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Using key financial ratios to assess performance of your business

In the previous article we discussed how a business leader can use liquidity and solvency ratios to assess the performance of a business. The other key ratios that can be

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Why banks are not keen to offer business loans

Lemohang Rakotsoane MASERU – LOCAL commercial banks say they are reluctant to give  loans to companies because most of their financial statements are not a true reflection of the businesses’

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What’s your customer value proposition is?

It is Alexander Osterwalder who, in his book Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want, says “Your customers are the judge, jury, and executioner of your

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Using key financial ratios to assess the performance of your business

Jakarasi To get a balanced assessment of the performance of your business you need to use both financial and non-financial information. However in this discussion I will concentrate on how

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LNDC boss suspended again

Staff Reporter MASERU – LESOTHO National Development Corporation (LNDC) CEO Kelebone Leisanyane has been suspended again. In a statement released on Tuesday, the LNDC board said it had suspended Leisanyane

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Kick-starting youth enterprises

Senate Sekotlo MASERU – Leutsoa Khobotlo, 26, is an accredited soil analyst with a passion for farming. Over the past few years Khobotlo has taught himself the science of soil

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Econet boss wants more support for youth enterprises

Rose Moremoholo MASERU – TELECOMMUNICATIONS mogul and founder of Econet (Pty) Ltd, Strive Masiyiwa, says African banks are not designed to assist a young person with an idea. Speaking at

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Assessing the performance of your business

Stewart Jakarasi Assessing the performance of your business is very critical. Once you start operating you need to frequently assess your business performance against the business plan, against your competition

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Hope for the best and prepare for the worst

Bokang Moeko Weak consumer spending… and this comes as a surprise! With surging food inflation, stagnating or receding salaries, long-held fears of South African debt being downgraded into a junk

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Types of business structures

Jakarasi In our previous discussions I highlighted that your choice of a legal structure for your business is very critical because it will affect operating efficiency, transferability of ownership or