How to build a professional website

by Louis Munro Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
How to build a professional website There are 5 steps involved to establish a successful and profitable online business: Define products or services that are relevant to your interests and your passions. Something you love and can relate to. For example, I love surfing and like to use different surfboards; Build a website where you expand on your love for surfing and as a byproduct, you promote your favorite brand of surfboards that works for you and other surfers; Drive traffic to your website by ...
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Petting at work

by Louis Munro Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Pets
Walking in the administration building of university a man passed me in one of the halls. He was dressed in brown pants, white and blue checkered shirt and a blood red bowtie. Next to him was a brown cocker spaniel dog. He was in his mid-fifties wearing thick glasses. I knew this person had to be a lecturer and professor of some kind. His dog next to him was not on a leach as it walking faithfully next to him. Upon ...
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Transform to a digital business

by Louis Munro Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
There are 14 people employed in my business and I have transformed my business to a fully functional digital business. The ‘digital project’ started about 4 years ago and has been operating smoothly for the past 2 years. Although the digital business is not new to Big Corporations, the new technology available has enabled small businesses to achieve the status of a digital business that actually works. The need to employ expensive IT personnel or complicated solutions have fallen away, ...
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Accolate to our beautiful women

by Louis Munro Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Recreation and Sports
Walking around the beautiful university campus of Stellenbosch, dreaming about the pretty girls in class, I came across the only ‘things’ that could get my mind off the most important subject of the moment which was of course; how can I get to know some of those pretty girls in class? These ‘things’ were the girls from the music conservatory walking past. Fortunately, I studied a course which did not lack the female specie. University of Stellenbosch Campus The decision about what ...
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Where is my business heading?

by Louis Munro Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance
You may also ask as I have done on numerous occasions “where the hell is my business heading?” Reflecting on the past I now realise that every life and every business is in some sort of ‘cycle’. Perhaps by sharing my business and life cycles greater clarity and comfort can be offered for your journey ahead. For first 5 years in my own business I thought I was really doing well. I had a year-on-year growth of 30% some years even ...
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Defusing the ticking tax bomb

by Louis Munro Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing
The only two things I am afraid of are: Tax; Regulation Being intensely involved in both in my career I early recognised it as the greatest parasites that is feeding on entrepreneurship and creativity. 'The State' that is being funded by tax continuously finds itself in a position of being short of funds. 'The State' has become a true parasite, slowly killing its host without any regard or thought of where the next host will come from. In the wake of the killing ...
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How to fund your permanent holiday break-away

by Louis Munro Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Investing
The biggest stumble block of achieving the dream of the island lifestyle is funding. I have found a simple solution how to fund your permament holiday break-away. For the first time in my life I have to thank the Government and Inland Revenue Service for the brilliant idea. It can be funded from tax-savings, let me explain: In the table below I compare the taxation bill of a South African tax resident to a Dream-Island-Resident on R1,000,000 income. Consider that R1000,000 ...
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Saving 100,000 lives

by Louis Munro Health and Fitness, Food and Drink
Nothing comes close to the exhilarating and satisfying feeling of saving lives. Our property now houses 5 new colonies of bees rescued from extinction. A colony of bees can vary from 1000 to mega-colonies as big as 80,000 bees. It is a known fact that the world bee population is under a serious threat of extinction. The reasons are beyond the scope of this blog. Further and more importantly to you as reader is that your advancement and quality of live ...
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Survive the back to work

by Louis Munro Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
For many of us the holiday ended on Monday the 08th of January 2018. The day you have to pitch up at work and perform miracles for a business or an organisation. You will be remunerated an income which feels continuously just too little for you to get ahead.  Many people work for a salary which pays them enough to prevent them from leaving, but too little to earn a comfortable lifestyle. My week in the traditional economy started on an ...
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An ode to you

by Louis Munro Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Home and Family
First thing when I awoke this morning, I took the dogs outside to pee – I am a dog whisperer for I knew exactly what they wanted to do.Once outside I walk with the dogs to stretch their legs – I am a “dog walker”. Standing outside I was thinking whether my injured leg has healed – I am a medical doctor. I came to the conclusion it may needs a bit stretching – I am a physiotherapist. While doing a few stretches ...
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If it’s broken, it can be fixed.

by Louis Munro Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance
I am going to be straight honest about something I did. One day in my desperate state of trying to make sense of this accountancy career, I typed into Google Search “What must I do to be happy?” To be honest I cannot remember the exact words I typed, because I was so eager to get the answer and start implementing it, that I might have made a few spelling errors here and there and my search words was accompanied ...
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“I am a doctor” No you are a marketer, yes you.

by Louis Munro Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, Recreation and Sports
The Loves of my life went to a quaint picturesque tourist town called Bathurst in the Eastern Cape. Unfortunately yours truly could not accompany them on this most eventful trip. Not because Bathurst is very eventful, but what transpired after their arrival was very eventful. The phrase “There is no thirst like Bathurst”was not explained to unsuspecting tourists on the website nor that you should not get thirsty whilst in Bathurst. Should the 40 degrees heat overcome you and you ...
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TAX BOOK TRIPPING

by Louis Munro Travel and Leisure, Recreation and Sports
I was sent by my wife to go and surf after Christmas lunch. My wife knew from an early stage in our relationship that the 2 most dangerous things about being in love with a surfer are: Firstly the surfer himself. Have you ever tried to have a conversation with a surfer who has not surfed for a week? You are entering dangerous territory. I can recall some of my wife’s words in such a period, or should I say I ...
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HITTING BLUE-GROUND

by Louis Munro Business, Home Based Business, Reference and Education
I am fascinated by history and how it shaped mankind. Listening to Struart Ross from SFM yesterday using the analogy of the digital economy comparing it to the gold rush, made me think about the diamond rush and more so the focal point of the diamond rush of the late 1800’s in a town called Kimberley, South Africa. Kimberley hosts the largest man-made hole in the world Kimberley hosts the largest man-made hole in the world. Considering how it was made is ...
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DEATH BY TAXES

by Louis Munro Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance
In my accounting practice I have seen thousands of discouraged entrepreneurs seeing their hope crumbled in front of them and their profit throttled from them in the form of taxes. It is heartbreaking to see an entrepreneur who put all his effort, talents and basically his life on the line, to keep the wheels of his business turning and as a matter of fact the wheels of the economy turning being hit by another wave of tax expense.  I developed such ...
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Business life-changing advice

by Louis Munro Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
How are you going to have a business life-changing event in this year? This is a question that is on many people’s minds. There is only one thing you have to do to change your business life. There is simplicity in the answer but there are complexity in how it unfolds in your life. I have done it. You will be amazed if I show you what I have accomplish with this one formula of self discovery, by doing what you ...
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10 REASONS WHY MY START-UP BUSINESS DID NOT FAIL

by Louis Munro Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
In 2018 I celebrate the 15 year existence of my start-up-business. My business has reached a special milestone of 15 years whereby your business is described as “indefinite” according to definitions used in valuations and other theoretical assumptions about business. Here follows a quick background on myself and the business I founded. THE TRUTH - I HATED ACCOUNTING I never enjoyed accounting as taught by schools and universities. I studied accounting because it was the highest paid job one could find. Fortunately the ...
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“A WHOLE LOT OF CRUMBS MAKE A BREAD” - Jordy Smith, 4th world ranked surfer on the World Surf League (WSL) - 2017 Men's Championship Tour.

by Louis Munro Business, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
Philosophical words from a surfer during an interview. Jordy’s psyche became evident from the interview after defeating Conner Coffin in his Round 5 win to advance to the quarter final of the JBay open. At this stage of the 2017 year, Jordy was a serious title contender being the leader on the rankings for the 2017 world champion title. Jordy has just resurfed 3 heats. The first heat being called off during the heat after Jordy was well ahead due to ...
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WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2018

by Louis Munro Business, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
What is laying ahead for you in the new year must be on your mind right now at this moment of the year. The following extraction from Abraham Hicks material shines a light on what can be expected. “It is done, it is done.” How do things materialise in your reality? Everything that exists previously was a thought. Things are vibrationally done before it is turned into reality for senses to perceive. You realise them into being and then you experience it with your physical ...
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