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Culture eats strategy for breakfast

Business lesson # 2: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast" - Peter Drucker The first time I read the above quote, I was slightly baffled. Surely, building and sustaining a competitive advantage in the business world depends on the ability to produce a winning strategy? Surely, a clear, differentiated strategy provides the direction for a team to channel their energy? Surely, without strategy a team won't know where they're going and they won't know when they've arrived? In my experience, str

5 ways to stick to your resolutions this year

The year is already in full swing, and many of us have set resolutions for ourselves.. However, not all of us have been as successful as others at sticking to them. When you set your 2017 resolutions, you were a bubbling ball of positivity. Motivation quickly dies down once the "resolution" hype is over. So how do you keep your good intentions going when this happens? Here a few tips: One at a time! You may be eager to get it all done and dusted, but that's a quick recipe to burnout for most.

11 (legit) ways to earn extra bucks...

The stress that comes from financial strain carries over beyond January - it can be a year-long headache. Whether you're looking to ease the Jan-U-Worry pressure or simply trying to get more bucks in your pocket, there are many ways to eliminate the financial stress by earning an extra income. Here are some ideas you can tap into and work your way into having more money at the end of the month: Freelance with your skills - use the skills you already have to earn you extra cash. Just be sure to

Cheap isn't always (good) enough

With January being the month where there is more month left at the end of our money, many of us are on the hunt for bargains and ways of cutting costs where we can. Often times we make the mistake of cutting corners where we shouldn't - and end up in a pickle when the times comes to get real value for money. We all want affordable things, more so if it's cheap - but is cheap always best? Before you start cutting the wrong costs and chasing after cheaper deals, consider these options on how you

Getting back to business: 7 resolutions for your business

As a business owner, you have probably set your own personal resolutions, so why not do the same for your business as you prepare for a better year ahead? Here are 7 awesome resolutions so your small business can hit the ground running. The time to delegate starts now! If you want something done right, do it yourself." - the famous saying that we've all heard at some point in our lives and deludes us into doing more than we should be doing. As a business owner, there will always be many thing

Retail crimes: 7 ways to avoid becoming a victim of shoplifting

Being a business owner comes with many untold risks and stress factors. One of the most stressful of these in the retail space is shoplifting. As if competition from online shopping sites is not enough to stress about, you don't also want to find yourself stressing about the loss of sales due to theft. While security cameras can help you identify suspects after a theft, there are also other ways in which you can mitigate the opportunity for shoplifting. Know the signs: Not all shoplifters use

Here's to rolling on a budget

It's that time of the year when may you find yourself with more month at the end of your money... December has come and gone, leaving you wondering how you're going to get through January. With all the festivities and spending during the holiday season, we are now faced with the dilemma of stretching our rand even further to handle the everyday responsibilities. Breathe a sigh of relief! There are ways to survive the JanuWorry blues and make it safely into the rest of the year. We've put togeth

Being resolute in your resolutions

We're at that time of the year again where we're hearing the "new year, new me" statements and others making more goals that fade away with the months. The beginning of each year comes with a set of resolutions - some new and some not so new... We may not know what your 2017 resolutions are - whether they are to lose weight (again!?), travel more or to quit smoking - but we are certain that there are resolutions that you can certainly stick to this year - with less pain. We've put together a qu

Relieve stress and live for the moment

Mookho, a Legal Advisor at MiWay, shares her thoughts and experiences of living for the moment. The holiday season is upon us and I am sure most of you have already planned to go somewhere with family or friends - that's great. However, not everything should be planned, and nor should great events only be confined to the festive season! It's the same routine…go, go, go! Do you wake up, prepare the kids for school, and all that comes with being a working mom/dad… and then after w

7 ways the environment can damage your car

Our 4-wheeled babies are so much a part of our lives - they not only go where we go, they take us there comfortably and conveniently. Very often we hear about how cars have a negative impact on the environment and the dangers that come from the effects of riding around from place to place - it's not often you hear someone talking about the side of the story - how the environment can affect your car. Here are seven note-worthy environmental effects which may cause damage to your car. Prolonged

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