Website of the Month

28
Jul

Websites of the Month: Why and How to Encourage Whistleblowing in Your Workplace

Our law (in the form of the Protected Disclosures Act) encourages employees to disclose unlawful or irregular conduct in their workplaces without fear of reprisal.  Why encourage it? “3 Reasons Why Whistleblowing is Important for Public and Private Companies” on the Compliance Line website here suggests that employers should actively encourage their employees to “whistleblow” because – “The majority of fraud is

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26
Jun

Website of the Month: The Mental Battle of Running a Small Business in Lockdown Level 3

“This Too Shall Pass. It might pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass” (Unknown) Entrepreneurs and the small businesses they run are bearing much of the brunt of our deepening economic woes. Some SMEs have prospered, others have sunk – most of us have just battled on, preparing for and dreaming of happier times to come. In “The

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26
May

Website of the Month: A Complete Guide to Working from Home in 2020

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” (Socrates) One wonders how many office-based businesses, having been forced to work remotely during the lockdown, will now abandon or minimise their office spaces on a permanent basis rather than return to the “old normal”.  Regardless, if you and

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27
Apr

Your Website of the Month: Lockdown Advice for Entrepreneurs

“The scale of the national COVID-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. The repercussions – personal, professional, national and international – will reverberate for years to come. As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now to ensure that our businesses and our people’s livelihoods do not become another casualty of the virus.” At date of

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27
Mar

Website of the Month: COVID-19 – Entrepreneurs and Your Growth Opportunities

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” (Winston Churchill) The COVID-19 coronavirus crisis will, like all crises, eventually give way to economic and societal recovery.  Even before that inevitable upturn actually sets in, entrepreneurs should remember that times of great risk and challenge are also times of great opportunity. So get your team together now and brainstorm what new needs

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26
Feb

Website of the Month: South Africa in the 2020s – High Road or Low?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Business - South Africa in the 2020s – High Road or Low? “Will the 20s roar like they did in the last century or will the outcome be different?” (Clem Sunter) What exactly is in store for us South Africans in the Twenty-Twenties? It’s a vital question not only for business and for investors,
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28
Jan

Your Website of the Month: Become a Client Whisperer

“It takes seven times more money, effort and time to get a new client than it does to keep an existing one” We’ve all heard of “dog whisperers”, “cat whisperers”, “horse whisperers”, even “elephant whisperers” – but “client whisperers”? Is that even a thing? It is, and with your clients being the lifeblood of your business, retaining them is fundamental

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6
Jan

Your Website of the Month: Be (Cyber) Safe in 2020!

“The email of the species is deadlier than the mail” (Stephen Fry) Cyber-attacks in South Africa increased by 22% in 2019, and our exposure to serious online security breaches increases exponentially in line with our increasing use of email.  The fact is that we are all of us under attack by cybercriminals who become cleverer by the day at identifying

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26
Nov

Your Website of the Month: A Festive Season Home Security Checklist

Every year the criminal fraternity welcomes the onset of the Holiday Season – lots of empty homes, lots of high-value new gadgets around, lots of relaxed homeowners letting their guard down… Here’s how to foil the bad guys while enjoying your year-end break as a time of celebration and relaxation, not a time of worrying about whether your home-sweet-home will

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29
Oct

Your Websites of the Month: Buying or Selling Anything? How to Use Facebook Marketplace

By all accounts Facebook Marketplace is giving Gumtree, OLX and other online classifieds a real run for their money in both the personal and business markets. It is now used every month by 800 million people in 70 different countries. Have a look at Facebook’s “How Marketplace Works” guide here for a step-by-step guide on buying and selling anything, sorting by distance

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