MONEY: Addictive business models


Any business owner will tell you that repeat customers are invaluable. Your ultimate goal is to reach as many customers as possible by selling something the market finds addictive. Gareth Ochse uses the porn industry as an example to illustrate how addictive business models work.

OPINION: How we view our salaries


Ellen Edwards from Fintech talks about an article she read about how people view the salaries of their co-workers, by our very own Gavin Symanowitz. Read more here to see the surprising reactions.

MANAGEMENT: Mine’s bigger than yours


Have you ever wondered what your colleague in the cubicle next to you takes home every month? Gavin Symanowitz highlights some interesting questions about the social taboos around the disclosure of our incomes.

INSIGHT: How to ensure safe online trading


The use of online trading has increased immensely over the past few years. But some traders still fear online trading due to safety reasons. Mabyanine Phiri from ACM Gold shares some guidelines to remember when trading online.

OPINION: Sales is dead


Sales isn’t what it used to be. Re-engineering the old sales machine requires a revolution in the way business treats its clients. What businesses need to focus on now is trust and insight. Finweek takes a look at a few important factors that need to be considered.

MANAGEMENT: Attracting talent in the economic downturn


In tough economic times companies often cut back on recruitment activities. According to Universum South Africa, hard times are ideal for sourcing new talent. Here are a few tips to help you find the best people for your business.

MANAGEMENT: Why e-learning is great for training in workplace


The benefits of electronic learning (e-learning) in companies are immense, despite South Africa catching on a bit slow. Ansie Snyders from Sage VIP Payroll & HR gives five reasons why companies should take on this approach.

INVESTMENT: Three attitudes to adopt when trading in the stock market


Having the right attitude towards your investments can be very important to set you apart from others in the long run. Moxima Gama identifies three areas you have to look at before committing to a trader’s life.

JARGON BUSTER: Contracts for difference


Contracts for difference, or CFDs, are derivative contracts in which one party agrees to pay out the difference between the current value of an asset and the value of the asset at the time the contract comes to a close to a buyer.

STEP RIGHT UP: The 11 September edition

11 September

In this week’s issue of Finweek, we speak to Investec’s Neil Stuart-Findlay and Keillen Ndlovu about potential in the listed property sector. We also look at chores as a kid and how it can make you an entrepreneur and the latest around ARB Holdings.