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OCTOBER 2016 NEWSLETTER
 

   DIY for small businesses

The SME Toolkit is an online business hub that gives you access to information, documents, software, advice, news, eLearning and support. Are you looking to start or grow your business? Broaden your management skills? Access information or support? Do business better with the help of this user-friendly website that puts you in control.
 


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Facing a VAT Audit?

Make sure you have these ten financial records at hand …


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VAT in a Nutshell

It is mandatory for any business to register for VAT if the income earned in any consecutive twelve month period exceeded or is likely to exceed R1 million. Any business may choose to register voluntarily if the income earned, in the past twelve month period, exceeded R50 000. Although this will add to your administration workload, it can also benefit your company in that you'll be able to claim VAT back on your expenses …

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Turning the POPI Act into a Benefit not a Burden

“We saw that not only did the POPI Act bring clarity to a number of previously hazy issues, but in giving us and our clients a chance to address the privacy concerns of many of their local and international donors, compliance with the POPI Act could quickly be turned into a benefit not a burden.” …

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Creating a Successful Marketing Plan

Your marketing plan should be a clear, concise, and well thought out document that guides you through your marketing program. Using a marketing plan template will help you focus on the objective of your marketing and how you intend to accomplish that objective. Whether your company provides products or services, your marketing plan is essential to your success”



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The Employment Contract

No matter how small your business or the number of employees you have, the South African labour law states that you must give your employees a written contract that outlines the terms and conditions of their employment. Not doing so, can land you in hot water somewhere along the line …



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Join our community

Join our Facebook Community to receive daily tips, motivation, and inspiration; and to share your experiences and questions with other entrepreneurs ...



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They said it …

People don’t believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what they tell themselves.
– Seth Godin


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