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Separate Personal Expenses from those of your Business.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
This is the next in the series on some of the causes for business distress. This is one which many business owners never consider. I think it would be fair to say that most owners of small businesses confuse the finances of their businesses with that of their own personal expenses. Many don’t draw a distinction between the two at all. Thi...Read more

Implications for Companies – The new Companies Act in SA.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
In the first quarterly magazine from the Institute of Directors of South Africa, there was an article on some of the implications of the new Companies Act, which I felt was very relevant for many of our Company clients. I've taken the liberty of copying some of them for your information, since I believe you should consider consulting your attorney...Read more

Is your Business in trouble? – Part 1.

Monday, February 1st, 2010
2010 has only just begun and already I've noticed that the number of businesses in trouble seems to be on the increase.  Although the world economy is supposedly on the rebound, it's clear that South Africa is lagging behind. I'm in the process of completing a book on the subject called "Business Blues- Why youve got them and what to do a...Read more

The 5 Most Important Questions you will ever ask.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
I recently copied this extract from an edition of Business Day: "November 2009 marked the centenary of Peter Drucker's birth - he died in 2005 just short of his 96th birthday - and the anniversary was celebrated in a series of events held round the world. He is widely regarded as the father of modern management thought, and debate centered on...Read more