Tips for starting a project

l Choose the type of business: sole proprietorship, partnership, close corporation or company.

l Choose the type of business: sole proprietorship, partnership, close corporation or company.

l Choose possible names for your business.

l Go to www. cipro.co.za and check if the name you want is being used.

l Draw a business plan to help you identify company services, goals and objectives, and the strategies it will use to achieve its goals.

l Once you have your company's registration number apply for VAT, income tax, SDL and UIF numbers from Sars.

l Register intellectual property with Cipro and secure copyright.

l Register products with Cipro, which provides free consultation on patents and intellectual property. More details can be found on the Cipro website: www.cipro.co.za.

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