Category: Cash Flow

November 20, 2020 Hansie Britz

                    Ginger is used to produce ginger wine, ginger beer, cordials, pickles and pharmaceutical preparations. A daily intake of 5g of ginger is reported to protect against coronary artery disease (CAD) and normally afflicts individuals who habitually consume fatty foods. Ginger is also used for soft drinks and…

August 30, 2020 Hansie Britz

              If you are interested in the drone technology industry and you are looking to launch a business as an aspiring entrepreneur, one of your best bet is to launch a “drone rental” business. The right time to star a drone rental business is now because this business concept…

August 30, 2020 Hansie Britz

                 The software development industry has grown in the space of a century from an almost non – existent industry to one that is not only a billion dollar industry but an indispensable one , especially as software form the basis of modern gadgets & devices. The software development industry…

August 15, 2020 Hansie Britz

                        A vineyard is a plantation of grape- bearing vines, grown mainly for wine making, but also for raisins, table grapes and non – alcoholic grape juice. The science, practice and study of vineyard production is known as viticulture. A winery is a licensed…

July 21, 2020 Hansie Britz

               Starting a car wash business is one of the ways to hit good money really fast. This is because of the way people use them. However, care has to be taken so that one sets up something quite unique and different from the conventional car wash centers. In the car wash…

July 20, 2020 Hansie Britz

                        The concept is known as “Containerized Mobile Service Stations” or Mobile Fuel Stations. Mobile service stations are a complete service station closed and specially fitted into a ISO container. This is for the storage and dispensing of 18,000 to 24,000 liters of 1 or 2 products i.e Diesel/Petrol….

July 20, 2020 Hansie Britz

                                         There are some businesses that someone can start with little schooling and no serious business background and training necessary. One of them is a tyre retailing shop. The basic things you would need to have in place…

July 9, 2020 Hansie Britz

                     Starting a strawberry farming business, is good news because you can’t get it wrong due to various species of strawberries that are consumed fresh by almost everybody and all over the globe. Strawberries and strawberry flavorings are a popular addition to dairy products such as…

June 29, 2020 Hansie Britz

  There are a huge growth potential for the ostrich market, even though the industry is yet to gain a 1% share of the total meat market. Having at least a 1% share in the total meat market would mean that that more ostriches (numbering about 4 million) would need to be farmed and slaughtered…

June 18, 2020 Hansie Britz

                    Plastic bottles are used by everyone and every day. A plastic bottle manufacturing business is indeed a very profitable business that any aspiring entrepreneur can start successfully and grow from scratch to profitability. Plastic bottles are one commodity that are used mostly in the retailing industry for…

June 15, 2020 Hansie Britz

                       If there is any product that is in high demand in all Pharmacies and Supermarkets, then it must be alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The fact that alcohol- based hand sanitizer is one of the antidotes to any virus, bacteria and germs means that the product is bound to…

June 14, 2020 Hansie Britz

                        Alfalfa is a crop that is widely grown throughout the world as forage for cattle, and is mostly often harvested as hay, but can also be made into silage, grazed, or fed as green – chop. Alfalfa usually has the highest feeding value of all common hay crops….

May 18, 2020 Hansie Britz

                                   South Africans love of dining and entertaining has created a tremendous market for off-premises caterers all across the country. A wide range of social and business events are providing an opportunity for caterers to cook up tasty dishes. Social…

May 18, 2020 Hansie Britz

                                      Citrus production (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit) continues to grow, averaging more than 100 tons every year. More cultivated land in environmentally climates and society’s passion/demand for these fruits, drinks and medicinal uses make this a viable enterprise for anyone wishing to start and…

April 26, 2020 Hansie Britz

                                  When you become a fitness instructor there are several avenues you can go down.  Some instructors work with individuals to help them achieve a desired goal. This could be to lose weight or to become fitter and stronger, or perhaps both….

April 25, 2020 Hansie Britz

                    A mechanically inclined entrepreneur with an interest in cycling can earn a great income repairing bicycles right from the comfort of a home-based workshop. In addition, to big profit potential there are many other advantages to operating a bicycle repair service, including low overheads, huge demand…

April 20, 2020 Hansie Britz

                                   The construction industry is growing steadily from year to year. Starting a construction business is an excellent way of enjoying long-term returns on your investment. A construction business is capital intensive simply because of the type of heavy…

April 20, 2020 Hansie Britz

                           Basically, a private security company is any company that provides both armed and unarmed security related services and expertise to both private and public clients at an agreed fee. The security industry is an integral part of our world especially in periods such…

March 17, 2020 Hansie Britz

                     Over the years, the graphic design industry has experienced tremendous growth; from the use of crayons, colors, paints, markers and pencil, to the use of desktop publishing and graphic art software. Beyond every reasonable doubt, a graphic designer cannot be effective and efficient in this dispensation…

March 16, 2020 Hansie Britz

                                  A water purification company is a business that converts waste or impure water into clean, crystal clear water that is healthy for drinking, cooking and useful for other uses. A water treatment business offers a lucrative way to improve health and quality of life. The residential water…

September 25, 2019 Hansie Britz

                                      Canola is an oil-seed crop grown mainly in the winter rainfall regions of the Western Cape, although it is also farmed in the North West, Limpopo and Northern Cape provinces. Canola is widely grown for its high quality oil for human consumption….

August 18, 2019 Hansie Britz

                       The Freight Packaging and Logistics Services Industry is an industry that is responsible for providing packing and crating services for the transportation sector of the economy. The industry comprises of businesses that provide consolidation of freight consignments, trade document preparation, packing, crating and otherwise preparing goods for transportation and logistics consulting services. Some of…

July 15, 2019 Hansie Britz

                                  Hair extension retail stores includes stores that mainly specialize in selling wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions for both aesthetic and medical purposes. Just like most businesses in the retailing industry, it depends on strong consumer spending to spur the demand for…

March 29, 2019 Hansie Britz

           Sales Forecasting is much easier than you think, and more useful than you imagine. It’s not about guessing but about assumptions, expectations, tracking and management. You also need to review and revise your forecast regularly because they relate to costs and expenses. The sales forecast will help you to do…

February 21, 2019 Hansie Britz

                            Why start a Veterinary Clinic? Veterinary clinics exist to serve the medical needs for various animals such as dogs, cats, birds, fish and so on. A veterinary clinic is a very lucrative business as there will always be pets to care for….

January 28, 2019 Hansie Britz

                               Pricing your product is one of the most crucial aspects of marketing. Essentially, price determination is about how much consumers are prepared to pay or your company’s offering. Once you have competitors, it means consumers are faced with a choice. Quite simply, they…

January 13, 2019 Hansie Britz

                                              BUSINESS PLANS  Your business plan is an essential piece of the funding puzzle, explaining exactly how much money you need, where it’s going to, and how you will pay it back as well as how long it is going to take for you to earn it back. Investors will first look for…

December 24, 2018 Hansie Britz

               How can you find investors who have passion for your business and what you and your products/services are about? This is one of the keys to taking on investors who will support you with much needed growth capital, as well as (and often more importantly) all kinds of…

December 15, 2018 Hansie Britz

                Cash burn rate is the rate at which a company uses up its cash reserves or cash balance. How fast are you burning through your cash reserves? Or is your cash moving the other direction, building up a healthy balance from positive cash flow. Cash burn rate is a big concern for funded startups….

August 27, 2018 Hansie Britz

                            Creating an accurate , workable plan and budget allows a business to get the money it needs from finance, keep track of it with accounting and human resources, and succeed. You can only succeed with a good budget and it will also help the bottom line of any business. Choosing where to start. There…

August 14, 2018 Hansie Britz

                   More than 28% of businesses fail because of poor financial management that includes keeping poor financial records. Therefore, it is essential for every business owner not only to understand the key financial metrics, but also to understand what they can tell you and how to monitor them on an ongoing basis. There are a…

June 30, 2018 Hansie Britz

                        Soybean production surpassed sunflower in 2012, becoming the country’s most important oil-seed crop (BFAP 2016). Soybeans are mainly cultivated under dry-land conditions., and grown primarily in Mpumalanga and the Free State. Over two-thirds of the country’s soybeans is grown here (DAFF 2015), KZN and Limpopo are…

April 30, 2018 Hansie Britz

                 The special events industry has grown enormously during the past decade. According to resent research conducted by Dr. Joe Goldblatt (Certified Special Events Professional) spending for special events worldwide is $500 billion annually. “Suffice it is to say, the market is large enough to support and sustain your endeavor”,…

January 17, 2018 Hansie Britz

                                    Capital is vital for you to grow your business and take advantage of opportunities when they occur. One way to get this capital is to allow others to invest in your enterprise. Such an investment involves exchanging funds for…

December 16, 2017 Hansie Britz

“Cash Flow” refers to the revenues a business generates (and collects) compare to the expenses it pays out over a fixed period of time. Broadly speaking, businesses bring in money through sales, financing and returns on investments. And they spend money on supplies/services, as well as utilities, taxes and other bills. Cash Flow problems affect…

December 6, 2017 Hansie Britz

                                                          Pecan Nut production is a lucrative industry. “Income harvested from 2 pecan nut trees is equivalent to that from 1t of maize” says Phillip Antrobus pecan nut farmer….

December 5, 2017 Hansie Britz

                                A start-up business is usually on a constant look out for capital from outside investors. Investors include banks, venture capitalists, private investors, government, foundations and even family members. Although “pitching” plays a major role when you are trying to raise capital, the realities of your…

December 1, 2017 Hansie Britz

                                                                  POTATOES Potatoes are recognized as an important foodstuff worldwide and is seen as a key component in the worldwide fight against hunger and malnutrition and the creation of food security. Potatoes are packed with vitamin B3, B5, B6, C and fibre. They are ranked after rice, wheat and maize as the world’s 4th…

November 16, 2017 Hansie Britz

                Goat Farming in South Africa can be a very lucrative business if done right. Choose the right breeds of goats for your location and you could raise superior livestock. Goats are hardy animals and can survive under harsh environments. They have survived centuries of periodic drought’s and harsh…

November 15, 2017 Hansie Britz

                          There are more than a hundred species and thousands of cultivars. The flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy. Colors range from white through yellows and reds. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach…

November 14, 2017 Hansie Britz

                                        A Hunting and Game Farm is normally run as a joint enterprise, the one supporting the other. Game animals are farmed for the purposes of meat, skin and horn off-take (culling) and tourist viewing. The culling is usually combined with sport- hunting. Game farming may also yield benefits in term of photographic safaris,…

November 14, 2017 Hansie Britz

                                Rabbit meat is considered a “niche” product and as a result the producer can expect a better price than most other industries. According to Pieter Keyser, a rabbit farmer from Coligny in the North West Province, the South African market has not even started to fully experience this industry due to substantial exports to…

November 3, 2017 Hansie Britz

                       1. Conduct a personal evaluation Begin by taking stock of yourself and your situation:- Why do you want to start a business? Is it money, freedom and flexibility, to solve a problem, or some other reason? What do you like to do? Your passion? What skills do you…

October 10, 2017 Hansie Britz

                             A Pig Farmer has 2 options: Intensive farming; or Free – Range Farming. Intensive – Pigs are kept in a high-density, closed housing system. Free Range – Pigs are running in smallish camps, foraging on feed crops such as oats, barley, lucerne…

October 10, 2017 Hansie Britz

                                                                If you’re a small farmer who wants to start a farming operation of any kind, you might wonder if you really need a farm business plan. Maybe you just wants to sell a few eggs on the sideline or plan…

April 16, 2017 Hansie Britz

                         What is a Pitch Deck? A Pitch Deck (Power Point Presentation) provide your audience (Potential Investors) with a quick overview of your Business Plan. You will usually use your pitch deck during face-to-face meetings with investors, customers etc. Sometimes you will use your “Pitch” to present your business in front of a…

December 4, 2016 Hansie Britz

Many opportunities to start a successful and profitable poultry business exist as long as you start in the right way. How do you start? It is very important to decide upfront which sector of the industry you want to serve.  The following options are available to suitable farmers:- Option 1: You can hatch and sell…

December 4, 2016 Hansie Britz

TOMATOES Tomatoes are one of the major food crops of the Western world, yet breeders are still trying to improve the fruit’s disease resistance, shape flavor and color. The tomato is a member of the Solanaceae family which also includes peppers, capsicums, eggplants, potatoes and tobacco. While many consider the tomato to be a vegetable,…

November 28, 2015 Hansie Britz

                          In order to start a successful bakery you need to possess the qualities of an artist, an ingenious financial manager and a marketing wizard. Should any of these qualities be lacking in your make-up, then the only way to succeed is to…

October 12, 2015 Hansie Britz

            LAND DEVELOPMENT Before you invest in a piece of land, look carefully at the total expenditure you will be incurring and assess your financial requirements. These go beyond the simple purchase price of the land: there will be other costs like transfer fees, legal costs and many other items that will inflate the…