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Eight tips to protect your business from cyber attackshttps://businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/eight-tips-to-protect-your-business-from-cyber-attacksEight tips to protect your business from cyber attacksThe false impression that cyber-attacks are aimed solely at large organisation is understandable. It is only the big data breaches that reach the news, says Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited.2018/10/29 10:00:00 PM
New Year resolutions checklist for entrepreneurshttps://businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/new-year-resolutions-checklist-for-entrepreneursNew Year resolutions checklist for entrepreneursThe beginning of a year is infamous for all types of aspirational New Year’s resolutions. However, the number of gym routines and diets that are abandoned by the first week of February are enough to make anyone cynical about these resolutions.2018/02/04 10:00:00 PM
Year planning too important to end up in the bottom drawerhttps://businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/year-planning-too-important-to-end-up-in-the-bottom-drawerYear planning too important to end up in the bottom drawerIn the current slow-growth economic conditions, business owners are either going to win market share, or have market share taken away from them, says Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited.2018/02/04 10:00:00 PM
Nine tips for handling the seasonality of your business cyclehttps://businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/nine-tips-for-handling-the-seasonality-of-your-business-cycleNine tips for handling the seasonality of your business cycleVery few industries are immune to the ups and downs of annual fluctuations, and most entrepreneurs have experienced the dread of a silent telephone or empty inbox as the lean season kicks in.2017/09/28 10:00:00 PM
Ten tips for increasing diversity in your workplacehttps://businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/ten-tips-for-increasing-diversity-in-your-workplaceTen tips for increasing diversity in your workplaceWhen businesses start up, they are often small, tightly-knit groups of pioneers that come from the same background, even from the same family. This works very well in the early survival stages of a venture, but as soon as the business reaches a more stable post-survival growth phase, the founders have the opportunity to look around a bit more widely, and to diversify their workforce. 2017/08/29 10:00:00 PM
Fifteen essential tips for starting your own businesshttps://businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/fifteen-essential-tips-for-starting-your-own-businessFifteen essential tips for starting your own businessPetro Bothma has seen many start-ups come and go during her three decades at Business Partners Limited, most recently as head of enterprise development and non-financial support. She compiled the following essential tips for anyone thinking about starting their own business:2017/06/29 10:00:00 PM
Pitching your idea to potential fundershttps://businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/pitching-your-idea-to-potential-fundersPitching your idea to potential fundersBefore you approach the bank or other form of financier to fund your start-up or business expansion, you need to be sure that you've done your research and have confidence in your Business Plan.2017/04/02 10:00:00 PM
Ten ways to improve your planning for the year aheadhttps://businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/ten-ways-to-improve-your-planning-for-the-year-aheadTen ways to improve your planning for the year aheadEach entrepreneur has his or her own style of planning, but not all of them are equally good at it. Anton Roelofse, regional general manager of Business Partners Limited, believes entrepreneurs can and should constantly try to improve their planning process. Here are ten ways in which to become better at planning for the year ahead:2017/02/23 10:00:00 PM
Ten ways to hone your delegating skillshttps://businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/ten-ways-to-hone-your-delegating-skillsTen ways to hone your delegating skillsThe ability to delegate is as crucial to business owners as planning, selling and prioritisation skills. Without it, the business will always remain in the realm of the freelancer – small, stagnant and wholly dependent on one person, says Gugu Mjadu, executive general manager of marketing at Business Partners Limited. She offers ten tips on how business owners can hone their delegation skills2016/12/13 10:00:00 PM
Becoming a mentorhttps://businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/askbusinesspartners-live-q-a-session-july-2015Becoming a mentorIf you are a veteran in the SME sector, are running a very successful business or just feel you have something to offer a budding entrepreneur, you may consider becoming a mentor. Let's look at the characteristics of a good business mentor2016/11/15 10:00:00 PM
Becoming a mentorhttps://businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/becoming-a-mentorBecoming a mentorIf you are a veteran in the SME sector, are running a very successful business or just feel you have something to offer a budding entrepreneur, you may consider becoming a mentor. Let's look at the characteristics of a good business mentor2016/11/15 10:00:00 PM
Becoming a mentorhttps://businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/efficiency-is-everythingBecoming a mentorIf you are a veteran in the SME sector, are running a very successful business or just feel you have something to offer a budding entrepreneur, you may consider becoming a mentor. Let's look at the characteristics of a good business mentor2016/11/15 10:00:00 PM
Ten ways to counter dead-season anxietyhttps://businesspartners.africa/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/top-tips-and-blogs/ten-ways-to-counter-dead-season-anxietyTen ways to counter dead-season anxietyIt is not surprising that many business owners in seasonal industries such as tourism call the quiet months of the year the dead season. There are many reasons why they often view it with dead revenue dries up, staff whittle away and expensive business assets stand idle.2016/09/26 10:00:00 PM