Category Archives: Business

Tips for Managing your Staff Working from Home  

One of our new realities in this topsy-turvy world of global crisis is the many businesses that have had to close their offices and work remotely. The resultant explosion in the number of people working from their home environments brings with it many serious challenges for businesses. Fortunately however there is a lot of … Continue reading

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Logista Gerat vir die Toekoms 

Promosie  Jacques Coetzee, besturende direkteur van Logista, en Heinrich Regenass, direkteur, die bestuurspan by Logista is gerat vir die veranderinge wat die vierde industriele revolusie meebring. (Foto: Jeanie de Klerk/Verskaf.)  Die vierde industriële revolusie (4IR) bring baie veranderinge mee. Sommige bedrywe soos die finansiële bedryf, kan heeltemal vernuwe … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Relief Programs for Businesses and SMMEs

The National Lockdown, due to end on 16 April, presents businesses of all sizes with an unprecedented set of existential challenges. Of course sooner or later this crisis will end, but for now it is a case of survival for … Continue reading

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Directors: Be Careful, You Will Be Held More Accountable In 2020

Being a company director (or a senior manager) comes with onerous duties and risks which require constant management. And 2020 is shaping up to be a year in which you will find yourself under increasing scrutiny, with the NPA now … Continue reading

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Small Businesses: How to Survive and Thrive

SMMEs (Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprises) play an integral role in our economy, and it is alarming therefore to read recent research showing that a massive 70% – 80% of South African small businesses fail within five years. Why the high … Continue reading

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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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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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Your shareholder agreement versus your Memorandum of Incorporation – There is only one winner

Shareholder agreements usually form the backbone of shareholder relationships as they govern, for example, how shareholders sell their shares, how shareholder disputes are settled and the type of authority required for certain transactions. The Companies Act makes it clear that: … Continue reading

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