May 22nd, 2013
There was a little book published in 2004 by Mark Sanborn called ‘The Fred Factor’.
Based on a true story and an actual person called Fred Shea, it made a significant impact on me – and in many ways helped to shape my view of work – and more particularly, the way in which I do [...]
May 22nd, 2013
The old Proverb states that “ Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint”, (or ‘the people are discouraged’.)
In essence, this means that any person and any organisation, big or small, needs to have a sense of purpose; a raison detre; a goal – or they will simply stumble through life. Many won’t [...]
April 30th, 2013
The new book by Hlumelo Biko entitled “The Great African Society” is a must read for every business owner in South Africa. In fact, let me enlarge on that – I think it’s a must read for every South African, whether you’re in business or not; regardless of class, culture or race.
It’s been released onto [...]
February 28th, 2013
Today is the last day of our “tax” year, so I hope everyone has been able to meet their commitments in this regard. Even though it may be a little late, if you haven’t met the deadline, and you need some help (and we haven’t been managing your tax affairs for you up to now!), [...]
February 15th, 2013
Some of you might have been wondering why there has been so little activity of late, on the Business Blog side!
Well, we have been quietly updating and upgrading our web site, trying to make it more user-friendly, add some more resources for business owners to use – and we’ve added some new photos of the [...]
December 10th, 2012
The end of another year that has literally flown by!
I know that older folks always used to say that time flies as you get older, but I don’t know – I hear younger folk saying the same things these days. Clearly, we still have the same time available, but I think it’s how we crowd [...]
October 16th, 2012
South Africa has recently received its second sovereign credit rating “downgrade”. If businesses are going to be struggling within this economic climate it will mean lower revenue for the state, which in turn will mean that the state will be unable to fund its development/infrastructural plans, which means that unemployment will probably increase – finally, [...]
October 5th, 2012
The new Companies Act 2008 provides clear guidelines for companies and close corporations with regard to the preparation and review of annual financial statements. In many cases, notably those of small to medium sized entities, the requirements have changed quite significantly.
Under the old Act, all companies were required to have an independent annual audit and [...]
July 20th, 2012
I’m not normally into writing with a political edge, but there has been a big media buzz around ‘major changes’ in economic policy, and a lot of rhetoric about nationalisation from some of the more influential role players in our society of late. There are lots of musical chairs being played by some of the [...]
July 2nd, 2012
There have been a number of recent developments at CIPC – the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission – which will tend to affect businesses of all kinds.
REGISTRATION OF A BUSINESS NAME
In the past, the only time you were required to register a business, or trade name, was if the business was to be owned by [...]