business success

By Heinrich van der Vyver as seen on BizConnect. The saying goes that hindsight is always 20/20. It follows then that the best way to make better decisions in 2018 and plan for success, is to look at 2017 and grow from there. I can’t stress enough how important it is to understand – with…

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leadership

So we know what leadership is not. To be honest, there are probably as many leadership styles as there are personalities. Add to that the fact that each business has its own culture and approach to doing business. Belows list of leadership trends is by no means finite. It is, however, a useful list of…

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sales cycle

Make your business ransomware-proof Ransomware is no longer something that happens in movies by cyber villains – it is a real and present threat for South African businesses. What is ransomware? Ransomware is malicious software designed to block access to a computer system or server until a sum of money is paid. This usually comes packaged…

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become your own boss

Want to become your own boss? Here are five things to consider: 1. Know your ‘Why’. Being a business owner is not for everyone; the reality of being your own boss is the lack of certainty, the financial challenges – usually affecting your personal finances – and the inordinate work load. No matter what anyone says,…

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sales cycle

Author: Heinrich van der Vyver As seen in Entrepreneur Magazine We’ve all been there. Maybe you’re there right now. You charge out your work at a certain hourly rate, but you’re suspicious that you’re either a) being ripped off or b) hitting above your weight. It’s more than likely that the only way you judge…

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I started a manufacturing business a few years ago. I worked hard, hired staff and invested in equipment. So what on earth do I have to confess? The business did well. I enjoyed a great lifestyle for many years, thanks to my company. So why did I close my business 8 months ago? Why did…

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