Sunday, September 30, 2012

Workshop: Jhb: 24 October 2012: A Basic Practical Guide to Starting a Business

A Basic Practical Guide To Starting A Business – 24th October 2012

Hosted by Viljoen Consulting, Sisibukula, Business Engage (formerly WIF), Jamii and Soweto Hotel.

Getting started in the right direction will ensure a smooth transition from 'wannabe' to business owner and will allow you to focus on what you are good at - you know, getting that product and/or service to market.  Making sure that you have everything in place and working correctly, will ensure maximum productivity with minimum effort and will always affect your bottom line.  Getting your processes and procedures in place will ensure that your business is built on a strong infrastructure that usually translates into a sustainable business.

The workshop deals with the everyday issues that arise when starting a new business.  It will save you time and energy as well as money.  Understanding what documents need to be in place and utilizing simple but effective processes will ensure that your workflows run smoothly and effectively. It is about dealing practically with the day to day issues that every business owner has to deal with, without getting bogged down in the quagmire of administration and operational requirements.

A Basic Practical Guide To Starting A Business is broken up into the following main titles below and starts off with the difference between a Sole Proprietor and a Company and how to register the different legislative entities.

-    Accounting Records & General
-    Banking Accounts
-    Receipts and Banking
-    Cheque Payments and/or Internet Payments
-    Invoices
-    Credit Notes
-    Bank Reconciliations
-    Petty Cash
-    Control of Numbered Stationery
-    Computerised Accounting
-    Staff & HR Issues
-    Security/Safety
-    Money Laundering
-    Filing
-    Stock Control

No prior knowledge of Starting a Business is necessary for this highly effective but simple to understand workshop that promises to equip you with powerful tools to register and manage your business on a practical level.

About the Facilitator – Nikki Viljoen
Nikki Viljoen is an Internal Auditor and Business Administration Specialist who has her own company called Viljoen Consulting.

Nikki has in excess of 35 years experience in this field both from a banking and Corporate perspective as well as almost 10 years as an Entrepreneur.

Having seen a huge gap in the SMME market, Nikki started Viljoen Consulting to assist SMME’s to become compliant and to establish controls and processes and to implement structure into the smaller companies to give them greater stability, and to encourage sustainability.

Nikki’s business blog   or was internationally rated at 8.9 out of a possible 10. This places Nikki 5th in the world in her category. With her blog Nikki shares useful Business and Personal tips with anyone who cares to read it.

Date: Wednesday 24th October 2012

Price: R1 195.00 per delegate (includes breakfast snack/lunch/refreshments and course material) - Remember Standard Bank voucher holders get a 20% discount.

Venue: Soweto Hotel
Cnr Union Ave & Main Road
At the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication

Time:  08.30 to 3.30/4.00 pm. (Registration from 08.00 onwards). Please allow additional travelling time to combat traffic.

RSVP: no later than Friday 19th October 2012 . Space is limited therefore bookings will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Please contact:-
Business Engage ( formerly Women in Finance)  delegates please contact Colleen Larsen on or 084-353-9865.  Remember BE delegates who are members get a 10% discount.

Soweto Hotel delegates please contact Lorinda Timmins on 011 527 7300 or We are pleased to announce that Soweto Hotel Delegates will also qualify for a 10% discount if booked through Lorinda and this will go to their CSI up-liftment project in Soweto.

Everyone else please contact Nikki Viljoen on or 083 702 8849   for booking details.

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