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Business Combinations: A Path to Exponential Growth and Profitability?

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself” (Henry Ford) Initiating, setting up and launching a new, typically, small business is a challenge and can be a lonely journey to growth and, hopefully, success. Could developing a partnership or co-operative with like businesses be a pathway to growth and profitability? How

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The Top 5 Leadership Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” (John Maxwell) To be a good leader in the small business environment a person needs to possess a variety of skills, understand themselves and recognise areas where there is room for improvement. The leader’s abilities will be the

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A Million Rand Warning: Act When Employees Reach Retirement Age

“Retirement is for people who don’t like their jobs” (Paul McCartney) Many employees reaching “retirement age” (often set at 60 or 65) are not ready to retire. Perhaps they need to carry on earning an income, often they are fit and healthy and want to remain engaged and productive. Increasingly, both factors are at play.

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Your Tax Deadlines for August 2021

7 August – Monthly Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) submissions and payments 25 August – Value-Added Tax (VAT) manual submissions and payments 30 August – Corporate Income Tax (CIT) Provisional Tax Payments, where applicable 30 August – Excise Duty Payments 30 August – Personal Income Tax (PIT) Provisional Tax Payments Disclaimer: The information provided herein should not be used

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What Exactly is Sasria, and Are You Covered?

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining” (John F. Kennedy) The South African Special Risks Association (Sasria) is a state-owned entity with an interesting history. It was initially formed in 1979 as the Special Risk Insurance Association following the Soweto Uprisings. Since insurers were not prepared to provide cover for

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How Can You Measure Whether You Are Financially Healthy?

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going” (Jim Ryun) How would you answer someone who asked you whether you were physically fit? To start with, fitness is not something you can necessarily think of in absolute terms. Surely an 80-year old and a 20-year old wouldn’t have the same expectations.

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Don’t Get Caught Out by Your Own Goodwill

“Creditors have better memories than debtors.” (Benjamin Franklin) At the time, it might seem like no big deal. When the bank won’t give your child or sibling or friend a loan, and they ask you to stand surety, it’s easy to think that you’re just doing a good deed by helping out. After all, all

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