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3 Survival Tips for Your Small Business In 2021: Little Things with A High Impact

Given the past year’s pandemic and economic chaos it’s relatively safe to call the present a “hostile economic environment”. Small businesses are struggling across the board as imports are hard to come by, exports near impossible to make, and clients … Continue reading

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Budget 2021: What It Means to You

Faced with apprehension, the first Budget Speech of the “new normal’ was generally well-received, with the Rand holding steady, markets reacting positively, and South Africans breathing a collective sigh of short-term relief. A surprisingly optimistic 2021 Budget provided funding for … Continue reading

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Budget 2021: Your Tax Tables and Tax Calculator

Individuals and Special Trusts will see some relief from the Budget 2021 proposals, and to help you quantify that, and as a convenient reminder of the various other taxes that remain unchanged, we share both the official SARS Tax Tables … Continue reading

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New National Minimum Wage and Earnings Thresholds From 1 March 2021

1 March 2021 sees a new National Minimum Wage in place, plus an increase in the “earnings threshold” provided for in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA). Quoting from the Employment and Labour Minister’s formal announcement of the changes, … Continue reading

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How to Find and Secure Tenders for Your Small Business – 5 Expert Tips

There is a new lane for tendering and an urgent need for assistance from government that has been created by Covid-19 PPE tenders, and other tenders used to fight the pandemic that have increased the scope of tender targets for … Continue reading

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Independent Non-Executive Directors: A Value-Add for Your SME?

Most, if not all, entrepreneurs are passionate about their ideas or concepts for a new product or service offering. Frankly, they need to be. Once the business is up and running it is easy, and quite natural, to be so … Continue reading

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Sales Reps Are the Lifeblood of Your Business – 10 Interview Questions To Ask

In any business there are few more important people than the sales reps. In this pandemic climate, they have become even more important for keeping small businesses and start-ups afloat and pushing bottom lines into the black. They are the … Continue reading

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Provisional Income Tax Due 26 February: Do’s and Don’ts for Companies

By the end of this month, the second provisional income tax payments for companies are due for a financial year that certainly ranks among the most difficult in recent memory – a year in which many business owners realised, as … Continue reading

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Companies: How to Manage Your Greater Tax Risk in 2021

South African companies are exposed to a significant tax risk. Companies are liable for a range of direct taxes, indirect taxes and employees’ taxes that are continuously subject to legislative changes and administrative improvements by SARS and National Treasury. This … Continue reading

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Five Mistakes to Avoid When Investing Offshore

With Fitch and Moody’s downgrading South Africa’s credit rating even further and the political and economic climate becoming increasingly erratic it’s perhaps unsurprising that more and more people are electing to move their money offshore. While this may seem to … Continue reading

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