Category Archives: Your Business

Marketing Strategies for Tough Times

South Africa entered a recession in the second quarter of 2018, for the first time since 2009. Should you cancel your marketing plans, batten down the hatches and ride it out? Or should you beef up your promotional efforts and … Continue reading

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Your big tech guide – the basics you need to launch your business

In this guide, we’ll introduce you to technologies and tools you might need when you’re starting your own business. Cyber security Cyber security is not negotiable. Entrepreneurs need to ensure that they are protected from cyber-attacks, which can be detrimental … Continue reading

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Make every Rietmark lead count

As part of our commitment to helping local businesses, herewith a few tips to help your business close more deals! Make a great first impression: Give your business the best chances from the start with your first contact. Be friendly … Continue reading

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Simple tips to getting paid faster

Getting customers to pay on time is one of the biggest challenges for business owners and when the problem persists too long, it can ultimately shut down a small business. For any business, the amount of money flowing in or … Continue reading

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The lifestyle balancing act

Juggling work, finances, friends, family and personal goals, while still trying to enjoy some down time can be tricky. The key to success in the fast-paced world is to declutter your life. Running out of time has become the norm … Continue reading

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Turning an idea into a viable business

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, a British science fiction writer and inventor, remarked that new ideas pass through three periods: 1. It can’t be done. 2. It probably can be done but it’s not worth doing. 3. I knew it was … Continue reading

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Bookkeeping basics for small businesses

Keeping track of the finances in your small business is the key to its success, but where do you begin? Here are eight steps to setting your bookkeeping up for your business. STEP 1: Collect all your paperwork Before you … Continue reading

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