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Do small business rates apply to sole proprietors?

Small businesses have preferential rates that are applicable, but one of the requirements is that the business must trade as a private company in order to qualify. As a registered business, SARS is now able to award you the preferential rates. The bottom line is that you need to be willing to change your mindset and work with the system.  You will find it far more rewarding than the constant butting your head against a brick wall.

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Family and Marriage Association of South Africa

For over 54 years FAMSA has been developing human potential by providing counselling, education and training for South Africans who want help with relationship issues. Communities have developed skills and gained from services work in FAMSA Focus areas such as Violence and Trauma; HIV/AIDS; Abusive relationships; Poverty and Relationship Breakdown. FAMSA’s Mission is to preserve the family with preventive and remedial services which build on existing strengths in individuals, couples, groups and communities and enables people to deal with modern day stressors and issues that threaten Family Life.

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Family monthly budget worksheet

This family budget worksheet is set up to be used for projecting your family monthly budget schedule for 12 individual months. The monthly schedule is easier to understand than an annual family budgeting tool. We've formatted the worksheet and put in most of the income and expense descriptions. All you have to do is put in your numbers and print it. If you need additional categories of income or expense items you can quickly modify it. Just plug in your amounts and the spreadsheet will automatically compute the totals.

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Finding a female mentor

It's no secret that women often think and behave differently to their male counterparts and it's no different when it comes to business. It's one reason why you may want to consider finding for a female mentor. With so many successful women entrepreneurs out there and industries becoming more progressive in this regard, there is an abundance of women with experience in a range of industries. To keep these numbers growing, many women's organisations and associations provide mentorship programmes to help fellow women in business.

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Fine Women Business Network

Fine Women Business Network is a platform that supports people to expand their business through powerful networking and opportunities. It is an initiative designed to give aspiring and existing entrepreneurs the edge by providing a regular forum to network (Cape Town and JHB) through events, workshops and training. Monthly breakfast meetings and regular training sessions are held, among other services.

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How to balance family and work when working from home

In today’s world, one of the biggest challenges that we women face is how to balance family and work without doing a “half-job” on either. Running a home-based business presents its own unique issues, as entrepreneur Colette Symanowitz knows only too well. With some experience under her belt, Colette explains how she manages this balancing act. In this article, Colette expands on four tips for having a balanced work and family life when working from home. 

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How to optimise your time for maximum productivity

With the pressure of an increasingly demanding lifestyle, finding a balance between work, personal life, and all other activities can be challenging. Sometimes we feel like the hours are not quite enough to complete the tasks we have in one day. This can make you feel incomplete or that you have wasted some of your time. Others feel they are productive enough and therefore don’t explore new ways of maximising productivity to go even further in life. Here are a few tips that may help you enhance your daily productivity.

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How to spoil the mothers in your business

Mother’s Day is a celebration of the love and appreciation that you have for your mother. It shows her how much you care about her and how everything she has done for you has affected you. And, there are likely mothers in your office who deserve a little recognition on their special day. You might not have many Mother’s Day ideas at the moment, but there are numerous things to do on Mother’s Day that are ideal for celebrating this special occasion. Here are some tips to create the perfect celebration of all the mothers in your office.

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Inspiring Women - the Business Woman's Magazine

InspiringWomen.co.za is a website dedicated to providing articles, content, and resources for women on a variety of topics namely business, career, family, fashion & beauty, health, lifestyle, and recipes. In addition to several other focus areas, the site delivers content specific to legal matters, your business, financial planning, your career, wellness, and travel and leisure. The site also provides women with the opportunity to find inspiration for themselves and their business by looking at the site's inspiring woman of the month as well as articles designed to facilitate personal development.

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Insuring your home-based business

If you're like many entrepreneurs who run a business from home, you have to ensure that you are adequately insured against loss, damage or theft. The type and amount of insurance you need will depend on the kind of business you have and the replacement value of your equipment. A good first step would be to do an inventory of all your business-related equipment and attach a value to it.

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Juggling a business and family

Many women start their own businesses with the aim of being able to dedicate more time to their families. Unfortunately, this does not always materialise...
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Net-workingWomen.com

Net-workingWomen is an A-Z online directory for working women to advertise their businesses, products, services, skills and resources. NWW was started in 2005, and has built up an extensive and expanding, database of women in business. From grassroots informal business sectors, to the top movers and shakers worldwide, women are becoming major financial contributors in society. With this in mind, www.net-workingwomen.com aims to connect working women globally, and to provide a link to a more inclusive, communicative, and supportive womens’ network.

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Setting up your home office

Having a home office may be an attractive option if you're running a small "one-man show" or starting out small with a view to expand once the business is off the ground. There are, however, some practical issues to consider before you start setting up your office. When starting/running a business from home, you need to have a plan of action with regards to the where, what, why and how of setting up your work-space. This article provides you with some tips on how to get started on your home office.

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Should I run my business from home?

Hairdresser.jpgThere are a variety of pros and cons to working from home, so weigh them up before you clear out a spare room for your home office.

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Upgrading your home office

If you’re trying to run a business from your dining room table, on a dial-up Internet connection with the computer you’ve had since high school, it might well be time to revamp your home office. While there are no substitutes for a good business plan, having the best technology you can afford will ensure your working hours are spent more productively, thereby improving your output.

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