Crowdfunding: The Importance of having an Effective Strategy

What is Crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is an investment opportunity for large amounts of people to fund a project or idea that is marketed to them through crowd funding channels. A reward-based program is often used whereby “backers” of a project will receive a reward for helping to fund the project. This reward could be in the…Read more Crowdfunding: The Importance of having an Effective Strategy

Differences between a Business Plan and a Strategic Plan

  Readers of our blog are well aware of our previous post where we highlighted the benefits of having a Business Plan. Today we will be highlighting the differences between a Business Plan and a Strategic Plan and stating why both are needed for a successful business. As we stated in a previous post, a…Read more Differences between a Business Plan and a Strategic Plan

The Benefits of a Business Plan

The creation of a business plan is often overlooked when it comes to business creation. Some people don’t believe one is needed unless you are trying to pitch your business ideas in the hopes of finding investors. The truth is, a business plan can be far more beneficial to a business owner (and employees) than…Read more The Benefits of a Business Plan

How to Register a Business in South Africa

If you are interested in registering your business as a private company in South Africa, these are the steps you should follow as per the official CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission) website. Make sure you have details such as the names and ID numbers of the director/s and incorporator of the company. Make sure…Read more How to Register a Business in South Africa

South Africa Surprises by Overcoming the Odds, Avoids Downgrade.

Ratings agency Moody's on Friday night kept South Africa's sovereign debt at above investment grade, and changed its outlook to stable.   "The recovery of the country's institutions will, if sustained, gradually support a corresponding recovery in its economy, along with a stabilization of fiscal strength." the agency said in a credit rating announcement.  …Read more South Africa Surprises by Overcoming the Odds, Avoids Downgrade.

South Africa’s New Finance Minister for a “New Dawn”

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the return of Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister of South Africa. The president wasted little time in bringing about effective change in the country's ministerial positions in an effort to shake things up from the cabinet of Former South African President Jacob Zuma, in what he terms as a "New…Read more South Africa’s New Finance Minister for a “New Dawn”

S&P downgrades South Africa to “junk” while Moody’s places South Africa on “review” to be downgraded

Another ratings agency has “downgraded” South Africa, this time it’s S&P Global, while another Global ratings giant, Moody’s has placed the country on “review” to be downgraded. It is being thought that many ratings agencies will be looking closely into the hotly contested ANC elective conference in December as well as the annual budget speech…Read more S&P downgrades South Africa to “junk” while Moody’s places South Africa on “review” to be downgraded