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Know your software before you buy

... manage your staff after you buy it How many readers have bought software for their debt collection business believing that it would do away with all the problems that the business experiences only to find that things have not improved after the installation of the...

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Nothing more can be invented

In 1899 Charles H. Duell, the then-Commissioner of the United States Patent Office said: Everything that can be invented, has been invented Looking back, the world cries with laughter. What a mistake!!! Charles Duell's quote from 1899 is now regarded as one of the...

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Backups are important

This article is the sixth of a series that was published in the De Rebus, the South African Attorneys Journal, and it is designed to let the smaller practice identify with practice management issues and to assist in increasing the productivity of smaller firms....

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Get your staff to work on time

Are you managing the age-old problem of habitual late-comers? Many businesses experience problems because some of their staff members are constantly getting to work late. No matter what type of business you own, some of your staff members will always try to push the...

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A very bad name

DO 95% OF DEBT RECOVERY AGENTS GIVE THE OTHER 5% A BAD NAME? During early 2013 one of my co-Directors came up to me wide-eyed and said that he had heard that Emolument Attachment Orders were no longer permitted. He was informed that this so-called prohibition was a...

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Turning to Technology

... to improve Production (way back in 2008) This article is the ninth of a series that was published in the De Rebus, the South African Attorneys Journal, and it is designed to let the smaller practice identify with practice management issues and to assist in...

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Interest and the NCA

Are you running the risk of being fined for the incorrect interest calculation applied by your software? With the implementation of the National Credit Act in 2006, came a different manner of calculating interest on outstanding balances of debtors. Gone were the days...

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What? Interest on Interest?!

The National Credit Act has brought about a number of changes to the legislation governing debt, credit granting and the recovery of outstanding debt in South Africa. The changes brought about by the National Credit Act have been the subject of many debates across the...

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