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Marketing your Small Business on a Budget
Mention marketing to a business owner, and he can literally hear the funds drain from the business. Most SMME's (Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises) regard the word 'Marketing' as a swear word. It's almost derogatory to mention marketing as a business expense.

132 SMME Business Ideas - off the top of my head!
132 examples of small business ideas that may (or may not) work. An article which clearly shows that possibilities for SMME businesses are endless.

Small Business Article: Using What we Know to make Money.
I have many friends and colleagues who are always asking me to assist them with business ideas or marketing concepts in order to start or grow their business. Most times they will give it a good try, but inevitable give up after 5 minutes. Simply put, every individual is wired differently, what sounds like a good idea to me, may be complete hogwash to the next guy.

Employ people with Disabilities
This publication provides information about employment of people with disabilities to employers and employees. Many barriers such as widespread ignorance, fear and stereotypes have caused people with disabilities to be unfairly discriminated against in society and in employment. For these reasons they are a designated group in terms of the Employment Equity Act, 1998.

Verifying the Status of a Matric Certificate or Teacher Diploma
Do you need to verify a matric certificate or teacher diploma? You can fax a request to the Western Cape Education Department or Umalusi or contact them for further information.

Retirement Age: What are your rights?
Eventually, everyone needs to stop working. Some people prefer to retire at an early age while others choose to work for as long as possible. Whatever your preference, you need to know what your rights and options are.

What are Consumer Rights?
The 2004 National Consumer Survey found that very few South Africans know what their consumer rights are. This short publication sets out the eight internationally recognised consumer rights that underpin consumer rights organisations and campaigns. These rights are not the same as the human rights contained in the constitution, although they are complementary in many ways.

Consumer Complaints about a Product or Service
How to go about lodging a complaint with Consumer Affairs and Fair Trade about a product or a service that you are unhappy with. The Consumer Protector and Consumer Tribunal are provided for in the Western Cape Consumer Affairs (Unfair Business Practices) Act that was passed in December 2002.


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AKA Charters offer transport services for a wide range of users. Call them now on 0216334623 for information on buses, coaches, motor cars and help with your transport requirements.


Rondebosch East Pharmacy is open extended hours on Saturdays. They are also contracted to most medical aids. Contact them on 0216968571/5.


Do you need professional assistance in taxation matters? Ascend Business Solutions in Lansdowne are professional Accountants and Business Consultants with expertise in the SMME sector. Give them a call on 021-6747690



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