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Determining impact and return

Determining impact and return: How Now

How to measure the impact and return on investment of community/social programs have plagued industry practitioners for a long time. The Investment Impact Index was developed as a uniquely African methodology to solve the problem. Until now there has been a lot of focus on monitoring and evaluating the outputs and outcomes of social, community and […]

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Human Rights Management as Part of a Business Strategy

Developing and implementing human rights management as part of business strategy INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND “Formulating a specific corporate strategy on human rights and embedding this strategy in corporate policies is key to the successful integration of human rights management processes in a company.  Such a strategy should provide the vision, map the means to integrate […]

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Integrated Reporting: 2014 Review, 2015 Forecast

Review of 2014 Integrated Reporting Trends and Forecast for 2015 INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND In September 2014, the International Integrated Reporting Council’s Pilot Programme came to an end.  The Pilot Programme was run over 3 years through the IIRC Business Network, which comprised a network of international organisations developing and testing the new Integrated Reporting Framework.  […]

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Business Success & Performance Measurement | Next Generation

How to Use Performance Metrics to Measure Company Results: Imagine buying a new state-of-the-art motor car with  an  incredibly powerful engine, excellent acceleration, smooth handling and a stunning interior. You get into the car for the first time and you are enjoying the comfortable, powerful ride; then you look down at the dashboard and there is nothing […]

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From Start-up to Grown-Up: Business Success in 2014

Dominate in Business in 2014: Make changes early so that you’re way ahead of the game next year with these five easy steps to prepare for dominating in business: 1. Set action-oriented goals early, not on New Year’s Eve: Goal setting should be part of your daily and weekly routines, and should not be based […]

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Business Success in 2014

How to expand your business to 5 times its size in 5 years: At the beginning of a new year many business people will take time to anticipate what lies ahead. The start of a new year is a great opportunity to re-establish exactly where you wish to go with your venture. Any business that […]

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How to Run a Successful Small Business:

It can be easy to start a small business, as there are opportunities to fit almost every budget and skill. It is often harder, however, to run a small business successfully. Running a successful small business often starts with the planning stage when you are deciding what you will sell and where you will locate […]

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Business Success – Guaranteed

Strategies for Success in Business: Business success doesn’t happen by accident; it requires careful thought and planning. A key component of business planning involves the development and implementation of specific success strategies, which should be part of a written business plan you create before starting your business. Successful business strategies include areas, such as marketing, […]

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Economics 101 for Business Owners

Economics 101 for business owners: While each business is unique, the economy as a whole tends to ebb and flow in a predictable pattern.  Economists refer to this pattern as the four phases of the business cycle. The amount of time it takes to pass through a phase can vary, but each phase will eventually […]

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Business growth for business owners

Business Growth 101: If a business is to survive, it has to grow. Change is inevitable and should be embraced if success is the goal. With a solid business growth strategy, you will discover how change can be positive, and it will help your organization thrive and develop beyond your wildest dreams. Unless you are […]

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