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What are freelancers’ biggest challenge?

What are freelancers’ biggest challenge?

According to Safrea’s latest Rates Survey freelancers’ biggest challenge is what rates to charge. This is followed by fellow freelancers undercutting each other and a lack of understanding of freelancing as a business. Members of Safrea’s Eastern...

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Inspirational Coffee Clubs

Inspirational Coffee Clubs

Safreans in the Eastern Cape Region got together for an informative Coffee Club to learn more from each other. Gillian McAinsh facilitated the discussion on the different writing styles required for print and digital. The region hosts Coffee Clubs...

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Social Media – With Purpose Comes Power

Social Media – With Purpose Comes Power

“Social media is tremendously powerful. It gives everyone a voice and allows us to transverse borders and look at the world differently. Currently there are more than 424 million active social media users globally. What is our role on social media and how do we deal with it responsibly and effectively?” These are the words of Lynne Smit as she presented a practical online workshop to Safreans.

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A Momentous Joint Gauteng Occasion

A Momentous Joint Gauteng Occasion

It was a momentous occasion on Friday 8 April when Gauteng North and -South Regions held a brunch rendezvous. Not only was it the first joint event for members in the two neighbouring regions, but it was also the first live event for over two years.

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Futureproof your Freelance Business

Futureproof your Freelance Business

Describing himself as a “born villager at heart,” Shadrack Kubyane used an analogy learnt on bamboo/vegetable farms in China, to describe the growth of a business. The key is the 80/20 principle, whereby one focuses on short-term and long-term goals at the same time. The smaller, short-term side of the business (the “vegetables”) will sustain you while you are waiting for the big payday from the larger but slower-growing side (the “bamboo”).

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Ego States – Your Relationships are your Business

Ego States – Your Relationships are your Business

The quality of your stakeholder relationships can indeed make or break your business. Alexis Grewan (Head, Professional Development) shared valuable insights and tips on how to consciously manage your workplace relationships during a recent webinar, using Eric Berne’s Transactional Analysis.

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Living on Purpose

Living on Purpose

How do we overcome trauma and loss in our lives to such an extent that it becomes a driving force to personal success? Nimee Dhuloo, inspiring personal and business coach, mentor and author of the book “Living on purpose” shared her life lessons with Safreans during a Gauteng South webinar.

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How to Position Your Freelance Business in a World Unusual

How to Position Your Freelance Business in a World Unusual

Covid-19 was the catalyst that kick-started the new world. It has brought about ten years’ change in one month. Now with the end of Covid in sight, we are all different. The most important strategic question we should ask is – In a post-pandemic world, do you think that your customers will want to engage with you in the same manner as before?

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