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Thursday, 07 April 2016 10:43

Enabling job creation for 35 years

For every investment into a small and medium enterprise (SME), an average of nine jobs has been created. These statistics have been recorded by Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS) over the past 35 years that they have been in operation. The company celebrates its 35th anniversary since it opened its doors on this day 35 years ago (4 February 1981).

As South Africa continues to experience challenging economic conditions, with economic growth forecast predicted at just 0.7% for 2016, the topic of business productivity once again arises, especially in light of the upcoming public holiday ‘season’. This is according to Gerrie van Biljon, executive director of Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), who explains that local labour productivity levels have a direct impact on economic growth in the country.

Building a business is not a sprint, but a marathon, with hills, headwinds, heat and dust. Those entrepreneurs who succeed are not necessarily the fastest or the strongest, but those who are able to endure the ups and downs.

South Africa is eager to find solutions to the current problems that face the education sector ranging from lack of adequate schooling and accommodation facilities to a declining matric pass rate. According to Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), to complement government initiatives, a potent mix of passion for education and an entrepreneurial mind-set is needed to turn the current education crisis into a sustainable opportunity within the industry.

In light of the challenging economic climate, South African entrepreneurs have been cautioned to buckle up for what is predicted to be a challenging year. In order to be prepared for what may face them in 2016, business owners are advised to dedicate the next few weeks to the planning of budgets and cash-flow, which are both crucial tools required for the survival of any business.

Thursday, 07 April 2016 10:00

Job Interview Skills

The interview is the opportunity you get to meet the prospective employer. Here you should take the time to sell yourself in person to the employer as well as to get a realistic image of what will be expected of you in the position you have applied for. The interview is also the place where you can determine whether this job is in fact the job you have been looking for and if it is really suited to you.

Thursday, 07 April 2016 09:55

CV Writing Skills

What is a Curriculum Vitae (CV)?

It is a short, logical summary of your personal background, academic particulars, skills, work experience, achievements and relaxation particulars.

Thursday, 07 April 2016 09:48

Guidelines to create an application letter

It is always a good idea to write a specific application/covering letter to accompany your CV. Employers or recruitment agencies have to read through many CVs, and by including a brief, but informative application letter, you can only benefit yourself.

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 11:29

Govt welcomes closure of Limpopo school

Government has welcomed the Limpopo Department of Education’s decision to close the Mpepule Primary School in Lephalale, in Limpopo, says Acting Cabinet Spokesperson Phumla Williams.

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 11:23

Business as usual at Wits University

Classes are continuing as normal on Tuesday, following the disruption of lectures on Monday, says a Senior Executive Team of Wits University.

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