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The hidden VAT opportunities for small businesses

19 March 2018

For more than 25 years, the VAT rate has remained unchanged at 14%. Unlike with income tax, many businesses have never had to adjust their systems or train their teams on new VAT rates. Until now.
In preparing for the adjustment, your small business should grab the opportunity to review all other areas of your business and figure out where you can do more with less.

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NPOs invited to Sage Foundation’s ‘Platform for Change’ workshop

13 March 2018

Sage Foundation, in partnership with Phambano Technology Development Centre through TechSoup South Africa, invites South African non-profit organisations (NPOs) to attend a free workshop to see how powerful software tools can help them to save time and improve efficiency. The workshop will take place in Johannesburg on 20 March.

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The productivity puzzle: is your small biz losing valuable time?

12 March 2018

Many African entrepreneurs work longer hours during the week. South African entrepreneurs, for example, work more than 70 hours per week, sacrifice their public holidays and weekends, and take few days off each year. Yet our productivity research shows that Small & Medium Businesses in South Africa spend an average of 202 working days per year on admin tasks, accounting for around 3.7% of their total manpower.

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Independent consulting firm finds that Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management delivers circa 200% ROI

09 March 2018

Sage (FTSE: SGE), the market leader in cloud business management today launched an independent study that has revealed the significant savings made by businesses in three major industries after they implemented Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management.

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SA’s Maths challenge has little to do with numbers

09 March 2018

If you’ve ever visited a foreign country, you’ve likely experienced the frustration of not being able to communicate with someone who speaks a different language. Although humans are naturally wired for communication, we can’t help but feel excluded and helpless when we can’t understand what we’re hearing.

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Five reasons why AI needs Women

08 March 2018

Over the course of the last few years, Artificial intelligence (AI) has become recognised as one of the keys to solving some of the world’s most complex issues - unlocking a level of growth and innovation that has never been seen before.

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Get your small business VAT-ready – minus the headache

05 March 2018

If you’re a small business owner, it’s likely that you’ve never had to deal with a change in the VAT rate before and don’t know where to start to get your systems and processes VAT-ready, without impacting your cash flow and operations.

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Sage streamlines compliance with new VAT rate

01 March 2018

Come 1 April 2018, all Sage accounting software will reflect the new 15% VAT rate, ensuring a smooth tax year-end for local businesses. In the Budget Speech on 21 February, the Finance Minister announced that the VAT rate will increase from 14% to 15% - the first time VAT has been raised in 25 years.

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Tech in construction: A necessity to ensure a clean line of sight into projects and financial data

26 February 2018

South Africa’s construction industry takes mobile technology for granted, with contractors and project managers in the field using smartphones to take pictures, text message, and send and receive emails.

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