Small Business

Articles by payPod on running your small business.

September 24, 2023

Unlocking Capital: 6 Methods for Business Funding in South Africa

I get it, trust me. When I first ventured into the world of entrepreneurship, the prospect of securing funding for my business felt like an uphill battle. The fact that it takes money to make money,...


September 23, 2023

Online Payment Methods for Small Businesses in South Africa

Disclaimer: payPod is not affiliated with any of the providers listed in this article, even where we may provide integration. In today's digital era, accepting payments online is no longer a luxury...


April 13, 2020

How to Start an Online Business in 2020 that Actually Makes Money

Cookie-cutter advice of years past not necessarily going to work in 2020, so I am going to take everything I have learnt in my ten years of online business, and form a clearer picture of what will...


February 22, 2020

5 First-Hand Tips for Staying Productive as a Freelancer

No productivity life-hacks here. I'm going to share real-world advice that will have an immense impact on your success as a freelancer or remote worker. I have been an online worker for ten years,...


January 6, 2020

How & When to Say No to a Client

Saying ‘no' is one of the most important things I have learned how to do during my time as a developer, business owner, and freelancer. Not saying no can easily lead to a far more enraged client...


June 4, 2016

4 Ways Starting an Online Business Turns Your Life Upside Down

I learned the hard way, that starting your own small business is extremely challenging. It's a known fact that most small businesses fail within a few years if they even survive the first three...


June 3, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Small Business

Whether you are looking to starting a business or already have, you might have already given thought to the pros and cons of owning a business. Personally, it took me many years to fully realize the...