Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Started a New Business and need a lot of HELP...

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Centurion
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Started a New Business and need a lot of HELP...

    Hi Family, I just started a new IT business and I have(CK, Bank Account, Tax Clearance, BEE Certificate, Tax Number, e.t.c.), but I thought things will be easier once I have all these things in order, I WAS WRONG, I am very inexperienced in business, but with the right Skills for my business...

    So my question is how do you respond to tenders/contracts? what do you need? what other documentation you must submit and how exactly do you go about it...PLEASE ASSIST

    Confused aspiring Business Man

  2. #2
    Site Caretaker Dave A's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Posts
    20,976
    Thanks
    3,055
    Thanked 2,462 Times in 2,067 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    How good are you at costing and pricing what you're tendering on?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

  3. #3
    Diamond Member wynn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    east london
    Posts
    3,338
    Thanks
    548
    Thanked 624 Times in 523 Posts
    First you have to have a pal in the ANC either the Provincial legislature or the National legislature, then you have to butter him/her up with all sorts of gifts, lunches, dinners, weekends away and promises of share of profits. There you are easey peasey.
    Especially if you live or trade in the Freestate.
    "Nobody who has succeeded has not failed along the way"
    Arianna Huffington

    Read the first 10% of my books "Didymus" and "The BEAST of BIKO BRIDGE" for free
    You can also read and download 100% free my short stories "A Real Surprise" and "Pieces of Eight" at
    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/332256

  4. #4
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Centurion
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    @Dave thanks for your reply, I am fairly comfortable, so does that mean I will also need assistance on that regard?

    @Wynn unfortunately I live in GP and would like to conduct my business as clean as possible, please assist if you can and stop playing man...

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Boksburg
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Ntsako, browse through the link attached, perhaps this will provide you with more guidance...
    http://www.onlinetenders.co.za/how-to-tender.aspx

  6. Thanks given for this post:

    Dave A (27-Mar-13)

  7. #6
    Site Caretaker Dave A's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Posts
    20,976
    Thanks
    3,055
    Thanked 2,462 Times in 2,067 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    I guess the other question to address is track record/experience. How does your portfolio look on that front?
    When it comes to that side of things, quality counts more than quantity, except for the difference between zero and 1.

    Next - IT is a big field - what are your strengths?
    (Sorry for the questions - but if I know what you've got to work with, I can make more appropriate suggestions).

    Good to hear you're not interested in going the gravy train route B.T.W.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

Similar Threads

  1. Help! Started my own business
    By A2ZMainfence in forum Entrepreneurship and Business Management Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 25-Jul-12, 07:33 AM
  2. I started a Blog, what Now?
    By BusNavig8 in forum Marketing Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 22-Jun-12, 07:49 AM
  3. Getting started on The Forum SA
    By duncan drennan in forum General Business Forum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 29-Nov-07, 08:44 AM

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •