Date: May 22, 2020

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What is your business’s roll-out plan for after Covid- 19?

What is your business’s roll-out plan for after Covid- 19? During the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses have taken a financial strain and many have taken drastic steps to ensure their businesses remain open. We need to ensure that we have a fool proof strategy in place to ensure our businesses can restart after the lockdown period. Here are a couple of strategies that can be implemented in your business: 1) Invest…

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Date: May 22, 2020

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Recession-proof your business

Are you feeling captured in this whirlwind of overheads and salaries that need to be paid, while you’re unsure when you will land your next sale? It is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 …. Increase sales, drive down your costs, check your overheads and increase productivity will increase net profits. Is it really this easy? We want to help you to be prepared to go…

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Date: April 7, 2020

Author: Jaco Swart

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Making a financial contingency plan for your business

Financial contingency planning is a must—not just for established small businesses, but also for businesses in the earliest stages of formation. Without a financial contingency plan in place, unforeseen events can be harmful to the health of a business. What is a financial contingency plan? A financial contingency plan should document your course of action in times of crisis that threaten the stability of your company. It should focus on…

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Date: April 6, 2020

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what can your business do to survive the Covid-19 pandemic?

Covid-19 will not only affect the health of the country, it will also have a significant and potentially lasting impact on our economy. So what can we expect from the virus, in regards to its affects on businesses in South-Africa? In terms of the duration of the virus, the longer it is not contained, the more damage it will cause to the economy. This could start to affect the profitability…

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Date: March 13, 2020

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What Do You Need to Register for VAT?

Registering your business for VAT is mandatory if your turnover is R1 million or above over a 12 month period. For a smaller business who just started out, registering for VAT is not mandatory if you fall under this bracket; in fact it is completely voluntarily. Why would you register for VAT if it’s not mandatory? The benefits of registering your business for VAT include the following: When you register…

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Date: March 13, 2020

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The Different Types of Tax and How They Impact Your Business

Registering your business for tax is a requirement set by SARS, as your registered business must process a tax reference number. If you are operating as a sole proprietorship, your personal tax number is what you will work with. Depending on the nature of your business, your competency for other tax forms may differ. So what taxes should your business pay? Provisional Tax As soon as you commence business you…

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Date: February 4, 2020

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What are the Benefits of a Retirement Annuity?

Your Retirement Annuity (RA) is an important aspect in terms of your personal life and that of your business. Before we can jump into a RA, we must know what the purpose of such an investment is. What is an RA? A RA helps you to build up investment during your working years so that you have enough income to enjoy the same standard of living when you retire. An…

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Date: February 4, 2020

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What to keep in mind when planning for tax

3 things to keep in mind when planning for tax Benjamin Franklin hit the nail on the head when he stated that there are only two certain things in life, death and taxes. Basically, taxes are unavoidable. So what can you do to work with this certain reality? Well here is a basic quick guide on 3 things to keep in mind when planning for tax. First and foremost tax…

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Date: January 13, 2020

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Consider outsourcing these business services in 2020

The New Year brings many business changes. Staff often fail to return to work after the holiday, leaving you in the lurch. As a business owner, you may be reevaluating whether these empty roles even need to be filled. Consider strategically outsourcing essential business services to lighten your load and free up budget. Outsourcing is contracting out key business functions to a skilled and efficient service provider. This acts as…

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Date: December 5, 2019

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Set Up Your Business For Success in 2020

The new year is upon us, bringing both new opportunities and pitfalls for business growth. There’s a lot you can do now to set your business up for success in 2020. Here are Counteractive’s pointers on preparing your business for the year ahead: Review what worked (and what didn’t) The new year brings a chance to reflect on your business’ strengths and weaknesses. An annual review of all key business…

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