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Scaling your business in 2018 – your best year ever

By Louw Barnardt | January 31, 2018

The New Year’s Resolution is dead. Setting goals is what the beginning of a new year is all about. But after a break that often feels too short for the…

Setting Goals, Staying Focused, and Learning From Failure – an Interview with Garreth Bloor

By OCFO Insights | January 31, 2018

“If somebody was introducing you as a success story, what key achievements would they highlight?” Meet Garreth Bloor, founder of venture capital firm, Glenheim. Mr. Bloor has a colourful background,…

Three Do’s & Don’ts of Social Selling

By OCFO Insights | January 31, 2018

In part one of this three -parts series, you learned more about what social selling is, and where it comes from. In part two, we will dive into what I…

Meet Our New CA(SA)

By OCFO Insights | January 30, 2018

Frans-Hendrik Joubert, a Capetonian by birth, is our team’s newest CA(SA) and financial consultant. Frans completed his tertiary studies at Stellenbosch University and went on to complete his articles at…

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Ready to scale? When is the right time to call in an Outsourced CFO

By Louw Barnardt | November 30, 2017

So your company is built on tech and innovation – and its ready to move. You’re on top of trends like digitalisation, AI, cryptocurrency and exploding new industries like space…

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Cape Town as an investment and business destination for internationals

By Louw Barnardt | November 30, 2017

The Mother City is an amazing place to do business. We have seen a lot more of the international investment and founder communities moving their lives and their ventures here…

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Passion and Perseverance – the entrepreneurial journey

By Louw Barnardt | October 31, 2017

Seven key learnings from having worked with more than 300 scaling companies in a stagnant economy Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Building a successful company is incredibly…

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Social Selling “A mere expansion on age-old sales basics”

By OCFO Insights | October 31, 2017

What is social selling and how has this concept impacted employee’s success? This three-part series aims to unpack the new process of developing social relationships as part of the sales…

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Leadership in Emerging Markets – unpacking the Westerwelle Foundation’s Young Founders Conference

By Louw Barnardt | September 28, 2017

Each year the Westerwelle Foundation in Berlin hosts a group of 25 young entrepreneurs from across the world’s emerging markets. More than 2,000 applicants were screened and interviewed for these…

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Staff Thought Piece: The importance of company culture

By OCFO Insights | September 28, 2017

Every company, from small businesses to large corporations has a unique identifier, something that they are defined by whether consciously developed and implemented or not. This is called a company…