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MyGenius

MyGenius.com is a business networking platform that claims it is ‘where smart SA entrepreneurs network.’ The platform already has over 20 000 small businesses registered and exchanging information. It offers a space where SMEs can share and source relevant information and network with other small business owners for advice and support. MyGenius gives members a Facebook-like toolset that enables them to create and manage a business profile and publish articles, events, products and service information.

Get it from: www.mygenius.com

Cost: Free

In a nutshell

Bullet Guides

You will spend a fair amount of time researching your business and seeking advice on how to run it, but the further you progress in launching the business, the less time you will have to do this. Pan Macmillan SA has released a series of Bullet Guides which are ideal for business people who need to understand a range of key principles. The paperback guides include Negotiating, Managing You, Time Management, Work For Yourself, and Beat Stress.

Get it from: Selected Exclusive Books and Bargain Books stores

Cost: R69

Stay focused

Business of Your Brain

What’s keeping you from real business? Get a snapshot of the things that slow you down at work. Xerox’s desktop application, Business of Your Brain, analyses emails and calendar notices to identify distractions that take your focus away from real business. It synthesises data from Microsoft Outlook and, through interactive visuals, outlines by day, week and month the activities, people, events and vocabulary that fill your inbox. The app offers interesting insights into who sends the most high-alert emails, what the latest buzzwords in your email subject lines are, who sends the longest emails and which emails you are most likely to ignore.

Get it from: www.businessofyourbrain.com

Cost: Free

Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Magazine is South Africa's top read business publication with the highest readership per month according to AMPS. The title has won seven major publishing excellence awards since it's launch in 2006. Entrepreneur Magazine is the "how-to" handbook for growing companies. Find us on Google+ here.