Operate your Business



StartRunGrow - Start

You should now be satisfied that you have covered almost everything that needs to be finalised before the business doors are opened. Take another final look over your checklist and go through your own personal "to do" list before you sign off to start.


Office Operation - Day2Day

You need to choose the right paper, envelopes and other types of stationery in order to give your business a professional image. If you buy the right type of consumables you can save money ...



Business Manners & Etiquette

Business etiquette involves treating your clients, business associates, and employers with courtesy and with respect. Good business etiquette will always contribute to a pleasant environment ...


Business Travel

With a little sensible planning you will be able to mix business with pleasure and this can result in tax deductions if your trip is business related. Here are some things that you can do ...



Negotiation

Negotiation does not have to be unpleasant and does not always involve disputes. It does not have to be underlined by bad feelings or angry behaviour. Once you understand what negotiation really means ...


Packaging

Packaging means the carton, sachet, jar, or box which enables a box to be handled and used. It is the bag or box which carries the goods you have on display or that are available for sale ...



Purchasing

The purchasing in a business involves the buying of products, either for resale or the buying of materials for use in the process of production. It also involves the buying of assets and equipment ...


Suppliers

It is a good idea to maintain a good relationship between you and your suppliers. This will have a good effect on the success of your operation so spend some time researching your suppliers ...



Outsourcing

Outsourcing is the delegation of some work in your business to an outside provider. That is, arranging for an outside person or organisation to carry out work on contract that you would normally do ...


Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the process within which raw materials are converted into a finished product ready for sale on the market. This process which adds value, gives the manufacturer a profit margin ...



Wholesaling

The Wholesaler is the link between the manufacturer, producer and the retailer. What the wholesaler does is buy in the products in bulk and then split it up into smaller quantities ...


Retailing

Retailing can be defined as the buying and selling of goods and services, involving the delivery of those goods and services to consumers who pay for them at prices they are happy with ...



Service Business

A service business entails a business that sells a product that doesn’t exist until the customer has paid for it. The product is intangible so marketing a service business is a different type ...


Fringe Benefits

Fringe benefits (perks) include most benefits given to employees in addition to their salary or wages. This page gives an overview of the categories of benefits that are liable for fringe benefit tax ...