Team Building: What is it? by Micaela Thomas

We recently asked our Marketing Project Manager, Micaela Thomas her thoughts and snippets on team building. This is what she shared: How might one describe team building? Is it endless backlogs of work aching for relief with a few extra hours perched behind a desk and an enormous cup of tea? (I am a firm […]

Must-read Business Books for a Post-Covid World

Must-read Business Books for a Post-Covid World

What will the business landscape look like in a post-COVID 2021? What changes will you need to continue to implement in order to adapt to these strange times? If you’re struggling to transition or want to get yourself (and your business) ready for the year ahead, our top holiday reading picks are a good starting […]

Dream a Little Dream of…

Dream a Little Dream of…

September 25th sees the world celebrating World Dream Day – a global initiative to support people in achieving their dreams. We believe that every person holds immeasurable potential, and that while we all work towards our individual goals, we are contributing to the betterment of our country – and world. Here at MasterStart, we’ve been […]

5 Tips for Regrowth This Spring

5 Tips for Regrowth This Spring

Spring is officially here! But unlike previous years, this new season is different – there’s more to celebrate, more to appreciate. Just as the warmth and colour returns to our landscapes, so do we. This spring, we’re all emerging from hibernation as lockdown restrictions ease up and Covid-19 numbers steadily drop. With excitement and new […]

The 5 Women Who Can Transform Your Business

The 5 Women Who Can Transform Your Business

Here at MasterStart, we just love August for the opportunity that it presents to honour and celebrate the incredible women who have made waves in the business world. And so, to kick off our Women’s Month festivities, we’re shining a spotlight on just a few of the fantastic lady lecturers who make USB-ED one of […]

8 Ways to Work Smart, Not Hard

8 Ways to Work Smart, Not Hard

Hard work is the foundation of a long, rewarding and successful career. However, you will find that the smarter you work, the easier your work will become. When you cut the small, unimportant tasks out of your day, you can save a huge amount of time and energy that you are then able to spend […]

3 Things Cyril Ramaphosa Has Taught Us About Leadership

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the leaders of the world into dark and dangerous waters as they have had to balance public safety, economic concerns, nationwide lockdowns, travel bans, and many other interconnected factors. The strain has been immense, and some have certainly handled it better than others – among them is none other than […]

10 Tips to #KeepLearning at Home

The COVID-19 pandemic and South Africa’s nationwide lockdown has thrown thousands into the world of remote working and correspondence study. Suddenly the morning commute is just the walk from the bed to the bathroom, the uncomfortable lecture theatre benches have turned into a couch, and business casual just means putting on pants. It can seem […]