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KykNET’s Winslyn: Entrepreneurs, hou op DIY (Afrikaans)

Shark Tank South Africa
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Shark Tank South Africa

It is with great excitement that I can reveal that I will be a “Shark” in the locally produced Shark Tank South Africa. The following press release was issued by M-net this week: Read More

Growing your Business

KykNET’s Winslyn: Cloud Sagteware (Afrikaans)

Growing your Business

KykNET’s Winslyn: Finansiering vir die SME (Afrikaans)

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KykNET’s Winslyn: Belasting 101 (Afrikaans)

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KykNET’s Winslyn: How to start your business (Afrikaans)

Over the next view months, I’ll be hosting a new insert on KykNET’s Winslyn with the theme: what makes a small business successful and how do you start your own! This was the episode aired on 17 May 2016:

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Interview on KykNET’s Winslyn*

8 March 2016 – Interview on KykNET’s Winslyn where I was asked to talk about entrepreneurship and our company, The Beancounter. One line sums it up brilliantly for me: WE are so passionate about entrepreneurship and small businesses in South Africa. *The interview was conducted in Afrikaans.

The truth you don’t want to know about being an Entrepreneur
Starting your Business

The truth you don’t want to know about being an Entrepreneur

You open Instagram and there’s a video of a young guy on a yacht, girls are bending over him, they are popping champagne. The video cuts to a smiling man in a suit and a Ferrari. Then text pops up: Live your dream, become an entrepreneur…

We see inspiring quotes of Richard Branson to say YES to everything and figure it out later. The quote is copied onto an image of him on his private island. We see images of Leonardo Dicaprio in his role as Jordan Belfort from the Wolf of Wall Street. Stuff everything, let’s live. Read More

Budget 2016 for the SME
Growing your Business

Budget 2016 for the SME

This article was written for and first published on www.thebeancounter.co.za. It is my mission to serve entrepreneurs, I think the article is relevant to all business owners and therefore I’m copying it here.

Today was the big day for our new (and former) Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan. Trying to juggle rising debt, falling revenue, slow economic growth and imminent Municipal Elections didn’t make Budget 2016 an easy task. Minister Gordhan tried to steer the rather fragile ship and had no real surprises in Budget 2016. In fact the budget was more conservative than most expected. Read More

Entrepreneur, your accountant is killing your growth!
Growing your Business

Entrepreneur, your accountant is killing your growth!

I write about business, how to grow your company. I’ve worked with hundreds of SME’s in South Africa, I’ve consulted to big corporates. I share my experience in articles. And that’s all it is – experience.

Today, I’m writing about a topic that some might find a bit biased. Yes, I’m an accountant by degree and yes, I own an accounting firm. So for an accountant to write about accountants…? The perfect match for a sales pitch! But not this time, again I’ll be sharing my experience I’ve had with businesses in South Africa – it just happens to be close to home. Read More