LDP wine of the week- Allesverloren Tinta Barocca 2008.

October 16, 2012

This week’s LDP wine of the week is the Allesverloren Tinta Barocca 2008.

Traditionally a port varietal, the Allesverloren Tinta Baroccaspent 18 months in oak giving warmth and body to the wine’s inherent fruity character.

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A few Business Efficiency Tips

October 11, 2012

Quick and efficient business is key, so here are a few tips run your business more smoothly:


  1. Give employees secure, consistent access to information. You have an advantage over larger competitors because you can react quickly to business changes. But you can quickly lose this edge if your company network is frequently down, sluggish, or unsecured. A secure, reliable network based on intelligent routers and switches lets your employees access the information and tools they need to keep ahead of competitors.
  2. Deliver anytime, anywhere access to employees on the go. To stay productive on the move, your employees need to be able to reach the people and information they need—anywhere, anytime. With tools like virtual private networks (VPNs), your employees can work outside the office and still enjoy safe access to the business network.
  3. Create effective business processes with partners. Some large companies make efficient, secure business processes a prerequisite for doing business with them. To meet the business needs of your partners, you need a secure, reliable network.
  4. Make it easy to work together. Smooth collaboration between employees, partners, suppliers, and customers is a sure-fire way to boost efficiency while also reducing costs. An intelligent network lets your business take advantage of interactive calendaring, videoconferencing, unified communications, and other technologies for easy collaboration.
  5. Enable employees to take their phone systems wherever they go. Missed calls create project delays, wasted opportunities, and lost revenues. With a networked voice and data solution, your employees can have one phone number that rings simultaneously on multiple devices, so customers reach the right person the first time. Your staff can access all their communications from anywhere, checking for e-mail, voicemail, and faxes from just one inbox.


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Quote of the day…

October 10, 2012

‘Long-range planning works best in the short term.’

– Doug Evelyn

LDP wine of the week- Sauvignon.com Sauvignon Blanc 2012.

October 9, 2012

This week’s LDP wine of the week is the Sauvignon.com Sauvignon Blanc 2012.

This wine won a GRAN D’OR prize at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine Awards.

A vibrant classically styled Sauvignon Blanc presents a brilliant lemon-lime colour. The nose is complex with an array of tropical fruit, ripe figs and gooseberries. These crisp flavours repeat in the mouth along with a mineral character followed by a long fruity finish. The distinctive aromas support a wonderfully balanced palate, presenting purity of ripe fruit coupled with a lingering harmonious finish.

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A Few Small Business Hiring Tips

October 4, 2012

Hiring new staff can be challenging sometimes, but it doesn’t need to be. Here are a few tips to help find that perfect fit:

Don’t expect to hire a replica of you! Each person you meet and interview will be a living, breathing human, with their own habits, mannerisms and even ideas! This is fine – -as long as their ideas and habits are not philosophically opposed to yours.

Determine what type of manager you are! It’s imperative that you’re honest about your work style. After all, if you say you want an independent thinker, but really do a lot of ‘checking-in’ you may end up with an unhappy helper. On the other hand, if you hire someone who needs lots of feedback, you need to be sure that you are cut-out for the ‘people part’ of the management process.

Set aside time. If you expect to hire someone by the 15th of next month you may be setting yourself up for failure. Just as you can’t expect to find a perfect replica of you – you can’t always put a deadline on your hiring process. In other words, plan to advertise, interview and train until you find the RIGHT person. (TIP: If you find the right person – Hire them right away and then find work for them! Never pass up a great hire!)

Ask your insurance carrier about your responsibility for insuring your team members. Whether you hire Independent Consultant’s or Employees is a topic for another article, however, you need to make certain that your company is covered.

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Quote of the day…

October 3, 2012

‘If you did not look after today’s business then you might as well forget about tomorrow.’

– Isaac Mophatlane

LDP wine of the week- Neethlingshof Shiraz 2005.

October 2, 2012

This week’s LDP wine of the week is the Neethlingshof Shiraz 2005.

Aromas of concentrated cardamom and cloves, combined with ripe plums. Also chocolate and meaty aromas that gives the wine a complex nose. a firm and dry taste, yet soft and succulent. A powerful character that is earthy and vegetal.

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