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Directors Don’t Like Goodbyes

“Parting is such sweet sorrow” (Shakespeare) One of the predicted negatives from the Companies Act (the Act) and the King Codes was it would be difficult to find directors. The Act and King Codes put extensive liabilities on directors, encouraged … Continue reading

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Small businesses: Speed up SME-friendly reform!

As you know, the small and medium business sector is held out to be the only sector that can produce the growth and job creation that our country so sorely needs. The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has … Continue reading

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Rage: An effective tool for entrepreneurs and your staff

“Do not go quiet into that good night             Rage rage against the dying of the light”             (Dylan Thomas) What is the defining moment when an entrepreneur starts a business?  Very often it is rage. He/she is sick of … Continue reading

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Small Businesses – How To Access Finance

Surveys indicate that one of the major reasons for small/medium businesses (SMEs) going out of business is cash flow issues. SMEs are the most powerful generator of jobs in the economy and thus their financial wellbeing is extremely important. In … Continue reading

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Valuing your business: Why do it, and how?

There are two reasons why you would value a business: Either you want to sell your business or you are thinking of acquiring another business Business owners should have an exit strategy. Valuing your business on a regular basis tells … Continue reading

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Prepare now for leasing changes that will impact your business.

If your accountant uses IFRS (“International Financial Reporting Standards”) in compiling your financial statements, and if you lease assets, then changes are coming that you need to start preparing for. The International Accounting Standards Board has mandated new accounting treatment … Continue reading

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Thinking of selling your business?  Here’s how to make it painless

Many people dread the day they have to sell their business – root canal treatment is a more preferable option. It doesn’t need to be like that – some thought and planning can turn it into a rewarding exercise. Have … Continue reading

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Digital disruption is a race: Act now!

“Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity not a threat” (Steve Jobs) Recently Paris was brought to a standstill by angry taxi-drivers protesting that their livelihoods were being undermined by Uber.Newspapers from the New York Times to … Continue reading

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