12 Tips to Avoid Business Failure due to Cash Flow

Bad Cash Flow Management and 12 Tips to Avoid Business Failure

12 Tips to Avoid Business Failure due to Bad Cash Flow Management Having worked with small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for over 15 years, I have been privileged to provide advice to clients in almost every industry including retail, education, construction, e-commerce, ICT, mining, FinTech, MedTech, Healthcare, Tourism, and even hospitality. By working with all

8 Ways Small Business Financing Will Change in South Africa after COVID-19

8 Basic Ugly Truths on How Small Business Financing Will Change

8 Ugly Truths on How Small Business Financing Will Change in SA after COVID-19 Small Business Financing is already one of the most difficult challenges to SMEs operating in South Africa. Nearly nine months later, and we can all agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way small businesses handle their finances. Stay-at-home orders

Startup Mistakes made by entrepreneurs

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10 Reasons to be Careful of Consultants Using Business Plan Templates

Your Business Plan Template will be Rejected – 10 Reasons to be Careful

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Dealing with Difficult Customers in 2021

Difficult Customers 101 – Dealing with the Various Types

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Your Business Case (Plan) is as Vital as Death and Taxes

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16 Reasons to Write a Startup Business Plan

16 Important Reasons to Write a Startup Business Plan in 2021

16 Reasons to Write a Startup Business Plan in 2021 According to a recent article by Harvard Business Review, entrepreneurs who write startup business plans are more likely to succeed. It is crucially important to synchronise the writing of your business plan with other key startup activities. A startup business plan is a good idea

Investor Pitch

Your Investor Pitch and 8 Dumb Things You Should Never Say

Your Investor Pitch and 8 Dumb Things you Should Never Say Your Investor Pitch can be one of the most daunting things you have to endure as an entrepreneur. Investors are much better at negotiations than you are; after all, this is what they do, and they do it daily. You on the other hand,

Top Business Plan

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How do you Write a Top Business Plan that gets Noticed? The right business plan is often the difference between a company that stagnates and one that Reaches New Heights. Many enthusiastic entrepreneurs forget to lay the groundwork for their business and head straight to the action. But how can you expect to succeed without

The Relevance of Business Plans Today

8 Clear Facts Why Business Plans are Still Relevant Today

What is the Relevance of Business Plans today? Entrepreneurs who are starting a new business often wonder, “Do I really need a business plan? Is writing business plans really the best use of my time?” The answer to these questions is almost always, Yes! Business Plans are an integral part of starting a new business.

Business Plan Writer and Your Guide to Finding One

Business Plan Writer – 5 Easy Tips to Finding One

Your Guide to Finding the Right Business Plan Writer. Writing a business plan is time-consuming, but it’s essential if you want to have a successful business that’s going to survive the startup phase. If your business doesn’t have one, maybe it’s time to start writing it. The process of writing a business plan can do

Your Best Business Plan will be Rejected

Best Business Plan but You Don’t Get Funded? Here’s 10 Reasons Why…

Do you have the Best Business Plan? The Best Business Plan is in your hands. You applied for capital funding. Then why is your Business Plan rejected? Despite having a great idea for a new product or cutting-edge service, many aspiring business owners find themselves asking, “Am I ready?” Considering just how much there is