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Viljoen Consulting together with ROCCI (Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce & Industry) and Business Engage bring you the following workshop in Johannesburg. “Contracts, Proposals & Tender Documents – The How To” Understanding the ‘small print’ can
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Sep 27 @ 10:35 am – 11:35 am
Viljoen Consulting together with ROCCI (Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce & Industry) and Business Engage bring you the following Workshop. Financial Literacy for Non-Financial Entrepreneurs – 27th September 2017 Getting the numbers right can mean the


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Dave Britzius

Hello Nikki

I wonder if you remember me – a colleague from Business Masters.

I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you that I find value in your blog. I (like no doubt everyone else) get inundated with stuff to read, and it becomes a matter that one is forced to pick and choose what newsletters, blogs and sites one interacts with (or merely just reads). I just wanted to reach out with a friendly greeting to tell you that I actually have begun to read your blog regularly. Well done, and thank you for the effort you put into it. I don’t always agree with what you write, and seldom have the time to formulate a cogent counterargument, but it never fails to be thought provoking and thereby stimulates growth.

 

Thanks and Greetings

 

Dave Britzius
2016-11-13T03:44:25+00:00
Hello Nikki I wonder if you remember me – a colleague from Business Masters. I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you that I find value in your blog. I (like no doubt everyone else) get inundated with stuff to read, and it becomes a matter that one is forced to pick and choose what newsletters, blogs and sites one interacts with (or merely just reads). I just wanted to reach out with a friendly greeting to tell you that I actually have begun to read your blog regularly. Well done, and thank you for the effort you put into it. I don’t always agree with what you write, and seldom have the time to formulate a cogent counterargument, but it never fails to be thought provoking and thereby stimulates growth.   Thanks and Greetings   Dave Britzius

Leora Rajak

6 February 2014

I have had the opportunity to work with Nikki Viljoen for a number of years, in my capacity as both Head of Enterprise Development at Standard Bank and CEO of Enterpriseroom.

In both situations, we called on Nikki to support the emerging enterprises we had brought onto our Enterprise Development  programmes. Nikki always worked very well with the enterprises and their owners, and is fastidious about making sure they understand, and properly tackle, the compliance, systems and administrative challenges businesses face.

We have also used Nikki’s training sessions and workshops as they provide useful, concise and practical tools to deal with issues facing start ups and SMMEs.

Importantly, Nikki is reliable and cares a great deal about her work and her clients.

Yours faithfully
Leora Rajak
2014-04-11T08:24:25+00:00
6 February 2014 I have had the opportunity to work with Nikki Viljoen for a number of years, in my capacity as both Head of Enterprise Development at Standard Bank and CEO of Enterpriseroom. In both situations, we called on Nikki to support the emerging enterprises we had brought onto our Enterprise Development  programmes. Nikki always worked very well with the enterprises and their owners, and is fastidious about making sure they understand, and properly tackle, the compliance, systems and administrative challenges businesses face. We have also used Nikki’s training sessions and workshops as they provide useful, concise and practical tools to deal with issues facing start ups and SMMEs. Importantly, Nikki is reliable and cares a great deal about her work and her clients. Yours faithfully Leora Rajak

Dr Marlet Tromp

14 February 2014

Nikki and I met towards the end of 2008 during a formal network meeting.  We both attended these meetings for our respective businesses and got to know each other during these meetings and individual meetings between ourselves.

Nikki is well known among her peers and the businesses that participate in these network events.  Nikki and her business are respected by the business owners attending these meetings and her professional opinion were often asked and listened to.   Nikki is renowned for her professional service to her clients and most important her very honest manner she communicate to her clients what they need to know and do to make their business compliant.

My interactions with Nikki was not just business but I also got to know her as a friend and met with her socially as well.  Her character trait that truly impressed me is her compassion for people that truly need support in terms of emotional support and frank objective advice.

I consider Nikki a friend, a colleague and someone that will always be honest with anyone but not lose her compassion.  I will and have referred clients to Nikki with confidence and will carry on doing so.

Dr Marlet Tromp
2014-04-10T05:45:41+00:00
14 February 2014 Nikki and I met towards the end of 2008 during a formal network meeting.  We both attended these meetings for our respective businesses and got to know each other during these meetings and individual meetings between ourselves. Nikki is well known among her peers and the businesses that participate in these network events.  Nikki and her business are respected by the business owners attending these meetings and her professional opinion were often asked and listened to.   Nikki is renowned for her professional service to her clients and most important her very honest manner she communicate to her clients what they need to know and do to make their business compliant. My interactions with Nikki was not just business but I also got to know her as a friend and met with her socially as well.  Her character trait that truly impressed me is her compassion for people that truly need support in terms of emotional support and frank objective advice. I consider Nikki a friend, a colleague and someone that will always be honest with anyone but not lose her compassion.  I will and have referred clients to Nikki with confidence and will carry on doing so. Dr Marlet Tromp

Edith Venter

This letter serves to confirm that I have attended workshops that have been run by Nikki Viljoen of Viljoen Consulting and have always found them most informative and helpful when it came to managing my business.

Beyond that, I made wonderful contacts through other attendees and the networking opportunities have been endless.

Nikki Viljoen is reliable and gives one hundred percent in everything she does.   She is an asset for any client who uses her.

If there is any further information that you require, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards
EDITH VENTER
14th  February 2014
2014-04-09T10:33:33+00:00
This letter serves to confirm that I have attended workshops that have been run by Nikki Viljoen of Viljoen Consulting and have always found them most informative and helpful when it came to managing my business. Beyond that, I made wonderful contacts through other attendees and the networking opportunities have been endless. Nikki Viljoen is reliable and gives one hundred percent in everything she does.   She is an asset for any client who uses her. If there is any further information that you require, please do not hesitate to contact me. Kind regards EDITH VENTER 14th  February 2014

TEP – Hannelie du Toit

06 February 2014

TOURISM ENERPRISE PARTNERSHIP WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH VILJOEN CONSULTING

The Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP) is a 13 year old Non-Profit Company (NPC) that utilises funding from Corporate South Africa and Government to facilitate the growth, development and sustainability of small tourism businesses in South Africa with the aim of Job Creation, Transformation and Sustainability.

Through knowledge gained over a number of years, TEP devised a strategy to improve the way in which we analyse our small tourism business clients. The aim was to thoroughly understand the individual businesses – its strengths, opportunities and weaknesses in order to create an impactful tailor-made development plan.

TEP identified Nikki Viljoen as a business analyst specialist and contracted Viljoen Consulting to assist us with the creation of a Development Needs Analysis (DNA) in 2011. Nikki’s development and alignment of relative questions and delivery, within sometimes unrealistic deadlines, was superb. Nikki not only has incredible knowledge regarding business operations, legalities, finances, etc. but also has excellent intuitive insight into the entrepreneur themselves.

Nikki is obviously passionate about people and business development and her strongest attribute is a no-nonsense attitude. She went above and beyond the contract in ensuring that we have the necessary understanding of how and why to conduct a successful needs analysis. Her guidance and advice has made a definite difference in TEP and her networking skills, and sharing those networks with TEP, is just another example of her dedication and passion.

TEP highly recommends working with Nikki and Viljoen Consulting and would make use of her services, without a doubt, if and when possible in the future.

Please feel free to contact me should you require more information.

Kind regards

Hannelie du Toit
Manager Market Access and Research
2014-04-06T07:45:55+00:00
06 February 2014 TOURISM ENERPRISE PARTNERSHIP WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH VILJOEN CONSULTING The Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP) is a 13 year old Non-Profit Company (NPC) that utilises funding from Corporate South Africa and Government to facilitate the growth, development and sustainability of small tourism businesses in South Africa with the aim of Job Creation, Transformation and Sustainability. Through knowledge gained over a number of years, TEP devised a strategy to improve the way in which we analyse our small tourism business clients. The aim was to thoroughly understand the individual businesses – its strengths, opportunities and weaknesses in order to create an impactful tailor-made development plan. TEP identified Nikki Viljoen as a business analyst specialist and contracted Viljoen Consulting to assist us with the creation of a Development Needs Analysis (DNA) in 2011. Nikki’s development and alignment of relative questions and delivery, within sometimes unrealistic deadlines, was superb. Nikki not only has incredible knowledge regarding business operations, legalities, finances, etc. but also has excellent intuitive insight into the entrepreneur themselves. Nikki is obviously passionate about people and business development and her strongest attribute is a no-nonsense attitude. She went above and beyond the contract in ensuring that we have the necessary understanding of how and why to conduct a successful needs analysis. Her guidance and advice has made a definite difference in TEP and her networking skills, and sharing those networks with TEP, is just another example of her dedication and passion. TEP highly recommends working with Nikki and Viljoen Consulting and would make use of her services, without a doubt, if and when possible in the future. Please feel free to contact me should you require more information. Kind regards Hannelie du Toit Manager Market Access and Research


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April 11th, 2013

Business Masters’ Business Tips

Retailers and their suppliers in business valuation

by Mark Corke
Published on 12-08-2011 17:20

I sat with a small retail operation owner last week. It was an irritating sort of a meeting because we were constantly interrupted by customers. Well I found it irritating, anyway. To the business owner, this was the way he did business. Customers walked in, he served them, they paid, he put money in the till.

I tell you, it was a busy hour and a half. Difficult for us to concentrate, and we will have to go over some detail again, preferably after hours, I’m sure. But the meeting took the form of a question and answer session conducted as part of our valuation exercise. When we got to the marketing section he smiled. “You are living it”, he said as he stood to greet another customer, and wander off for a few minutes.

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February 8th, 2013

Five steps to avoid tax risk

Feb 08 2013 14:46
Taxpayers are constantly exposed to non-compliance penalties and the threat of sanctions.

Virtually every taxpayer will at least sometime in his lifetime commit a tax offence, whether a minor transgression such as failing to inform the South African Revenue Service (Sars) about a change in address, to a more serious one such as failing to submit your tax return.

Although the first offence seems minor compared to the second, the fact that it is an offence still exposes taxpayers to penalties and taints their record with Sars, says Stiaan Klue, CEO of the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners.

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April 11th, 2013

Business Masters’ Business Tips

Retailers and their suppliers in business valuation

by Mark Corke
Published on 12-08-2011 17:20

I sat with a small retail operation owner last week. It was an irritating sort of a meeting because we were constantly interrupted by customers. Well I found it irritating, anyway. To the business owner, this was the way he did business. Customers walked in, he served them, they paid, he put money in the till.

I tell you, it was a busy hour and a half. Difficult for us to concentrate, and we will have to go over some detail again, preferably after hours, I’m sure. But the meeting took the form of a question and answer session conducted as part of our valuation exercise. When we got to the marketing section he smiled. “You are living it”, he said as he stood to greet another customer, and wander off for a few minutes.

Click here to read more …

February 8th, 2013

Five steps to avoid tax risk

Feb 08 2013 14:46
Taxpayers are constantly exposed to non-compliance penalties and the threat of sanctions.

Virtually every taxpayer will at least sometime in his lifetime commit a tax offence, whether a minor transgression such as failing to inform the South African Revenue Service (Sars) about a change in address, to a more serious one such as failing to submit your tax return.

Although the first offence seems minor compared to the second, the fact that it is an offence still exposes taxpayers to penalties and taints their record with Sars, says Stiaan Klue, CEO of the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners.

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July 14th, 2011

Business Masters: Business Tips – BEE Certificates

by Nikki, 19-07-2011 at 10:03
BUSINESS TIPS – BEE Certificates
By Nikki Viljoen – Viljoen Consulting CC – July 2011

Year before last I decided that it was time for me to get myself BBE compliant, despite the fact that in terms of the law I am ‘exempt’ as my annual turnover is less than R5 million per annum. It was one of those “practice what you preach” type moments for me. I found a small business owner who was able to issue the certificate, on receipt of a letter from my
Accountant verifying the fact that my turnover was indeed lower than the minimum requirement and the whole thing cost me R500.00, which I found to be quite reasonable at the time.

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