Business Registration

When should you

Register Your Business?

As a Sole Proprietor, you are completely responsible for the financial consequences involved in running your business. Yes, you’re liable for all debts, but more importantly if the business weakens then all of your assets – even those not related to the business – can be detained and will be subject to the claims of your business creditors. This is a huge personal risk to take on as your company begins to grow; registering as a Private Company will relieve this burden by restricting your personal liability.

Registering your business could expand your potential client and supplier base, because many customers and suppliers prefer to do business with a Private Company as opposed to an individual. Moreover, being registered will allow you to pitch for business to larger corporates and government.

In South Africa, an individual is taxed on a sliding scale whereby the more they earn, the more their average rate of tax will increase. This applies to individuals earning more than R78 750 per annum. A registered company, however, is taxed at a flat rate of 28% of profits (as of 2019), and a further 20% when shareholders receive their dividends.


Based on this system, you can see how primarily, as you start up and remain within the smaller income bracket, it makes sense to operate as a Sole Proprietorship. However, as your company grows and your profits growths, you may lessen your tax burden by registering as a (Pty) Ltd. With that being said, it is important to perform an comprehensive analysis of both situations and evaluate which will be the most advantageous, taking into account factors such as tax incentives for registered companies, deductions and allowances.


Requirements to register a business

South African ID
18 Years old
4 Proposed business names
Director verification

Information needed to verify Directors

Date of issue of the identity document or card
Marriage date, as recorded by the Department of Home Affairs
Spouse's ID number

Affordable Pricing and quality service

With every business registration you will receive:

Invoice/quote template | business card template| business plan template| Business presentation template| Business Profit and loss statement template |Business Sales Receipt Template | Petty Cash template | Letterhead template | Service Price List Template | Services pitch presentation Template | Business Start-up Check List | Email Newsletter template

Basic Business Registration


excluding vat

Business Registration + Logo


excluding vat