Estie Meyer

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The Impact of Crisis Management Strategy on the Performance

The study aimed at recognizing  the crisis management strategy and its impact on  in the performance of employees of Arab Potash company . The problem with the study is that the Arab Potash Company is under internal and external pressure can lead to a real crisis affecting the performance of employees and the resulting disruption of production and lower profits.  To achieve the aim of the study self administrated  questionnaire was used to collect the data . it was developed and disrributed to asample of (248) individuals.

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2019-08-24T12:26:45+02:00August 24th, 2019|Environments, General management and CSR|


Of the more than 27 million U.S. businesses in operation, an incredible 99 percent are small businesses with fewer than 500 employees. These smaller firms are arguably the most vulnerable to emergencies. In fact, nearly 40 percent of small businesses close following a disaster. This is proof that small businesses need to be effectively prepared for any crises that may hit. 

While emergencies affect smaller organizations differently from their larger counterparts, there is always plenty to be learned from crises that hit the nation’s name-brand companies.

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2019-08-24T12:23:21+02:00August 24th, 2019|General management and CSR|

How Business Environmental Factors Influence Strategy

Writing a business strategy is an essential aspect of starting and running a business. Without a clear strategy, it is difficult to set meaningful goals and objectives. In determining your business strategy, a logical analysis of the environment in which you operate will both inform and influence the outcome. This analysis – commonly called PESTLE, for political, economic, sociological, technological, legal and environmental – paves the way for identifying opportunities and threats, and effective business planning.

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2019-08-24T12:21:36+02:00August 24th, 2019|Environments|

Strategic Analysis

Strategic analysis refers to the process of conducting research on a company and its operating environment to formulate a strategy. The definition of strategic analysis may differ from an academic or business perspective, but the process involves several common factors:

  1. Identifying and evaluating data relevant to the company’s strategy
  2. Defining the internal and external environments to be analyzed
  3. Using several analytic methods such as Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis, and value chainanalysis

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2019-08-24T12:20:03+02:00August 24th, 2019|Other|

Operating context and strategy

A large and growing population on the African continent requiring food and staple products Africa’s population is set to DOUBLE to 2.4 billion people by 2050. Large scale and rapid urbanisation, strong population growth and economic growth that is persistently higher than that of developed economies, continue to make Africa an attractive long-term investment opportunity.

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2019-08-24T12:16:39+02:00August 24th, 2019|Performance of the business|

How to start a business in South Africa with R300

Financial services provider, FedGroup, says that with the use of technology (namely an app) and startup capital of R300, you can start a sideline business in South Africa.

“Those with an entrepreneurial spirit can expand their revenue streams and kick-start a side hustle by investing in Fedgroup’s Impact Farming,” the group said.

This crowd-farming initiative enables the asset owners to generate income from selected agricultural products and renewable energy.

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2019-07-06T17:17:46+02:00July 6th, 2019|Entrepreneurship, Performance of the business|

Five reasons why South Africa has lost 83 000 businesses since 2007

The greatest struggle in South Africa is the arduous task of reigniting the jobs market. Youth unemployment is the highest in the world here and millions of citizens are effectively excluded from the realm of work. So the latest findings from the Enterprise Observatory of South Africa (EOSA) don’t make for a light read.

The researchers have concluded that, for a 10-year period between 2007 – 2017, the number of companies registered in South Africa took a nosedive. From having 222 532 tax-paying businesses in 2007, that latest figure now stands at 139 664 – a massive decline of almost 83 000 places of employment, equating to 37% of the market.

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2019-07-06T17:14:23+02:00July 6th, 2019|Entrepreneurship|

6 of the Most Profitable Small Businesses in South Africa

When Grant Rushmere first envisioned Bos Ice Tea, he did it through the lens of creating a global brand. This wasn’t going to be a small local brand that would grow organically, and maybe enter international markets in the distant future. No. This was a brand engineered for stratospheric growth, which required a ballsy optimism and willingness to go big or go home.

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2019-07-06T17:12:37+02:00July 6th, 2019|Entrepreneurship|

Choice of company structures

Investors can employ a variety of legal business structures in South Africa, depending on the nature of the operation and the related tax and legal considerations. The most commonly adopted forms of doing business by foreign investors are private companies and branches.

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2019-07-06T17:10:45+02:00July 6th, 2019|Performance of the business|
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