Business

4
Jan

Directors at War: Terminating Email Access

“All is fair in love and war…and business is war.” (Jasmine Kundra) When company directors are locked in dispute, one of them may be tempted to cut off the other’s access to emails and to the business server – a tactic likely to have immediate and serious consequences for the director thus cut off. Its appeal as a tactic to

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25
Nov

PAIA Manuals and the 31 December 2021 Deadline: Crying Wolf Again, or Real This Time?

“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” (Hunter S. Thompson)     Since 2005 businesses have been repeatedly told “get your PAIA (Promotion of Access to Information Act) manual sorted now, the deadline is approaching”. And every 5 years since then, those (mostly smaller) businesses temporarily exempted from lodging manuals have been

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26
Aug

Your Website of the Month: Start a New Business Fast and Lean

The COVID-19 pandemic has closed many doors, but it has also levelled many playing fields and opened up a slew of new business opportunities. If you are one of the many budding entrepreneurs out there looking to start up your own business (perhaps by choice, perhaps after a business closure), you may wonder where and how to go about it.

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28
Jun

Your Website of the Month: How to Plan and Hold Virtual Board Meetings

Virtual meetings are here to stay. Make the most of them with “Optimising the virtual boardroom: A guide to planning and executing virtual board meetings” from Nasdaq Governance Solutions on Moneyweb. Learn how to – “Build a virtual board table” (“creating a virtual seating arrangement” and so on), “Mitigate meeting day glitches” (we’ve all wasted time on fiascos!), and  “Keep it

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27
May

11 POPIA Questions to Ask Yourself Before 30 June 2021

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Business Law, IT Law & Property 11 POPIA Questions to Ask Yourself Before 30 June 2021 Note: This is a complex topic and there is no substitute for tailored professional advice. What is set out below is of necessity no more than a simplified summary of some practical highlights. You and your business
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25
Apr

Companies: Are Restraints of Trade Valid in a Time of Covid?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News - Business Law Companies: Are Restraints of Trade Valid in a Time of Covid? “For him to be forced out of a career of choice to start working in a different field at a time when many businesses are closing down, retrenchments and lay-offs being commonplace and individual[s] doing everything possible to survive and
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24
Feb

Your Website of the Month: From Scenarios to Strategy – Use Business “Wind Tunneling”

Now more than ever before, scenario planning is essential for the success of your business. But of course the next step in the process is just as critical – you need to create an actual business strategy based on your scenario planning. It’s a process that can be both quick and simple. As the author of “From Scenarios to Strategy:

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5
Jan

Your Website of the Month: Starting a Business in 2021

Whether 2020’s lockdown gave you a great idea for a new business, put you out of a job, or killed your old business, 2021 may well be a year full of new opportunities. If the excitement and rewards of entrepreneurial life appeal to you, have a look at “Starting a Business” on the Small Business Site here for checklists and

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28
Oct

POPIA: A Practical 4-Step Action Plan for your Business

Article courtesy of Law Dot News POPIA: A Practical 4-Step Action Plan for your Business “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail” (Benjamin Franklin) The media is still awash with warnings about the dangers of not complying with POPIA (the Protection of Personal Information Act). The risks of non-compliance are indeed substantial but whilst much is made of
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28
Sep

Home Businesses – Is Yours Legal?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Home Businesses – Is Yours Legal? The sharp upsurge in businesses operating remotely as a result of the pandemic lockdowns means a lot more people working from home – most presumably in low-profile home offices, but inevitably some in the form of full-on business activities from home. What effect is that having on the
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