7 Steps to Hack Your Scale-up Company’s Funding and Investment Readiness

By OCFO Insights | May 29, 2018

The #1 question we get asked by founders is: “How do we raise funding or investment for our business?” Every successful business reaches a stage where it has to choose…

2018 Budget Speech South Africa

By OCFO Insights | February 26, 2018

With the inauguration of South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and the end of the Zuma era, expectations for national leadership and decision-making are running high. On Wednesday the 21st…

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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…


Section 12J Venture Capital

By Louw Barnardt | March 31, 2017

Section 12J Venture Capital Companies incentive now more attractive than ever Over the last years, a lot of attention has been focused on the support for SME-sized companies. Most believe,…

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Tripling the Bottom Line

By Louw Barnardt | September 4, 2015

5 Keys to Unlocking Massive Jumps in Profit In today’s economy, making a profit is tough and maintaining profit is even harder, but doubling and tripling it is a whole…

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Four Reasons Why Being B-BBEE Compliant is Important:

By OCFO Insights | April 7, 2015

The rollout of the updated Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) codes that will come into effect from the 1st of May 2015, is evidently much stricter in its scoring…

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Why South Africa’s Financial Workforce is so Attractive to the World

By Louw Barnardt | February 26, 2015

Over the last few months several internationally-based companies have reached out to us, all in need of our CFO services. Now, traditionally South Africans consider themselves more humbly than we…

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Stop Kicking Up Dust and Start Turning a Profit

By Louw Barnardt | April 29, 2014

Project Net Present Value. Kicking up Dust That’s what happens when you are terribly busy throwing time and resources at a project, but profits are only moving sideways or downwards;…

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Funding Your Business

By Louw Barnardt | March 25, 2014

BMT (Big Match Temperament) is a pre-requisite for entrepreneurship, but when it comes to Financial Decision-Making, insight and research go a long way. Many entrepreneurs are in need of capital…