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You Don’t Need to be Tied to Your Home Loan Interest Rate

By: MDW Inc 4 February 2020 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Raising a home loan is often the one of the most stressful times in one’s life Renegotiating a lower interest rate a few years later (anything between 1-10 years later) can save you thousands of Rands. You have nothing to lose then, as your home loan is already approved. “If your own bank does not want to lower your interest…

How the Suburbs are Driving Economic Growth

By: Regus 4 February 2020 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

All over the world, the coworking office is rejuvenating once-forgotten inner-city locations at what could be called the “gritty” end of the scale These are destinations that have typically gone from no-go to des-res in little more than a decade, creating vibrant new places (and prices) in the process. And where rents were once cheap, flexspace has helped small business-owners…

Bigen Exemplifies ‘Profit with Purpose’ at SVAI Event

By: Bigen 3 February 2020 ABC OF BEE

  Bigen, a leading infrastructure development company driving socio-economic change, will outline its effective development impact strategy at a business breakfast focusing on how business can contribute to more equal societies, hosted by Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI) at the JSE on 4 March 2020. Aligned with this theme is the Bigen Group’s strategy of creating development impact for current…

Investment Plans for Africa

By: LEX Africa 3 February 2020 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  Akinwumi Adesina is not a name most people in Africa would recognise, yet it belongs to a man who is, arguably, doing the most to haul the continent out of a rut of underdevelopment and improve the lives of its people. Adesina is president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the brains behind this month’s Africa Investment Forum…

Smoking at Work

By: CRS Technologies 3 February 2020 ABC OF BEE

  While statistics vary, it is widely estimated that smokers take a total of approximately six days of smoke breaks annually. And when it comes to the counting the cost of lost productivity, this can quickly spiral out of control at a time when companies are trying to manage efficiencies due to ever-tightening budgets. While no industry can afford to…

Kaizen

By: Jamsco 3 February 2020 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  Jamsco Automotive Assemblies (PTY) LTD established in 2012, as a brainchild of the GGDA (Gauteng Growth and Development Agency) with the objective to include small black entrepreneurs in the automotive sector. Jamsco’s journey has been marred with challenges and failures this fades into insignificants when we look at our successes. Among it is being short listed for a none-…

Find a Good Location and the Rest Will Follow

By: Leadhome 3 February 2020 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

That house might be to die for but if it’s in the wrong area, you might regret purchasing it over the long run Adhering to the adage of “location location location”, in other words buying property in the best possible location, still holds true for the following reasons… Things change, and they can change in such a way that it…

Understanding the Real Language of Business

It has been said that the language of business is numbers. Is this true? Definitively. Numbers don’t lie. They tell the truth. So why is this linked to our high failure rate of small businesses? In South Africa, according to the 2016/2017 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 67% of businesses fail due to financial reasons. This includes a lack of financial management,…

Achieving New Ways of Work – What it Takes

  By Thabo Ramphore, Innovation Lead at. Futureworld Think about a workplace where one is able to write on walls, partition a room to how you would like for it to be configured depending on the type of session you would like to have. A place where cycling into work and taking a shower afterwards isn’t taboo. Having a chef…

Twenty-Elementary

By: Retail Capital 28 January 2020 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

Every new year brings with it a sense of excitement With the turn of a decade, it escalates/intensifies/heightens this feeling to include optimism and renewed positivity at the prospect of a clean slate. A new beginning. Another start. Loads of people have touted 2020 as ‘twenty-plenty’, a year numerically associated with roundness, repetition and fullness and it left its admirers…

The Value of Alternatives During Periods of Economic Turbulence

Global expectations for 2019 were: easing trade tensions, a pick-up in the global economy, and a weaker USD In reality, 2019 was characterised by the tug of war between substantial geopolitical drags and global monetary policy easing. After eight uninterrupted interest rate hikes by the Fed and markets pricing a further four hikes for 2019, a sharp selloff in December…

4 Things We Learned in 2019

By: Ayvel Media 27 January 2020 ABC OF BEE

  Freshly into the new year with high hopes and a brand new set of objectives, your brand is bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready to take on the beginning of a new decade. Here we’re looking back at what we learned from 2019 to make your marketing more successful and help you evolve with the quick, ever-changing world we know as…