Prior to establishing the company in 2006, Thommie held various management and strategic roles at a number of multi-national companies based in South Africa, Africa and the United Kingdom. As a Ph.D. and M.B.A. Graduate, Thommie has personally been involved in successfully managing thousands of Business Plan Projects, Feasibility- and Market Research Studies on behalf of local and international clients.

Beyond The Business Plan

Is it all doom and gloom when starting a business or is there a silver lining?  Creating a new business is a process fraught with difficulty and failure and many businesses fail in the first twelve months of trading. Most businesses operate in competitive markets: They have to compete against and out manoeuvre competitors in

Start-Up Businesses: Wrong Fiscal Assumptions

Forecasting is the art of saying what will happen, and then explaining why it didn’t. Anonymous (communicated by Balaji Rajagopalan) The South African landscape lends itself to the fact that many individuals have limited education and training on basic financial literacy skills. These individuals form part of the pool of prospective entrepreneurs. Without basic financial literacy and

Implementing A Marketing Plan

Behaviour precedes belief – that is, most people must engage in behaviour before they accept that it is beneficial; then they see the results, and then they believe that it is the right thing to do….implementation precedes buy-in; it does not follow it.” Douglas B. Reeves Speak to any prospective entrepreneur and even existing business owners

Who Is Just in Time Business (JTB) Consulting?

Okay. So you have a great idea for a new business. Maybe you’ve even invented something that’s extremely mind-blowing and life-changing! Now it’s time to make sure you have all your bases covered so you can get started attracting customers and making money!  Logo Designed – Check! Website Built – Check! Social Media Pages Up and Running – Check!

Reputation … This Can Make Or Break Your Business

REP-U-TA-TION: The estimation in which a person or thing is held; especially by the community or the general public; repute: a man of good reputation. “A man (woman) of good reputation”. If you are like me then that is definitely how I want to hear people talk about me and how I conduct business. Reputation is everything in the Business World. Whether you’re an online company or a multi-billion dollar corporation,

A Little Competition Never Hurts Anyone

Although most Entrepreneurs dream of having a market all to themselves, it has been shown that you’re probably better off with having some kind of competition. People usually think that with no competition the entire market for their product or service will be theirs.  If nobody is competing in your space, it’s probably save to