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Trust: why does your small business need it?

Why does your small business need customers and employees to trust it? What does trust have to do with the bottom-line of your business? Trust is one of the key motivators for customers to become loyal. It is also important … Continue reading

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New Year inspiration for a successful small business

The new year has dawned – and as usual, it will be full of challenges, surprises and hopefully growth in our personal and business life. Thinking back about the beginning of Rietmark, way back in 1997, I once again realise … Continue reading

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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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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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The good, the bad and the ugly of late payments

Are late payments crippling your business? Why do customers think it is ok to pay late? What can you do to encourage people to pay on time? Firstly, let’s look at the ugly of late payments, what could possibly be … Continue reading

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Be your own boss today! Starting a business on limited resources

Do you want to work your own hours? Do you have a great business idea? Then it might be time to become your own boss. Being your own boss has benefits and drawbacks. Some key benefits of being your own … Continue reading

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