Tools for SMME's

There are many tools and lessons learnt from Business as they have started and streamlined their business. Refer to the videos and links below:

Introduction to setting up a business

The video is the introduction to setting a business and provides a background to the administrative activities that entrepreneurs face. As an entrepreneur, mindsets need to be changed, and using the cashflow quadrants by Robert Kiyosaki, an entrepreneur can identify, where they are currently and what they need to do to transition to establishing a business

Registering your company on CIPC

The video provides the basics of registering your company on the CIPC website.

Submitting CIPC annual returns

This video shows how to submit your annual returns on the CIPC website

How to use FNB’s Instant accounting online software – Demo

In this video I showcase how FNB instant accounting works. As an FNB business account owner, this is a free service from FNB, which makes bookkeeping easy. Information from FNB instant accounting can be shared with your accountant, who can use the information to create an independent financial statemen

Other  Youtube channels for more step by step guidance on the registration process of your business on the CIPC website are noted below, click on the Logos to go to their Youtube channels.:

Nick Inspires SA

 Loxion Online Learning Academy- LOLA

Capital Investment

A practical Guide to compile a business case

The purpose of the video is show practically how to complete a 3 page business case for internal capital requests. There are different sections in a business case, and using a case study, we see how to interpret data and articulate the information in an executive document

Business analysis and optimisation

NCPC (National cleaner production centre) South Africa.  South Africa is one of 150 countries that has committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (2030), and most of these states are already driving the Goals through national Institutions and programmes.  

The Sustainable Development Goals are as follows:

  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages
  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

The National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national programme of government that promotes the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies to assist industry to lower costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and waste management. It is hosted by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry.  

For more training video’s and brochures to reduce waste and improve production processes, visit the website: or click above