Toxic clients and how to deal with them

We have all experienced toxic clients. They’re the highly demanding clients who are never wrong, who want much more than what they’re paying for and who expect you to take the blame for their mistakes. While we’re not advocating that going the extra mile is not a good thing, it should not be at the [...]

By |2019-07-02T13:46:32+00:00November 26th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Networking practices to avoid

While there is no denying the importance of networking in the modern business environment, it is important to note that not all networking is the same. There are networking practices you should leave at the door on your way to your next event or meeting. Don't take friends with you to a professional networking event. Unless [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:23+00:00October 17th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Why Skills Development Matters in SA

The development of your staff is very important in business, mainly because they are the driving force in moving your business forward. Regular skills development is essential in ensuring ongoing business development. There are a number of important reasons why skills development training can be beneficial to the business and should therefore be made a [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:24+00:00August 6th, 2018|news|0 Comments

The Impact of Enterprise Development in South Africa

Enterprise development is defined as the act of investing time and capital in helping people establish, expand or improve businesses. Enterprise development helps people to earn a living; it helps them out of poverty; and it leads to long-term economic growth for themselves, their families and their communities. Not only is enterprise development one of [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:25+00:00July 20th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Celebrating Women

National Women's Day is a South African public holiday celebrated annually on 9th August. The day commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country's pass laws that required black South Africans to carry an internal passport, known as a pass wherever they went. [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:27+00:00June 22nd, 2018|news|0 Comments

Success tips for small business owners

Running a small business may seem like a daunting task and one which you think you may not succeed in but here are seven tips to help you on your way to small business success. Have a success mindset It is important to think positively about your small business. You need to consistently remember why [...]

By |2019-06-18T06:10:49+00:00May 16th, 2018|news|0 Comments

2018 a year of new opportunities for SMEs

What a great year it could be for SMEs if they take the opportunities available! SMEs are the backbone of our country, and the R2.1 billion that has been allocated towards the funding of small businesses in the 2018 budget speech is testimony to this. Economic downgrades, VAT increases and general uncertainty about the future [...]

By |2018-03-26T09:41:09+00:00March 26th, 2018|news|0 Comments

FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD DO IN YOUR FIRST 30 DAYS AS A NEW MANAGER

You are No Longer an Individual Contributor This is the one thing that no one ever says out-loud, but it’s so important for you to know as a new manager. In order to be successful, you must approach this role differently than previous roles. Just remember, this will be hard, but you were put in [...]

By |2018-03-16T09:07:19+00:00March 16th, 2018|news|0 Comments