The status quo on regulating crypto-currencies in South Africa
It's unclear when the South African Reserve Bank will publish a formal policy paper requiring crypto-asset service providers to register at a central point, but when it does happen it will pave the way for closer monitoring and potential future regulation.
FNB Business Innovation Awards 2019 entries open
Following overwhelming responses from entrepreneurs, the FNB Business Innovation Awards (FNB BIA) have been extended to include two more categories, and now represents the entire business landscape in South Africa.
FNB Supports National Entrepreneur Workshops
As part of a long-term commitment to help educate, develop and stimulate the small business sector in South Africa, FNB is extending its partnership with I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR for another three years.
Getting Your Business Tax Affairs In Order
The end of February marked the end of yet another tax year (March 2018 - February 2019) for companies, trusts, close corporations and all individuals, but the end of one year also means it's time to prepare for the new tax year.
Inadequate Short-Term Insurance Can Impact Business Sustainability
One of the most commonly overlooked priorities when starting and running a business is taking out adequate short-term insurance cover to cater for unforeseen risks.
The legal status of your business can impact its longevity
All companies might be businesses, but not all businesses are, in the legal sense, companies. It's an important distinction, with several implications for business owners, implications that can affect how you optimise revenues and ensure sustainability.
Four dangers of business underinsurance
In another article, the focus was on insurance as one of the most overlooked priorities when starting a business and how it can impact business sustainability. In this article, we focus on the risks of being underinsured. This is a common peril that many SMEs face when submitting a claim following an insured event.
Factors To Consider When Applying For Business Credit
Getting your business to the point where you're braced for growth can often require funding and while getting any form of credit is not something one should rush into, it may be needed if you're looking to expand your business and have a solid plan for how you believe additional financing can help you achieve this.
Explore New Financing Options To Help You Grow
Running into cash flow problems because debtors aren't paying their bills can be the single most cited reason for many businesses closing their doors. It's not about reflecting the growing revenue, but rather an ability to collect the revenue timeously that is the challenge, but there are formal financial solutions to the problem, so it's worth educating yourself about some of the options available.
The economy expanded by 1.4% q/q (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in 4Q18. This is below our expectations of 2.2% and brings the full-year GDP print to 0.8%. We maintain that economic growth is likely to improve this year, supported by, among others, steady growth in household consumption expenditure.
We'll have to wait until the end of March to see what Moody's rating review of South Africa will be after the Finance Minister's budget, which focused on salvaging our state-owned enterprises and a cut in GDP forecasts by Treasury...
One lesson from the current Eskom crisis is lack of investment overtime and as with this critical institution for our economy, agriculture is equally facing the same challenge. Infrastructure that support agriculture such as roads, ports and rail need serious upgrade
After a slow start to the 2018/19 summer crop season with severe dryness during December 2018 in the growing areas particularly in parts of the North West and the Free State, conditions rebounded early in January 2019 as good rains provided the much-needed moisture for planting. Farmers proceeded to plant and although some have reportedly planted beyond the planting window in the west which put them at risk of frost damage.