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COVID 19: Working from home tax deduction

COVID 19: Working from home tax deduction

by Kate Bohm September 21, 2020

While the pandemic has forced many employees to work from home, you may be wondering if you now qualify for the home office tax deduction. We outline the requirements for employees to qualify below.
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Unlocking the secrets of becoming investment ready

Unlocking the secrets of becoming investment ready

by Nicole Griffith August 11, 2020

Let’s say your business finds itself in a position where an investor has shown an interest in injecting cash into your company. The investor will usually want to see specific information about your business and essentially assess your business’s financial risk profile.  In this article, which is part 1 of this series, we are going to help you understand the process of determining your company’s risk profile.

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NEW DESIGN - 2020 Tax Filing Season for Individuals

NEW DESIGN - 2020 Tax Filing Season for Individuals

by Kate Bohm August 04, 2020

In response to COVID-19, SARS has re-designed the 2020 tax filing requirements for individuals. Some material changes have been made to simplify the process and remove the need to visit SARS branches in an aim to become more efficient and observe social distancing. Get an overview of these changes here.
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Financing your Company's Growth - Ask us how to take your business to the next level

Financing your Company's Growth - Ask us how to take your business to the next level

by Nicole Griffith July 06, 2020

So you've been thinking about growing your business and you're full of ideas. But then you start to think about financing that growth and the glow of enthusiasm dulls as the questions form in your mind. How much financing do you need? How do you get it? From where?  Financing always seems to come with mountains of paperwork, which doesn’t appeal to many business owners. But there is an easier way, which involves getting Creative CFO to help. Find out more here.

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How to have successful team catchups and run effective meetings, remotely

How to have successful team catchups and run effective meetings, remotely

by Ian Meaker March 30, 2020

When working remotely one needs to put more effort and structure into coordinating teamwork, and ensuring each person can ask for help and get the support they need. Learn more about how Team Creative CFO has successful catchups and run effective meetings by following a specific format.
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Introducing Creative Growth Systems

Introducing Creative Growth Systems

by Naomi Uys September 20, 2019

Creative CFO is excited to introduce Creative Growth Systems (CGS), our new systems-orientated business. Find out more about what CGS specialises in, why the change, and who will be affected.
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Tax and Debt Management

Tax and Debt Management

by Kate Bohm June 03, 2019

Drowning in tax debt? Don’t owe the South African Revenue Service (SARS) the tax liability they say you do? Perhaps you don't even know whether or not you have a tax liability due. Deciphering tax assessments and managing tax debt can be overwhelming. SARS does, however, provide resources and channels through which you can gain a better understanding of your tax compliance status and tax liability. In addition, you can make certain applications or requests to SARS to manage your tax liability. We break these all down for you here.

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Financial Systems Case Study - Musgrave Spirits

Financial Systems Case Study - Musgrave Spirits

by Louise de Nysschen May 22, 2019

Learn how Creative CFO's systems experts helped Musgrave, an African luxury brand specialising in artisan gin and spirits, implement a scalable system that creates control and sophistication around stock, manages multiple locations, supports a large inventory list and provides real-time reports that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

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Are you Investment Ready?

Are you Investment Ready?

by Devlin Tyack April 29, 2019

Given the sacrifices made in building a business, it's no surprise that deciding to expose your business to potential investors, is an emotional rollercoaster. Seeking funding for your business is more than just a financial transaction. Find out more about the various channels for investment, how best to prepare for the process, and how to identify the ‘right’ partner who is prepared to make the ‘right’ offer.
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Equity Incentives - A game changer for SMEs

Equity Incentives - A game changer for SMEs

by Kate Bohm January 28, 2019

The incentive industry, like the entrepreneurial industry around it, is constantly evolving. In addition to the traditional employee share incentive schemes which remain popular, we have seen the evolution of more robust models. Learn more about the various types of models, their whys and hows and gain insight into which model could work for your business.

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Create a cash flow friendly business

Create a cash flow friendly business

by Liesl Roos January 17, 2019

The term "Cash is King" rings true and is crucial for the survival of any business. Statistics have shown that 80% of businesses fail in their first three years due to a lack of support. Poor cash flow management is at the top of the list of issues that require support.   Find out why businesses struggle with cash flow and learn practical solutions in overcoming cash flow problems in your business.
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How to Fund your Business and Unlock Growth

How to Fund your Business and Unlock Growth

by Devlin Tyack December 24, 2018

One of the main challenges for early-stage businesses in South Africa is access to funding. This is not a result of a lack of available finance but rather due to a range of issues. An important component to successfully financing your business’s growth is identifying what strategy is the most suitable for both you as the owner and for your business. In this blog post, we explore the various types of funding available including their advantages and disadvantages.

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