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01 Sep 2020
How automation and robots are helping to reduce business downtime

According to Asen Bozhikov, Assistant Professor of Business Informatics at the D. A. Academy of Economics in Svishtov, Bulgaria, businesses…

How automation and robots are helping to reduce business downtime

According to Asen Bozhikov, Assistant Professor of Business Informatics at the D. A. Academy of Economics in Svishtov, Bulgaria, businesses suffer approximately 14 hours of technology-related downtime per year. Effectively, that’s two days of operations lost. In a world that is always connected and moving at a blistering speed, businesses…

24 Aug 2020
How to give workers the structure of office life while working remotely

By: David Seinker, CEO and founder, The Business Exchange In the early days of lockdown, there were a lot of…

How to give workers the structure of office life while working remotely

By: David Seinker, CEO and founder, The Business Exchange In the early days of lockdown, there were a lot of confident predictions that we were witnessing the beginning of a remote work revolution. As the weeks have dragged on, however, such fancies have quickly proven to be an illusion. Jaded…

13 Aug 2020
The importance of contracts in the food manufacturing industry

The days of doing business by handshake have long since come and gone. In not creating legally enforceable obligations a…

The importance of contracts in the food manufacturing industry

The days of doing business by handshake have long since come and gone. In not creating legally enforceable obligations a business opens itself up to the creation of financial and reputational risk, which risks could ultimately lead to litigation and/or huge financial losses. In the food industry the delivery of…

13 Aug 2020
SA’s leading ladies and Strawberry Lips take you behind the hustle

Always at the forefront of supportive female empowerment initiatives, leading strawberry cream liqueur, Strawberry Lips, has launched its ‘Behind the…

SA’s leading ladies and Strawberry Lips take you behind the hustle

Always at the forefront of supportive female empowerment initiatives, leading strawberry cream liqueur, Strawberry Lips, has launched its ‘Behind the Hustle’ campaign. Hosted by Expresso presenter and former deputy editor of COSMOPOLITAN magazine, Noxolo Mafu, this weekly interview series will take you up close and personal with some of South…

14 Jul 2020
Food security is a major concern for South Africa

BY: Maluta Netshaulu, senior manager of Agriculture for Nedbank Business Banking Food security remains a major concern as businesses throughout…

Food security is a major concern for South Africa

BY: Maluta Netshaulu, senior manager of Agriculture for Nedbank Business Banking Food security remains a major concern as businesses throughout the world struggle to get to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdown has affected agriculture exports also. But as the country eases lockdown regulations, the ability of South Africa…

06 Jul 2020
How to build business continuity in an uncertain world

By: Paulo de Matos, SYSPRO chief product officer The role of procurement is about ensuring that business operations continue like…

How to build business continuity in an uncertain world

By: Paulo de Matos, SYSPRO chief product officer The role of procurement is about ensuring that business operations continue like clockwork no matter how disrupted the business environment is. This involves understanding the current environment as well as foreseeing the potential future environments and preparing for them. The challenge is…

02 Jun 2020
Businesses must predict their cashflow to ensure longevity

BY: Lucy Desai – content writer at QuickBooks South Africa According to customer research conducted by accounting software firm QuickBooks…

Businesses must predict their cashflow to ensure longevity

BY: Lucy Desai – content writer at QuickBooks South Africa According to customer research conducted by accounting software firm QuickBooks South Africa, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) felt unprepared for the severity of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and stated that the three most important factors for them…

20 Apr 2020
‘We will come out of this stronger’ – A restaurateur’s experience of COVID-19

By: Larry Hodes, owner of Calexico On Monday 16 March; when the rumours of COVID-19 began getting more serious; there…

‘We will come out of this stronger’ – A restaurateur’s experience of COVID-19

By: Larry Hodes, owner of Calexico On Monday 16 March; when the rumours of COVID-19 began getting more serious; there was an immediate drop off in customers in my three restaurants. In the next 10 days my turnover would decrease by between 80 to 100% in my restaurants. When the…


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