Money Issues

The shortest month of the year brings salaried employees a measure of relief, as their money doesn’t have to stretch as far as it did in January! Employers, however, face the annual reckoning of the tax year-end. Catherine Wijnberg of Fetola shares some tips for navigating this tricky financial period.

Say What?

Oh My Hat, Do I Really Need a Financial Advisor?

Google is great for recipes, directions and movie reviews, but when it comes to financial planning you might want to call in the experts... Sasha Planting of Moneyweb invokes Little Red Riding Hood and comes up with some sound recommendations.

Spread an Opportunity for Small Business Success in 2017

Could you or someone you know benefit from a two-year programme of amazing business development support and mentorship? Check out the SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme, which is calling for applications right now.

First Aid Kit

Cashing in Your Business – Part Two

Ready to trade being a boss for a world of margaritas and tropical vacations? In the second instalment about valuing and selling your business, Des Chambers explains how to determine the financial worth of your business, so that you can sell it one day and retire in style.

Three Simple Tips About Tax

It's February, and that means Valentine’s Day and tax! Having trouble wrapping your head around tax legislation? Consultant and business owner Sabelo Thusi has some useful tips for small business owners on how to plan properly so that you can sail the stormy seas of SARS compliance smoothly.

Companies We Like

Finding the Pearls in Oyster Mushrooms

It started in his garage as a way to maintain a healthy diet, and has mushroomed into a booming business with national reach. Entrepreneur and owner of Valley Mushrooms, Ugan Pillay, shares insight into the exotic world of the oyster mushroom business.


The Ultimate South African Business Companion

Enjoy this free sample from a fabulous book that offers business owners a rich supply of tips, tools, and templates from business writer, Lesley-Caren Johnson. If you are an entrepreneur, the Ultimate South Africa Business Companion should be on your bookshelf!

Take Charge with Masete Digital Technologies

Tired of your website looking like a Windows 95 prototype? These days, it’s not enough to just be good at what you do, you have to look good while doing it. Here’s a shout-out to Masete Digital Technologies for helping businesses achieve the look they need to succeed.

What Is My Business Worth?

Ready to sell your business but not sure where to start? Or just curious about what your business is actually worth? Des Chambers, owner of Cape Business Bureau, has four tips that are guaranteed to help you sell your business and make 2017 a year for bold actions!

Does Your Business Work for You?

Experienced mentor and business strategist Anton Ressel tells it like it is in this piece about starting off the new year by taking stock of where your business is at, and deciding whether you need to maintain the status quo, make wholesale changes or move on and start again.

The Time is Now!

Catalyst editor and Fetola CEO Catherine Wijnberg shares her passion for making the most out of life with a shout-out to a book she read over the end of year break, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. It’s all about living in the moment and refusing to allow baggage from the past or fear of the future to impact negatively on how we live our lives, and is the perfect sentiment to kick-start 2017.

Three Leadership Qualities You Need to Grow in 2017

Will your business be on the cover of Forbes? According to Information Designer and Infographic Author, Anna Vital, successful start-ups require business leaders to invest in themselves in addition to their business. This infographic is a great representation of the rare qualities that you can find in successful leaders.