Feb 2024 1st edition

Young entrepreneur takes bookkeeping digital

Written by Dikeledi Molobela

With a mission to assist small businesses adjust to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), Thobile Dhlangamandhla has started a digital bookkeeping company called Bathobile’s Bookkeeping Services in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga.

The 29-year-old uses her love and passion for bookkeeping and accounting to assist small businesses in her community. Through the business, she helps her clients to transfer their manual bookkeeping into digital bookkeepYoung entrepreneur takes bookkeeping digital ing by using several accounting software.

The business enables clients to maintain organised records, make accurate budgeting, stay prepared for taxes and ensuring compliance with existing regulations for small businesses.

From her high school days, Dhlangamandhla loved commercial subjects. She thought about starting the business in 2019 when she was unemployed.

“I started out by helping a local water business. I used my knowledge from high school to do their books and that’s when I realised that I can make something big out of this kind of business,” she said.

She went further to obtain a Higher Certificate in Accounting Science at the University of South Africa in 2020.

Dhlangamandhla used half of her pocket money to register the company and to get the necessary documents. She was also financially supported by her life partner to sign up for webinars which helped her with knowledge on how to handle bookkeeping for start-ups and small businesses. 

Now, Dhlangamandhla provides professional, reliable, and trusted bookkeeping services that assist start-ups, non-profit organisations, small businesses and individuals who want to do personal finances to handle their bookkeeping and financials better.

“I have built my digital bookkeeping to help start-ups and SMMEs adjust to the 4IR. We live in a digital world therefore it is important to have the correct bookkeeping [system] that you can access anywhere.

“My business aims to grow small businesses until they can hire unemployed young people and help improve our communities. I also help them with getting funding and attracting investors with correct financial records and keeping them compliant,” she explained.

The young business woman plans to help about 200 businesses to grow in 2024 so that they can create more jobs, especially for the youth.

The enthusiastic entrepreneur said she plans to start a Bookkeeping business hub which will empower her clients with digital bookkeeping skills.

For more information, you can call 068 014 3936 or visit https://bathobiles-bookkeeping-services.business.site

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