7 Essential agreements for any start-up

Launching your business? There are essential legal agreements in place that every business should have, right from the outset.  While it can be tempting for founders to jump straight into the practical aspects of making...
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Legal Contracts – not what they used to be

Over the past 15 years, I have managed numerous businesses, all of which came with their own challenges in managing relationships with staff, customers and suppliers. These relationships typically start on a good footing,...
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Get your business ready for the new parental leave laws

With South Africa’s new parental leave laws having been promulgated, but only likely to take effect at some stage in 2020, employers that have not yet done so should fast-track their efforts to comply...
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...

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...

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...

Seven questions business owners should ask themselves at the midyear mark

By the midyear mark, businesses have six months of information to dictate where they need to reallocate resources and take corrective measures that will mitigate the impact of inefficiencies or ineffectiveness in the business...

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...