Saturday, 30 March 2013

Action, Reaction, Consequence.

Every Action has a reaction and this is something that should become the way we think on a daily basis. For example, businesses are generally started by Entrepreneurs for various reasons. They take risks and build their businesses to sustain their needs. When the business gets bigger, they take on staff and further responsibilities. To maintain their profit levels they need to keep costs in check. If they have investors, there is even further pressure to be profitable in order to pay their shareholders the return that they expect. If costs are increased, either prices of products need to rise, cuts have to be made or less profit needs to be expected. If it is your business are you happy with less money in your pocket? It is you who has taken the risk and made sacrifices to set up and run your business. With the latest legislation coming into the marketplace with regards Health Care, steps to reduce costs and maintain profitability or even survival have to be taken. Read what is happening in the restaurant sector. Action, reaction and consequence. 

Friday, 29 March 2013

Bling Bling!

One day, the majority of you will marry. Before getting married an engagement ring will be required. Please consider these things in terms of costings and finance before you jump in and laden yourself with debt. Remember the ring is just the start! Engagement financing

Thursday, 28 March 2013

A successful teenager

Kudos to this young man and his achievement. I have said for a while that you need an idea, a skill and determination and this is exactly what Nick did. He put the three things together and received a large pay day from someone who has bought his online business. His idea came out of a need or frustration, he had the skill to do something about it and the determination not to give it up and see the project through. Congratulations once again. Online success

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Free Trade?

Here is something interesting for the Business Students. The EU, the enlargement of the EU and the advantages and disadvantages of having a border-less Europe to trade in. No tariffs and quotas. The US are now considering a free trade agreement between the US and Europe in order to stimulate the EU markets. An interesting article and something to definitely discuss in class. EU and US Free Trade.

Belgian Bolt!

You are only as young as you feel and this is pure joy to watch. I only hope that I am able to do this when I reach 95 years of age. Belgian Bolt

Monday, 25 March 2013

How high is your ceiling?

In setting up your own business, trying something new or just plain trying, there is always an excuse why you cannot succeed. If you give into these insecurities then you will never truly know whether you can achieve it or not. If you don't succeed after trying then you know for sure, however a lesson will be learnt which might prompt you to be successful elsewhere. Ping Fu is a multi millionaire who could have had plenty of excuses NOT to succeed. She ignored her excuses and made her venture a success. Ping Fu

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Unions versus Businesses

A great article for those covering Unions in their studies. The minimum wage, why the Trade Unions want membership and the politics of the decision. Does this ring true world wide?  Textile Unions in South Africa


In the internet world, collaborations often occur in order to maintain market share, climb up the SEO rankings and enhance one another products. Facebook and Netflix are no exception. Through the change in the Video Privacy Act, Netflix and Facebook are now able to share information. Users watch movies provided by Netflix and Facebook shares this information with the users friends. The rest you can figure out. Netflix and Facebook share.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Pool anyone

If you are an aspiring pool player or need help in getting hang of the game, this gadget could be for you. Gadget Everyone has a great idea. What's yours?


Here is a great article about Kaizen and how it has been applied by a member of staff in a bar. Something so simple, but really does make life easier. Kaizen

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Practice, practice, practice.

I just came across this video of two kids in a break dancing contest. One of them is a 6 year old girl called Terra. They are both really good and although talented, there is no doubt that a lot of hard work and practice has resulted in them being as good as they are. If you want something, the harder you practice, the luckier you get. Read the article and watch the video. Break dance

Charity and fun

In the world of ego, arrogance and seriousness, it is fantastic to see people with high profiles in their sport doing a lot for charities at their expense. Some of the biggest names in golf have done exactly this. Life can be too serious at times and it is OK to laugh at yourself and have some fun. These guys are great. Their rap songs were made with all proceeds going to charity. Please support them. Rap video.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Apple iWatch

iPod, iPhone, iPad and now the iWatch. Apple are furiously working on developing a watch. What is next. Have a read and see if you would buy into it. Apple iWatch

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Facebook decline?

Social media has become so intertwined in our lives. How do you use yours? Have you become too reliant on Social media? Have a think of the reasons why you use social media and what the next best thing is going to be. Is Facebook all it can be, or are there other avenues? Is Facebook in decline?