If you’ve reached this stage of your entrepreneurship journey, you deserve a kudos! Starting a business is not an easy task, and it’s not for the faint-hearted. Getting your business registered legitimizes your company and affords you a host of benefits that unregistered companies don’t have.

 

I’ve registered my business now what? 

If you’ve registered your business with 1-grid, all you need to do is sit back, and we’ll do the rest for you. We’ll register your company with CIPC, and you’ll get registered within seven days. We will check the status of your company registration as well as supply you with your company registration number, and you can focus on other aspects of your business.

Consider taking your business online or if you already have a website, invest time in refining your online presence:

 

Work on your website: dedicate time to getting building a visually appealing website with our Website Builder

Creating a website is no longer a tedious task that requires technical coding knowledge. With a web builder tool at your disposal you can create your online presence in just minutes. 

Simply, the process involves:

  1. Registering your domain
  2. Selecting a web hosting provider
  3. Choosing a web hosting package
  4. Building your ideal website

Read our in-depth guide to creating your first website.

Improve your organic ranking: our SEO tool, Website Rank, will coach you into getting to the first page of Google search results

SEO may be a more long-term marketing strategy, but it’s vital to get your business visible online. By matching keywords in your website content to the words browsers use to search for your product or service, your website will start to show in the search results.

Protect your website data: protect your customer data and other sensitive information with our web security

South Africa has the third highest number of cybercrime victims worldwide. With a statistic like this, protecting sensitive information online is vital for business success, particularly if your company has just been registered and is new to the market.

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What are the benefits of registering your company with CIPC

There are various benefits of registering your business with CIPC; the main one being that if your company is going to transact with the government whether it be applying for tenders, financing and other governmental support, you will need to be a registered business to be able to do so. Another benefit is that as a registered business, finances are treated as separate to your personal finances. Plus, no-one else can claim your business name and sell the products that you offer. If your company is legally registered, no-one can use your name.

What documents do you need to register your business? 

  • Proof of address no older than three months
  • Latest 3-month bank statement
  • Proof of Identification
  • Directors proof of identification
  • SARS document including income tax number

How do I register my business with 1-grid? 

1-grid makes company registration easy with these five steps:

  • Find a suitable company name and domain to reserve
  • Sign up or login as a 1-grid customer
  • Add company address and financial details
  • List 1 or more company directors
  • Review your checkout and leave the rest to us