West Coast Chapter – Good Business Practice Workshop

Workshop outline: – Productivity SA Introduction. – What is good business practice? This will introduce concepts of productivity utilisation and efficiency, record keeping, legal and other requirements. – An introduction to basic business finance. – Why measure I/E ratio and how can we use the early warning systems. – Identification and elimination of various forms […]

Khayelitsha Chapter – A Business Start-Up Workshop

This workshop is aimed at giving emerging entrepreneurs and co-operatives a better understanding of all aspects of business planning and will help turn their ideas into viable businesses. The objective of the workshop is to cultivate productive behaviour and distribute productivity competencies among South Africans by enabling them to achieve the following learning outcomes: • […]

What exactly is a strategic plan?

‘Strategic’ and ‘Plan’ are two different concepts. A strategy is what we need to do to get from A to B (and deciding on what point B actually is). The plan is more specific and tells us how we will get to point B (the details). We use ‘planning’ in everyday speech A strategy can […]

Is brand loyalty eroding for tech products?

Is brand loyalty eroding for tech products? Today we have seen the introduction of what was unthinkable ten years ago. This includes everything from biometric socks and other ‘wearables’ to 3D printers, drones, robotics, virtual reality, driverless vehicles and TVs where the clarity is best described as ‘breath-taking’. However, in a Brandwatch Report as far […]

Operations Management Workshop

Operations management is a field that can, at times, be misunderstood because of its multidisciplinary nature. What is operations management and what makes a good operations manager? There are two terms that can help answer the question of what is operations management precisely:  supply chain management and logistics. Operations management is an area of management […]