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Sometimes the best management is to take a back seat

“When the best leader’s work is done the people say ‘We did it ourselves’” (Lao Tzu) Management is probably more of an art than a science – sometimes you need to get actively involved in an issue and other times … Continue reading

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How to prepare your business plan

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” (Benjamin Franklin) Previously we discussed why a business plan is so important, this month we look at the mechanics of compiling it. There are many templates available (most banks have … Continue reading

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The CIPC to intensify compliance enforcement from January

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has announced new requirements for companies and close corporations when completing their Annual Returns. From 1 January 2020 it will be mandatory to complete a compliance questionnaire when submitting the Annual Return. The … Continue reading

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Important: SA’s rankings on the ease of doing business index, and an exciting new business registration platform

In his recent State of the Nation Addresses, President Ramaphosa vowed to speed up economic growth. He has set several key milestones to measure how effectively he is putting South Africa back on a positive economic path, such as attracting … Continue reading

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Crunch time for SA – The medium term budget policy statement and what it means to you

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now … Continue reading

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Businesses: Think strategically when cost cutting

We all know times are tough and many companies are embarking on cost cutting exercises. Unfortunately, this is a necessary procedure but think of the impact on staff morale and the potential loss of productivity when undertaking cost reduction. You … Continue reading

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Cut your electricity bills!

Electricity has become a bane in our lives – not only does it increase in price by double digits each year, but we also face the ongoing possibility (perhaps probability) of load shedding. But we can be proactive as there … Continue reading

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5 reasons to never overlook your business plan

“How can I be so stupid?” (John Cleese recalling when he pitched the BBC to start the Monty Python’s Flying Circus show without a business plan) When setting out on a new venture or adding a new section to your … Continue reading

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Your websites of the month: Buying or selling anything? How to use facebook marketplace

By all accounts Facebook Marketplace is giving Gumtree, OLX and other online classifieds a real run for their money in both the personal and business markets. It is now used every month by 800 million people in 70 different countries. … Continue reading

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Tax Clearance Certificate being terminated

The issuing of the printed Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) will be terminated after 25 October 2019, as we are fully implementing a more secure and electronic Tax Compliance Status (TCS) system. Since the implementation of the TCS system in 2015, … Continue reading

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