September 2017

Commoditisation of Internet is a threat to business The commoditisation of Internet has clearly entered the South African marketplace, with differentiation being eroded by competition which has led to customers treating Internet as a commodity and selecting services based on price alone. This is a dangerous point...

Being strategic on cost cutting in a downturn can help startups to stand out In any downturn, operational expenses are the first thing that needs attention as businesses go into survival mode, however while curbing unnecessary expenditure is important, business owners need to balance this with...

In the most recent mega ransomware attack, ‘Petya’, which broke out in the Ukraine, and swept through Europe and Asia, South African SMMEs need to be wary, and not caught on the back foot. “South African businesses and institutions tend to feel far removed from major...

Partnerships are tricky, whether you looking to start a business or grow your existing one, partnerships will make or break you. The definition ‘partner’ can actually be a polygamous relationship, with partnerships ranging from suppliers, investors, banks, financiers, contractors and joint ventures… so how do you...