May 2014: Monthly Newsletter

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

February 2014: The Budget Speech

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.

how to calculate markup percentage

Markup vs Gross Profit Percentage

Is there a difference? Absolutely. Markup and gross profit percentage are not the same! Also, the accounting for gross profit vs mark-up are different! A clear understanding and application of the two within a pricing model can have a drastic impact on the bottom line. Terminology speaking, markup percentage is the percentage difference between the actual cost and the selling price, while gross proft percentage is the percentage difference between the selling price and the profit.

Outsourced Accounting

5 reasons to outsource your accounting

If you are a small business owner, you probably know by now that good accounting is one of the essential foundations that are needed in order to guarantee success. The truth is that most small business owners spend too much of their precious time on the admin aspect of their business, where they could have been focusing on other important aspects such as communicating with clients or researching new ventures that could ensure more profit.
Why consider outsourcing your accounting?

Saving on Tax for your Small Business

When you are a small business, chances are that you manage it yourself and that the profit of the business is your main priority. Most small businesses are driven by entrepreneurs and there might have been a situation, once or twice, where you have wished you knew something a long time ago. This might just be one of those situations and we might have some good news for you.