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6 Reasons To Look at Your Financial Reports

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Your business deserves proper management accounts

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Press Release: ThriveCFO launches debt recovery service

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Individuals can start filing taxes from 1 July 2022

The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has announced that taxpayers will be able to file ...
financial reports

6 Reasons To Look at Your Financial Reports

Making time to look over your financial reports each month is an important task for ...
syft reports

Your business deserves proper management accounts

For a moment, let’s think back to when we were kids and started to read ...
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Press Release: ThriveCFO launches debt recovery service

ThriveCFO is proud to announce that they are the first SA Based Accounting Firm that ...
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7 Ratios Every Business Should Know

There is a saying that says you can only manage what you measurethe only way ...
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7 Steps to changing accountants effortlessly

From March each year onwards, we onboard loads of new customers and are always surprised ...
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Financial Storytellers – ThriveCFO [Syft Analytics Case Study]

Being an entrepreneur can be frantic. Even if your business is growing organically, your time ...

How working from home could save you tax

What are the qualification requirements? There are four key elements to be eligible to claim ...

Pandemic Preparedness Tips for Your Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has caught most of us off guard. Who would’ve thought that the ...
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A Guide to Business Recovery in the pandemic world

As you well know, the COVID-19 pandemic is not just a public health issue, it’s ...

How Small Businesses are Boosting Sales During COVID-19

We started 2020 with optimism and hope that this year's going to be better than ...
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Cash vs Profits — The Differences Explained

In business, “the bottom line” gets all the glory. When people talk about the bottom ...
2020 filing season

2020 Filing season looking a bit different

Earlier this year, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) announced that in light of its ...

Easy tips to building an online business

More and more people are leaving their office jobs and setting up an online business ...

Methods to try to increase your sales post COVID-19

For most businesses, increasing sales during this time will be very beneficial and may provide ...

How your business can thrive even in a recession

The pains caused by a recession can be excruciating, which is why most of us ...
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Press release: Calypso Accounting announces name change to ThriveCFO

"It is a major milestone for the company as the cloud accounting market accelerates. A ...
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3 Easy ways to benchmark your business

For many business owners, determining the success of a business comes down to how much ...
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How to build a cash war chest when money is tight

Your "war chest" is the financial reserve your business has built up so you can ...
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Tips to continue marketing on a shoestring budget

As many business owners are experiencing, the COVID-19 pandemic has created serious financial difficulties for ...

Cost-reduction tactics for small businesses

At a time like this, money is tight for pretty much every business. Cutting costs ...
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Five ways to increase your profit

For many small businesses, the best way to improve profitability is to increase turnover, as ...
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Top 7 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Accounting

Cloud accounting has been gaining more and more traction over the last few years. It ...
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Why cloud accounting is good for business

If you want your business to work smarter and faster, cloud accounting software is a ...

Questions to ask as your small business recovers from COVID-19

As small business owners look to operations after COVID-19, there are some important business questions ...
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Battling Through COVID-19: Finance Tips for Business Survival

We’ve heard this before: the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health and financial crisis ...
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8 Steps to Leading People Successfully through Major Change

Change in business is almost always a good thing, but often poor management means that ...
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Prepare a business plan for COVID-19 recovery (free template)

You probably didn't factor a global pandemic and national lockdown into your business plan! So ...

Beyond COVID-19 – How to build value in your business

We've said it before and we'll say it again - this has been an extremely ...

Digital at the heart of the business model

"Technology is like electricity. It just is. It is all about how we implement it ...

COVID-19 TERS benefit to assist employers and workers during lockdown

The Minister of Employment and Labour, T.W Nxesi has recently announced measures that the Department ...

Additional tax measures to help businesses during lockdown

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced further tax measures to assist businesses and their ...

Covid19 Support for tourism industry

In light of the constraints put upon the tourism and hospitality sectors in order to ...

Corona 2.0 – What does your post-Covid19 look like?

Any one who has been mauled by a wave crashing on top of you would ...

Scaling through tough times with an information product

Regardless of the industry we operate in, we all have a passion for something that ...

What got us here, may not get us there

A week into #lockdown, and the reality of the unknown has set in. We all ...

Covid19 update – How do I claim UIF?

We've been on #lockdown for a week now and the reality of business cash flow ...
COVID relief

Application guidelines for coronavirus assistance to South African SMEs

Business owners are bombarded with information from all sides, so we have summarised the different ...

Covid19 Lockdown – Your business first aid kit

We've all figured out what to do to keep ourselves busy with under lockdown. Luckily ...

4 Tips for Getting Your Business Through Tough Times

No doubt that we are facing unique challenges at the moment and we can be ...

Can you trust your bookkeeping data?

  We are super chuffed to be part of this drive towards cleaner data and ...

Business owner first! Accountant second.

Luan gets the opportunity to talk about one of the principles he firmly believes in. ...

COVID19 Lockdown – What about my staff?

COVID-19 Lockdown – 27 March to 16 April 2020 Please note: The information provided in ...
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How to manage a cash crisis

No doubt that some businesses have already felt the pinch of cash slowing down. Others ...

Finding cash in your business

"Luan, the ones with cash in the bank will get through this", rings in my ...

13 Must have tools for remote working

It’s no secret the world of work is transforming rapidly. Team collaboration is no longer ...
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How to manage a remote team

Most businesses have now been forced to either shut down or figure out how they ...

Coping with employees working remotely full-time

The office as we know it is undergoing a massive change. According to a recent ...

Ways to prepare your business for employees working remotely

The office as we know it is undergoing a massive change. According to a recent ...

Case Study: Outdated bookkeeping holding your business back?

One of the biggest frustrations we as business owners can all relate to? The discipline ...
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Budget or Cash Flow Forecast – which is best?

  Planning for the future is essential for business success. Yet still, none of us ...

Do you have your financial GPS ready?

Since budgeting allows you to create a spending plan for your money, it ensures that you will ...

Diagnostic: 7 Ways poor cash flow is killing your business

Poor cash flow is when the incoming cash flow is insufficient to meet the outgoing ...
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Provisional Tax Demystified

August and February are provisional tax months and everywhere we go we are bombarded with ...

Cash flow forecasting – your secret weapon

Maybe you know that you should be, but aren't already doing a cash flow forecast? ...

8 Steps to avoid the small business grim reaper

  Almost 50% of small businesses list cash flow as their biggest source of stress ...
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5 Critical steps to truly understanding your business

Claiming ignorance is no longer an acceptable excuse for the lack of performance of your ...

10 Tips For Daily Cashflow Management

Whether you have just started out or been in business for a while, you've come ...

We’ll take you from chaos to control in 5 easy steps

  During the last 36 months we've helped a hundred plus businesses transform how they ...
Track your critical numbers

Track your critical numbers for a successful business

To track your critical numbers is the golden key to a successful business. ...

7 Ratios Every Business Should Know

There are some key ratios every business should know to understand the viability and health ...
increase your profit margins

5 Surefire Ways to Increase Your Profit Margins

The best way to fatten your bank balance as a small-business owner is to increase ...

8 Signs you desperately need an accountant

Hiring an accountant has become somewhat of a grudge purchase, but trust as when we ...

Is your accountant talking digital business strategy?

“But it’s my accountants we’re talking about – they need to give me the numbers. ...

Why your business deserves a new accountant

Until as recent as two years ago, I can recall how much effort it took ...
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Why your business needs the cloud

Business owners across the world marvel and quiver simultaneously at the mere speed at which ...

2015 Filing Season for individuals kicked off

1 July 2015 announced the start of the 2015 filing season for Individuals. ...

Why cloud accounting is good for business

If you want your business to work smarter and faster, cloud accounting software is a ...

Introducing the SARS IT14SD form

SARS introduced a new supplementary declaration – known as an IT14SD – in which the ...

Should I invest in a Retirement Annuity

Tax deductions have become a talking point ever since Trevor Manual’s 13-year term as Finance ...

How does a small business pay less tax

Many businesses are classified or are being labeled as Small to Medium sized enterprises (SME’s). ...

How To Manage By The Numbers

We all have some relationship to money, and it is usually instilled upon us from ...

Special Tax Breaks Available To Hotels, Guesthouses And B&B’s

Do you own, or have you ever thought of opening a guesthouse or bed and ...

Companies You Can Choose From When Starting Your New Business

In South Africa, all companies used to be governed by The Companies Act, of 1973. ...

Shaping Your Financial Future

Most business owners have a lack of financial understanding in their businesses and so leave ...

NEW VAT Submission Deadline – Make Sure You Don’t Miss It

Value Added Tax (VAT), for most of the Small Business market is payable every second ...

To Trust Or Not To Trust – Final Installment

In the last three installments we have introduced you to the importance of having a ...

2013 Annual PAYE Reconciliation – Are you ready?

SARS has announced the opening of the 2013 Annual PAYE reconciliation filing season – All ...

6 Easy Steps To Beat The December Cash flow Blues

With the festive season around the corner, spirits are lifting and we are all looking ...

28 Tweetable Stats About Small Businesses Then vs. Now

In most small businesses it is really important to obtain some industry benchmarks and know ...

SARS Employment tax incentive

  1 January 2014 not only saw the dawning of a new year but also ...

To Trust Or Not To Trust – Part 2

In the previous edition we touched base on the different options you as business owners ...

File your tax return – Silly season now open!

Our quick 10 point reference guide will enable you to file your tax return early ...

How To Transfer A Property Without Paying Tax

The Draft 2009 Taxation Laws Amendments Bill issued on 4 June 2009 contains a proposal ...

3 Easy Steps To Ensure The Survival Of Your Business

Everyone owning a business weighs up the scales of risk and reward on a daily ...

Budget Speech 2013 – How it affects you

Minister Pravin Gordhan recently held the new National Budget Speech for 2013. This is a ...

Compensation Fund admits system is shambolic

Compensation Fund admits system is shambolic By Wiseman Khuzwayo Despite a promise last year by ...

Important Notes For Newly Appointed Directors

The new Companies Act, 71 of 2008 has numerous changes for the appointment, resignation, removal, ...
SARS VAT Audit

5 Reasons Why You Could Fail A SARS VAT Audit

When submitting your VAT return, according to certain parameters, SARS now has the discretion to ...

Income Tax Act Benefiting Public Benefit Organisations (PBO’s)

Public Benefit Organisations (PBO’s) are established to conduct activities which benefit the general public. Due ...
buy-and-sell agreements

Buy-sell agreements – Part 2

In the last week’s article, we introduced you to the concept of buy-sell agreements. In ...

Keep The Cash Flowing

Cash flow is one of the major concerns that keeps small business owners awake at ...
Turnover Tax

The Pitfalls Of Turnover Tax

One would have to applaud government for finally realising that they would have to take ...

Individual Taxpayers! Expenses you are allowed to deduct

You need to submit your tax return and don't know which expenses you are allowed ...
buy-and-sell agreements

Buy-and-sell agreements – Part 1

The 1st in a 3 part series, this article will introduce you to buy-and-sell agreements ...

How To Better Manage Your Cash

Think of cash as the fuel that runs your business. Lacking cash can leave you ...

How far back can I claim pre-trade expenses?

  A very common question was raised in the boardroom last week during a consultation ...

What Does Residential Property, Sex And Tax Have In Common?

It is not every day that these three 3 phrases are used in the same ...
Pitfalls On Your Payroll

Beware These Four Statutory Deduction Pitfalls On Your Payroll

When a business acts as an employer, there are certain statutory requirements that the business ...

Individual Taxpayers! Expenses you are allowed to deduct. (Part 2)

In the previous article we discussed the first set of allowable deductions on your personal ...

The ‘know how’ of Travel Allowances

Similar to last week's article on Subsistence Allowances, we thought it wise to share this ...

Your Payroll System Needs To Be Updated With New UIF Limits

The employee contributes 1% towards UIF and the employer contributes another 1% on behalf of ...

A refresher on Subsistence Allowances

We recently had numerous questions regarding subsistence allowances from customers restructuring their employees’ salary packages ...

How to set up a credit push SARS payment?

Starting 4 September 2013, debit pull transactions on eFiling will be phased out and discontinued. ...

2 Step Guide To Maternity Leave

Every female worker knows that she’s entitled to maternity leave. We however realized from the ...

To Trust Or Not To Trust – Part 3

In the previous two editions we highlighted the risks that every small business owner faces, ...

Love Your Budget

Okay, let’s be real. Most business owners don’t create budgets. This is understandable. It is also ...
buy-and-sell agreements

Buy-sell agreements – Part 3

In the previous 2 articles, we touched base on the overview of the importance of ...

To Trust Or Not To Trust – Part 1

In this first of a four part series, we highlight the importance of protecting your ...

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