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...
BEE scorecard

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 through additional business. Economic growth...
personal assets

Protection of personal assets

The first step to protecting your personal assets from your business’ creditors, is that you need to understand that the corporate structuring of your business determines how much of your personal assets are at...
background screening

Background screening: how to get the most out of it

Is background screening worth it? Well, as an entrepreneur, if you have not had your fingers burnt by a supplier or a past employee, or hired someone that looked great on paper only to...
how do I protect my brand name

9 Tips to name and protect your brand

Much of the potential success of your brand depends on the choices that you make at the early stages of your project or business. Here are nine tips to enhance and protect your brand. A...