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Oct/Nov 2017

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Five years ago the concept of running your whole business off your phone would still have seemed rather futuristic, but gigantic leaps in technology and connectivity have meant that an entrepreneur can now conduct operations from a powerhouse small enough to fit in the palm of a hand. We look more at how the smartphone is replacing the corner office, along with some great Apps to get you started. You can also win your own little workhorse in this issue, where we’re giving away an LG G6 valued at R12 099.

These advancements are particularly enabling for businesses that operate on the move, and it’s no surprise that we’re seeing so much growth in this sector. Check out our special mobile feature in this issue – you may well find your perfect business as you browse the many hot opportunities and franchises on offer.

We all want to grow our businesses, but this can mean other things besides evolving into a big company. We examine some of these alternatives, with David Madié explaining different growth scenarios as well as challenges to growth – including emotional barriers. Contributing writer Steve Reid expands on the importance of mindset, and that we need to get this right before we embark on any growth strategy in our business.

One thing that will never change is the need for wise handling of finances and in our money matters feature we focus on the many aspects that need to be taken into account, from getting the right funding in the first place (new options like crowdfunding have emerged) through to developing a financial roadmap and avoiding some common traps that entrepreneurs fall into. Our advertisers also weigh in with some good options to consider when addressing money issues in your business.

As always, we welcome your feedback and would love to hear from you.

Enjoy the read,

The Your Business team

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