I have to admit that I do not always wish to point out my own weaknesses, but this time I can neither hide from the internal turmoil that I have nor neglect to mention what has happened these past few months... Um, year??? The Shiny Object Syndrome struck! My last effort to post a sequence of 'Lessons' for budding stall owners who want to Learn … [Read more...] about Shiny Object Syndrome – A Time Thief in Disguise!
So often we can spend hours at the market stall and miss the vital opportunity of networking with customers on Social media. But are you Getting Social with you stall? If your answer is no or sometimes, you have already missed the point! Getting Social is about being interactive, being able to answer questions and being part of the community you … [Read more...] about Getting Social
In the last lesson we spoke about recording all your out-goings and your income. This was then written into a ledger and organised into a record using the single-entry accounting technique. In Lesson 15 we are going to look at the Income Statement, or also known as the Profit and Loss Statement. Normally the Income statement is an overview of … [Read more...] about Lesson 15: The Income Statement
Running a market stall is great. First, you have to source products which you need to then either adapt or put your own flair upon, and then package and sell. But it's the Small Item Sales which really can make the difference to your overall success in the Market Stall arena. So are you accommodating Small Item Sales? If you are an artist or … [Read more...] about Small Item Sales Count Towards Your Totals
In the last lesson, we discussed accounting and why there is a benefit to not only keeping accurate records but how it can also drive your business forward. It doesn't mean you have to be a trained financial accountant, but knowing where your money is going and how you are getting it in is a big step to realising the potential your business … [Read more...] about Lesson 14: Single or Double Entry Accounting
The phone rings and as we pick up the receiver we hear: "Earth Calling..." "Planet Earth Calling..." It's taken a little while for us to realise but the earth, and I am talking as if it is a thinking organism, knew all along how to best grow our food and water the lands. How strange it is now that we are talking about the process that … [Read more...] about Permaculture: the Future Local Farmer
I had the pleasure of meeting Ash Lurie and his mom Adi at their home where Ash has been turning the once barren front garden into a luscious green microcosm of a Food Forest. The area, now landscaped to retain water is allowing plants and trees to thrive in a climate that is dry and harsh. The garden supports up to six people with surplus food … [Read more...] about TMNSP 006 – Permaculture in Johannesburg
If you know your 1+1 then you are sorted for your book keeping. More importantly though is the reason and necessity for keeping records. In Module 4 we will be looking at our Finances, why it matters, how to do it and examples and downloads for you to use. If you have missed any of the other parts of the course, have a look at How to Start a … [Read more...] about Lesson 13: Talking Accounts