Much is heard about the Kings Commission and the New Companies Act, but what exactly does that mean and does it have any impact on the SMME/Entrepreneur? Of course it does and sadly, many only find out that it does, when they suffer the consequences.
As in all things in life, it makes sense for all small businesses and entrepreneurs to be proactive and run their businesses in a manner that evidences good governance.
The workshop takes the form of interactive sessions, where participants have the opportunity to discuss their own concerns and requirements and brainstorm towards solutions. Workshops will be valuable to owners and directors of organisations, no matter what the size of the company.
The workshop covers the following issues:
1. What is compliance?
2. Areas of compliance?
- Corporate governance
- Statutory compliance (New Companies act etc.)
- Legislatory compliance (e. g. FAIS, FICA)
- Industry/Product specific compliance
- Labour compliance
- Policies and procedures (HR, job descriptions, manuals, assessment policies)
- Information Technology
- Operational procedures (Manufacturing, Workflow)
- Financial compliance (Audit, SARS etc)
- Black Economic Empowerment
- Disaster recovery/business continuity
Workshop fees includes refreshments and lunch.
Facilitator: Malcolm Larsen / Nikki Viljoen
Nikki is an Internal Auditor and Business Administration Specialist who is passionate about assisting SMME’s to grow sustainable businesses by implementing processes, systems, policies and procedures.
This provides a strong foundation and a stable infrastructure. Nikki also teaches the fundamentals of sound, basic business practice and compliance.
Nikki started out in French Bank Cape Town in 1977 and then relocated to Johannesburg in 1981 when she joined Citibank and it was there that she found her love and passion for Internal Auditing.
In 1990, Nikki left the banking world and joined the Housewares Group as Banking Manager and then Internal Auditor. In 1997 Housewares closed its doors & Nikki was transferred to Glomail who was owned by Housewares at that point. Nikki remained with Glomail until 2003, when she left to start Viljoen Consulting.
Nikki also provides and facilitates a number of workshops that are geared specifically for the SME arena – Workshops for Entrepreneurs written and facilitated by Entrepreneurs.
Nikki currently works and collaborates with companies such as (but not limited to) Standard Bank, Business Engage, German Chamber to assist with their Enterprise Development projects and requirements.
Nikki has a blog that is internationally rated and ranked that boasts in excess of 1300 articles – all of which have been written for the SMME arena and access to those are free. Nikki’s blog is currently ranked 5th in the world in its category. Please feel free to check them out on: http://www.businessreality.blogspot.com