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Is your business on target?

Half year check-list for business owners The half-time break for a sports match offers a crucial few minutes for both the coach and players to review and tweak their game plan, and in a similar way, business owners should view the half-way mark of the year no differently. This is according to Gerrie van Biljon, executive director of Business Partners Limited, a specialist risk finance company for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs), who s...

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‘Work hard, quietly and develop a thick skin’

Pat Duxbury knows the look that says “But you're a woman!” in the face of a client whom she meets at the start of a tour through the Kruger Park. “As a woman, you always have to prove yourself. You work hard at the beginning of a tour, and after a day or two they (the tourists) settle down and are happy with you,” says Pat, who has built up Themba Tours and Safaris over the past two decades. As the owner-manager of a guest house in Brya...