I want to start my own business

I want to start my own business

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) is a good place to start.

Go to this part of their website:

Look on the left where there are good basic articles about starting, building and growing a business including these:

  • What is an entrepreneur?
  • I don’t have a business idea but I have to do something. What business should I start?
  • I have a business idea – where do I go from here?
  • Buying/purchasing: Where do I find raw materials and equipment?
  • What is a business plan?
  • How do I compile a business plan?
  • How do I manage my assets: Intellectual property
  • Legal issues: What is the best legal form for my business?
  • How do I go about setting up a Close Corporation? 

Once you have read the articles, you may want some face-to-face advice and help from these business hubs which can found throughout South Africa

You may be interested in going to one of these expos

You may also find these articles on our website useful:

Finally apart from the traditional ways of financing a business, you may be interested in this modern way of doing it: