Website of the Month

27
Jul

Your Websites of the Month: Measure and Maximise Your Business Creativity

“Creativity is the key to success” (Abdul Kalam) It’s hard to think of a successful entrepreneur who isn’t at heart creative. Creativity comes with the territory, and anything you can do to increase it has got to be good for your bottom line. The good news is that you can train yourself to maximise your creativity. First off take “The

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28
Jun

Your Website of the Month: How to Plan and Hold Virtual Board Meetings

Virtual meetings are here to stay. Make the most of them with “Optimising the virtual boardroom: A guide to planning and executing virtual board meetings” from Nasdaq Governance Solutions on Moneyweb. Learn how to – “Build a virtual board table” (“creating a virtual seating arrangement” and so on), “Mitigate meeting day glitches” (we’ve all wasted time on fiascos!), and  “Keep it

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27
May

Your Website of the Month: Teamwork Tips from My Octopus Teacher

“So, you thought that My Octopus Teacher was there to teach us about cephalopods; its real message is about the value of teamwork and what we can achieve if we work together.” Read “Teamwork Tips from My Octopus Teacher” on the Catalyst website, and watch an interview with the movie’s director, for some thoughts on “the power of collaboration, shared passion

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25
Apr

Protecting Yourself and Your Business in Flu Season 2021

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Protecting Yourself and Your Business in Flu Season 2021 Flu season is upon us again, and it is not to be underestimated with between 7,000 and 12,000 flu-related deaths historically reported in South Africa every season. Whether or not this year’s lockdown precautions will reduce infection levels to the same extent that they did
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29
Mar

Your Website of the Month: Train Your Brain to Unlock Creativity and Innovation

“Creativity is intelligence having fun” (Albert Einstein) Continually nurturing creativity and innovation in your business is not just a profit driver, for most businesses it’s a matter of survival – there is always a disruptor or two in the wings just waiting for you to stagnate and fall behind.  But as Dr Srini Pillay (a South African-born, Harvard-trained psychiatrist, brain

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24
Feb

Your Website of the Month: From Scenarios to Strategy – Use Business “Wind Tunneling”

Now more than ever before, scenario planning is essential for the success of your business. But of course the next step in the process is just as critical – you need to create an actual business strategy based on your scenario planning. It’s a process that can be both quick and simple. As the author of “From Scenarios to Strategy:

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27
Jan

Your Website of the Month: A Month-by-Month Personal Financial Planner for 2021

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” (Benjamin Franklin) We have all been battered by the economic fallout from the lockdowns. Now more than ever before we should pro-actively take control of and manage our finances through the crisis. A personal financial plan is key here. Without a plan we will drift aimlessly through 2021’s uncharted and

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5
Jan

Your Website of the Month: Starting a Business in 2021

Whether 2020’s lockdown gave you a great idea for a new business, put you out of a job, or killed your old business, 2021 may well be a year full of new opportunities. If the excitement and rewards of entrepreneurial life appeal to you, have a look at “Starting a Business” on the Small Business Site here for checklists and

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26
Nov

Your Festive Season Websites: Safe Holidays, Dodging the Dangers, and Now For Something Completely Different!

It’s been a hard year but at long last the Summer Holidays are here! Here’s a selection of websites to help you enjoy your break –  Holiday safely in the time of COVID-19 Read Daily Maverick’s “How to go on holiday safely in the time of Covid-19: A practical guide” here for some thoughts on how to travel to your holiday destination,

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28
Oct

Website of the Month: Looking Good on Zoom

“Zooming Into the Future: Tips to Improve One’s Appearance at Online Meetings” on Law.com is a useful compilation of advice on the best – Lighting  Background  Eye level Appearance (did you know about the “Touch Up My Appearance” button? Sound.  It’s written specifically for lawyers doing their lawyerly things and for witnesses giving evidence online but is a great resource for anyone

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