On this page you'll find an excellent curation of local and international resources for start-ups. Learn about entrepreneurship, small business and much more.
Firstly, let’s look at some resources for start-ups
Entrepreneurs and start-ups
Having a starting point when starting your business is important. In this section we’ve put together some great links for you to check out.
Entrepreneur Magazine is the premier source for everything small business. Get the latest news, expert advice and growth ideas for small businesses
Forbes Read all about innovative entrepreneurs and trends
The Small Business Site get up to date with local news on small businesses and entrepreneurs
SME South Africa Starting a new business, or just looking for some inspiration? This is the resource for you
Ted Talks Archive of videos that discuss entrepreneurship
As simple as that! Next up we have the funding section. Here we’ll take a look at what funding resources exist for your small business-
Raising funding for your unique idea can be stressful. Take a look at these resources to get you on the right path-
SA SME Fund Need funding? The SA SME Fund was established by members of the CEO Initiative – a collaboration between government, labour and business to address some of the most pressing challenges to the country’s economic growth – as an avenue of support for the SME sector
RMB is another resource you could approach for your business finance
“7 Great ways to finance a startup” is an excellent resource for creatively raising funds
Venture Capital Wondering what venture capital is and how it works? This article has great information covering just that
Next up – our roundup for business planning resources-
Every entrepreneur should do a fair amount of planning to ensure success.
“How to estimate your start-up costs” by Santam is an excellent resource for new businesses
Business Insider has a great collection of articles that will help you plan your business based on current events
“How to write a business plan” this article will help guide you on the steps to take to write your business plan effectively
This free e-book on how to start a business by Growth Lab is certain to help you plan your business using international methods
Next we’ll take a look at some great start-up podcasts that we highly recommend-
Sometimes it’s easier to juggle managing a busy schedule and learning with listening to podcasts while you work. In this section we’ll list some of the best podcasts out there
The Startup Chat this is an engaging podcast all about start-up businesses. Definitely worth a listen
Lessons with Lion by Lebo Lion covers everything digital and marketing related. Fresh and innovative, we highly suggest checking this resource out
The Healthy Business Show by Discovery is another excellent resource that provides prudent business advice
The Flip by Justin Norman is an insightful and thought provoking testament to how business in Africa works
Our next section will cover accounting and bookkeeping
Accounting & Bookkeeping
Managing your business’ finances is key to a successful venture. Take a look at these accounting resources that are sure to save you time!
This WikiHow article on how to hire an accountant is very informative. Give it a read
The Accounting Coach explains accounting basics and how to stay on top of your business’ finances
Let’s look at some resources on employees next
Setting up your HR department, or even streamlining the one you have can be a lot of work. That’s why we’ve put together these resources
How to hire is an important skill all entrepreneurs need to hone. This article by Sam Altman is educational and poignant to all start-ups
HR Document template set will definitely help you out if time is of the essence
Entrepreneur on managing employees
And that’s a wrap for our business start-up resources (for now.)
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