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

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

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 sought-after 25 spots. Outsourced CFO founder and MD, Louw Barnardt, was privileged to be the only South African represented among the 2017 cohort. Enjoy a summarised experience by Louw […]

By |September 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Staff Thought Piece: The importance of company culture

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 culture, which cannot be duplicated and can truly distinguish your business in a highly globalized market, where most companies find it hard to stand out.

What is company culture?

Company culture […]

By |September 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Looking at Xero plug-ins

Whether you are on your way to convert to Xero or maybe already on board with running this beautiful accounting software, there are a lot of other add-ons to help optimize your accounting procedures and ensure time-saving within your business. These plug-ins range from inventory to payment, payroll, conversion, CRM, time tracking, invoicing and much more. To look at […]

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    Project Management in a High growth Entrepreneurial Environment

Project Management in a High growth Entrepreneurial Environment

Meet Tom, the founder of T&M Project Management (Pty) Ltd. Tom started his company in 2012 and now runs a team of 15 individuals. They work with different industries and take on projects of all sizes.  To consistently deliver business outcomes in a dynamic digital age where priorities, scope and urgency are in constant flux, Tom needs a project […]

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    Small Business Corporation Regime – taking the sting out of tax on those early profits

Small Business Corporation Regime – taking the sting out of tax on those early profits

Tax season is open – and SARS is on a mission this year. Fiscal budgets are under immense pressure. Political and economic circumstances in SA is causing an exodus of both tax payers and taxable assets. Many wealth management firms make a living purely from helping high net worth individuals move their income generating assets abroad.

This means that tax […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Client Profile: Between 10and5

Meet Between 10and5, a creative industry company based in Johannesburg. Founder Uno de Waal and his team have been using Xero’s cloud accounting capabilities to build a leading company in media, influencer management, video content creation and events over the last half a decade. They boast top end brand clients like Nando’s, Mini, Adidas and many more.

Between 10and5 […]

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    June Thought Piece: Rise of the machine – how machine learning is enabling accountants to move from record keepers to strategic advisors for entrepreneurs

June Thought Piece: Rise of the machine – how machine learning is enabling accountants to move from record keepers to strategic advisors for entrepreneurs

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are two major buzzwords of late. Progress in this field of technology will undoubtedly alter the world as we know it in decades to come. Very real progress in the field of cloud accounting is already enabling business owners to do more, faster – enabling incredible jumps in growth and profitability potential.

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Fundraising Gap Analysis and Fundraising Services

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For a limited time only, you can access top professional skills to […]

By |May 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|
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    Thought piece – Unpacking the Tech Start-up and Scale-up Investor Landscape in SA

Thought piece – Unpacking the Tech Start-up and Scale-up Investor Landscape in SA

Getting access to the right seed and growth finance is critical to the success of most emerging technology companies. But finding the right investor can be a daunting task for any founding team. Different mandates, big egos, various terms, long lock-in periods just to start discussions and so many boxes to tick. In working on over R300 million worth […]

By |May 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Meet OCFO’s SAIPA Accounting Trainees

These three young and bright junior accountants will be partaking in a 3 year articles programme. gradual Gradually exposing them to the exciting world of cloud accounting, tax, financial management and more in an environment that is technologically focused and entrepreneurially driven.

Meet Cathlin de Vos

“I am an extroverted goal-setter and goal-getter, I value time and getting things done”

Cathlin […]

By |May 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|
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