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Hire a Business Services Consultant

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in business | 0 comments


Thinking of Hiring a Business Services Consultant?

Running a business these days demands that the business owner or manager be on top of their game in order to compete in a largely saturated and often highly volatile marketplace. While many businesses are similar in some ways in terms of their retail offerings and marketing mix, others claim to supply a specialty consumer base that is as flexible as it is forward-thinking.

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Entrepreneurship in South Africa

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in business | 0 comments

South Africa MUST DO BETTER!

Owning and managing a profitable business means you are likely an employer as well, paying your employees a decent wage to improve their circumstances while contributing as a tax-payer to South Africa’s national economy. But just how easy is it these days to dream up an idea for a business start-up, test its feasibility by way of a SWOT analysis and develop a comprehensive business plan?

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    21st Century Business

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in business | 0 comments

A question people of all ages from all walks of life ask today is “Will I succeed in this new world of work?” I’ve been told by many human resource practitioners that success in any profession has three prerequisites: knowledge, perspective, and attitude. While I support this basic notion I also believe the ground rules to becoming successful and continuing riding the wave, is way more involved. It stands to reason that the individual must be competent in the particular skills the task at hand requires, but acquiring the relevant peripheral knowledge goes far beyond basic skills. It is important to not only know the concepts and principles of the project or process, one must also be committed to lifelong learning, be prepared to take spur-of-the-moment risks, and have enough insight to circumvent threats.

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Grim Challenges

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in business | 0 comments

South Africa faces a series of grim challenges that will hopefully prompt the country’s leadership to hit the reset button, if they want to save the nation from fiscal ruin and avoid irretrievable long-term decline. Taking several steps back to reassess unprofitable or damaging approaches and adopt alternative solutions could place the country in survival mode instead of veering head-on into a recession.

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Can’t find work?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Agriculture | 1 comment

If you can’t find work with your present set of skills and qualifications, then learn skills the market requires even it’s an industry far removed from what you are familiar with. Read books on the subject, talk to people already established in this line of work, study online tutorials, enroll in a course or post-graduate degree, volunteer your services, or enroll in an internship or apprenticeship.

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Entrepreneurial Spirit

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in business | 0 comments

South Africa’s business sector needs people with entrepreneurial spirit on their team – enterprising individuals that persistently challenge conventional routines, develop inventive opportunities, generate creative ideas, take calculated risks, and embrace productivity with tenacity and determination. Entrepreneurial spirit is defined as an approach to make consistently good choices that actively seek out long-term constructive change, rather than passively accepting erratic interim change that may conflict with expectations.

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Food Truck Business

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in business | 0 comments

Most consumers place convenience high on their priority list when shopping for food and beverages. It also drives peoples’ preference for quick-service dining over formal sit-down restaurants and preparing simple meals at home. 

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