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How to take your business beyond the start-up phase

The Founder of Polar Ventures, a private investment and consulting firm and speaker at the Institute’s business start-up series on what startup founders need to keep in mind to expand their business. It has never been easier, or harder, to succeed as a start-up. Technology has significantly reduced the cost of starting and marketing a… Read More How to take your business beyond the start-up phase

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Future-proof your business

As the ‘future of work’ debate continues, leaders can take three practical steps to future-proof their business. Every week brings new stories about how the world of work is changing. Driven by forces such as advances in technology, global inter-connectedness and growing consumer expectations, new disruptions and innovations are appearing across virtually every business sector… Read More Future-proof your business

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CAs can help save the world

By Bruce Cartwright CA While my recent blogs have discussed the importance of the debate that’s currently engulfing UK audit, this rather fades into insignificance when we consider what’s happening to our planet. According to the IPCC we only have 12 years to restrict global warming to a 1.5° Celsius rise else we will significantly… Read More CAs can help save the world

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Automatic for the people

Automation does not flag the end of accounting jobs, but the end of a lot of drudgery. So why not bring on the bots and give humans the clear spacethey need to make the best use of their brains? It’s the smart new world ofrobotic process automation. Until very recently, senior accountants for Swedish car manufacturer… Read More Automatic for the people

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The next chapter for integrated reporting

The International Integrated Reporting Council on why integrated reporting is a highly effective tool for both big and small businesses. In the past, financial balance sheets and profit statements represented over 80 percent of the value of a business. Unsurprisingly, all the attention was on financial capital; where it came from, what happened to that… Read More The next chapter for integrated reporting

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The Tax Administration Act: the administrative umpire for unreasonable delays by SARS

Sometimes it just doesn’t seem fair. Punitive measures against taxpayers are swift and stressful. What many taxpayers don’t know, is that the Tax Administration Act (TAA) has the role of administrative umpire, ensuring that SARS, too, plays fair. SARS needs to be efficient, economic and effective; act impartially, fairly, equitably and without bias. And no,… Read More The Tax Administration Act: the administrative umpire for unreasonable delays by SARS