World-class writing from everyday moments and the word business

So, I am having my writing be inspired by everything around me. Case in point: the image above could inspire a short story. And the story needn’t get published — it might as well be a practice short story; written up, read up and promptly shredded. World class athletes train and get sharp with each …

Using online media for your business

Writing this post, I've just had to throw my mind back to the days when television was introduced – of course, I was not born yet, but thanks to information being abundantly available, I read up on media history. And, it's fascinating a subject! As is the case with most new things, most people were …

The thing about marketing

Let me cut to the chase! The art of marketing is not as easy a discipline as most people think it to be! Some respect is needed for it! Okay. Now that we have got that out of the way, let's proceed to have a conversation about why that is. I have paid attention to …

Cash in on your talent

This is easier said than done. Partly because formal education is not designed for people who make creative work. Work that might not work. That's what art is. It doesn't have a process with which it is created. Art largely depends on emotion. How does a Poet make a lot of money in the creative …

Sales: What we learned in retail

It's this place I found my voice, ditched my being timid about a lot of things, gained truckloads of much-needed confidence. I polised 'em and my people skills glistened. It's at a PEP store, Carlton Centre branch (Johannesburg) that I inched closer to unraveling my potential. Edgars Red Square (cosmetics department) in Randburg is where …