Retrenchment: Having tricky conversations during tough times

It’s always important to have open, frank conversations with your staff. The reality of the situation is that they actually know more than you think, and by being open and honest with them, you...
Unpacking the amendments to the B-BBEE Scorecard

Unpacking the amendments to the B-BBEE Scorecard

The Department of Trade and Industry’s amendments to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice on Friday, 31 May, were published in the government gazette with very little fanfare considering the significant impact they may...

How to protect your intellectual property

When businesses fail to adequately protect their intellectual property, they are exposed to the potential risks of competitors imitating their ideas and/or passing them off as their own. Unfortunately, it is often the case that...

Making VAT work for you in your business

Value Added Tax (VAT) is one of the most underutilised levers to grow your business. We have such a fear of the tax man that we would rather err on the side of self-prejudice...

Ten Steps to Becoming a BEE Compliant Business

The BEE scorecard encourages businesses to push for economic growth, specifically focusing on people of colour in South Africa. It is based on the concept of offering incentives...

Protection of personal assets

When you first start dreaming of your own business you wake up with starry eyes, imagining how you will conquer the business world with customers falling over each other to do business with you. The...