Managing for Profit

Managing for Profit
Managing employees and managing family are two very different jobs. Have you got the skills for both?
In a monopoly, one seller faces many buyers. In a monopsony, one buyer faces many sellers. Farmers have to deal with both – but there is a solution.

Image matters

Successful people recognise that projecting the right image is the first step towards opening doors and making others sit up and listen.
The social media wave provides an opportunity for agriculture to win hearts and minds.
Although the cellphone opens up a new world of communication, it’s a small part of the ‘e-options’ available these days.
There’s power in social media, yet many businesses consider social networking sites as ‘toys’ of little value.

Unlock the power

The lazy man’s budget is ‘last year plus’ and it’s pretty useless. Here’s how to do it right.

Let there be light

Learn the language of finance and you’ll be able to participate in business at an entirely new level.
Over the past 500 years, accountants seem to have turned the simple task of keeping track of a set of figures into a black art, understood by few.
Being financially illiterate is akin to playing a game without knowing how to keep the score. Who would want to do that?
"You need a set of criteria against which to judge all requests for donations and s system to deal with them."
Don't let the tears in your eyes from the Springbok loss to Australia blind you to the valuable management lessons to be learnt from that match.


Leafroll virus

Leafroll virus in vines can be beaten – here’s how

Leafroll virus is a serious threat to South Africa’s viticulture industry: it shortens the lifespan of vineyards and has a negative impact on wine quality.

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