Doing Business Safely this Festive Season

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) issued some useful tips to business owners to protect themselves and their businesses against becoming the victims of crime this festive season. Their tips include: Watch out for the top three scams criminals use to target businesses the deposit and refund scams involves criminals purporting to do … Read moreDoing Business Safely this Festive Season

Festive Season Shopping Safety Tips

Short-term insurer Santam, working closely with the South African Police Services (SAPS) and Business Against Crime (BAC), have some useful safety tips to offer South African shoppers. Based on statistics from Santam’s commercial lines underwriting, whilst stores selling cellphones, jewellery and high-value electronic goods seem to be the current targets, robbers have also demanded that … Read moreFestive Season Shopping Safety Tips

Customer Care – The key to a successful Festive Season

In our changing world, the festive season is becoming known not only for giving a boost to retailers but with an ever-increasing online presence, it is going to be a bumper year for e-tailers as well. If the Black Friday trend is anything to go by, consumers are taking to the internet to do their … Read moreCustomer Care – The key to a successful Festive Season

Croatia – why not?

11th – 12th November 2014: Zagreb Croatia Have you thought about entering the Croatian market while expanding your business in the markets of South Eastern Europe? You haven’t? Now is the right time to do so. Croatia is a member state of EU from 1st of July 2013 and a lot of international companies are … Read moreCroatia – why not?

Skills employment development lagging among black Africans

Government’s ‘Youth employment, unemployment, skills and economic growth 1994-2014’ report, released recently, noted that, during the 20-year period, skilled employment among black Africans only increased by three percentage points, compared with increases of 26 percentage points and 19 percentage points respectively in the Indian/Asian and white categories. Some of the highlights of the report include: … Read moreSkills employment development lagging among black Africans

Trends from CPA complaints to consumer ombudsman

Reviewing the complaints brought to the Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman (CGSO) indicates that the South African public is coming to terms with its rights under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) and how consumer protection regulations are being put into action. Consumers have complained about everything from pornographic downloads found on a computer after repair, … Read moreTrends from CPA complaints to consumer ombudsman

MARKETING RETURN ON INVESTMENT (“RoI”) – Financial Solutions for Business Owners from Sanlam

John Wanamaker (American merchant, religious leader, civic and political figure) on occasion had the following to say on marketing and the placement of advertisement: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, the trouble is I don`t know which half”. It is against the background of just this statement that it is of vital … Read moreMARKETING RETURN ON INVESTMENT (“RoI”) – Financial Solutions for Business Owners from Sanlam

21st Century skills making internships matter

“Youth unemployment will clearly be the epidemic of this next decade” states Business Week. Recognising the need to match skills to workplace requirements, 21st Century Skills conducts Workplace Preparation and Soft Skills training to ensure that interns are productive in the shortest period of time. Tackling this problem with business partners, is 21st Century Skills … Read more21st Century skills making internships matter

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Are your disclosure documents CPA compliant?

It appears that even though the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (“the CPA”), has made it a legal requirement for Franchisors to provide prospective franchisees with a written disclosure document, many franchisors continue to fall foul of that requirement and in doing so expose themselves to enormous risk. What does the CPA require in … Read moreYOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Are your disclosure documents CPA compliant?

The importance of risk & insurance services in your business

Marsh – the world leading provider of Risk and Insurance services – is perfectly positioned to support Members of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) to manage and treat all the known risks to Franchise business. Risks faced by Business and by extension Franchising is growing exponentially in number and complexity. To stay abreast … Read moreThe importance of risk & insurance services in your business