Many people have written about how to work remotely.
In fact, remote work is so commonplace these days that I would bet everyone knows someone that does it from time to time.
It is no longer the scary frontier it used to be. Employees and employers alike have embraced the efficiencies it brings, from cost to time savings. No desks, no commutes, less sick days, etc.
Managing a business remotely however is something different entirely. Read more…
Everywhere one looks there is signs of change. Construction is happening near the Garden Route Mall, Chinese shops are popping up everywhere, “coming soon” bus stop signs are scattered all over the landscape, and the papers are full of stories of new investors entering the region.
I see many comments in the papers and on social media channels of people objecting to proposed developments, citing concerns that the ‘garden’ must not be lost from the garden route.
We often hear people say we must buy local, or support local business. Is this just a tactic these people use to get us to buy from them instead of their competition?
Sometimes yes, but let’s look at the underlying benefits.
Buying local really means supporting a local small business, and most often, a family-run business. Supporting these businesses means that the profits stays here, and gets spent here as well.
Non-local business are typically big chains with a branch in the area but their head office in a big city somewhere. Their profits are typically sent back to head office, where it is used or pocketed by the shareholders.