Doing Business in Sandton, June 2017



Welcome to the  Megaplex Business Newsletter: "Doing Business in Sandton" as advertised in our longstanding Newsletter: "Shopping in Sandton".  This short monthly newsletter will give you quick tips that can make your business more profitable, safer and --possibly-- more fun!

Google Translate

(this tip first appeared in the Software Africa Newsletter - April 2017: subscribe here)

Worth bookmarking if your company uses multiple languages, is Google Translate.
There are two boxes: Input and result. Google may automatically detect the language, or you can click a button above the input box (or the drop-down list arrow) to select the input language if it gets it wrong. Click a button above the output box (or the drop-down list arrow) to select the output language, then click the "Translate" button. It helps if you have some knowledge of the output language: Google Translate is still a work in progress and misses a lot of the nuance of the language. You can improve its abilities by editing the contents of the output box.
Apart from English, Google Translate now also has Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu. Perhaps some of our readers who speak Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, or Venda could give Google a basic vocabulary of those languages?

Simple email Marketing Course, Continued:
"Give the Problem Away"

When you email your readers, you can make them aware of their industry and at the same time demonstrate your expertise.  Write about the problems your customers encounter, that you have solved.

Write about the problem, not the solution –though you do want to indicate that you were able to solve it!

People have an abiding need to be understood.  In writing about the problems your customers face, you will show that you understand them.

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