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INVESTMENT: Boosting SME development with Social Impact Bonds

The National Treasury is looking into the feasibility of a new financial instrument for social programmes called Social Impact Bonds. Blair Burmeister talks about how SIBs will work in South Africa.

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Finweek Quiz #43

Visit any large shopping centre anywhere in the country and you’re bound to see a Sorbet beauty salon – without a doubt, this local chain is a massive entrepreneurial success. This week, we’re giving away one copy of Sorbet founder Ian Fuhr’s autobiography, ‘Get that feeling – the story of a serial entrepreneur’. Test your knowledge for a chance to win!

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BUSINESS: Club travel solutions for small businesses

Small businesses can look at business travel in a whole new light thanks to a new online subscription based service. Club Travel Business Solutions aims to transform travel for small to medium enterprises. Finweek investigates.

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PROPERTY: Are sole mandates the right choice?

A sole mandate can be defined as an exclusive contract between the seller of a home and a real estate agent, allowing that agent to market the property and find the right buyer for the home at the highest price in the shortest period of time. Finweek looks at why mandates have more benefits than meets the eye.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Tips to effectively brand your business

Customers often have interaction with the brand of your business long before they interact with your products or services. Ravi Govender, Head of Small Enterprises at Standard Bank offers a few tips on how go effectively go about branding your business.

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MARKET SNIPPET: 22 October 2014

It’s Mid-term Budget day and the entire financial community is eager to hear what Nhlanhla Nene has to say about the lethargic economy, writes Mabyanine Phiri in today’s Market Snippet.

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MONEY: 5 ways to keep holiday spending under control

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, the holidays can be hard on your pocket. We share five tips to help you stay in control of your finances this festive season.

Women and money

SAVING SAVVY: Five habits of women with financial flair

Every woman can be financially savvy with the right mindset, a good plan and the ability to say no. In this article, FNB’s Eunice Sibiya offers five tips to help you take control of your financial future in August.

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BLOG: One Rand Man #3

The One Rand Man only has R240 left for the rest of the month. With a budget of R40 per day, will he see the 31st with a few coins left in his pocket?

personal finance

Finance for non-financial sorts: How accounting influences key business decisions

This is a new series prepared by Finweek that aims to unpack financial jargon in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. Instead of making accounting dry and boring, we show readers how to apply it to their businesses and investments.

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Finance for non-financial sorts: The importance of recording assets

This is a new series prepared by Finweek that aims to unpack financial jargon in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. Instead of making accounting dry and boring, we show readers how to apply it to their businesses and investments.