BUDGET: Reduction in transfer duty positive news

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Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s announced that R105bn would be spent on housing and bulk infrastructure. The good news for home buyers is that there is a reduction in transfer duty.

BUSINESS: Jozi innovators to find solutions to problems

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The Hack Jozi Challenge is calling all innovators in Johannesburg to find solutions for the city’s problems. This could be load shedding, traffic, potholes or city billing issues. R5m is up for grabs if you can make the city a better place to live in.

ENTREPRENEUR: Google SA offers workshop to women

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With International Women’s Day approaching, Google SA is offering a workshop to women entrepreneurs. The workshop will focus on encouraging women to start digital businesses.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Developing young black winemakers

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The Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme transforms the cellar workers or assistant winemakers into independent winemakers. The programme, introduced in 2006, aims to play an active role in the sustainable transformation of the South African wine industry.

BUSINESS: Five reasons the Budget Speech is important to SMEs

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Big business has always shown interest in the National Budget Speech but this year SMEs should pay attention to policy reform that may affect them.

ENTREPRENEUR: Build legacy through succession planning

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In order to keep a business’s legacy alive, entrepreneurs need to make sure they have trained up the right people to keep the core business values alive long after they leave.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 10 ways to run a more productive business

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Turning your business into a streamlined, productive entity will not only save you time, but also have an impact on your bottom line. Here we share ten ways to make your small business more productive.

ENTREPRENEUR: 4 tips to improve service during the holidays

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With increased foot and online traffic, it doesn’t take much for customers to have a bad experience during the festive season. With social media it takes even less for the world to know about it. Here are four tips to make sure you are covered.

ENTREPRENEURS: 10 ways to start 2015 on the right note

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With a new year around the corner, the December period is the perfect time to get your affairs in order to rock your business in 2015.

SME: How systems can change the way you do business

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Introducing effective systems can radically transform your small business, says ActionCOACH’s Pieter Scholtz. If you find your time and energy swallowed whole by your entrepreneurship, this is a must-read.