Entries by Anneke du Toit

The difference between economics and business

So, you’re interested in money, the making of money and how it works. Economics and business are two fields that will likely appeal to you, but perhaps you aren’t sure about the difference between an economics degree and a business degree. In weighing up an economics degree versus a business administration degree, it is best […]

Be a public management leader

If you hope to climb to the top of your career, chances are good that you will end up involved with management. Whatever the field or industry, be it engineering, accounting, sales, mining, government or any number of other fields, as you rise to the top of your industry, your job involves less of the […]

How to be a success

Dedication, hard work and consistency are the basic requirements to be successful in any field of study. The same applies to a business school candidate or potential graduate. Attending lectures, jotting down notes and participating will separate the mediocre student from the excellent. However business-orientated you may be, investing in your studies can determine how […]

This is what you need to start a business

Anyone can start a business, but that does not mean that just anyone will make a success of it. The sad truth is that many new businesses fail. An often-quoted statistic says that 20% of new businesses fail within their first year, while 50% fail to make it to their fifth year, and only 30% […]

What type of manager are you?

Top-level management is the ultimate career goal for most ambitious professionals. The types of managers in a small business are similar to a large company, but a small company has fewer people and likely fewer management roles. A very large organisation on the other hand could have several managerial layers, with branch managers, regional managers […]