Taking the Gap on MaudeStreet.com with Simon Brown
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A weekly podcast by Simon Brown aimed at growing small business. We will interview a range of guests every week who are leaders in their fields.
||Taking the Gap 25 - Best of 2012||Barrie Brameley - Chief imagination officer at BarrieBramely.com How to find and retain talented staff. Staffing is a vexing issue and maybe more so with smaller businesses due to typically smaller staff size. Barrie gives some ideas on how to spo||12/17/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Taking the Gap 24 - Consumer trends for 2013||David Mattin Lead Strategist at TrendWatching.com The major consumer trends for 2013 which ultimately are empowering the consumer of the over arching mega trend playing out. David helps us understand not only what they are but we delve into detail||12/10/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Taking the Gap 23 - The CPA and your business||Eric Levenstein - Director Werksmans Attorneys Keeping on the right side of the Consumer Protection Act CPA. It is an important piece of legislation, but does business know what the implications are? Are you fully compliant and do your staff know||12/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Taking the Gap 22 - Protecting your business from fraud||Dave Loxton director at Werksmans Attorneys Dave is a specialist in the white collar crime and forensics practice and we talk about spotting potential risks for fraud within your company as well as being proactive to reduce the potential for fraud||11/26/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Taking the Gap 21 - Say thank you and be noticed||Colette Symanowitz - MD and Founder of MBAconnect.net The power of thank you. A simple deserved thank you. We were all taught please and thank you as children, but are we still using thank you in our personal and professional life? Bottom line in||11/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Taking the Gap 20 - Raising start-up capital in SA and rewarding staff||Andy Hadfield, Andyhadfield.com & RealTimeWine (@AndyHadfield) Andy is not an expert on raising capita but he has real world experience as he raised money for what was essentially a blog and an idea - RealTimeWine. What is the state of an||11/13/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Taking the Gap 19 - Don't sell past the close||David Lewis CEO of Retail Capital www.retailcapital.co.za They recently concluded a Small Business Barometer asking those in the hospitality industry about their experience of borrowing money; how who and what for. Timeless advice Don't sell||11/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Taking the Gap 18 - Global Ambition Survey||Russell Fox, BDO Business Development Director for South Africa BDO Global Ambition Survey covers responses from CFO's around the world asking where they are looking to invest and what challenges and opportunities they expect. The biggest i||10/30/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Taking the Gap 17 - Making meetings work||Samantha Willan Gender HIV/Aids Consultant 5 Tips (+ a bonus) on productive meetings For most everybody meetings are at best a total wste of time at worst they are killing our brain. So how do we make sure meetings are productive with real tangiable out||10/22/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Taking the Gap 16 - Social entrepreneurship||Jannie Rossouw Head of Sanlam Business Market Opportunities abound for social entrepreneurs in South Africa abound and can be profitable as well as a transfer of knowledge and skills. Importantly zeal to do good is not enough, business savvy is still vit||10/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|