Looking to start 2017 on the right foot, it’s vital that you create a clear plan for your company’s growth.
Entrepreneur Mag: “It’s safe to say that 2016 has been a bit of a mixed bag. From Donald Trump’s shock US election win
Today was the big day for our new (and former) Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan. Trying to juggle rising debt, falling revenue, slow economic growth and imminent Municipal Elections didn’t make Budget 2016 an easy task. Minister Gordhan tried to steer the rather fragile ship and had no real surprises in Budget 2016. In fact the
This is our last newsletter for the year – 5 weeks and we are done with 2015. During the holiday season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. And in this spirit we say, simply but sincerely: Thank you and best wishes for the holiday season and a very happy and successful new year! Our offices will close for the festive
95% of businesses that we support are now working on accounting software in the cloud. Sage Pastel claims to have 30,000 active companies on their platform, accounting for more than 50% of their monthly package sales. Business owners are raving about the benefits of this new online platform and if you haven’t made the move, you need to question yourself as to why
As the great Jon Bon Jovi once sang in the hit Living on a Prayer: Woo-hoo we’re halfway there… July already – 6 months gone and the year is on the downhill to December. The economy is not showing any sign of improving, the rand hit a 13 year low against the surging dollar and Greece
In this newsletter, I want to share something personal with you. Where we are, where we heading and what it will mean to you as one of our loyal clients. Around four years ago, I had a meeting with Steve Cohen (the MD of Sage Pastel). Steve had a vision for accounting software to be
Isn’t it amazing how one can start to feel the energy picking up in Gauteng as we approach spring – a great time of the year indeed. It’s August and a lot is happening in the world of tax and numbers. End of August marks the deadline for the first provisional tax return/payment (if you
Welcome to our monthly newsletter. Not much is happening in the month of June other than the usual VAT and EMP returns. A date to remember is 1 July as it marks the start of the 2014 filing season for individuals. And to ensure you stay on the right side of the taxman, we have
Welcome back to a normal working routine! Holidays are over, South Africa has voted. April was not a productive month, not for small businesses and definitely not for the economy with certain economists projecting a daily loss of R1 billion rand to the South African economy for every public holiday in April and May. With
The end of February means the end of summer and the financial year end for most South African companies. A busy time for all of us. Minister Pravin Gordhan had his annual Budget Speech on Wednesday and while many economists, private corporations and politicians have welcomed certain aspects of Gordhan’s Budget Speech, others are sceptical.