Monday, 18 June 2018

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How to break into business

How to break into business

As a budding entrepreneur entering the business world, it can be daunting to engage with the established players. All too often, it's who you know rather than what you know that l ...

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What’s at stake in 2017 for SMEs?

What’s at stake in 2017 for SMEs?

Africa’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) faced one of the toughest years in decades due to low consumer confidence and tough economic conditions. Makamba Online spoke to fashi ...

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6 secrets that will help you achieve your success

6 secrets that will help you achieve your success

There really is no secret to success, it all comes down to wanting it enough to do the things that are necessary for success. They can be fear of failure, a fear of success and ev ...

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3 key take-outs on business and ‘trust’ in Africa

3 key take-outs on business and ‘trust’ in Africa

We live in a society that suffers from severe trust deficits. As a country, we pay a trust tax that high trust societies do not. The 2016 National Corporate Trust Index surveyed 3 ...

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Checklist for your annual December holiday shutdown

Checklist for your annual December holiday shutdown

If you’re the owner or manager of a Small & Medium Business outside the retail and hospitality industries, you’re probably looking forward to the annual break. Here’s a checkl ...

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How to improve service during festive season

How to improve service during festive season

Simply doing business as usual during the festive season won’t cut it. Some preparation can aid, if in nothing else than avoiding damage to your brand reputation. When it comes to ...

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Tips when looking for office space

Tips when looking for office space

Finding a workspace that leads to productivity is crucial for entrepreneurs and small businesses, but this can sometimes be very difficult. “People often choose an office based on ...

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7 corporate sins to avoid

7 corporate sins to avoid

There is no leader without flaws and neither is there an organisation that is perfect. Corporate leadership however needs to realise that according to the late Dr. Edwin Cole “the ...

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East African entrepreneurs advised to avoid thoughtless business expansion

East African entrepreneurs advised to avoid thoughtless business expansion

Entrepreneurs have been cautioned against aggressive expansion drives as they can be a cause of business failure if not cautiously executed. Citing Kenya retail stores Uchumi supe ...

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The pros and cons of Black Friday for small businesses

The pros and cons of Black Friday for small businesses

Black Friday is an American tradition that has quickly taken root in Africa. The large online e-commerce shops and the major retail chains in many parts of the continent will be s ...

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