How to create a business plan
Follow these easy steps to create your own business plan for free.
Best free online tools for startup companies
There are a ton of tools out there that can help with your startup. Here's a few of our favourites that you can use for free.
How to deal with SARS admin penalties
What you need to know about SARS admin penalties and how to deal with them.
The best way to pay yourself as a company owner
As a business owner, you have a few different ways to distribute funds from your company to yourself. Here we'll look at the different options to work out what is best for you and your company.
How to list your company on Google
Adding your business to Google is a great way to attract more customers. Follow these simple steps to help your customers find your business on Google.
How to setup your home office for maximum tax benefit
Due to the pandemic, many more employees and entrepreneurs are working from home and setting up home offices. As this setup has become more common and seemingly more permanent, this creates a potential opportunity for a home office tax benefit.
How to use Assessed Losses to Pay Less Tax
An Assessed loss is created when a company has more expenses than income during a financial year. In this post we explain what exactly an assessed loss is and how it can be used to pay less tax.
How to get tenders
Tenders can be a great way to grow your business and build a sustainable income. Here is a step-by-step process on how to apply and expert tips to increase your chance of success.
How to Start a Transport Company in South Africa
Looking to start a transport company in South Africa. Follow these steps to register your transport company and make sure it's compliant.
How to start an electrical business
Follow these easy steps to start your own electrical business in South Africa.
How to start a day-care centre
Do you want to open your own day-care center in South Africa? Follow this simple step-by-step process for opening a successful child care business.
3 pro tips when registering with the CSD
Looking to register your company on the CSD? Here are 3 important tips you should know before you get started.
5 benefits of registering at the CSD
There are some great benefits when registering at the CSD, here are the top 5.
Do I have to register at the CSD?
A break-down of who should register their company on the CSD.
What is the CSD?
What is the CSD and why does a company need to register at the CSD?
How to create a company profile for free
Follow these easy steps to create a company profile for free.
What is a company profile and why does a company need one?
The most commonly asked questions and answers regarding company profiles.
How to start a cleaning company in South Africa
Follow these 6 easy steps to start a cleaning company in South Africa
How to start a security company in South Africa
A step-by-step breakdown on how to start a security company in South Africa.
How to start an estate agency in South Africa
A step-by-step breakdown on how to start a registered estate agency in South Africa.
Monster list of supplier databases in South Africa
You've registered your company and have all your compliance documents ready. The problem is you don't know where to start looking for projects in your field. We've compiled a monster list of supplier databases to help you get started.
5 Side Income Ideas for SA Entrepreneurs Affected by COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on entrepreneurs. Many are still struggling to get back on their feet and resume business operations. If you’re one of those struggling entrepreneurs, here’s a list of side hustles to boost your income.
How to apply for Business Funding in South Africa
A guide to the most common questions around applying for a business loan in South Africa.
6 Steps to Starting a Construction Company in SA
A step-by-step breakdown on where to start, what you need and where to get it, so that you can apply for public contracts and government tenders.
Build a Beautiful Website Without Breaking the Bank
You want to have an affordable, attractive website but don’t know how to make it yourself – here are your best options!
Everything you need to know about the SMME debt relief fund
The South African government has set up a debt relief fund to assist SMMEs affected by the economic shut down. Here’s what you need to know.
Staying open during lock down
If you want to offer your products or services during the national lock down, you must register as an essential service provider. Here’s a breakdown of who can apply and how to get an essential services certificate from the government.
Selling Food? What Licences Do You Need?
So you have perfected your secret recipe and want to turn it into a business. Get some insider info!
Is An Online Store Better Than An Actual Shop?
Ready to make your retail dreams come true? Wondering whether to open an online store or a more traditional shop? Let us help you make the decision. In just 10 minutes you’ll have a much clearer idea of what you need to know.
Top 3 Business Trends in SA for 2019/2020
Curious to know how new trends in 2019 and 2020 will change business in South Africa? Our latest blog post is the perfect place to learn more.
Marijuana farming. What licenses do you need?
We speak to an insider in the lucrative cannabis industry to find out how you can get involved!
All you need to know to start selling vape products
Interested in selling vape products? Here’s what you need to know about the license you need and how to get started.
The incredible benefits of registering a company
Registering your business opens up new opportunities. Trust is earned from customers and suppliers. Here we’ll list just a few benefits you can expect from owning a registered company.
3 common questions about company registration
Is this your first time registering a company? We’ve put together some of the most commonly asked questions.
How to register a company online in South Africa (Guide)
Registering an official company in South Africa doesn’t need to be complicated. If you have all the information ready, the whole process can be done online in a few minutes.
Naming Your Company
Choosing a company name can be difficult...really difficult! At Govchain, we register your legal company name. Your legal name doesn't have to be the same as your trading name. Let's quickly go over the difference.
3 things every new company needs (and how to get them for free)
From company logo generators to one page business plans. Here’s a list of 3 things you can do to help turn your big idea into a successful business, all for FREE.