Nobody likes to be pigeonholed, categorised, and over-simplified, not even accountants. We are all familiar with the ‘accountant’ generalisation: grey men in grey suits crunching numbers. Sadly, the practice of accounting has not always been given its fair due, but fortunately, thanks to a few disruptors in this industry, things are shaking up. Neill Hobbs…Details
Anuva Investments, one of South Africa’s first Section 12J Venture Capital Companies has announced its maiden results for the February 2016 financial year. The VCC has reported earnings of R13.7million and paid a dividend of 28% to the initial investors. These impressive results are due to the company’s acquisition of Mastercare Appliances, which was under…Details
“An audit, or independent review, engagement no longer needs to just be an annual grudge purchase” says Wendy Simmons, Audit Manager at Hobbs Sinclair Incorporated, a Cape Town-based accounting and auditing firm. “When we engage with a client for an audit, or independent review, [depending on your “Public Interest Score”, as defined in the Companies…Details
“Venture capital embraces tax breaks” – A recent article written by Stephen Timm of BDlive which includes commentary by a director of Hobbs Sinclair, Mr. Neill Michael Hobbs.Details
In order to have a healthy working capital, a business needs to make sure that it has enough capital to pay for day-to-day running costs.Details
Accountancy gains more importance in the digital age – Neill Hobbs in conversation with eBizRadio’s Nick Snow
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Any risk-averse investors will be keenly interested in venture capital as an addition to their investment portfolios. The low-yielding BOND market, fully priced property market and volatile stock market have resulted in private equity becoming the flavour of the month.Details
It comes as no surprise that the hospitality industry has suffered from the great World Cup hangover, resulting in a few casualties in the restaurant and hotel arena. One such hotel has been fortunate enough to escape liquidation thanks to the business rescue process. Unbeknown to many, Shelley Point Hotel, Spa and Country Club on the Cape West Coast has been under business rescue since July last year.Details
Consult a business rescue practitioner if you are in the slightest doubt about where your business is heading!
Approximately 1000 companies go into liquidation per month, but only 45 seeking business rescue, which says to me that new legislation is being overlooked!
Business rescue has suffered criticism, but the focus should be on the successes not the failures. Getting to grips with the practical application of this new and complex legislation has been daunting and exciting, and there is still much to contemplate.Details