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Businesses: Think strategically when cost cutting

We all know times are tough and many companies are embarking on cost cutting exercises. Unfortunately, this is a necessary procedure but think of the impact on staff morale and the potential loss of productivity when undertaking cost reduction. You … Continue reading

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5 reasons to never overlook your business plan

“How can I be so stupid?” (John Cleese recalling when he pitched the BBC to start the Monty Python’s Flying Circus show without a business plan) When setting out on a new venture or adding a new section to your … Continue reading

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Your websites of the month: Buying or selling anything? How to use facebook marketplace

By all accounts Facebook Marketplace is giving Gumtree, OLX and other online classifieds a real run for their money in both the personal and business markets. It is now used every month by 800 million people in 70 different countries. … Continue reading

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Don’t let a death or disablement destroy your business

The greatest need in many small businesses is for cash flow. Picture this scenario: Three people start a business and after a few years it is beginning to make profit – in a year it will go cash positive. One … Continue reading

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Quick Wins to Get Our Economy Going Again

“I approach every problem with optimism” (Nelson Mandela) The mood of optimism that pervaded a year ago is rapidly fading – the Business Confidence Index is on a steady decline. Every 1% rise in business confidence results in 0.5% growth in … Continue reading

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Does “The Company” Still Have A Role To Play?

Concepts the West has taken for granted are now being openly questioned, such as, is liberalism bad, is capitalism flawed, and does the company deliver what it set out to do? These are valid questions and we should re-evaluate these … Continue reading

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AI and the Changing Face of Jobs: Good News if We React Now

“Artificial Intelligence is a tool, not a threat” (Rodney Brooks, Roboticist) There has been fear that the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots will considerably reduce the work force. New research concludes that there will be winners and losers … Continue reading

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Box Clever With Cash When You Retire

“The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.” George Foreman There are many things to consider when you retire. One thing to be careful of is the amount of money you cash in from … Continue reading

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Companies: “XBRL” is Coming Soon. What is it and Are You Affected?

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) will from 1 July 2018 require that all Annual Financial Statements (AFS) submitted to the CIPC be in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) format. What is XBRL and what are its benefits?  It … Continue reading

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Risk Management for Your SME

“All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but in calculating risk and acting decisively” (Niccolo Machiavelli) We are all aware that business, as with life, is full of risks and things go … Continue reading

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