MARKET SNIPPET: 23 October 2014

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

The new Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, made his first mid-term budget speech yesterday (22 October 2014). Mabyanine Phiri talks about what South Africans can expect from the economy in today’s Market Snippet.

NEWS: Transnet pensioners to share bonuses

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Pensioners will receive a total of R2.3bn in bonuses from Transnet since 2010. Retired Transnet employees are thrilled at the fact that they will share hundreds of millions in bonus payments or thirteenth cheques in November.

BUSINESS: Club travel solutions for small businesses

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Small businesses can look at business travel in a whole new light thanks to a new online subscription based service. Club Travel Business Solutions aims to transform travel for small to medium enterprises. Finweek investigates.

PROPERTY: Are sole mandates the right choice?

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A sole mandate can be defined as an exclusive contract between the seller of a home and a real estate agent, allowing that agent to market the property and find the right buyer for the home at the highest price in the shortest period of time. Finweek looks at why mandates have more benefits than meets the eye.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Tips to effectively brand your business

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Customers often have interaction with the brand of your business long before they interact with your products or services. Ravi Govender, Head of Small Enterprises at Standard Bank offers a few tips on how go effectively go about branding your business.

MARKET SNIPPET: 22 October 2014

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

It’s Mid-term Budget day and the entire financial community is eager to hear what Nhlanhla Nene has to say about the lethargic economy, writes Mabyanine Phiri in today’s Market Snippet.

MONEY: 5 ways to keep holiday spending under control

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Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, the holidays can be hard on your pocket. We share five tips to help you stay in control of your finances this festive season.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 5 tips for outstanding customer service

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Although customers aren’t always right they do have the power to make or break a reputation, and good customer service forms the basis of a successful business to consumer organisation. Dale Carnegie Training gives us five tips for great customer service.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: How to make your business grow like Facebook

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Everybody knows the extent of Facebook’s global success with 1.3bn active users. Ian Henderson from Rubric talks about how other tech companies can try and replicate the level of international success achieved by Facebook.