The Role of BDS Providers The functions and responsibilities of managers have been categorised into four main categories: planning, leading, organising and controlling. The POLC Framework, though not encompassing all the different facets of a manager’s role, is sufficient in defining the role of SMME managers, many of whom, management is a new role. Business […]

Covid-19 Era : What is your personal call to action? “This is a time of crises!”. We hear ourselves and others repeat this statement many times each day.  Its “covid19” this and “covid19” that. It is now exhausting just hearing it being said. The cost of this crisis on human life is becoming very personal. […]

The Inner Work of a Leader in this Time of Crisis What do businesses and business leaders need to consider, to carry their businesses through the economic storm? It seems the consensus is that some of the key elements include: Strengthening the resilience and agility of the organisation Customer retention Increasing market confidence/interest in your […]

My Time During Covid-19 “Time is on my side, yes, it is” – The rolling stones I am feeling a bit reflective on the concept of time lately. I have been evaluating my adaptation, or lack of it, to the lockdown era.  I, like my C4G colleagues and most of you who will come to read […]

Could it be that small business can rise from the COVID-19 ashes? It is well established that we are living in unprecedented times. The human being is being tested on all possible levels and so too, by default, every small business out there. This is a time for much resilience and tenacity. The old adage […]

Strengthening the ecosystems in which small businesses operate to help them survive COVID 19 and protect them in the future In addition to being a global health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has extensive socio-economic impacts, putting many companies in our economy at risk of being forced out of business. Up to 41% of businesses are […]