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11 Ways to Double Your Customer Base

Double your volume of business within a single month by following these simple but highly effective steps.

How to Intentionally Attract & Build Dream Teams

As every successful entrepreneur knows, human capital is …

Work less, achieve More

Business coach Fergus Ferguson offers his Top 10 for working less and achieving more.

Making the team "work"

How do you assemble a team that works well together? Here are four ways you can create…

Planning: The essential part of entrepreneurial success

The imagination, creativity, organisation and attention to detail that goes into planning…

Leverage the passion & talent within your Workforce

According to research by Gallup, an American research-based, global performance…

Leverage your customers for growth

Let your customers measure success for you and you’ll have a better idea of how to reach…

Are you getting in the way of a sale?

We’ve all come accross those sales people who are ruthless in their approach…

You and your Business

If your business doesn’t start with a plan, whether that’s financially, in terms of marketing…

12 Essential Characteristics of an Entrepeneur

An entrepreneur is a businessperson who not only conceives and organizes ventures…

Work Fewer Hours

Those who have the time to pursue their passions and dreams experience
what life …

Strong Company Culture fattens the bottom line

Variables to consider when planning company culture in the South African context.

The RULES of the game

Your team needs to understand the rules, if you want to win the game…

Running like Clockwork

How implementing the right business systems can save you from entrepreneurial martyrdom.

Customer satisfaction and social media

Sometimes customer complaints are deserved, and at other times not. Regardless, it is…

Keep your Dream Team on track.

If you’re a business owner chances are that either you or someone you know will have…

Adding up the numbers

To help make your start-up a success, run down this checklist before you embark on…

Your Business and Junk status

In amongst all this turmoil, you’re trying to run your business, pay salaries and find the silver…

Make Your Business Resilient

Why some businesses thrive while others implode during economic downswings remains…

An Inability to Upskill

Anyone who has ever thrown their hat into the entrepreneurial ring knows just what…

Company Culture

Employ the four pillars of franchise culture to create an integrated culture in your franchise.

Secrets of Systems

Systems might be the most misunderstood areas of business. Yet we know it is…

Get your team in on the ActionPlan

It’s not always what you know that matters, it’s what you do with what you know…

What's holding your team back?

Great teamwork doesn’t just happen, and luck has nothing to do with it.

Dealing with bad debt

If you allow flexibility on your payment terms, there will always be customers who take…

A milestone year for ActionCOACH

In early January the Franchise Business Review (FBR), and idependent national marketing research…

Next level business planning solutions

If you are like most business owners, you are probably operating on a business…

Walk Away From Your Business

There are six simple steps for designing and implementing business systems that work while their…

Taking aim at a Common Goal

We’re into the second of our six-part article series on what it takes to build a winning…

Survice? No thanks, rather thrive!

Want your business to succeed? There is a wealth of knowledge to be gained by reading…

Inspiring Innovation

It was the famous 19th-century steel industrialist Andrew Carnegie who said, “Teamwork is the…

The Right Tool for the Job

Trying to leverage resources without considering the potential repercussions can reduce…

Work Smarter, Not harder

We explore the roles of delegation, systematisation and upskilling in creating a business…

Are you killing your business?

Feeling burnt out? As easy as it is to sacrifice a work-life balance for the sake of your…

Sales practices in a competitive second hand car market

Sales executives in the second hand car market appear to be falling far short in meeting…

Business Management

If you want your advertising to yield dividends, make sure you follow these seven rules…

Strategies for Successful Franchising

Many entrepreneurs dream of building their businesses to the point where they need…

Focusing on business success

One of the greatest challenges that any entrepreneur must overcome to be successful in business…

Improving Cash Flow

Cash flow improvement has been made a mystery over time, and has become elusive for many…

Exceed your Business Goals

Whether you wamt to increase yearly profits by 20%, open a new location, hire and additional…

Your Entrepreneurial Ladder

I believe entrepreneurship is a journey, rather than a title as very few reach the top rungs…

How to secure a constant flow of new business leads

Business is getting tougher. A tighter economic environment, increased competition…

Business coach inspires entrepreneurs

Lindi Malan,a certified Business Coach with Actioncoach, came to share her valuable…

Keeping it in The Family

Successfully passing the running of a family business from one generation to another could be…

Create the Business you Want

The process is not always a conscious one, but when i break it down with my coaching…

Beginning with the end in mind

If you’re aiming to create a saleable business, heed the words of Pieter Scholtz, a leading…

Become a team whisperer

Your team needs to be nurtured on an ongoing basis if you want to attract and retain the best…

7 Phases of franchise success

The journey to successful franchise relationships has fascinated me to the extent that…

Reaching gaols requires Solid, Prioritised planning

Success requires a willingness to take risks, financial sacrifica, an incredible amount of…

Expert tips to help you stay on top of your finances

Budgetting should occur annually, and at least two months prior to year-end to test the…

Business Coaching

Many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of thinking that partnering with a business coach will…

Adapting to change

How do small and medium sized business owners respond to challenges that technological…

Why a winning mindset can make or break your Business

The successful growth of your organisation is largely dependant on your mindset…

How to test your business idea

Given the choice between starting a businessbuilt around a new whiz-bang widget…

The MBA who ditched corporate

Shaib will tell you that he also used to be a petrol head, but now he’s driven by a far more…

Are you a guilt-free Superwoman entrepreneur?

Every year,when I hand out the award
in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year Category…

Business coach ranked in the Top 20

Business coach, Wendy Richards, from the award-winning ActionCOACH Ignite, was recently…

Top Tips to help you prepare and grow your business

With year-end approaching, it’s time to take stock of what needs to be done to make the most…

Staying out of the red

Cash flow management is always essential, but in a recessionary environment it’s…

Salary, ROI or Both?

For many business owners and budding entrepreneurs, a seemingly never-ending roller…

Coaching. Not just for sports

High performance comes with years of discipline massive amounts of sacrifice and the inevitable…

Are you a workaholic?

Identifying if you are a workaholic is easy, but changing your ways gets more difficult as time…

How to work 10 hours less each week

We often equate working hard, long hourse with being successful, when in fact…

Coach's Corner

With the current economic situation being so tough, many entrepreneurs find themselves…

How secure is your business?

This year’s attack on one of South Africa’s largest financial institutions brought…