Ngqiliyomzi Solani
Ngqiliyomzi Solani
Brands encouraged to rebrand to dotAfrica domain names
ABSA's new logo just reminds my camera lid... for me "Acquired Taste" resonates well with it, it shall need some time to get used to...
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 14:39
Ngqiliyomzi Solani
Ngqiliyomzi Solani
#OrchidsandOnions: KFC makes a meal of it but Maroon 5's Three Little Words give me ad indigestion
Budweiser has been is RSA for more than 3 years now... so I doubt the integrity of this article...
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 14:33
Fanie Brink
Fanie Brink
Maximising profitability of biogas plants
Specific questions should be asked to determine the profitability of such a biogas plant. 1. Is there a market for the biogas and at what prices? 2. How many times must the price of the biogas be higher than the price of the feedstock for the plant to be profitable and what determine these prices, in other words, what will change this input/output price ratio? 3. How does the price of biogas compare to the price of natural gas? 4. What alternative markets are there for the feedstock and how do the prices compare? 5. How many tons of the feedstock is needed to produce one unit of biogas and how can this efficiency ratio be improved in terms of better technology and/or quality of the feedstock.
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 12:16
Mark Sindone
Mark Sindone
Cape Town's fuel storage terminal expansion
This oil storage terminal has a very interesting structure to its operations. I am not sure how people in the industry are going to feel about such facilities, but I can imagine that a number of the providers are going to need to take up the storage solutions here if the oil industry doesn't continue to pick up. While the amount of oil standing in limbo has decreased, there's still a lot of excess isn't there?
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 10:54
Mark Sindone
Mark Sindone
A brand on a journey
I'm reminded of some of the milestones that I faced with my business for self storage in Marrickville in this article. It's hard to grow to as big as you envision for your company without a little bit of investor support, and of course a lot of funding. Of course the easiest way to help these plans along is to get a loan from the bank. At the end of the day, it's really all about how we, as business owners are able to get the assistance at a reasonable rate so that our business will not suffer taking on more liability as we try to expand. It's a very fine balance in my opinion!
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 10:30
Mark Sindone
Mark Sindone
WFP Food warehouse looted in Juba, Sudan
Where there is economic and political strife in a country, I'm really not surprised that those units of food were being stolen from the facility. Short of increasing security of the storage warehouse, I don't think there's much else that the business will be able to do to recover all the units of food that they've already lost at this point.
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 09:53
Mark Sindone
Mark Sindone
A 'mobile-first' ethos: the catalyst for business transformation
Considering the great number of people who have mobile phones, it's understandable that businesses would want to tap into that kind of a market to put its products and services out there! Even myself storage company is thinking about how we can launch a mobile app to facilitate the needs of my customers! Perhaps making it easier for them to access their self storage units somehow with the online system? Anything could work!
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 08:27
Jay Thomson
Jay Thomson
#NewBiz: Hoorah acquires Tenzing Agency
End-to-end e-commerce... from Strategy, Design, Web, Warehousing, Fulfillment, Advertising and media all under one roof. Can we get a Hoorah? :)
Posted on 16 Jul 2018 16:33
Anonymous
The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights
Excellent assessment of our complicated multi channel SA retail environment, which also includes informal retail in townships and makes for an always stimulating marketplace!
Posted on 16 Jul 2018 14:58
Anonymous
Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands
Cutting to grow is a typical approach to growth as short to medium strategy....wonder what focus will be placed on replacing the mindset, deadwood and super long tenure members at HQ? This element will talk to mid to long term sustainability, creativity and dynamism.
Posted on 16 Jul 2018 13:43
Paul Jackman
Paul Jackman
Unaccounted water costs must be included in IRP
Some days before i read a news from Pakistan that they had successfully targeted the coal trap in the area of Thar, but while following in detail I got that it is in huge amount but according to its quality it contains a huge amount of water and according to news they are going to use it for the making of Electricity, but as it contains a large amount of water and its not of good quality, therefore, produce less amount of electricity and huge amount of pollution, according to environmentalist it is not going to be good for environment of the rest of the world.
Posted on 16 Jul 2018 13:23
Fanie Brink
Fanie Brink
Petrol increase and tourism - how much trouble are we in?
We are in much bigger trouble as what many of us realise! Everything in the economy and country will just get worse! African political leaders cannot run a country as proven over and over again!
Posted on 16 Jul 2018 09:17
Mark Sindone
Mark Sindone
Samsung to merge two major units
It's a strategic move that Samsung is taking to combine these 2 business units and hopefully it will pay off for them when they start to streamline their facilities to accommodate the chance in scope. And of course, we will only know in time if this move was right when they start to look at the new solutions and profit-margins of the business units at the end of the year...
Posted on 16 Jul 2018 06:14
Mark Sindone
Mark Sindone
Four creative ways self-storage units can be used for business
You'd be surprised at how a lot of companies are using self storage units for things other than storage solutions. I mean, I've read about some companies that actually operate out of self storage units in some towns and cities too! It was actually a rather interesting article! Some people had a mini gym, or even a home office in a self storage unit. They would come in once in a while to get exercise or work done and then lock up and leave! Really interesting ideas to think about!
Posted on 16 Jul 2018 06:05
Mark Sindone
Mark Sindone
Investors eager for Stor-Age
When I first opened up my business for self storage in Inner West, I was actually rather worried about the whole thing because I was a new manager opening up my first business. Now I understand why there are so many investors interested in the whole industry of renting out self storage units though and see that I should have been more confident! I really do think that there is just so much potential with this industry!
Posted on 16 Jul 2018 04:56
Stephen Giderson
Stephen Giderson
2017 Access Co-Development Facility competition deadline extended
I wonder why the deadline has been extended. Could it be that there are not enough businesses that are thinking of applying to the competition? I would imagine that with the "prize" of this competition, that a lot of start-ups would jump at the chance to leverage themselves using the sponsors prestige and existing services to make the price of their energy storage and production ideas all the more cost-effective!
Posted on 14 Jul 2018 06:03
Stephen Giderson
Stephen Giderson
R400m facelift for central Joburg transport hub
I imagine that the citizens here would be glad to see the infrastructure facilities for the transport network being enhanced with this new facility. Especially for businesses that make use of some of the logistics services that go through this particular facility, having everything upgraded here might mean a shorter time line and more efficient processing once the whole centre has been completed. I bet they are all looking forward to the changes!
Posted on 14 Jul 2018 05:39
Stephen Giderson
Stephen Giderson
Choosing the best office space for your startup
I actually think that choosing a new office when you're a start-up can be a terribly bad idea. These days with all the options for co-working space so that you can save on your overheads like rental and storage, you should try to leverage on these until you are absolutely sure that you can afford a permanent office to house your employees. If you don't even have that many people working for you at the moment, there are plenty of other solutions...
Posted on 14 Jul 2018 05:26
Mark Sindone
Mark Sindone
Bringing quality manufacturing home with HOM
It takes a lot to really build up the impact of a brand and make it desirable. Just think of what Apple has done. The reason why they hardly ever have units of their new mobile phones left inside self storage units that get shipped all over the world, is because they are the experts of advertising and selling their product! hopefully the House of Monatic will find their niche and be able to fit the market with their own special brand, in their own special way before long!
Posted on 13 Jul 2018 07:12
Anonymous
Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands
Edgars is an iconic South African fashion retail brand, they have a clear plan that should result in customer loyalty and increased sales. Its no secret, the international brands namely Cotton On, H&M and the like, are cause for concern and our local fashion retailers are having sleepless nights over their presence. The way to remain relevant is by focusing on an unbeatable range, offering great value and convenience to the customer. Embrace the Omni channel journey.
Posted on 10 Jul 2018 13:03
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