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Scaling your business in 2018 – your best year ever

The New Year’s Resolution is dead. Setting goals is what the beginning of a new year is all about. But after a break that often feels too short for the amount of recovery that last year warrants, gearing up for the new year’s hustle will require a process. Scaling your business will take intense focus…

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Interview with Garreth Bloor – Goal Setting

“If somebody was introducing you as a success story, what key achievements would they highlight?” Meet Garreth Bloor, founder of venture capital firm, Glenheim. Mr. Bloor has a colourful background, with experience in politics, economics, start-ups and investments. After completing his tertiary education at UCT, he co-founded a unique online auctioning company. The business successfully…

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Three Do’s & Don’ts of Social Selling

In part one of this three -parts series, you learned more about what social selling is, and where it comes from. In part two, we will dive into what I believe are the three crucial do’s and don’ts when engaging with potential clients on a personal level. If you commit yourself to becoming a social…

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Meet Our New CA(SA)

Frans-Hendrik Joubert, a Capetonian by birth, is our team’s newest CA(SA) and financial consultant. Frans completed his tertiary studies at Stellenbosch University and went on to complete his articles at PwC’s Cape Town office in their financial services department. He has gained exposure to several big financial services companies such as insurers, asset managers, pension…

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Passion and Perseverance – the entrepreneurial journey

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Seven key learnings from having worked with more than 300 scaling companies in a stagnant economy Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Building a successful company is incredibly tough. The odds are ever against you. It’s likely that not everyone in your life supports your venture. The long hours, the glaring risks, the…

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Social Selling "A mere expansion on age-old sales basics"

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What is social selling and how has this concept impacted employee’s success? This three-part series aims to unpack the new process of developing social relationships as part of the sales process. Through this series of articles, we will also discover how social selling positively impacts employee’s and companies.   Part one: The origins of social…

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Leadership in Emerging Markets – unpacking the Westerwelle Foundation’s Young Founders Conference

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Each year the Westerwelle Foundation in Berlin hosts a group of 25 young entrepreneurs from across the world’s emerging markets. More than 2,000 applicants were screened and interviewed for these sought-after 25 spots. Outsourced CFO founder and MD, Louw Barnardt, was privileged to be the only South African represented among the 2017 cohort. Enjoy a…

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Staff Thought Piece: The importance of company culture

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Every company, from small businesses to large corporations has a unique identifier, something that they are defined by whether consciously developed and implemented or not. This is called a company culture, which cannot be duplicated and can truly distinguish your business in a highly globalized market, where most companies find it hard to stand out.…

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