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Simple ways to change your wardrobe from “youngster” to “professional adult”

September 28, 2017

So, you’re only in your twenties and you don’t feel ready to part with your distressed denims or band T-shirts just yet. And you shouldn’t have to. But you are, however, at a stage in your life where you are meant to dress a little more “grownup”. This is largely because you’re expected to find and hold down a job in order to start your career. You wouldn’t think your clothing choice has much to do with that, but you’d…

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Habits of likeable people

September 4, 2017

Being a likeable person will get you far in life whether you’re a business owner hoping to lure investors or a teacher hoping to influence your students. Successful people in life carry common traits that help them win people over. And in order to positively influence people you need to have likeable traits. Here are a few things likeable people have in common. They don’t hog the spotlight You know that one friend who always has a better story than…

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Home Money Work

How to start an event planning business from home

August 1, 2017

Whether it’s a wedding or 21st birthday celebration, everyone loves to celebrate a big event. But planning for these events can often cause sleepless nights. Stressing whether everything will go according to plan or not. What if there are too little chairs and tables? What if your client doesn’t like the concept? Being an events planner isn’t always easy. It can be even more difficult planning a massive event from home. Many event planners start their business from home. It…

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How to be the best employee

April 28, 2017

Finding a job that you enjoy can be a challenge. Finding a job that not only satiates your career needs but also makes you happy and enthusiastic about your workspace, is even more difficult. You never know what you’re in for, but you can make your work life very pleasant by attempting to be a great employee. Naturally, by being a happy, friendly and productive employee or team member, you’ll find yourself in a good position in the work environment.…

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8 tips on starting your first business

April 15, 2017

So you want to start a company that imports comics, or sells artisan lunches? Great. Now that you have an idea, it’s time to put set the wheels in motion and maybe even look for a bit of corporate finance or outside funding. And don’t forget this is not going to be an easy task. Before you celebrate with cocktails at the hippest sushi joint in town, there are quite a few that should first be completed. Hold off on…

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Ready to move your small shop to a big mall?

April 5, 2017

Ecommerce has taken the world by storm and the convenience of shopping online is invaluable. You can buy everything from bespoke designer items to clothing for your kids and even your monthly groceries online. But this doesn’t take away from the fact that there is still a place for brick and mortar stores.   Especially in South Africa where shopping is as much of an outing as it is a necessity. If you look around the the big malls, almost…

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5 ways to get rid of bad odour in your office

March 25, 2017

Unpleasant odours at the office can affect the mood, behaviour and work performance of employees. Bad smells are caused by mould, unhygienic work surfaces or unsanitary bathrooms. Bad odours will affect your organisation’s ability to deliver the best possible service to your clients. So it’s very important to get rid of it. There’s nothing less inviting than walking into an office with a bad smell. There are many things contributing to an office’s less than rosy scent. Smoke, mould and…

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4 things you must have before you start your business

February 28, 2017

Starting your own business is a truly thrilling idea. If you’re enthusiastic and innovative then you’re likely able to sit daydreaming about your plans. Every single person with an entrepreneurial spirit has considered what success would feel like and conversely what failure would bring. Because of these extremes, many simply sit and wait for the right moment to start. Scared to begin in case of failure or worrying because even being successful will require a lot from them. Becoming too…

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Making guests feel right at home in your self-catering unit.

January 18, 2017

Your self-catering unit is ready for business and the reservations are coming in thick and fast. You can hardly keep up with the phone-calls. Congratulations! Your self-catering cottage is about to make you money but only if you successfully make your guests feel at home and comfortable.   The difference between a casual self-catering unit and an outstanding one lies in the detail. It’s those same details that make your guests feel right at home and completely comfortable. Follow these…

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Home design trends to look out for

January 17, 2017

Our homes are our castles. This is where so much of our time, money and effort goes into. After all, for many of us, our entire lives are about creating a place of safety that is entirely our own in every sense of the word. There is no better way to display that fact than by proper personalisation, in terms of what the home and the things inside look like. You want others to know in one glance that it…

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