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  • Office politics (n): the activities, attitudes, or behaviours that are used to get or keep power or an advantage within a business or company.  More commonly defined, office politics is about the differences in opinions, and conflicts of interests between people in the workplace. 

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  • The year is over! 2017 has proven to be challenging for some, but an overall rewarding and fulfilling year for most. You can now laugh back at all the hurdles that, at the time, looked like mountains and smile in glee at the triumphs that fueled you to keep on going. Whether your 2017 was dominated with great memories or memories you’d much rather forget, I think we can all agree on one thing tha...

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  • Christmas is HERE! The season synonymous with over-spending is upon us, and with that comes the anticipation of the dreaded January blues. You know what we mean by January blues… the one time you have way too much month left at the end of your money. 

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  • How time flies! It is hard to believe that Christmas is peeking around the corner. It feels like just the other day when we were ringing in the new year. The festive season is upon us once more- a time for love, family, happiness and relaxation. However, relaxation may not be on the cards for everyone. If you are a business owner, the festive season can prove to be the busiest time of the year, a...

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  • We are all familiar with the term “customer experience”. It is the result of any interaction or engagement a customer has had with a brand. As consumers, we have all had good or bad customer experiences in our daily lives. Whether it be the efficient and friendly waitress at the local coffee shop, or an inattentive bank teller, we all have many stories to tell about our interactions with service ...

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  •   Few things can stress entrepreneurs and business owners as much as a vacant position. Whilst this is an opportunity for thousands of job seekers, it can be seen as an exhausting time for those hiring. Let’s face it, when it comes to hiring people, it’s a process any person would like to go through as few times as possible. Job applicants don’t realise that gunning for a job is just as daunting ...

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  • The 21st century has brought about many changes, and in turn this has given birth to new challenges and thus fresh thinking. This cannot ring truer in the working world. Companies have become more reliable on technology and are starting to introduce the concept of a multi-generational workforce, which has created the need for new company practices.  Because companies are operating in a world that...

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  •   As an employee, payday is usually the happiest day of the month. However, for employers it’s usually the most daunting. If you are running a business then you know that payroll is typically the number one concern for most small business owners. Handling payroll can be a challenging aspect of running your small business. Apart from the grueling admin that goes along with it, you need to consider ...

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  • It feels like just yesterday when we were ringing in the new year! It’s hard to believe that we have a little over two months left till the end of 2017. And the next two months always prove to be the busiest time of the year for small businesses and individuals alike. It is easy to fall victim to the annual end-of-year fever, and we don’t blame you. There’s so much to do, but so little time.

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  • We all know a guy like Steve. Steve who comes to work with a creased white shirt every morning, and always manages to get a coffee stain before 10 am. Steve whose corner desk is always a mountain of absolute clutter, with the occasional pizza slice lurking from days ago. Steve reminds you of someone at the office, doesn’t he? And if he doesn’t, then you’re probably Steve. 

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  • October marks International Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is a disease that affects millions of women around the word. In fact, research states that 1 in 26 women in South Africa are at a lifetime risk of Breast Cancer.

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  • Social media has made work more fun. No one thought that it would be completely okay to be on Facebook for work, for example. In 2007, people would have accused you of pulling a fast one saying that you are online doing work on Facebook. What micro-managers have had to learn is that it is far more effective to expand brand awareness online. This way you reach more people and create opportunities ...

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  • “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time”- Leonard Bernstein. Why do these words always ring true when you need to plan an upcoming event, be it your son’s birthday celebration, your best friend’s bachelor’s, or your famous annual Christmas dinner party? While you probably have ideas and plans galore, it isn’t as trouble-free executing them and there never...

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  • Email is an extremely useful communication tool in business; it’s less intrusive than a phone call, yet not as informal as a text message. These days, it’s nearly impossible to run a successful business without email, and more now than ever, email is necessary for day-to-day functions in your personal life. While email could arguably be the best thing since sliced bread, sorting through your inbo...

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  • The cold weather is slowly leaving us, big winter jackets are going into storage, heaters are being used less and less, and the sun is creeping up from behind the clouds. A clear indication that spring is finally here! After witnessing a persistent and determined winter, it’s safe to say that many of us are delighted at the thought of a new season. There isn’t a season quite as marvelous as sprin...

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  • It’s officially spring and that means holiday season is upon us! Whether it’s a short spring break or a Christmas getaway you’re after, it’s that time of the year when you need to start planning your trip and tying up all those loose ends. Undoubtedly, the best part of planning a holiday is when you find yourself relaxing by the resort pool, with your sunhat on and a yummy cocktail in hand. Littl...

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  • First of all, you might take comfort in the fact that even accounting professionals find this time of the year to be a little stressful. Even with the advances made in the area of accounting and auditing software, work is still work and work needs free hands. This is where most entities will become distracted from everyday business and commit their workforce to the season at hand, the middle of t...

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  •   So, you want a business that supports your life, and not one that takes over your life?  To us that sounds reasonable. The point of entrepreneurship is to create things, systems, products and services that make life a little more interesting, and a little more bearable. Business people around the world seem to agree that it is wise to include a Virtual assistant in one’s team, a person or group...

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  • The world was fighting the biggest war that mankind had ever seen. On 6 June 1944, allied forced made a series of landing in France and conducted the most awful war recorded in our history. Every plane that flew over Normandy, every boat brought troops to shore, every ship that carried GIs and supplies, every tank driven by manly men and every bit of equipment carried by soldiers into battle was ...

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  •     Hiring or sourcing a service is a question of confidence. Confidence in yourself, that you will be able to meet the requirements of the arrangement. There are a lot of cloud-based tools out there designed to make admin a lot more bearable and less time-consuming, but the truth is that with even those tools at your disposal, in order to make use of them, you require time. Time that you do not ...

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  • No, it’s not another marketing strategy or a way of making you think differently about your business, it is true, however, that the businesses who hire Admin Assistants free up a whole lot of time. I mean a whole lot! Like a Donald Trump going to an election rally lot. How many assistants did he have, I wonder. Just imagine what a sales team can achieve during the greater part of their day if the...

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  •   The Public Sector of any country can be a busy environment – a place where information must be documented accurately for the sake of productivity, development and accountability. Unlike the private sector, the public sector is strictly governed by laws, regulations and procedures that often cause the mechanics of it to move at a determined pace. This sector typically facilitates more meetings th...

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  • Reflecting on meetings is an ordinary and necessary part of business. Assurance that the meeting went well and that you covered all your bases gives you peace of mind while you wait for the outcome. Good minute taking hinges on skill. Is the person that is taking minutes a professional? Are they proficient in the language used in the meeting? Are they able to afford the required attention to deta...

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  • Our fast-paced life and way of doing business often mean we’re not able to plan and schedule every meeting ahead, and it’s not always possible to book a specialist in time to take the minutes. But this shouldn’t mean added stress over gathering all the details correctly and recalling every discussion point of the meeting in order to compile reports, give feedback or work out detailed quotations. 

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  •   Our fast-paced life and way of doing business often mean we’re not able to plan and schedule every meeting ahead, and it’s not always possible to book a specialist in time to take the minutes. But this shouldn’t mean added stress over gathering all the details correctly and recalling every discussion point of the meeting in order to compile reports, give feedback or work out detailed quotations....

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  • Few things are more detrimental to your business than poor service and minimal attention to clients and visitors when you are too busy with ‘business’. Your clients and customers are your business and they anticipate good service. Sometimes, in order to cover all your bases, you may need someone else to handle those tasks that will most certainly take your attention away from key business. 

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The Comedy of Success

  • Working as a salesperson many years ago I had to do a fair amount of cold calling and canvassing for business. In this line of work, you get to know your city and surroundings quite well and you discover numerous small but useful businesses contributing to the local GDP. I’m specifically referring to those business you typically find in obscure business parks or industrial centres – enterprises t...

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