Practical Tips for Doing Business in Africa


By Cornelia van Heerden, Heyns & Partners Inc.

Africa is a vast continent with up in excess of 1 billion inhabitants and a plethora of cultures and different language groups. Although doing business in Africa was once perceived as a difficult and complex undertaking, this is slowly starting to change. With fewer conflicts, more democratic elections and economic growth rates that have gradually begun to compete with those of other developing regions, Africa is proving itself to be a continent of positive change.

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New Year brings clear procedures on tax residency sourcing rules for foreigners in Romania

Recently passed legislation provides clear sourcing rules based on which foreign individuals tax residence is established on arrival and departure in and from Romania. All foreign individuals arriving in Romania and staying for a period exceeding 183 days within 12 consecutive months, ending in a calendar year are required to fill in a "Questionnaire to determine the individual's tax residence upon arrival in Romania".

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Video Content: A Great Visual Tool to Tell Your Story

By Nasiha Choudhury, Lawrence Grant Chartered Accountants

Videos have gone from popular to essential over the last decade. Companies are recognising the importance of storytelling, adding a more “human” quality, and the benefits are seen in increased engagement and website traffic.

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Avoid Eight Common Mistakes in Your Business Plan

By Sameer Kamboj, SKC World

Why would someone plan for failure? It may be a funny thought, but then why do so many plans fail instead of succeeding? It’s one thing to simply say that the plan went wrong, but quite another to admit that the reason it went wrong is that “we did not plan well!”

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Why Marketing Planners are Good for Business

By Paul Atkinson, Lawrence Grant, Chartered Accountants

You could say, “Marketing is like a railway engine – it pulls all the other departmental carriages along!” Every business needs a good marketing plan and, as important as marketing plans are, many companies do not devote enough time or resources to them. Without it, people cannot learn about your business and then buy your services from you.

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How Data Analytics helps Business Decision-Making

By Nasiha Choudhury, Lawrence Grant, Chartered Accountants

Foreign investment in Indian startups, Consumer trends are changing so fast that businesses are struggling to keep pace. In order to make informed business decisions, many companies are now looking at their internal data. Could this be the result of a “data-driven” world? The use of Data Analytics can help businesses improve decision-making in the following areas:

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Drive Growth Through on Trend Business Development Messaging

By Derek Begue, PRA Global

The article will address the relevance of applying some focus on key international issues while interacting with clients. It will shed insight into how an individual firm can participate in that moment to increase firm reputation to clients, find new activities to grow billable hours, and discover referral opportunities. We will review specific examples related to the Trade Disputes originating from USA policy, Brexit, and Recent elections.

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