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The following companies announced possible retrenchments in the first 2 weeks of 2020: Dion-Wired – possible 1 400 jobs Telkom – possible 3 000 jobs, Sibanye-Stillwater – possible 1 142 “Many listed companies are set to cut jobs, some predict as many as 10 000 in the...
Marketing and sales are different – but they work together.
It is crucial to achieve a structure in which the different elements of your business are given the same weight, care and attention.
Now, this sounds straightforward. But business success, strangely, often gets in the way of achieving this structure.
Most people enjoy doing the things that they do well. We’re not that keen, however, on the things that we struggle with, or that have forced us to deal with failure. So, as we go about our business tasks, we all have a strong tendency to follow the things that are working, and that we are enjoying, while quietly forgetting about the other stuff. This is why there are so many businesses with great adverts, but terrible sales processes!
Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, the South African economy is starkly divided between the so-called ‘first’ and ‘second’ economies. This common South African phraseology is a euphemism for ‘the rich’ (who do business in a certain way) and ‘the poor’ (who do business in a different way).
Worryingly, much of the country’s Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) activity is locked into a subsistence paradigm, where each individual business only supports the financial needs of its owner, and fails to contribute meaningfully to economic growth or job creation.
27 June 2018: The United Nation’s General Assembly recognizes the importance of SME’s, and thus decided to declare 27 June the Micro— Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day to raise public awareness of their contribution to sustainable development.
South Africa’s economic landscape is continuously evolving and coupled with domestic and foreign political and socio-economic mixed policy messages
Customer relationships are at the heart of your business. Are you content with the quality of relationships you have with your customers and clients?
There are two vital things to keep in mind when considering establishing great customer relations.
Interview with Gidon Novick @ The Section 12J Indaba
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