In this interview we find out more about Lynn Templeton (Managing Member of B Doyle and Associates Group), her business journey and why she believes South Africa should support small business.
Lynn explains that B Doyle and Associates Group offer seamless and solution driven company secretarial services and shelf companies to individuals and businesses in accordance with the Companies Act and the Company Intellectual Property Commission.
She says that they are leaders in shelf company trading and company secretarial services. Furthermore, she shares how they are pioneers of trading in shelf companies and consistently have reliable stock of shelf companies available to meet all your company’s unique needs.
Lynn says that their company secretarial services include company registrations, amendments, annual returns (iXBRL), Trusts, Trademarks, Import and Export licenses, Non-Profit Companies, Public Benefit Organisations and many more.
She goes on to say that they have the expertise to establish, amend and advise on all entity administration and submission requirements. Statutory compliance for any entity starts, continues, and ends at B Doyle and Associates.
Why did you start your business?
The business was started 40 years ago by managing members who identified a need in the market for sound company secretary services and pioneered the shelf company concept.
What do you love the most about running your business?
I love being able to identify a solution that results in customer satisfaction – being able to assist customers with exactly what they need.
What is one of the biggest lessons you have learnt on your business journey?
I have learnt that it’s important to keep up to date with technology and trends and to be ready to change direction at any moment. An agile business survives during challenging times.
What is your why? Why do you do what you do and what do you focus on to help you persevere and get through tough times?
Our ‘Why?’ is to be known as the most reliable provider of excellent quality company secretarial services, immediately available entities, and a provider of sound company secretarial advice to all our customers.
Our focus for preservation is linked to: technology and trends, customer experience, encouraging team participation and innovation, working hard and being honest. Teamwork makes the dream work.
Why should South Africa support small businesses now and beyond?
Small business owners have nothing to hide behind, failure is not an option. Our entrepreneurial spirit must be strong and robust to achieve success. Small business owners work hard and, in my experience, have a passion for what they do. This drives the entrepreneurial spirit and grows small business owners to remain economically active and create employment opportunities.
“As we are a new member of the NSBC, I don’t believe we have yet been able to appreciate the true value that is offered. We are still learning to navigate the various offerings of the National Small Buisness Chamber. We are looking forward to continuing the journey with the NSBC and watching B Doyle, in collaboration with other small businesses, grow and continue to make a valuable contribution in our industry”