Basics of Buying a Business

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Buying an existing business can be a much less risky and more quickly profitable venture than starting your own business from scratch. But it’s not entirely risk free and your success will depend heavily on how wisely you choose and evaluate the business you buy. Here are the "tires to kick" as you begin investigating […]

Tips on Curbing Corporate Fraud

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1.    Assess risk. Identify what activities are outsourced, moved between different groups, and transferred across borders, and which activities are performed by the board of directors, top managers, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and external contractors. Recognizing risk spots determines where prevention and detection mechanisms should be placed. 2.    Assess corporate culture. Identify the ethical tone […]

How to be a better employee?

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The interesting thing about hiring new employees, such as my situation,  is that you have to re-emphasis what you are looking for in your new hires. As an employer, you tend to take for granted certain things about long-standing employees.  For younger workers, there is a dual challenge of figuring out how to make yourself […]

How to claim for pothole damage

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A car passes a pothole in Immink Drive near Bara Hospital in Soweto. Claiming from the Joburg Roads Agency is a long and complicated process. Picture: Itumeleng English Johannesburg – With so many of the city’s roads still looking like war zones after the heavy rains of a few weeks ago, tyre fitment centres are […]