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More Free Courses

There are more free courses available on my Virtual Convention Centre. The latest one can be accessed by clicking on the button below –

Not a Webinar???

As some of you know, I am a big fan of Zoho.

They have a product called Showtime that is a unique take on doing both live and online presentations, and guess what – It’s free.

Have a good look at ShowTime

Virtual Convention Centre

I will be publishing 17 short online courses between now and December 2017.

If you have friends or associates that you believe could benefit from the courses then please send me an email and I will give both you and your friend a discount voucher for your next course.

Have a look at what’s coming  by doing the free course on my virtual convention centre

10 Laws of social media marketing

It’s vital that you understand social media marketing fundamentals. From maximizing quality to increasing your online entry points, abiding by these 10 laws will help build a foundation that will serve your customers, your brand and — perhaps most importantly — your bottom line.

See the video or read the 10 Laws of Social Media Marketing

Or you can use a tool like Hootsuite to help you do the job.

Biggest online shops in South Africa

Over the last five years, online shopping revenues (in South Africa) more than doubled – from R3.6 billion in 2011 to R8.1 billion in 2016.

See the list of Biggest online shops in South Africa

Finally – I am going online with my courses

This has taken a while, and a lot of talking to myself, but I am taking my courses online.

Please run through the “Upcoming Courses” (see the links below) and get a feel for how the system operates.

To see a preview of what is coming go to and select the courses menu item, or go straight to the Virtual Convention Centre and have a look.

Otherwise select the button on the image below –

Simple Business Systems

Often entrepreneurs resist setting up business systems because even the thought of doing so feels overwhelming (or as if it will stifle creativity). Nothing could be further from the truth.

Systems do not have to suck out all of the fun from your business, nor should they be complicated. Success is dependent on your ability to create systems that are simple — systems that people actually want to use.

Here are five steps every business owner can take to set up effective business systems.

Learn from Apple’s Marketing

Apple’s marketing has become a benchmark for other companies that want to reach similar heights of recognition and revenue. Whether you are a top tier content marketing agency or a SaaS (software as a service) product, you can learn a thing or two from Apple.

Here are 10 big lessons at

Entrepreneur Habits

Habits form our lives. They provide a framework on which we build professional success and personal happiness. As a society, we’re fascinated with the habits of others, usually prominent figures – celebrities, political figures, and, of course, famous entrepreneurs.

Here are the some interesting habits of famous entrepreneurs that can help give you starting points for your own successful daily routines.

See them at

Time Management Basics

Is managing your time really worth the hassle? Resoundingly, yes, it is. On a day-to-day level, it will make your routine more practical and organized. It will make your long-term view clearer, as you know that you are in control of upcoming projects and tasks. For your career, it will help you achieve your goals quicker.

It even has health benefits. It’s scientifically proven that we get highly stressed when we don’t achieve tasks and goals that we wanted to reach. Stress, in turn, is detrimental to sleep, digestion and mental activities. On the other hand, a balanced workload and controlled use of time will negate stress and make you more capable.

Top Tips

  1. Make a record – how are you spending your time? What can be cut out? Also, always write down your ‘to do’ list and organize it according to priority.
  2. Managing communications – make effective telephone calls (don’t stay on hold, leave clear messages etc.), keep a tidy inbox with multiple folders for different types of emails, don’t let yourself be disturbed by colleagues if inappropriate.
  3. Managing meetings – attend only meetings that it is necessary or advantageous to attend. Make sure you are prepared for it so that it achieves something (otherwise a follow-up meeting becomes a requisite – another timewaster).
  4. Be organized – a tidy desk, a tidy to do list, and a tidy email inbox show a tidy and organized mind and person.
  5. Prioritize – even if you have multiple projects on the go and numerous tasks to achieve, a clearly defined list of priorities will keep you on top of things and will help you to meet deadlines.
  6. Delegate tasks – don’t be afraid to pass duties onto other capable people. The time spent teaching someone else to do one of your tasks is soon made up for.
  7. Say no – sometimes well-meaning colleagues, or people outside of your company, make demands on your time unnecessarily (meetings, conferences, solving other people’s problems etc.). A polite ‘no’ will help you to keep control of your time.
  8. Maintain a record – a diary or planner will help you to keep an eye on where your time is going. If it is being spent badly, you can change things. Making a written note of how you spend your time is one of the key steps. Don’t miss it out.
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