Tag Archives: Small Business

How do you to choose a social media agency?

You shouldn’t. By Gillian Findlay That is, you shouldn’t select a stand-alone “digital” or “social” agency. That is simply a red herring. If you want to succeed in social media, you ought to look for an agency which can implement … Continue reading

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Are most small and medium sized businesses wasting their time on Twitter?

As active managers of our clients’ social media accounts, we have looked at over a thousand small and medium sized business (SMME) Twitter accounts. And we have noticed that although these accounts have been opened, it is clear that most … Continue reading

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My thoughts on Social Media

I am fairly new to Twitter and no Social Media expert. But then who can legitimately claim to be a SM expert, although many do? These are my thoughts based on my experiences over the past 18 months. During this … Continue reading

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New Managers: the challenge

Newly promoted to a manager’s position? That’s all well and good but what exactly does a manager actually do? Many new managers have little or no insight into what exactly is required of them. Who are ‘new’ managers? For one … Continue reading

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Technology cannot replace people

Digital nervous breakdown “Dear Company who uses machines to call me and “talk” to me. I hate you, and will never support you, no matter what you offer.” A tweet by Christo de Beer today. You call your bank or … Continue reading

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Project Management: an opportunity for senior managers

Project management literature usually emphasises the difference between ‘project’ management and routine management. Anderson et al (Goal Directed Project Management 1991) refer to ‘steady state’ i.e. the operating function, the ‘headquarters function’ i.e. organisational function, and maintain that the management … Continue reading

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Need a bank loan? Here’s how to increase your chances of getting one

When it comes to lending money, banks aren’t there to give a helping hand. They are there to do business. This fact seems to escape most people who, at on time or another have a request for a loan or … Continue reading

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