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Tips for your next Email Marketing campaign

No-Spam.jpg As a brand, communicating with your subscribers via email can be challenging. As if it's not hard enough already trying to dodge the spam bucket, or come up with new themes for every newsletter, there's the real challenge of sending out the correct communication that will make an impression and drive users to your website.

Everything from there is up to you. But I have a few tips that could help you increase your newsletter conversion rates by effective email…

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Added by Linda Jooste on October 15, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

How to make a tough choice in a struggling business

A friend whose business is going through a tough time called round to see me the other day. He had lots of problems that he wanted to talk through and in each case the real problem was not identifying the root cause or even finding solutions, it was making choices.

We kind of worked our way through all the problems using an approach I learnt from a former mentor, one that I recommend to anyone facing a similar situation.

My old mentor told me two things that have proved…

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Added by Dele Sikuade on October 14, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Opportunity to study in the USA: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at University of California, Berkeley

[Cape Town]

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at University of California, Berkeley

Come meet with two representatives from UC Berkeley, Dr. Martha Saavedra (Program Manager) and Jessica Clarkson (Program Advisor/Coordinator) to learn more about how you can apply, or how you can best support others in the process.

Please RSVP: solutionspace@gsb.uct.ac.za

Date: Tuesday 14th October 2014

Time: 17:30 – 20:00

Venue: Solution…

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Added by SiMODiSA on October 13, 2014 at 22:10 — No Comments

2015 Spark* South Africa Changemaker Program - Entrepreneur Opportunity

We are looking for South Africa’s best early stage social entrepreneurs.

Are you the founder of a social business or organisation that exists to help South Africans living in poverty? Is your social business or organisation in its early years and already making a difference for people?

Get information at: www.sparksouthafrica.org

Successful applicants will have access to world class…

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Added by Will Lutwyche on October 10, 2014 at 8:31 — No Comments

Start-Up South Africa Conference (10 October | CTICC)

#StartUpSA #GetInvolved

www.simodisa.com…

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Added by SiMODiSA on October 10, 2014 at 1:54 — No Comments

Nxt Gen Youth Conference

It was great helping out at such a great cause towards empowering the youth in information Techology mindset and thus opening up prospectives for them career or hobby wise.  Met some dynamic minds with great ideas I cant wait to see come to fruition and even for myself I walked away with something learnt.  Thanks to Mapaseka for organising a great event, Zimkhita for making me aware of how to be involved and looking forward to the Nxt Generation of coders.  Onward and upward

Added by Dawn Gondo on October 9, 2014 at 17:33 — No Comments

2nd STELLENBOSCH INNOVATION CONFERENCE

Join us at the 2nd SID Stellenbosch Innovation Conference to take part in this annual event featuring more than 40 Innovation and SMART CITIES thought-leaders

As part of the World…

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Added by Kelly Wykerd on October 9, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

The CIO Challenge JHB welcomes Gareth James - BT on board as MC!

Join us at the CIO Conference on 29 and 30 October in Sandton, Johannesburg, for insights on BYOD, Mobility, Big Data, Enterprise Security and POPI compliance.

Register today for the CIO Challenge!



SPEAKERS INCLUDE:



Francis Cronje - Franciscronje.com - (How POPI is going to impact your Enterprise)



Gareth James - BT (MC and Thought Leadership)



Ina Meiring & Ahmore Burger Smidt - Directors - Werksmans Attorneys - (POPI insights for Data…

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Added by Juliano Velacci on October 9, 2014 at 13:11 — No Comments

FNB makes 10 additional complimentary tickets available

Platinum Sponsor of the Start-Up South Africa Conference - First National Bank (FNB) has made available an additional 10 complimentary tickets to start-ups and entrepreneurs interested in attending the 10-10-14 conference at the CTICC.

The…

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Added by SiMODiSA on October 9, 2014 at 12:04 — No Comments

10 things to do everyday

Can't remember where i found this - might have been a blog but here goes:

  1. Eat breakfast
  2. Don't check email right away
  3. Plan your day
  4. Single-task it
  5. Visualize
  6. Say no
  7. Delegate
  8. Show gratitude
  9. Stand up and move around
  10. Clear your desk

Added by Alan Williams on October 9, 2014 at 10:56 — No Comments

Clockwork Acorn creating Monsters and Medicine

Close your eyes and imagine building hospitals that could save the lives of colorful little monsters . . . well in actual fact you can open your eyes, because Clockwork Acorn has brought your imagination to life!

On the 7th of October this game development company have launched their first product…

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Added by Avelino Rodrigues on October 8, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Different ways to learn UX

I'm a life long learner!  My UX education consists of books, courses, pod casts, forums, ANYTHING UX related i can get my hands on!

I have listed a couple of resources to start with - many more are available but too much too fast ain't good!

Books:

  • Don't Make Me Think, Steve Krug
  • Just Enough Research, Erika Hall
  • Mobile First, Luke Wroblewski
  • Web Form Design: Filling in the blanks, Luke Wroblewski
  • Mental Models, Indy…
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Added by Alan Williams on October 8, 2014 at 11:39 — No Comments

Silicon Cape community discount [ Start-Up South Africa I 10-10-14]

Silicon Cape is offering a community discount of 15% on the ticket price for the Start-Up South Africa Conference.…

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Added by SiMODiSA on October 7, 2014 at 13:06 — No Comments

Online connections can lower the carbon footprint this Car Pool Week

Monday 6th October marks the start of South Africa’s second Car Pool Week. The initiative urges commuters to drive to their destination together to reduce the amount of the cars on the road. There are hundreds of requests and offers of lift clubs on Gumtree at the moment, especially over the holiday season where people travel long distances. By sharing a hundred kilometres with just one person, you are saving R68 (if you split the cost).

We've just released an infographic…

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Added by Claire Cobbledick on October 7, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Buy 3 Lean Jo'burg Tickets & Get 2 FREE!!!

Lean Startup Machine Johannesburg (LSM) kicks off on 31 October 2014 and with our new deal there’s a good reason not to go alone. We are offering groups of friends, colleagues or startups a "Buy Three Get Two FREE Tickets" offer as well as a "Buy Two Get One Free Ticket" offer.

Include this Promotional Code “flashfree” when buying the tickets to make sure…

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Added by iAFRIKAN on October 7, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

2014 Wired Women Conference set to inspire African tech leaders

“Companies across Africa are experiencing the innovation and collaboration that talented female leaders are bringing to the workplace. We are currently in an exciting phase as the business world adapts to the impact that these tech leaders bring to a range of…

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Added by Ronell Sharee Swartbooi on October 7, 2014 at 7:38 — No Comments

18% Ticket Price Increase at Midnight: Start-Up South Africa

One last, and we really mean last, REMINDER: Tickets increase in price by 18% at Midnight South African time.



Tickets available via Quicket (online):…

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Added by SiMODiSA on October 6, 2014 at 18:58 — No Comments

Mapped in Cape Town - Add Your Startup

Mapped In Cape Town (http://www.mappedinct.com) is a way for the startup ecosystem in Cape Town to be mapped out.

Cape Town startups can list themselves on the map, find finance and incubators, co-workspaces, wifi zones and auxiliary services.  

It follows the law of density: the denser the map, the…

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Added by Rowan Polovin on October 6, 2014 at 10:22 — No Comments

Digital Video Internships at codeX

Wanted: Awesome digital video storytellers with shooting and editing skills to chronicle and document the stories of codeX's first program. codeX is Africa's developer apprenticeship program. 



Based at the Garage, Cape Town's leading tech hub at the Woodstock Exchange, codeX trains talented young Africans to become computer programmers by working on real projects for real companies. Besides documenting the coders' journey through the programme, you'll interview…

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Added by Elizabeth Gould on October 2, 2014 at 16:31 — No Comments

Grindstone Accelerator - Entrepreneurial Growth Journeys [Event]

After the success of Grindstone-1, Knife Capital has commenced the process of selecting the next 10 companies for our year-long entrepreneurial development programme to assist post-revenue scalable innovation-driven businesses in accelerating strategy execution.

[See Grindstone-1 results here: http://knifecap.com/grindstone-infographic.php ]

On the morning of Mon 13 Oct, we are hosting a thought-provoking session with…

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Added by Keet van Zyl on October 2, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

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