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New CIPC Compliance Checklist Mandatory for Companies from 1 January 2020
On the 13th August 2019, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commissioner (“CIPC”) issued Notice 52 of 2019 announcing the introduction of a new requirement for companies to declare its compliance status in the form of a Compliance Checklist.
The Compliance Checklist requires that companies confirm their compliance with specific sections of the Companies Act, No.71 of 2008, as amended, (“the Companies Act”). The CIPC indicated that as from 1 January 2020, all companies would be required to file their Compliance Checklist prior to the submission of their CIPC annual return.
10 benefits of having a Website:
Online advertisement is cost-effective compared to print advertisement and enables you to make on-the-fly changes, given that you are using a CMS.
2. Wider Demographic Reach
Unlike having a local brick and mortar establishment, a business Website transmits your business profile around the world, permitting for enhanced exposure and sales, due to a wider demographic reach.
3. Business Credibility
If you have a professional looking and user-friendly Website, consumers will likely have a greater chance of considering your business credible over companies who either do not have a Web presence, or have a poor Website presence.
4. Around-The-Clock Availability
Having a Website provides your consumers with around-the-clock availability in terms of access to products, information etc. This type of 24 hours a day, seven days a week service definitely generates more profits than that of a traditional storefront.
5. Consumer Convenience
In branching off from the above noted benefit, being available to meet the needs of consumers at any time day or night provides added convenience, giving them access to products and information whenever they need.
6. Increased Sales
When owning a business exposure is key to attracting customers. An effective Website with great content increases the probability for increased sales.
7. Fosters Customer Rapport
An online presence helps in terms of building and fostering a rapport among your customers. Providing special offers to loyal customers on your Website lets them know you appreciate their business.
8. Competitive Opportunity
Chances are your competitors have a Website and they’re using it to their fullest advantage. In order to keep up or surpass the competition, having a Website is a must.
9. Build Customer Base
Consumer communication via your Website can help you build your customer base. Populating a list of consumer contacts is gold to any company.
10. Targeted Marketing
A strategically planned Website can effectively attract the targeted audience you seek. Now that you have known why having a website is important to your business, contact an expert web design company to get a business-friendly website.