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Tips on building a team that deliver an exceptional experience

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Customers today are king. They are demanding and expect excellence at every point of their sales journey with your business, online and offline. With a mobile in every pocket, you better believe that poor customer service will spread like wild fire across every digital touch point you can imagine.

The pressure is on businesses to create powerful customer experiences at every touchpoint. The businesses of tomorrow will create teams who are unapologetically customer-centric in their decisions and actions.

Studies show that customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator by 2020. Organisations will need to implement significant business model changes to improve customer experience. For every negative experience, it takes 12 good experiences to make up the damage.

How? Well before you answer that, understand the who.

Meet the customers of today
Customers are more connected than ever before. They really hold the key to the success or failure of small bus…

Nedbank to host networking franchise seminars countrywide

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Franchising sector specialist, Nedbank, is hosting three networking seminars, in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, to highlight opportunities in the franchising sector in 2018. With franchising being a preferred lower-risk business model for business owners, these seminars, taking place for the third year running, are expected to be heavily subscribed as delegates rush to book for the three events.

The dates for the seminars are:
18 July 2018 in Johannesburg, 25 July 2018 in Cape Town, and26 July 2018 in Durban. The speakers at the seminars include experts in their field, such as Nando’s Robbie Brozin, Ocean Basket’s Grace Harding, Sorbet’s Jade Kirkel, Chicken Xpress’s Devon Scoulelis and Col’Cacchio’s Michael Terespolsky, as well as representatives from Nedbank, sharing expert advice on how to succeed in the franchising sector.

Brozin is the co-founder of Nando’s, which is now an international restaurant chain and one of the most visible high-street retailers to have emerged from …

10 Year Anniversary of the Sasol Solar Challenge

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Every two years, a very peculiar and eye-catching procession travels 2000kms in a wide loop from Pretoria to Cape Town. This group is diverse in age, language, nationality, appearance and mode of transport but united in purpose.

These are the pioneers of solar energy, of zero emission, clean-powered vehicles. They consist of universities, schools, corporations and private individuals with a common dream: making solar powered vehicles a reality in everyday life.

They are the brave pioneers of the Sasol Solar Challenge.

Teams from South Africa, Australia, China, Japan, The Netherlands, and the USA are expected in 2018.

Teams will set off from Pretoria on 22 September and finish in Stellenbosch on 29 September.

22 September: Pretoria – Sasolburg – Kroonstad
23 September: Kroonstad – Winburg – Bloemfontein
24 September: Bloemfontein – Edenburg – Gariep Dam
25 September: Gariep Dam – Middelburg – Graaff-Reinet
26 September: Graaff-Reinet – Jansenville – Port Elizabeth
27 September: Port E…

Oasis Water for Sustainability, Environment and Innovation

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30 years of the Skukuza ½ Marathon Celebrated : A unique race in a unique place to make a difference

The opportunity to run in the Kruger National Park – for recreation, not survival – is a privilege only a few will have. Entry into this race is so limited that a lucky draw is held to determine who the fortunate few will be!

Raising at least R750 for the park’s many conservation projects is also a prerequisite for participating and many runners have raised substantial amounts for these wonderful causes.

This year runners again have access to an ample supply of their life sustaining Oasis water at the seven water points, one of which will be manned by Oasis Brand Ambassadors.

Oasis’s relationship with the Kruger National Park is rooted in a love for nature, conservation and sustainability.

The Oasis Expresses in the Park’s shops in Skukuza and Satara rest camps stand testament to their commitment to a greener more sustainable waste free lifestyle.


Improve your computer skills with Creative Minds

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With Creative Minds® computer short courses, you can get positive results in no time at all. Just call your nearest Creative Minds® branch for a consultation and find out how easy it is to make a huge difference in your computer skill set.

Creative Minds® offers the complete range of end-user courses on Microsoft Office 2013, 2016 and Windows 10. These courses are aligned to the Unit Standards of SAQA (South African Quality Authority) and accredited by MICT SETA. Courses available at Creative Minds® are:

Creative Minds Courses:
Windows 8 or 10 Level 1 + 2Word 2013, 2016 Level 1, 2 and 3Excel 2013, 2016 Level 1, 2 and 3PowerPoint 2013 2016 Level 1 + 2Outlook 2013, 2016 Level 1 + 2Access 2013, 2016Level 1 + 2Publisher 2013, 2016 Full courseMS Project 2013, 2016 Full course Creative Minds® offers the most relaxing way to learn Pastel Partner V18 Intermediate! Contact your nearest Creative Minds® branch for more detail and prices.

Especially for our Seniors – MS Lite:

We have developed this…