SARS eFiling takes the fuss out of filing your business tax returns, and it’s cost-free.
Business tax checklist
As a business owner there are various taxes for small businesses that you must register for.
Business Plan Template
While each business has a unique business plan, there is certain information that every business has to include. This template shows you how.
Business partnership agreements checklist
It's great to find a partner whose skills complement yours, but be sure to put your agreement down in writing. Use this business partnership agreements checklist to ensure you cover all bases.
Registering a trademark
It's important to register a trademark to ensure that nobody else copies your brand name or slogan.
Setting up a home office
Working from home is a great way to get your new business off the ground. We tell you how to set up a home office.
This checklist guides you through the step-by-step process of starting your own business.
SWOT analysis worksheet
We show you how to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats and Opportunities relative to your business.
Tips for writing a business plan
There are a lot of generic business plan templates available through the Internet or in business books. However, bear in mind that a business plan should tailored to suit your specific type of business and the audience for which the plan is written.
Living, breathing business plans
Your business plan can assist you in your start-up process – but it’s important to understand its function, and how it should be developed and used.
Evaluating a business idea
How sure are you that your business idea is great? Here’s what investors look for when they evaluate an idea.
Financial management checklist
Do you have solid financial management practices in place to ensure that you have a tight handle on your business’s finances?
Creating an asset register
An asset register is a list of the assets owned by a business. It contains pertinent details about each fixed asset to track their value and physical location.
Top 10 SME business risks
The first step in implementing a risk management plan is identifying potential risks to your small business.
Off-site data storage
Off-site data storage is the strategy of sending critical data out of the main location to be stored elsewhere, usually in the cloud.
Job performance review guide
A performance appraisal is a systematic and periodic process that assesses an individual employee’s job performance and productivity in relation to certain pre-established criteria and business objectives
Vetting a candidate checklist
Vetting job candidates can be a daunting task as the poor job market means you can get hundreds of applicants for an advertised position.
Advertising a position checklist
Sooner or later you’re going to need to hire staff for your business. We tell you how to go about advertising a position within your firm.
Increasing profit margins
Many business owners think they need to increase sales substantially to make more money. But often that’s too difficult, especially in the short term.
Conversion of leads into sales
You’ve worked hard to build up a quality lead list that’s up-to-date. What you do next with that list will determine how many of those leads will be converted to sales.
You need to generate leads in order to find new people to sell to. We tell you how.
Leave Form Template
As a business owner you need to keep track of your employees’ leave. Implementing a standard leave form is the easiest way to do this.
OHS in the workplace
Creating a safe work environment is critical to the success of your business, regardless of its size.
Planning for disaster
We always think that the worst will never happen, but it's a good idea to plan for it anyway.
Turnover tax is a simplified tax system for micro businesses. We break it down for you.
As a small business owner you have to register for provisional tax.
If your small business has employees, you have to pay this tax over to SARS every month.
Advertising cheat sheet
Here are some basic guidelines to advertising your small business and its products or services.
You don't want to spam your customers, but you do want to communicate with them. We show you how.
Word-of-mouth referrals are essential tools in growing a small business.
The balance sheet
Why you need a balance sheet, what to include it and how to compile it.
12-month cash flow statement
The payoff of a careful cash flow statement is that it will give you the ability to manage and forecast your working capital needs.
The ladder of loyalty
How do you move a prospect from being a total stranger to someone who spends money with you?
Investment Solutions Tool
Are you looking to make a short-term or long-term business investment, but unsure what will best suit your investment requirement? This handy investment solutions tool will help you make the right choice for your business.
Tax invoices checklist
There is specific information that must be reflected on a tax invoice for it to be considered valid.
Growth doesn't happen in a vacuum, your business plan can help you manage it.
If you're doing business in SA you need to know the ins and outs of BEE.
If you employ people in your small business, you have to comply with The Employment Equity Act.
Task matrix worksheet
This worksheet allows you plot all the tasks you do above according to the level of skill required and how much you enjoy the task.