Newsletter #003 (April 2018)

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SuproNet News

VAT and Price Increase

The increase in VAT from 14% to 15% from 1 April 2018 also affects our prices. Your next invoice will reflect the new rate.

We have decided to keep our hosting fees (including VAT) unchanged, effectively lowering the VAT exclusive price.

Services based on our hourly rate will increase due to the VAT increase and an increase in our ex-VAT hourly rate. Our hourly rate has increased to R500/hour (VAT included). This is the first increase in more than 2 years. The increase will affect prices for services such as website maintenance, web platform maintenance, and development of new websites.

We will keep the prices for domain registration and renewal effectively at the price pay for it. Their current prices are the same as before the VAT increase.

Office Closed

The SuproNet offices will be closed on Monday, April 30, 2018. This mean we will be closed from 27/4/2018 until 1/5/2018. Please let us know if urgent work needs to be done before this long weekend.

BNI - Business Networking International

Pinnacle Chapter in the Tshwane region.

BNI is a networking organisation with the following mission:

Our mission is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

If you think that your business can benefit from a network of other businesses looking to give quality referrals to you, please contact us for more information or an invitation to attend a meeting and see for yourself how it works.

If you are looking for a supplier for specific services or products for your company or home, review the list below for some of the services currently being provided by members of the Pinnacle Chapter and contact us for a referral:
  • Web design
  • Residential, commercial and industrial cleaning
  • Social media marketing and blogging
  • Property bonds
  • Interior design
  • Printing - digital and litho
  • Travel agent
  • Nutrition
  • Computer services - including IT support and networks
  • Hair stylist
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Accounting services
  • Eye care (optometrist)
  • Financial planning
  • Insolvency
  • Multimedia production - video production
  • Software development and services
  • Attorney - employment/labour

SuproNet Services

SuproNet provides a wide range of services related to your online presence.

The services we provide include the following:

  • Corporate Identity, including design of logo's, business cards, letterheads, e-mail signatures, and other print media.
  • Web design and development.
  • Website and web platform (WordPress) maintenance.
  • Web hosting and domain registration.
  • Social media: Setting up of accounts, creating suitable graphics, and management.
  • Online marketing, including Google AdWords and Facebook Ads.
  • Consulting and analysis.

Contact us if you have questions or to discuss your requirements.


Get R500 discount on your next hosting fee!

Refer somebody who needs a website to us. If they appoint us to develop a website for them, you will receive a R500 discount on your next invoice for your hosting with us.

To make it easier for you, the new clients that are referred by you, will receive free hosting for their first two years.

The offer is limited, so act now! Let us know about a possible client.

Terms and conditions apply.

Did you know?

In this section we will provide information about subjects that we think might be of interest to our clients. Naturally, the emphasis will be on subjects related to the Internet, the web, corporate identity, online marketing, and technology. Please let us know of topics you would like to know more about or of anything interesting you discovered.

Google AdWords

With Google AdWords you can pay to have your advertisement (search results) shown when somebody searches using keywords related to the service or product you provide.

One of the advantages is that your ad is presented to somebody interested in the topic/product/service. You are not blindly delivering ads to people who might or might not be interested in what you have to offer.

You only pay for clicks, i.e. when somebody sees your add and clicks on it. You do not pay for the times it is displayed but not reacted on.

You have control over the spend or budget. You can set a total budget and limit the amount spent per day and per click.

To find our more, read our blog on AdWords or contact us.

Warnings, Tips and Advice

Use Own Domain E-mail Address

All other things being equal, who would you rather do business with:

Since you are a SuproNet client, you probably already have your own domain (web address) and associated e-mailboxes.

If you haven't done so yet, set up your e-mail to use your own domain e-mail address as the "From" address. In other words: Do not use some other "generic" e-mail address such as,,, etc.

Using your own e-mail address (such as or has the following advantages:
  • It advertises your domain - and your website at that domain - with every e-mail you send, and it does not cost anything. People you send e-mail to, can see from your e-mail what your web address is.
  • It is more professional. Using your own domain name, indicates that you are serious about your business and are here to stay. Using a generic e-mail address gives the impression that you are new in business, cannot afford your own domain, and/or use a discard-able address so that you can move to another address when things go wrong.
You can increase the visibility of your online presence and improve your image further by using a well-designed e-mail signature. In stead of just using a simple "Regards, John" line to 'sign' your message, use a signature that includes some of the following:
  • Your logo.
  • Contact information such as telephone numbers.
  • Your website address.
  • Addresses to your business's social media profiles/pages.
This is an example of a very simple e-mail signature:

Go ahead, improve your image with these simple techniques. If you need help, you know where to find us!

Client Profile

We recently designed and built a new website for an ear, nose, and throat specialist.

The Pretoria ENT practice of dr. Elmarie Botha is in the Midstream Mediclinic Hospital and she describes the practice as follows:

"As an Ear, Nose and Throat practice we would love to assist with those chronic, frustrating conditions that decrease your quality of life. We are also ready to assist you in the case of an acute illness or emergency. Both adults and children are welcome. We understand that a sick child can cause a lot of worry and distress, and we would like to help.

The field of Ear, Nose and Throat surgery attends to any condition involving the face, sinonasal system, throat, mouth, voice box and other abnormalities of the head and neck."

Visit the website and find out more about this practice with its ultra-modern equipment and experienced physician.

Do you want to market your organization in this way and give us the opportunity to brag with what we have done? Let us know and we will discuss the content to be published with you.

Give us feedback and win

We would like to know what you think about the newsletter and about any ideas or suggestions you may have for future topics or ways to improve it.

A SuproNet cap is on the line for the person with the best feedback received by us within the first week after sending out the newsletter.

Let us know what you think by simply replying to this e-mail.

Greetings until next time!

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