Bucket List Corporate Travel Destinations: 5 Places Your Employees Won’t Want to Miss

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South Africa. Known to be an expensive luxury, few individuals ever manage to make it out to Africa to indulge in this immersive experience. South Africa is a great destination for safari, as cities like Cape Town offer excellent tour opportunities, accommodation, and transportation infrastructure, while still being close enough to reserves to get people into the heart of the wilds.

List Of The Best SEO Chrome Extensions In 2020


Supported countries are Brazil, India, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, Ireland, Russia, China, Poland, Hungary, Salvador, Australia, and Canada, as well as the com.

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Wonga Launches Fraud Hotline To Combat Phishing Scam


The scam has been targeting consumers in South Africa, a country where online consumers face a high risk of internet fraud , for the past year. The scam starts with an email or SMS being sent to customers, purported by Wonga South Africa, to a diverse range of recipients. Wonga South Africa has launched a fraud hotline to help protect consumers from this ongoing scam.

Medici’s Founder Clinton Phillips Talks About Disrupting the Healthcare Industry on Ideas to Invoices


A Native of South Africa, Clinton Phillips, a serial entrepreneur, recently founded Medici, a HIPAA-complaint telemedicine app, in Austin and raised more than $24 million in venture capital funding. Previously, Phillips founded and ran Aspen-based Aspen Back & Body, physical rehab clinic, that he sold to Laser Spine Institute.

How Social Distancing Is Helping The Environment


Bears in Yosemite, California and lions in Kruger, South Africa have all been roaming into the spaces usually reserved for human visitors. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all had to make changes to our everyday lives.

Amanda Jo of Organic Bunny Discusses Influencers Doing Good in The World

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She grew up in South Sudan, a war-torn country with many social problems. Two social media influencers, brothers Finn and Jack Harries, known as JacksGap on YouTube, traveled to South Africa to help the Waterberg Welfare Society.

How to avoid getting burned when hiring overseas

The Next Web

Joseph is based in San Francisco and has lived and worked in Singapore, India, England, Australia, and South Africa. Joseph Pigato is the Managing Director of Sparked. Recruiting, interviewing and hiring staff overseas can be an adventure. There’s amazing talent across the globe, but finding it, discerning the best candidates and making a successful hire that works out can be a roll of the dice. Getting burned, on the other hand, is easy.

3 Steps Brands Can Take To Boost Bottom Line By Creating Behavior Change


The beer brand Carling Black Label combatted domestic violence in South Africa through its #NoExcuse campaign against gender based violence and fighting against toxic masculinity. by Myriam Sidibe, author of “ Brands on a Mission “ As the US reopens after months of shelter-in-place, we’re seeing just how difficult it is to convince people to change long-established behaviors – or adapt to new ones, like wearing masks or keep physical distance.

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7 Emigrant Entrepreneur Traits We All Should Emulate

Startup Professionals Musings

including Sergey Brin (Russia) at Google, Elon Musk (South Africa) at Tesla, John W. In my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas. In my view, these are the least likely to succeed, partially because the people behind them have the wrong expectations and traits. The instant gratification approach just doesn’t work in business.

Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study


But the three standout countries in terms of ambition are United Arab Emirates (95-percent), South Africa (85-percent) and India (81-percent). But this is not limited to just Singapore – 83-percent of Taiwanese, 79-percent of South Koreans, and 91-percent of Philippines in the Gen Y age bracket all desire for the simpler, precious things in life.

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Do You Need A Broker For Forex Trading?


One of the first advantages you will notice with a broker , specifically in South Africa, is that after opening a trading account, you can ask to be set up with a “dummy” account. Trading foreign currency can be a very simple act that many of us perform every time we travel. If we are living in the US but take a trip to London, we would take a few USD and trade them in for some British Pound Sterling. When moving on to Italy, we would go to a bank and buy a few Euros.

3 Big Lessons From African Entrepreneurs


Africa is a huge and diverse continent, and over the last few years, it has emerged as one of the world’s hotspots for startups. In Africa, entrepreneurs have serious, intractable problems that western startups don’t face. The agriculture technology sector, or agtech, in Africa is booming and its entrepreneurs think very long term and very big. In the most disadvantaged countries in Africa the odds are already stacked against you when it comes to becoming an entrepreneur.

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Memories of an Unconnected Era: Searching for Sugar Man

Both Sides of the Table

Somehow he became popular in South Africa – with popularity approaching something like that of the Beatles. And he had never known of his success in South Africa. The information of Rodriguez’s life journey and struggles were known in the US yet it was nearly impossible to find out in South Africa. Many people reading this will be digital natives. These are people who don’t remember an era in which we were unconnected.

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How to Make Sure Your Online Loan Company is Legitimate

The Startup Magazine

There are many loan sharks in South Africa, with IOL saying that South Africa’s private debt crisis cost the country an estimated R500-million a month. If you are on the lookout for a loan, and are currently scouring online loan companies, it can be baffling to know which company is the right one. Of course, one of the most important things is that you find a reputable company, and not a loan shark.

Recapping the V1 Marketplace Meetup in SF

Version One Ventures

More than 75 marketplace founders and investors attended the event – coming from as far as South Africa and Nova Scotia. Last Thursday, we hosted a private marketplace-themed event in San Francisco, The Holy Grail of the Marketplace: The Virtuous Cycle. We initially started bringing the marketplace community together when we published our Guide to Marketplaces. And nights like these prove that this space is just as dynamic and promising as ever.

[Singapore] Cybercrime Incidents Down In 2013, But Losses Up: Norton


While cybercrime in Singapore is generally low compared to other high-risk countries (Russia sees 85% cybercrime rate, with China at 77% and South Africa at 73%), the sharp rise in losses from cybercrime is cause for concern. Here’s some good and bad news for Singapore – the good news is, cybercrime incidents in the country this year as reported has dropped by almost 25%. The bad news, however, is that those who do fall to cybercrime are losing so much more than before.

Founder Interview: Michel Ruiz on Augmented Reality and Building the KaviAR Tech Startup

The Startup Magazine

The consumer may travel through a virtual doorway in their living room to breathtaking locations across the world, from stunning beaches in Madagascar, Tobago Cay and South Carolina to a casino in Las Vegas, a cathedral in Italy and the Angkor temple in Thailand, to the Andean Lagoons in Peru, the Lion’s Head and Table Mountain Peaks in South Africa, and the incredible Eiffel Tower and Seine River in Paris—and many other locations. Michel researching South Africa.

Ripples of Hope

Jeff Hilimire

But his speech in 1968 while in South Africa, often referred to as the Ripple of Hope speech, is probably my favorite. Not a political figure in South Africa, but a US Senator. He had no business being in South Africa, except that he cared. I wrote last week about Bobby Kennedy’s speech after Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Africa Online: Check out “The Shift”

David Cohen

Technology is changing lives — even saving lives — in Africa, the world’s second most populous continent. In The Shift: The Entrepreneurs and Companies Bringing Africa Online , my good friend Elizabeth Gould who produced the Techstars documentary series on Bloomberg TV now reports on some of these inspiring stories of ingenuity and entrepreneurship in Africa.

[Interview] Nellie Mayshak, Founder Of Canaf Consulting Associates


She notes, for example, that she has been lucky to have worked with people at all levels in public administration, including such notable leaders as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia since 2006 – and Africa’s first elected female head of state. For example, a project I was involved with in South Africa united South African provinces with Canadian provinces. Our Canadian participants learned as much from their South African counterparts!

[Interview] Joseph A. Michelli, Author Of The Airbnb Way


This summer, for example, I spoke in Singapore, Australia and South Africa. To label Airbnb a success story is probably one of the key business understatements of our era. Starting with a spare room and sensing a unique opportunity, its three founders created a multibillion-dollar company that profoundly altered the hospitality industry and became a driving force in the sharing economy. Organizational consultant and customer service expert Joseph A.

Paul Herdsman Of NICE Global: The Benefits Of Utilizing Nearshore Outsourcing For Your Business


Usually, these offshore suppliers are in Asia, (India, Afghanistan, Malaysia, China, Vietnam and the Philippines), Eastern Europe (Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Armenia), or Africa (Morocco, Kenya and South Africa). In today’s ever-changing, highly competitive business climate, small startups and large companies alike are increasingly turning to outsourcing processes.

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Slyde Handboards – Shredding A New Wave For Surfing


It was there on the shores of the South African coast that the initial idea for Slyde was formed. “The inspiration for the arrow in our logo is a turn-off sign you see along the N2 coastal highway in South Africa that has breaks like J-bay along it,&# adds Watts.

Hot Desking: The Musical Chairs Of The Creative


In Cape Town, South Africa you can head over to WorkShop17. by Nazir Adams of Sekari. Imagine sharing a space with other like-minded individuals who come from all walks of life, who are interested in different professions but are all starting out or even working alone on a freelance basis? If that sounds like an environment that would help you thrive creatively, then hot desking in a collaborative space could be for you.

7 Leadership Lessons From Successful Immigrants

Startup Professionals Musings

including Sergey Brin (Russia) at Google, Elon Musk (South Africa) at Tesla, John W. In my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas. In my view, these are the least likely to succeed, partially because the people behind them have the wrong expectations and traits. The instant gratification approach just doesn’t work in business.

5 Smart Ways to Generate More Leads for your Startup Business

The Startup Magazine

In Africa – and South Africa in particular – you can seek online tenders and have the jobs sent straight to your inbox. If you are looking to generate more business leads for a new organisation then have no fear – we have your back! These are the top 5 smartest ways to generate leads for your startup… so listen in, get clued up, and start making your small business more money! The Best 5 Ways to Find Business Leads.

15 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names


Our name, Lubanzi, comes from a wandering dog that followed me and my co-founder on a 6 day, 100 mile trip hiking across South Africa’s remote Wild Coast. In 2014, while living in South Africa as exchange students, we set off on a 20-hour bus ride along South Africa’s southern coast en route to the wild coast, a remote part of the country – famously the birthplace of Nelson Mandela – for a week-long backpacking expedition.

Make this the next book you read, or better yet, listen to

Jeff Hilimire

Trevor Noah, if you aren’t aware, is a comedian from South Africa. Instead, it gives his story of growing up extremely poor in South Africa, dealing with the effects of a post-Apartheid society. I just finished listening to Trevor Noah’s book, Born a Crime , on Audible. He reads the book, which is why I highly recommend you consider listening to it. He replaced Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show.

5 Ways Cloud Telephony Can Benefit Startups


The startup culture is rampant today, especially in emerging national economies like Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. by Ambarish Gupta, CEO and founder of Knowlarity Communications. If the business world was a steep cliff and entrepreneurs were rock climbers trying to get to the top, think of modern technologies as the footholds they would use to boost themselves higher and higher.

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ESG and Nonprofit Boards

Board Effect

In the 1970s, shareholders protested against apartheid in South Africa by withdrawing their equity from companies in that country. ESG , or environmental, social , and governance, is an issue that’s making big waves, and ESG for nonprofits is getting its share of attention as well.

Scaling Techstars Horizontally

Feld Thoughts

Barclays (New York, South Africa and Israel). There are two common ways to scale a system – horizontally or vertically. If you are a software engineer, you probably get this instinctively. If you don’t know what this is, let’s work with the simple Wikipedia definition which is pretty good. Scale Vertically (or “scale up”): Add resources to a single node in a system, typically involving the addition of CPUs or memory to a single computer.

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.


South Africa: Motivated. If there’s one word most people describe themselves with professionally, it’s creative. At least, that’s the consensus from professional network LinkedIn, who found that the description topped the list of the most overused words and phrases in its member profiles for 2012. Here’s a quick look at what the 2012 No. 1 buzzwords for countries in which LinkedIn fielded this study: Australia: Creative. Brazil: Experimental.

Mobile Payment Platform Swiff Launches in Singapore; Targets Other Markets


This payment solution was beta-tested by merchants such as Russian-themed restaurant and caviar bar Buyan in Singapore since June last year, and is now launched worldwide, with the company targeting Southeast Asia, South Africa and South America as key target markets. Earlier this year, I commented during the launch of UOB’s mobile banking iOS application that mobile payment options such as that offered by Square would be a boon to small business owners.

Are Self-Employed Construction Workers Most At Risk Of Personal Debt?


Other reports across South Africa and Europe have also indicated similar findings. According to recent reports, self-employed builders and quantity surveyors are 40% more likely than other professions to accumulate personal debt. This is according to a report by PayPlan , a debt advice provider, in an in depth study which was originally based in the UK but could hint at a worldwide trend.

Upfront Ventures Adds Hamet Watt as New Investment Partner

Both Sides of the Table

Hamet started his career in Venture Capital working for the first post-apartheid VC fund in South Africa. Today is a day I’ve waited patiently for for 5 years but more earnestly for more than 1 year. I am thrilled to announce that we have added Hamet Watt as a Partner at Upfront Ventures.

[Review] Life Without Limits


A celebrated speaker, he gets invitations to speak from all over the world – Australia (Melbourne was his childhood home), Europe, US, China, India, Africa, and South East Asia (including Singapore ). I was also touched by how he gave away $20,000 of his meagre savings when he made a mission trip to South Africa, and provided orphanages with presents for kids, books, blankets and beds despite having very little then. Nick Vujicic is a man on a global mission.

Do entrepreneurs really have common character traits?

NZ Entrepreneur

Sandy Geyer is an entrepreneur, trainer and author and teaches the principles of entrepreneur intelligence (ENQ) to business and academic leaders in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa at ENQ Practice. Researchers have been trying for decades to establish the most common character traits of entrepreneurs.

Importance of Finance to Your Business

The Startup Magazine

In South Africa especially, there is an underlying need to keep a business well financed and managed, in alignment with the economic development goals of the country. Finance for most companies, including Africa businesses , entails some operational costs such as remunerative payments for staff members, raw materials, inventory, interest payments, to mention a few. Finance is one of the very subtle sectors of a business that can make or break entrepreneurs.

Help Detained USA Citizen In Abu Dhabi

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

A citizen of the world, he’s worked with disadvantaged youth in South Africa, and volunteered his time at many conferences around the world. Including conferences in Italy, Canada, Holland, Turkey, the UK, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia. This is a departure for this blog.

Founder Interview: RedMane Technology’s Tony Lakier

The Startup Magazine

Growing up in South Africa, I had a pet giraffe named George that followed me around. As part of The Startup Magazine Founder Interview Series , we talked to Mr. Tony Lakier. Tony is the Founder and CEO of RedMane Technology. He has some insights on technology and how to use it to impact the world. Here is more of his story: Describe your product/service in 10 words or less: Problem solving. Technology is just one of our tools. Give us a little more detail into what RedMane does?

The Challenges Financial Advisors Will Face in 2019 by Wendy Barlin

Mike Michalowicz

Wendy is originally from South Africa and after a year traveling abroad, fell in love with the sparkle of the City of Angels and decided to make Los Angeles her home. I’ve interviewed advisors and conducted research across the United States and have determined the most common theme for business success going into 2019, is to “specialize in a niche market”.

Growth strategies for marketplaces: key takeaways from a fireside chat on growth

Version One Ventures

More than 75 marketplace founders and investors attended the event – coming from as far as South Africa and Nova Scotia. Last week I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Andrew Chen for a fireside chat on growth strategies as part of the Version One marketplace meetup. As an investor and former founder, I know that scalable growth (and the pretty hockey stick graph) is the holy grail for every startup. And Andrew understands growth strategy as well as anyone in the industry.

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