trust and the Technology Programmes were integrated into seda in April 2006, becoming Seda Technology Programme (Stp). (more…)
Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SOC) Ltd commonly known as sefa business finance was established on 1st April 2012 as a result of the merger of South African Micro Apex Fund, Khula Enterprise Finance Ltd and the small business activities of IDC.
sefa’s mandate is to foster the establishment, survival and growth of SMMEs and contribute towards poverty alleviation and job creation. sefa has a regional footprint of 9 offices around the country. (more…)
After over 30 years of participating in hundreds of businesses, competing in at least as many different industries, with companies marketing both products and services, you begin to develop and accumulate some fundamental businesses axioms or “rules of thumb” that seem to make more sense everyday and gain more value in business practice as your career continues to advance and evolve.
You like to think what you have learned and the business knowledge you have retained along your long and varied career path is unique, proprietary, or even “original”, but somewhere deep inside you know that most of the things you hold near and dear to your own business self identity probably were already developed, practiced, and taught way before you ever entered your first business conference room. (more…)
Once upon a time, in the warm neoliberal afterglow of the 1990s – the early post-Thatcher age – the MBA was the golden ticket to the top table. Graduates might find themselves at a big city firm, a global investment bank, a blue-chip corporate or a major league accounting-consultancy giant. Now, the MBA bubble hasn’t burst, but it does have a rather saggy and post-birthday party deflated feel about it. One of the problems for business schools selling the meritocratic business administration dream is that there are fewer places on the top table and the feast is looking less sumptuous.
A recent report by the Complete University Guide found that starting salaries for professional graduates plummeted by 11% in real terms between 2007 and 2012 – from £24,293 to £21,702. The accounting and finance sectors – guaranteed career destinations for newly minted MBAs – have seen graduate recruitment essentially flatline. It seems the student market is responding to the new economic world order. (more…)
Inaccuracy in timekeeping can be disastrous to a small business, particularly one in services sector as workforce is its largest expense. Without accurate time attendance system / information, issues like employees being not paid properly, non-compliance and decreased employee morale will arise. Managing employees, the biggest asset for a small business, becomes easy with time and attendance system as it provides accurate and reliable information.
Here we have discussed briefly on some reasons for your small business to have time and attendance system.
Reasons for your small business to have time and attendance
It is now a must for all small businesses to start accepting the credit card (Credit Card Processing), since if they are not; they are missing out on something big. However, for many businesses, the problem is on choosing the right credit card processor with the Credit Card Machine.
The right processor is the one that has unique needs of the business in mind. He will let you pick the services and the products which are suited for your services and products but which is also friendly to your business. He will not enforce too much restrictions and requirements on you, because you are small.
Different Service Provider options to consider(more…)