24 May 2013 01:45
Entrepreneurship has taken a bit of a beating lately. We’ve had some poor economic indicators and reports released, we’ve had academics and successful businesspeople doubting whether entrepreneurship is really a viable option and, not least of all, we’ve had some ‘business-unfriendly’ legislation bandied about.
27 August 2012 11:24
There comes a time in every entrepreneur’s life when you want to get hold of someone. And not just anyone, but a director or senior executive of your target company. Maybe you want to share how awesome your product or service is; maybe you want to want to pitch for some work you know is on offer; or maybe you just want to touch base about a great idea you’ve had that will benefit you both. Whatever the reason is, you know that you don’t want to have to work your way up the usual chain of command, as your idea is likely to die a slow death on some middle manager’s desk. But how do you get hold of the big boys? Here are couple of tips and thoughts to help you parachute in right at the top:
05 June 2012 23:16
While the majority of businesses are subject to the standard corporate tax rate (currently 28%), very few business owners realise that there are two dispensations, available only to small businesses, which entail a number of tax concessions. These have been introduced for the dual purposes of expanding the small business sector by offering tax relief, and expanding the “tax net” to increase the number of business complying with tax law and contributing to the fiscus.
21 February 2012 11:59
If you hadn’t realised it, the end of the tax year is just around the corner.As much as it’s a day longer this leap year, for most individuals and companies, the 2012 tax year comes to a close on Wednesday February 29.While you might think there’s very little you can do to improve your tax situation in just a few short days, there actually are a couple of things you should keep in mind
1.Don’t lose your assessed loss.If your company or close corporation traded in the past, where expenses exceeded income, it would have had an assessed loss for tax purposes.
18 December 2011 23:22
Finance Tip: Protecting your valuables
This one’s more of a holiday checklist, but still super-important to ensure you don’t end up wasting your hard-earned money if something goes south this holiday season.