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HOW TO USE AESTHETICS TO ATTRACT MORE CUSTOMERS

Warm coffee and the smell of freshly-baked bread on a winter’s morning are far more likely to get feet through the door than a flyer.To be successful, you need to use your space as an advert and make it as enticing as possible to prospective customers. And that means doing what you can to ensure that it looks the part.At Merchant Capital, we know what it takes to make sure your business creates the best possible first impression. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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COMPARING INDEPENDENT AND FRANCHISE MODELS

There are some debates that will never be resolved – Apple vs. Android, Chiefs vs. Pirates, and of course, independent business vs. franchise operations.At Merchant Capital we share your drive to discover the best way to do business for your needs, so we have compiled a list of pros and cons for both operating models.

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THE RIGHT BEAN COUNTER CAN MAKE A GOOD BUSINESS GREAT

Most business owners understand the basic equation behind success – make more money than you spend.But there are a lot of factors that go into making sure that you’re meeting your obligations as a business owner, and maximising your money.At Merchant Capital, we know that what you do best is great business, and there’s no time for you to become an accounting expert to ensure that you succeed.

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FAST-GROWING SME FUNDING INDUSTRY ACTS TO SELF-REGULATE

Ensuring that small businesses have access to funding and working capital is one of South Africa’s top priorities. The micro-lending space, where much of this funding has taken place, has been fraught with problems.But a new and fast growing industry made up of merchant cash advance companies and SME finance companies is determined todo things differently.

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STEPS TO ISOLATE UNSCRUPULOUS MONEY LENDERS

The South African SME Finance Association (Sasfa) said on Friday that it had undertaken steps at self regulation to isolate unscrupulous players in the industry.

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WATCH AND LEARN: WHY WOMEN ARE THRIVING

For generations, women were ignored in the world of business. They were expected to be secretaries and nurses, and even the brightest ideas were met with scepticism by the male-dominated entrepreneurs who set the rules.

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WHAT THE BUDGET MEANS FOR YOUR BOTTOM LINE

The annual budget speech always has a significant impact on business owners, but this year, the underlying message was one of hope and opportunity as government focussed significant funds on growing the small business sector.

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BECOME THE BEST BUSINESS OWNER YOU CAN BE

It’s December and that means you are probably running around frantically trying to end a tough year with a final push. As much as you are fuelled by this pressure, it’s tiring.

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RESET AND RECHARGE: GETTING READY FOR 2017

It’s December and that means you are probably running around frantically trying to end a tough year with a final push. As much as you are fuelled by this pressure, it’s tiring.

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