Business Management

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3 Great Secrets of Leading Online Stores

According to Bloomberg, the leading retailer by market value does not even have a physical presence around the world. Amazon, the mother of all online retail stores, this year surpassed the biggest retailer Wal-Mart in terms of market cap. What makes this online retail store so successful? Understanding its approach to online retail business is […]

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Staff Happiness Effect On Your Business

Richard Branson once said; “There is no magic formula for a great company culture. The key is just to treat your staff how you would like to be treated”. Something so simple, yet so complex when it comes to staff interaction in this day and age. Liane McGowan, Founder of Happy Monday CC and proud […]

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An Opportunity To Get A Consultant For Your Small Business For Free

Traditionally business consulting is considered to be a privilege of big business. This is due to the high cost of consulting firms. Consulting contributes to improved  productivity in big businesses. The Entrepreneurship Empowerment in South Africa Programme (ESSA) seeks to enable small businesses to also enjoy the same business consulting privileges by providing consulting services […]

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Women Effect In Business

Internationally, March is women’s month and according to some global measures South Africa has something to celebrate. Apparently, women here are making advances at the top of the corporate ladder, though this may be scant consolation if you’re stuck at the bottom and can’t get a leg up. International research from NGO, Catalyst – based […]

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Business Lesson From #VW Scandal

I really thought that the recent banking crisis which has caused misery for billions of people around the world was the pinnacle of corporate stupidity. So I am now astounded that the scandal of the recent violation of trust by motor manufacturer VW can still occur. Of course, to be fair, VW is not alone. […]

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Customer Is Not A King

No business has the right to brazenly and publicly offend customers just because of their religion, nationality, or skin colour. There are always consequences to your business with this extreme behaviour, and even though we may not like their behaviour, we need them more than they need us. A recent example in South Africa was […]

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Efforts To Cut #RedTape In Business In The Western Cape

In a bid to slash red tape, the Western Cape Government has partnered with municipalities to introduce a series of initiatives which have reduced approval times for building plans and shifted more applications processes online. This morning (29 June 2015), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, together with his Red Tape Reduction Unit, provided a […]

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