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Sanjay Varma
#InnovationMonth: SA's matchmaking app for the freelance economy

For many, the office-based, 9am to 5pm corporate workplace has lost its lustre, resulting in a move towards freelance or project work...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 hour ago

Employees: credible spokespeople and sources, how to leverage this trust
Employees: credible spokespeople and sources, how to leverage this trust

Consumers are losing faith in information that brands publish online and on social media as they become increasingly savvy about the myriad of tactics used by marketer to reach them. The rules of engagement with consumers have changed...

By Deirdre Elphick-Moore 2 days ago

One huge way to solve your cash flow problems so you can focus on building a profitable business
One huge way to solve your cash flow problems so you can focus on building a profitable business

There are scads of reasons why businesses fail. However, far too often, the issue of money is at the center of most business failures...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 21 Sep 2016

How to tax cellphones in the workplace
How to tax cellphones in the workplace

The use and ownership of mobile devices and computers in the workplace brings a range of implications for payroll calculations, as well as the employee's take-home pay...

By Rob Cooper 20 Sep 2016

Candace Bosch
Hallmarks of a good manager

"A good manager makes his employees believe they have more ability than they think they have so they consistently do better work than they thought they could..."

By Candace Bosch 19 Sep 2016

Empowering female farmers, awarding entrepreneurship
Empowering female farmers, awarding entrepreneurship

With the aim of empowering women and to recognise the role they play in food security, job creation, and economic growth, the DAFF in partnership with Total South Africa recently hosted...

By Cari Van Wyk 16 Sep 2016

10 secrets to thriving as an entrepreneur
10 secrets to thriving as an entrepreneur

While every entrepreneur is unique and each story is different, there is a common factor that unites them - they take risks, follow their dreams and pursue their passions...

By Steven Cohen 15 Sep 2016

Did you just hire your worst social media manager yet?
Did you just hire your worst social media manager yet?

It's another bright morning under blue skies. "TGIS (Thank God It's Spring) - could be a nice hashtag for that air freshener brand client," you think to yourself...

By Skhumbuzo Tuswa 13 Sep 2016

The top three reasons to outsource your HR department
The top three reasons to outsource your HR department

If you're a business owner who's feeling a little conflicted about what to do with your business' HR team, here are just some of the main benefits of choosing outsourcing over running an in-house team yourself...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Sep 2016

Six things SMEs should know about payroll tax
Six things SMEs should know about payroll tax

Small and medium-sized business owners face reams of red tape in their businesses, but one area that is especially important to master is payroll...

By Yolandi Esterhuizen 9 Sep 2016

Beyond the crumbs: why big agencies need to invest in empowerment now
Beyond the crumbs: why big agencies need to invest in empowerment now

While the MAC B-BBEE codes have been gazetted and the PR and advertising industry does a lot of empowerment talk, small black-owned marketing and advertising agencies feel they are still not getting a fair shot...

By Dharmesh Nagar 9 Sep 2016

Sales vs Engineering - building effective teams
Sales vs Engineering - building effective teams

Whether in the workplace, professional sports, or your local community, team building requires a keen understanding of people, their strengths and what gets them excited to work with others...

By Johan Hanekom 2 Sep 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Retaining employees is as important as retaining customers

It is many times more expensive and time-consuming to earn a new customer than it is to retain that customer. It's the same with top talent. Once you have one in the fold, you really want to be able to hang onto them...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Sep 2016

Are you struggling to understand Generation Y in the workplace?
Are you struggling to understand Generation Y in the workplace?

Generation Y, also known as millennials, were born between 1982 and 2003. They're between the ages of 13 and 34, so they're either in high school, tertiary institutions or employed in junior to mid positions...

By Antoinette Pombo 31 Aug 2016

#BODJHB: Finding the 'perfect' business partner
#BODJHB: Finding the 'perfect' business partner

"There is absolutely no such thing as a perfect fit, but there is something called a right fit," said Andrea Kleinloog, co-founder of Anatomy Design, introducing her talk on 'Partnerships: Finding the perfect fit' at the Johannesburg version of Business of Design earlier this month.

By Jessica Tennant 30 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: The woman behind the mentor
#WomensMonth: The woman behind the mentor

In a world where most people are just looking to get ahead, there are the few who find purpose in helping others get there. Protea Hotels' training manager, Nancy Gaylard is one of those who have a passion for mentoring and helping others become the best they can be...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Aug 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
HR mistakes that will cost businesses a lot of money

It is always better to take care of problems before they appear. With this in mind, here are some mistakes that have to be avoided at all costs...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 24 Aug 2016

How to determine if your business systems are working - before they go wrong
How to determine if your business systems are working - before they go wrong

The importance of reliable systems in a business cannot be underestimated, something I was reminded of the day I lost a week of work and three years' worth of financial records, after a hard drive failed...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 24 Aug 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Choosing the best office space for your startup

Whether the startup hit a strong growth spurt and you need a new office space or you are looking for your first office space, the choice is difficult to make...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 Aug 2016

Five myths of family firms
Five myths of family firms

Family firms are a particularly unique business phenomenon which blends formal structures with the unconditional trust and loyalty one would expect from family members...

By Johan Hanekom 17 Aug 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Balance: The missing ingredient for young entrepreneurs

As a young entrepreneur, it's imperative that you use your time wisely and make work-life balance a priority from the very start of your career....

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Aug 2016

#CoCreate2Accelerate: writing a new playbook for the modern workspace
#CoCreate2Accelerate: writing a new playbook for the modern workspace

&Innovation provides specialist innovation and commercialisation services - they help organisations build new digital products and services in the Fintech, media and telecoms sectors...

By Cari Van Wyk 12 Aug 2016

How to retain staff in tough economic times
How to retain staff in tough economic times

During trying economic times with high unemployment rates, business executives often assume that employees will remain loyal to their jobs and not look for greener pastures. This is a very dangerous assumption...

By Kay Vittee 8 Aug 2016

The RetroEpic team.
#CoCreate2Accelerate: The RetroEpic challenge

Meet RetroEpic Software, a Cape Town-based game development company and one of the five high-potential startups selected...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Aug 2016

Why gender diversity is critical to sustaining business performance
Why gender diversity is critical to sustaining business performance

While the issue of gender diversity in business is nothing new, the nature of the modern business environment has made this issue all the more important...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 5 Aug 2016

How to make yourself an indispensable employee
How to make yourself an indispensable employee

Tough economic times, coupled with organisations downsizing in an effort to "reduce costs", has shown South Africans that it's more crucial now than ever to secure their income if they want to ensure a bright future...

By Kay Vittee 28 Jul 2016

Failed businesses: a path to entrepreneurial success
Failed businesses: a path to entrepreneurial success

Sometimes knowing when to start again is the best thing you can do as a budding entrepreneur. ActionCOACH's Pieter Scholtz discusses using a failed business idea as a platform for success...

By Pieter Scholtz 26 Jul 2016

A fresh look at workplace performance management
A fresh look at workplace performance management

There's an increasing interest in workforce well-being, particularly when that workforce is largely deskbound. Apart from the health problems that can plague...

By Wynand Smit 25 Jul 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
KPIs: A modern marketer's best friend

As a modern marketer, you have a number of powerful tools at your disposal. The key is to identify and use tools that will benefit your business in the pursuit of understanding and engaging prospects...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jul 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Simple ways to market your products with minimum budget

Branding is the best way to keep growing as a small company and this will reap huge benefits in the future. Having said that, it is important to look into different options...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jul 2016

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