“A business owner should be working on their business instead of in it.” It’s one of those phrases that gets thrown around by coaches and gurus and business magazines. But what does it actually mean? And is it true? And how do you do it?

Small business owners are innovative, hardworking and brave. They launch businesses and despite the odds, many of them succeed. However, a rather scary percentage fail. After almost twenty years of looking after small business accounts, we have identified five mistakes common to most small business owners...

As much as the ownership and management of a South African business comes with great reward, it also comes with a long list of duties and responsibilities. Too many business owners are unaware of these responsibilities.

The role of an entrepreneur involves wearing many, many hats. Especially in the early days of launching a business there often just isn’t enough cash for you to hire help. You have to be the manager, accountant, salesman and HR department all in one.