Human Resource Skills for People Managers

Have you heard the statement ‘people are the most important assets” when referring to an organisation? I’m sure you have, and even if you haven’t, it’s likely you believe this statement to be true. Whether you’re a human resource manager, a line manager, or even a team leader, you’re aware of the value people add […]

What are the five leadership styles?

Not all leaders are created equal. Each business has different requirements and effective business management need varying leadership qualities to ensure success. There are five different leadership styles that entrepreneurs and managers usually use. It is important for any aspiring leader to know the different styles in order to identify their own, or to be […]

How to save money and avoid holiday debt

Saviung money, avoiding debt, paying bills, festive rewards.

It’s the silly season and with every family member on the gifts galore train, you may be asking yourself how to save money and how to manage debt this festive season. There are no easy ways to save money on a tight budget, but it is possible. If you stick to a savings plan and […]

What is Project Management? Everything you need to know

man learning project management online

What is project management? Project management involves overseeing the opening, planning, implementing, and closing stages of tasks done by a team with the intention of successfully completing specific goals in a specific time frame. The project management process Project management is centrally focused around achieving goals within a process. As a project manager, one needs […]

Effective decision making as a business manager

decision making like a game of chess.

The good the bad and the ugly of effective decision making. As a business manager, you will be faced with difficult decisions every day. Effective decision making is vital to the business’s objectives. You need to learn good decision-making skills, which can be difficult to implement at the best of times, as you are constantly […]

Operational planning and Strategic management

Strategy and operations, links of a chain

In business management there are two very distinct management processes to follow to keep the business running efficiently. Follow us as we take a look at the differences between the role of a strategic manager and the functions of operations management. Strategy versus implementation processes The role of a strategic manager is difficult to pinpoint. […]

What does a business manager do daily?

A Business Manager job desciption

What does a business manager do in an organisation daily? Essentially a business managers job description is to oversee the company’s productivity. He or she will manage all the processes and staff to ensure that the organisation runs at optimal capacity. Business manager skills are important because they keep employees actively involved in all aspects […]

Grow your value & upskill multiple employees effortlessly

Employees around desk

Africa is a young continent, packed with unlimited potential. MasterStart is a platform geared for all of Africa’s future leaders, to help them develop and grow dynamically within the workplace. Excellence begins with education, which is why we’re committed to nurturing you and your team’s potential through our premium online short courses. MasterStart’s corporate offering […]

The common reasons why most startup businesses fail to grow

You probably don’t want to be reminded – especially at this stage of your entrepreneurial endeavour, about the possibility of failure or early stagnation. As grim as the subject is; hearing the reasons why most small/startup businesses fail to grow, gives you, the aspiration for the best head start. According to statistics published in 2017, […]