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Chapter 13 - Small Business Law
When starting a business
- What type of business should you start?
- Do you have a bank account?
Decide in what name the bank account for the business should be opened.
- Are you registered as a provisional taxpayer?
- Should you consider registering as a vendor for VAT?
- Are you registered with the Regional Services Council?
- Do you need to apply for a business licence?
- Do you need to apply for a liquor licence to sell alcohol?
You must go to the Liquor Board to apply for a liquor licence. The procedure is complicated and it is best to get a lawyer to help you.
- Will you employ people?
- who work from their own homes?
- as casual employees?
- at your business?
Are you registered with the Receiver of Revenue for PAYE?
Are you registered with the Department of Labour for UIF/ SDL / Compensatin ?
Are you registered with the Department of Labour for Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases?
- Do you need a loan to help start the business?
- Do you need training in running a business?
- Would you like to meet other small business owners?
Business licence types: example
Type of business activity
Sale and supply of meals
Foodstuff that is prepared in the form of a meal
HEALTH AND ENTERTAINMENT: Baths or saunas
Gymnasiums or health centres that offer saunas or turkish baths
HEALTH AND ENTERTAINMENT: Massage and infrared treatment
Body massages or aromatherapy etcetera
||HEALTH AND ENTERTAINMENT: Escort agency
||HEALTH AND ENTERTAINMENT: Devices
Business premises with 3 or more electronic machines
||HEALTH AND ENTERTAINMENT: Pool, snooker or billiards tables
Business premises with 3 or more tables
||HEALTH AND ENTERTAINMENT: Nightclub or discotheque
Dancing, raves, etcetera
||HEALTH AND ENTERTAINMENT: Cinema or theatre
Shows, dinner theatre, bands, live shows, etcetera
||HAWKING IN MEALS
Boerewors rolls, hamburgers, hot chips, etcetera
Note: You will have to pay an application fee for each of these licences. The local council will tell you what the fee is in each case. The Liquor Board in your Province is responsible for issuing licences to sell alcohol.
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