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If you won’t take a holiday for yourself, take one for your businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/if-you-won’t-take-a-holiday-for-yourself-take-one-for-your-businessIf you won’t take a holiday for yourself, take one for your businessOne of the quickest and surest ways for business owners to do a health check on their business is to plan a holiday for themselves, says Kevan Govender, Umhlanga area manager at Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS). “It will show you where the weaknesses are in your operations, even if you just do it as a hypothetical exercise without actually taking the holiday,” says Govender. 2017/12/13 10:00:00 PM
Quiet or busy, the festive season requires careful planning for all businesseshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/quiet-or-busy-the-festive-season-requires-careful-planning-for-all-businessesQuiet or busy, the festive season requires careful planning for all businessesFor most businesses, the festive season is either dead quiet or frantically busy. Even for those businesses whose sales remain as steady as an undertaker’s, just the number of public holidays in December is enough to disrupt the normal flow of things. 2017/12/13 10:00:00 PM
Nine tips for boosting your business with the right mentorhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/nine-tips-for-boosting-your-business-with-the-right-mentorNine tips for boosting your business with the right mentorGrowing a business is such a wide-ranging undertaking that no single entrepreneur can possibly be good at all aspects of it. Your weaknesses and blind spots will always manifest in the business you build, and entrepreneurship can become a very fraught and lonely experience if there is no-one to advise, counsel and guide you to overcome them. 2017/10/30 10:00:00 PM
Batteries recharged? Now is the time to reflect and planhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/batteries-recharged-now-is-the-time-to-reflect-and-planBatteries recharged? Now is the time to reflect and planBusiness owners who have been lucky enough to pinch a week or two off in December are probably about as rested and fresh as they are going to be for the next twelve months or so. There is no better time for them to take a good look at their business and assess its readiness for the year ahead, says Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited.2017/01/26 10:00:00 PM
Your employees are the first impressionhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/your-employees-are-the-first-impressionYour employees are the first impressionA major aspect of doing good business is that all-important "competitive edge". But don't look too far afield for ways to do this. Your biggest selling point could be the face your business presents to the outside world, and most often, that would be your employees.2016/11/30 10:00:00 PM
Stay off the road to burn-out by playing as hard as you workhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/stay-off-the-road-to-burn-out-by-playing-as-hard-as-you-workStay off the road to burn-out by playing as hard as you workEntrepreneurs know how to work hard. Almost by definition they are people who get themselves going, start all sorts of projects, and push through with a venture until it succeeds or crashes.2015/12/17 10:00:00 PM
The five rules of survival in the tourism industryhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/the-five-rules-of-survival-in-the-tourism-industrThe five rules of survival in the tourism industryThe tourism industry, replete with its constant messages and images of laughter, leisure and fun, does a good job of hiding its dark side.2015/09/28 10:00:00 PM
Open communication can turn family into a valuable business assethttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/open-communication-can-turn-family-into-a-valuable-business-assetOpen communication can turn family into a valuable business assetIn a sense, almost all owner-managed businesses are family businesses. The fortunes of even those run by a single entrepreneur without the direct involvement of other family members are heavily influenced by what goes on at home.2015/04/27 10:00:00 PM
Five New Year's resolutions for entrepreneurshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/five-new-years-resolutions-for-entrepreneursFive New Year's resolutions for entrepreneursThe number of unused gym contracts and abandoned diets by the first week of February is enough to make anybody cynical about new-year's resolutions, but David Morobe, Business Partners regional manager, urges entrepreneurs to think differently about it.2015/01/28 10:00:00 PM
Taking back your life from the clutches of entrepreneurial burnouthttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/taking-back-your-life-from-the-clutches-of-entrepreneurial-burnoutTaking back your life from the clutches of entrepreneurial burnoutIt is well known that few people in the world of work carry so much weight as entrepreneurs. Not only are they ultimately responsible for every single aspect of the business, from finances to quality control, but they must put food on the table for several families by making sure that there is enough money in the bank every month to pay salaries2014/12/17 10:00:00 PM
Riding the high-season wavehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/riding-the-high-season-waveRiding the high-season waveTourism insiders know that their industry is not for the faint-hearted. Every year, almost every tourism business faces a gigantic wave of seasonality which is thrilling to surf, but which can just as easily wipe you out. How do you get ready for the big wave?2014/10/06 10:00:00 PM
Growing your businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/growing-your-businessGrowing your businessIf your business is established, you already know the ins and outs of your business environment. However, with market trends changing as often as they do, it is important to stay abreast with these changes and keep your options open.2014/09/25 10:00:00 PM
Stay relevant to stay in businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/stay-relevant-to-stay-in-businessStay relevant to stay in businessThe way you run your business is often based on what you believe made it a success in the first place. Your plan of action is based on the credence that what worked in the past will work in the future. As long as this philosophy works its fine, but to what extent does is actually work?2014/09/25 10:00:00 PM
Business advice forged by the fire of experiencehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/business-advice-forged-by-the-fire-of-experienceBusiness advice forged by the fire of experienceFrances Wright became a business advisor by mistake; or rather, by mistakes – many of them – which she had made when she was running a community radio station in the nineties.2013/10/16 10:00:00 PM
Crisis management: 5 tips for getting through an office picklehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/crisis-management-5-tips-for-getting-through-an-office-pickleCrisis management: 5 tips for getting through an office pickleStarting your own business will bring about some challenges; learning how to manage a crisis situation is a trait you'll need to master quickly. Here are five tips to get through an office pickle.2012/10/28 10:00:00 PM
The power of a positive attitudehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/the-power-of-a-positive-attitudeThe power of a positive attitudeThe only thing that is truly yours that no one can take away from you is your attitude. If you can take care of that, everything else in life becomes much easier2012/07/22 10:00:00 PM
Mentorship key to preparing the next generation in a family businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/bpi/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/business-wellbeing/mentorship-key-to-preparing-the-next-generation-in-a-family-businessMentorship key to preparing the next generation in a family businessFamily businesses are renowned for their strength and resilience, but even so, it is estimated that only about 3% of family businesses survive after the third generation. Survival or demise hinges more often than not on the extent to which the next generation is trained and prepared for running the business, says Christo Botes, executive director of Business Partners Limited.2011/04/28 10:00:00 PM