Getting down to BUSINESS

Hi there Dearest Readers,

Today we have another guest writer who has kindly given us permission to use her article on our blog. What I’m going to do is to cut straight to her article, and then, after her article, I would like to share a few words on what makes this lady so very awesome ….


Getting Down to Business

If I could invent a time machine – which would be rather lucrative, but that’s a whole new topic – and travel back in time, I would choose to study a business qualification.

Everything starts and ends with business. Many people I know would love to work for themselves or to start up their own businesses. The problem, however, is that even though they may be experts in sought-after fields, many of them are missing the essential ingredients for a successful career in business: business knowledge and business skills.

The ability to understand how business works and the ability to identify the elements of a successful business will always be valuable. You will always be able to find a use for business skills, regardless of whether you decide to start up your own business or not.

Own Business

Frequently, you may hear people saying things such as, “I want to open my own business, but I don’t have the necessary admin skills,” or, “I want to open a business, but I am not good at working with figures,” or, “I wish I could open my own business, but I am not sure about the legal aspects.” Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to counteract all these obstacles and to turn dreams into reality?

I am going to let you in on a little secret that I have discovered – the people who have plenty of money are usually those who have their own businesses. Now, this might not be true for everybody, but in my experience, it certainly seems to be the case. The people who own expensive cars and mansions, and who go on regular overseas holidays, are not earning large salaries by working for employers. Instead, they are earning their money by running their own successful businesses.

So now you know why I would choose to study business if I could go back in time – to learn the things that would enable me to start up and run my own business successfully.

Own Business


However, it isn’t quite necessary to go back in time if you want to learn more about business. No matter how young or old you are, you can always study towards a business qualification via distance learning.

“If you’re thinking already, you might as well think big.” – Donald Trump





This article was written by a very special person whom we have fondly (and with her permission) nicknamed “Wednesday”.

Wednesday is one of those people that I am so glad works at the College. She is part of the reason why I can’t wait to get to the office every day.

Let me tell you a bit more about our dear Wednesday …

Wednesday is incredibly funny. Not just a lit bit funny – but extremely, side-splitting, jaw-aching funny. She’s not funny in a slapstick kind of way. No, her funny takes way more intelligence. Her humour is acerbic and sharp. Some might call it a dry sense of humour. But for me, Lauren is funny because she is so insightful and she is able to verbalise her insights with such witty acuity.

Okay, so apart from her humour, this woman is a serious little dynamo. She’s this tiny creature that packs a seriously mean punch. Not in an ugly or aggressive way. No – our Wednesday uses her words as her weapon of choice. Wednesday is THE person to hire if you need to make an angry telephone call to a company like Telkom. When Wednesday is on the phone …. well, let’s just say, she gets what she wants.

Speaking about getting what she wants …. if I had a true magic wand, I would give it to Wednesday. Wednesday deserves to get what she wants. And more.

You see, Wednesday is just all-round great. If I could fold her up and put her in pocket, I would. Wednesday makes me feel like I am super-talented and super-great person. In fact, Wednesday makes most people feel that way. She is so full of compliments and praise.

Wednesday always sees the positive in people. That is a rare gift in today’s society. Many of us are so wrapped up in our own dramas that we tend not to see the amazing people we are surrounded by.

Today, I would like to specifically point out that Wednesday is one of those amazing people.

Wednesday, you are truly awesome.

Here is a little something from me to you:





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