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Free advertising – Alberton

Free advertising – Alberton

Marketing is often one of the most costly and time-consuming activities for any small business, and it’s no different for any Alberton small business owner. The leaflets that take up space in my post box and adorn my metal sliding gate are testimony to the marketing attempts of many Alberton businesses. Unfortunately for the advertiser, […] Read More

Assess your business idea

Assess your business idea

Once you have a range of business ideas based on the information you obtained by transposing the grid discussed in our previous article, you need to test whether these ideas are viable. The type of business, the amount of competition you would have, and the capital outlay required, should determine the level of market research […] Read More

Self Employment Step by Step Articles

Self Employment Step by Step Articles

Check out the series of articles on Self Employment Step by Step by Step. Read More

Choosing your business – transposing the grid

Choosing your business – transposing the grid

Continuing on from the previous article, we will transpose the grid we used as an example into business ideas. Read More

Choosing your business

Choosing your business

Choosing the business you’re going to start is a  matter of finding out how you can package that which you enjoy doing, what you’re good at and what you know, into something that is a viable product or service. Read More

How to take part in the Alberton Online Community

How to take part in the Alberton Online Community

Firstly, you need to register. It’s a quick registration process – we don’t ask for your mother’s name and everything that you might find in the kitchen sink!   Once you’ve registered and have activated your registration, you automatically qualify to do the following: 1. List your business and / or the services you provide.  […] Read More

In with the old

In with the old

Often, in business we have to throw out old practices and make way for newer, faster, more efficient ways of doing things. As time passes, these old practices are generally pushed aside in favour of new, best-practice models. There is nothing wrong with this in essence, but sometimes, it can be beneficial to go back […] Read More

Time to recap!

Time to recap!

This is the 8th article in the “Step by step to self employment” series, and by now, you have most likely noticed that no mention has been made of anything relating to the economics of business, setting up a business plan, applying for finance, running a business, or to the actual world of self employment. […] Read More

Managing Activity

Managing Activity

I used the word time management in my previous article, and the more I thought about it the more I disliked the phrase. The thing is that it isn’t so much about managing time, but rather managing your own activities effectively. The real issue though is that we do all only have 24 hours each […] Read More

Making Time

Making Time

Time and money are intrinsically linked, but the great thing about time is that you don’t have to earn it. A full 24 hours is granted to you each and every day. And each and every day you have a choice as to what you will do with your time.  Obviously, there are certain things […] Read More

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