Best Practice & Compliance

Admin Easy

Are you struggling with your business paperwork? Do you have piles of slips that you don’t know what to do with? Do you find the language and terms your accountant uses confusing? If so, then Admin Easy is for you! Admin Easy is a step-by-step training programme that teaches you how to set up and maintain a simple filing and record-keeping system for your business. It was developed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs so it understands your daily realities and speaks your language.

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Business governance: Getting started as an entrepreneur

Entrepreneurial success is not only determined by the ability to foresee opportunities in the marketplace, initiate (or take advantage of) change, and create value through solutions. One also has to have the right tools and business governance structures to create a successful business moving forward. Use this checklist to make sure you start your entrepreneurial journey and approach business governance the best way possible.

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Compliance in the hospitality industry

As with any industry, the hospitality industry has a framework of rules, regulations and guidelines for issues pertaining to human resources.
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Department of Labour

Govt department dealing with labour/employment issues
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Facing a VAT audit? 10 financial records you need at hand

If your business is facing a VAT audit by SARS, it is important that you have these 10 financial records on hand. Namely, VAT return totals, VAT control account, VAT interest and penalties, tax invoices, debtors, trade, previous audits, taxable supplies, VAT refunds, as well as assets and liabilities.

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How safe is your service station?

To start or manage any business is challenging enough, but owning and operating a service station has added challenges. The rate of armed robberies at service stations is alarming and taxing on owners and employees alike. It is ultimately the responsibility of the service station owner to protect his staff. There are, however, measures that can be taken to reduce the risk. Here are some tips on how to better secure your service station.

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How your product or service guarantee can differentiate your business

A guarantee is a formal assurance (typically written) that certain conditions will be met; specifically that a product will be reinstated or replaced if it does not live up to the specified quality, or that a service will be reviewed if it does not deliver the expected result. When you consider a product or service guarantee it should be in line with the “best promise that you can deliver on”. Here are some guidelines and examples to help you differentiate your business with a product or service guarantee.

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Macro- and micro-economic risks local businesses need to be aware of

Challenges such as strikes, load shedding and e-tolls reinforce the statement that starting and running a business in South Africa is not for the fainthearted, or – from another point of view – not for the unprepared. The difference in opinion reveals the other side of the risk coin, namely opportunity. For the entrepreneur who is prepared for the intense risks of the local industry, South Africa is teeming with business opportunities to gain market share and fill unoccupied niches. Here are some macro- and micro-economic risks for you to be aware of.

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Services Sector Education and Training Authority - Services SETA

Services Sector Education and Training Authorities have been established to ensure that the skill needs for every sector of the South African economy are identified and that training is available to provide for these skill needs.
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Various ways to secure your business

Security exists in multiple ways. This is especially true for businesses and it is necessary for an owner to understand what she wants from security before sign
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What entrepreneurs need from accountants

If entrepreneurship is the future of progressive industry, which I believe it is, then a shift needs to occur in the relationship between an entrepreneur and their accountant because this is one of the most important and enduring alliances they will forge. What makes an accountant valuable to an entrepreneur? In short, a valuable accountant is one who listens. This article further explores this relationship by looking at the types of accountant you may come across in your career.

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What is Occupational Health and Safety?

You can love it, hate it, comply with it or run away from it but the fact remains, Occupational Health and Safety are part of running a compliant business
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Your values form the character of your business

Your values are an intrinsic part of your business’s mission, vision, goals, and values. Values have a major influence on a person's behaviour and attitude and serve as broad guidelines in all situations. In the context of business the mutually agreed upon values guide the behaviour of the staff, so that clients are able to judge the character of the business.

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