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CrashProof your Business Revisited Course Launches April 20, 2018

I've been working on the new CrashProof your Business Revisited course. The CrashProof your Business seminar launched in November 1995. More than 30,000 business owners have seen the course live, on VHS or DVD, or read the book. Hint: Don't offer sherry to business owners at an evening...

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Tax, Einstein and Dr Seuss

Albert Einstein said, "The hardest thing to understand in the world is income tax." If he struggled, what hope for the rest of us? Tax inspires despair at what seem impossible odds stacked against us. But it is much more than the cost of income tax each year. It's losing huge tax gains when...

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Tax: The Real Value of Tax Savings

Here is a simple reason why saving tax now is important. Imagine saving R20,319 in tax every year. This is one of the first actions we share in our tax course. No, this is not about pumping more money into RAs. (Many of our clients don't have enough cash to do that at the end of a year.) We...

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New Business Writing Course

In April 2004 I sat down in front of a blank screen to write the most important letter of my life. Before I get there, a little background. I've been writing since high school back in 1975. I am younger than I look. I'd already built a 50 million Rand business in 1984 on the back of writing...

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Starting 2018 Lean With a Fast Pomodoro Approach...

I tackle 2018 with a new lean style. I break my day into 24×20 minute segments. Three segments each hour, covering eight hours, spread across the day. You might recognise the 20 minute segment from the Pomodoro technique? I assign 18 segments the night before, leaving six open for any daily...

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How to Find Two Extra Hours Each Day.

In this webinar we looked at How to Find Two Extra Hours Each Day from our regular online routine. We looked at where we waste most of our time. We looked at a few tools and disciplines to "get that time back". We discussed how time is the only limited currency we have and how we waste it.

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How to get Paid via the Web

A presentation looking at setting up payment gateways and processes to accept payment via the web into South Africa for goods and services sold online.

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How to Prosper in the NEW SA

A presentation looking at how to prosper in South Africa by setting up NON-ZAR income flows.

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How to Write Much Better, Free...

My son studies literature and English at the University of Oslo. He speaks and writes academic English. He impresses his faculty. He gets great grades. But we don't know what he wants when he asks us to pass the salt during dinner. Three months ago I tried to show him another style of writing....

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