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New CSI initiative empowers young women in marketing sector

A new initiative focusing on empowering young women entering the marketing sector with on the job skills has been launched in Gauteng. The initiative, Phakama Women's Academy, is a corporate social investment (CSI) programme from VWV, the brand experience agency.

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Jul 2014 07:11

Lack of sales is the top reason small businesses fail

Small businesses can fail for any number of reasons - but, says Brad Sugars, founder of ACTIONCoach and author of Buying Customers, although it seems obvious, topping the list is a lack of sales.

25 Jul 2014 15:33

What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?

South Africa has a really strange culture when it comes to business marketing: not only do you get hands on involvement (control?) from business owners and senior management, often to the point of death by democracy, but you also get marketing treated as a junior role.

By Chemory Gunko 24 Jul 2014 09:47

AMI launches free online courses in Africa

The African Management Initiative (AMI) has launched the first in a series of free online courses developed with top business schools, aimed at reaching 1 million African managers and entrepreneurs in the next decade.

22 Jul 2014 08:45

Destiny magazine's annual curated list of South Africa's top-performing public and private schools!

For the past five years, Destiny magazine readers have looked forward to receiving their annual list of SA's top private and public schools as curated by Destiny magazine and this year is no different.

Issued by Ndalo Media 21 Jul 2014 09:10

The power of the influencer within a retail environment

Increasing your sales and promotional teams' reach and revenue without increasing headcount

Issued by KnowHow2 18 Jul 2014 09:16

10 steps to your career makeover [Slideshare]

Career envy. It's that feeling that creeps up when you hear of someone who has taken the leap you're too scared to take, or grabbed the opportunity you've always wanted. It's the feeling you get when you hear of the colleague who left a secure job and successfully started his own business; or the friend who followed her passion for design into a booming career. You start to question your own career, and your potential. You may want to make a change too, but feel daunted by the prospect of it. The good news is; you're not alone.

Issued by GetSmarter 16 Jul 2014 09:36

Which do we need? More sales education or sales training?

Although there are an encouraging number of exceptions, tertiary academic institutions around the world have largely ignored sales, dismissing it as a craft or a trade, not worthy of academic attention.

By Peter Gilbert 13 Jul 2014 12:39

PR practitioner launches coaching service for PR firms

Rams Mabote, founder of Kingmaker Consulting and a seasoned public relations expert, has launched a PR coaching programme aimed at providing an individualised practical programme for PR practitioners at management level in different industries (PR departments within corporate or government and PR agencies).

12 Jul 2014 09:27

A life-changing event

Not sure what to do with your weekend? You could spend it changing your life. Or so says Brian Walsh, CEO of the, and the brain - and funding - behind the event, The Real Success Experience, that takes place tomorrow and Sunday at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Gauteng.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jul 2014 08:30

The need for skilled project managers in SA [Infographic]

Project management is a practice that is being widely employed across almost all industries, both locally and internationally, and is a satisfying and exciting field in which to work. In an increasingly complex and interconnected business environment, organisational projectisation has become an absolutely indispensible business function across large corporations to small organisations. As such, the demand for skilled project managers in South Africa has skyrocketed. Scrutinise the stats for yourself in our infographic around the increasing need for skilled project managers in South Africa.

Issued by GetSmarter 7 Jul 2014 11:43

How to avoid the public speaking willies

We've all seen it happen - the stumbling over words, the awful hesitations and lost lines - making you squirm in your seat or simply wishing the speaker would disappear down a hole.

By James Hurford 7 Jul 2014 07:32

Launch of Women's Empowerment Programme for registered SME's

Business & Professional Women (BPW SA), and the Department of Trade & Industry (the dti) are hosting a business breakfast on 7 August 2014 to launch a unique three-day Women's Empowerment Programme in South Africa to provide registered SME's with the legislative knowledge required to effectively run their business within the parameters of South African law.

Issued by Business & Professional Women South Africa (BPW) 2 Jul 2014 08:03