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Make Your Business Resilient to Tough Economic Times

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Making your business resilient to economic downswings is certainly not a new thing for SME business owners in South Africa. Working out what to do to survive and thrive, no matter what the economy is like, is a key priority for most business owners. However, the difference between a prepared response and a knee-jerk reaction, is normally because of...
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3 Things You Should be Doing as SME Business Owner To Chart Your Businesses Growth In 2018!

Currently SME Business Owners are looking for a glimmer of hope and real inspiration from the South African Political and Economic environment as they chart a new growth path to scale-up their businesses. Coming off the back of a tough 2017 and a flat first half of 2018, life at the helm is not easy. Just as business owners believed that the Ramaph...
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Why Cash Flow is Important in your Business

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As a Business Owner you probably know by now that your Cash Flow in your business is the key to keeping your doors open, and the management of your cash flow cannot be delegated to anyone else, but yourself. Without cash no business can survive! I believe that understanding what cash flow is and managing the business activities to improve cash flow...
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What is the Benefit of Coaching your Executive Managers?

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The main goal of any coaching intervention, with key staff in a business is the alignment of their personal goals and desires with that of the business. Why? Well to enhance their effectiveness, performance and ability to lead . Executive coaching at the same time helps organisations and business owners by providing content, processes and specific ...
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What’s your commitment to growing your business?

Are you committed to your own personal growth to ensure that you will grow your business? Business owners often state that they "have team challenges…" or " It's hard to find good people…" or " my team just don't work the way I want them to…" My response is usually "OK then, let's talk about you!" But quite often the reply is "But it's about them" ...
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How to Increase Profits in South Africa

If you are the owner of a business in South Africa , then you are well aware that changes in politics affect your business as well as your ability to make profits. Can we expect to see some growth in our businesses? Or … not? According to the "Allianz Risk Barometer Report 2018, changes in legislation and regulation (government change, economic san...
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Are You Getting the Sales Person You Deserve?

Reflecting on the major business challenges of prospects and clients in the past year, two problems consistently needed attention in their businesses.   The first one being a consistent level of sales, and the second was how to create a predictable positive cashflow in the business. Apart from the fact that any business needs good financial po...
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3 Ways to Ensure Your Team is Building your Dream Business!

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- The level of business owner that you are, will determine how you manage your team. Yes, we all want our teams to always be inspired, motivated, and to walk the extra mile. Wouldn't that just be the best business to own and easiest to manage? However, life happens and the challenge for us as business owners is to ensure that all action is focused ...
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3 Effective Lead Generation Strategies for your Business

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​ These 3 methods for attracting more leads work for most business types, though you might need to tweak these 3 lead generation strategies a little if your business is more unique than most. Of course, the more budget you have the higher the return on investment will be for any lead strategy, however the 3 strategies we suggest below don't really ...
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Vision + Action = 3 Business Excellence Awards

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The saying goes … "There is no substitute for hard work. " The hard work shows when the company grows, the staff is happy and the systems are in place. The results are evident when money is being made and the cash flow is King. I am so proud of two of my 'students' here at Bert Weenink Business Coach in Kempton Park who have won their respective ca...
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The three big reasons family businesses fail … and how to avoid them.

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Some 70 percent of family-owned businesses fail or are sold before the second generation gets a chance to take over, according to a 2012 Harvard Business School study. A big reason for the failure is business divorce , a colloquial term used to describe the separation between owners of a business, which can be just as painful as a regular divorce. ...
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Are you aware of the weaknesses in your business?

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What is a SWOT analysis? A SWOT analysis is an abbreviation for your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in your business as it stands. If you are busy with your marketing plan for 2017, a good place to start is by doing a SWOT analysis and identifying how your customers think, and any potential threats or opportunities that might affe...
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Why business coaching works

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On several occasions, lately I was asked the question "Do you believe that Business Coaching Works?" I surely do but even more importantly why do I believe this? Let me give you the 4 great reasons why I believe it works … and yes, they are as I believe it to be with my clients. 1: Business Coaching Helps You Make More Money Working with a business...
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Building a Winning Business

How do I build a winning business? Yes, this is a question that I get asked often when talking to business owners and entrepreneurs at networking events. The answer to that is just not so obvious and depends heavily, on the actions that you are prepared to take. ​ To begin, lets define what a winning business looks like. Is it a business that is pr...
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