Doing Business in Sandton, January 2017



Welcome to the first edition of the brand new Megaplex Business Newsletter: "Doing Business in Sandton" as advertised in our longstanding Newsletter: "Shopping in Sandton".  This short monthly newsletter will give you quick tips that can make your business more profitable and, possibly, more fun!

Advertise FREE with a "Google My Business" Page

  1. In your browser, open (it makes a good home page, by the way).
  2. In the Search box, type the name of your company, possibly with a suburb if necessary: e.g. Software Africa sandton. Press Enter.
  3. On the right-hand side of the screen you should see what Google knows about your business.
  4. Do you see a link "Own this business?"? Click it (in future there will be an "Edit Information" link).  Tick the checkbox "I am authorized to manage this business and I agree to the Terms of Service".
  5. Click the Continue button to create a Google My Business Page for your business.
  6. Add as much pertinent information as you can (you have to click an "Edit" button, or a picture of a pencil, to change data).
  7. Remember to click "Submit" to save your changes. It's free advertising!

Free Short Course on email Marketing

Everyone has email. If you aren't emailing your customers, you could be missing out!
But how does one get started? I'm glad you asked! Our friend, the marketing guru Peter Carruthers, just happens to be offering a free short course, "How to Use Email to Sell More To More People". Click on the underlined link, scroll down, look on the right for the Free Course, and click on it to enrol.

Advertising with

OK, this option isn't free, just "almost" free...
"Shopping in Sandton", the e-newsletter we mentioned above (and sister publication to this one) goes out near the beginning of each month to around 6000 battle-hardened* Sandton shoppers.  You can talk directly to them by buying a banner advert.  Prices are doubling from February, but you can get 2016 pricing if you reply before 1 February, so hit the Reply button now!
Under this special offer, banners cost only R250 + VAT each. You get 10% off for four issues paid up front, 20% off for six, and one-third off the price for a year paid up front. Slots are limited, so Reply NOW!

Bye Now!

* If you went out on Black Friday, you'll understand!

To view other issues of the newsletter, click these links (same page):
2017: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, Subscribe here.