Meet the winner of the 2017 GEW-BUSINESS/PARTNERS-SME Toolkit SA’s Business plan competition

Mpumalanga-based entrepreneur, Freddy Sibuyi, has been crowned the national winner in the 2017 Business/Partners/ SME Toolkit Global Entrepreneurship Week’s Business Plan Competition for Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs – a competition that saw hundreds of young aspiring entrepreneurs attend business planning workshops aimed at equipping them with the necessary skills and tools to turn their business idea into a reality.

Creating an effective business plan

Get guidance to create a great business plan. This online tutorial also includes a business plan template to guide your business through the start-up or growth phase, a search for capital, or any other endeavour your small business undertakes


Are you POPI compliant? - and what does it mean?

Over the next few months the SME Toolkit South Africa will feature a number of items which will support you and your business as you not only meet the minimum requirements for compliance with the POPI Act, but also find ways to turn compliance with the POPI Act into a business benefit. These articles and guides will bring you a range of practical advice and share the


Start-up costs for an accommodation business

After much soul-searching, you've decided that you want to open your own guest house, boutique hotel or B&B. There are many factors to consider, such as where your business will be and who your target market is, but much of these decisions will be based on your budget, so that may be a good place to start. Here are just some of the costs associated with setting up a new accommodation business