I've been following some of the threads on this forum for some time now, and have been impressed with the level of debate and information which is shared.
As a resolution for this year I'd like to pursue the starting of a small business.. One idea which has been playing in the back of mind involves the importing of a product from abroad and distributing it locally. ie: Act as the middleman hence removing the cost of production.
What I'm unclear on is what stumbling blocks may exist when setting up a company of this nature. More importantly, what legal barriers may exist? For example Import duties? Does one require a license to import products? Does one need to consult with the SABS?
As mentioned previously I've only just begun my investigation, so any information in this regard would be greatly appreciated. As I find more information myself I'll gladly add it to this thread, as I'm sure there are a number of people who could benefit from this.
Thanks in advance, and I look forward to hearing you views/experiences.