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Do You Have A Financial Freedom Plan?

While this model is not inherently wrong, this conservative approach does not enable the legacy of wealth to pass efficiently down from one generation to the next.

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Building a legacy means more than just repeating a pattern – it’s about true wealth creation. Perhaps you are fortunate enough to have come from a family where your grandparents worked hard, saved, bought a house and two cars and then had your father/mother.

It is likely that your father or mother repeated this pattern; dedicating themselves to a job that enabled them to purchase a home and a car or two, send you to school and perhaps a university or some other form of tertiary education.

While this model is not inherently wrong, this conservative approach does not enable the legacy of wealth to pass efficiently down from one generation to the next.

Related: The Money School Weighs In On What’s Really Stopping You From Financial Freedom

Millennials Under Fire

While millennials are often accused of squandering their money on frivolous spending (Australian millionaire, Tim Gurner’s controversial ‘Avocado’ article a prime example of this kind of attack), in reality, the ‘stop spending and start saving’ model just doesn’t work in today’s new world economy. The solution, rather, is to increase your financial education — and by extension, your income.

Wealth Creation with Rich Dad’s Solution

Creating a legacy is all about lasting wealth creation, whether it be in property investment, stocks and shares, or entrepreneurship.

Inspired by the teachings of Robert Kiyosaki – Educator, Investor and Author of the worldwide bestseller ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’, Rich Dad’s Solutions are designed to educate you and move you forward on your personal wealth creation journey. Indeed, Robert Kiyosaki is widely regarded as the fastest growing name in personal finance.

Learn to Trade the Stock Market

Even if you never traded a single share of stock in your life, Rich Dad Education’s comprehensive Stock Success Training can prepare you for all the potential rewards that come from being a self-directed trader.

Accessing a $5,3 trillion a day market can seem like an insurmountable task that might otherwise leave you feeling left in the dark. However, Rich Dad Education’s Elite Global team are experts in their fields and have anticipated all the queries and concerns you may have about entering the realm of the wall street pros.

Related: The Road to Financial Freedom

At the Free Stock Trading Workshop, you will learn:

  • 3 proven strategies that can give double digit percentage returns per month
  • How to protect against a weakening Rand and political uncertainty
  • How to fit trading into a busy lifestyle
  • How to generate a consistent income in Dollars or Pounds from South Africa or anywhere in the world
  • How to manage risk effectively to help double your returns.

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Invest in Local and International Property

Why Property?  

When invested in well, property provides leverage. It is one of the only assets you can get leverage at 100% using other people’s money and it can also provide unlimited wealth and security.

There is no income ceiling in property as it is a positive cash flowing asset. Furthermore, the lessons and patterns you learn can be applied and over again.

At the Free Property Investment Workshop, you will learn:

  • How to get into the property market, even if you have no investing experience
  • How to generate a passive income outside your job
  • Where to find hidden investment opportunities
  • How property investors are achieving excellent returns on their investments through the buy-to-let market
  • How to turn the current demand for rental properties into an opportunity
  • How to overcome fear of failure and manage risk.

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The New Rules Of Customer Experience

Intelligent Experience Economy will change the rules of customer experience.

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Our report identifies five rules organisations can follow to reimagine the customer experience in the ‘Intelligent Experience Economy’. These rules are the action that organisations need to take if they want to be successful in this new era:

1. Make the customer journey your new chain

Most executives understand the importance of CX and have some form of customer strategy to address it. However, the ‘Intelligent Experience Economy’ calls for significant action. Organisations will need to develop an enterprise-wide customer journey. Creating a common language and taxonomy around the customer that is universally adopted will spur CX transformation at scale and embed the customer in the core of the organisational culture.

Related: Why Customers Don’t Respond To Disruption

2. Embed AI in the Customer Experience

Our research confirms that businesses understand the critical and still growing importance of ‘big data’ and analytics. However, having an analytics function. AI will be the dominant capability enabling companies to reimagine the CX in the ‘Intelligent Experience Economy’. Embedding AI in the CX is a great opportunity for organisations. It can enable easier communication with customers, speed up transaction times, personalise customer experiences and significantly reduce customer service costs. Furthermore, organisations that have embedded AI will have unique access to customer data.

3. Connect Customer Experience to real value

Customer metrics are now commonplace in businesses. Although the metric is important, too many businesses see it as the end point instead of the starting point. CCOs assessing their CX transformation efforts must take into account how mature their organisation’s CX measurement maturity is.

For many, CX measurement is still immature – actively listening to customers and collecting feedback, but not taking action with CX initiatives. Organisations should develop real-time customer metrics.

4. Let the COO drive Customer Experience Change

The role of the COO needs to evolve if organisations are to execute on their ambitious goals for their CX visions in the next few years. The role of the COO will need to shift from ‘measuring the CX’ to being directive on the priorities to drive CX change. In order to be more directive, end-to-end capabilities will be needed within the organisations, framed around journey stages.

Related: Why Your Latest Tech Investment Might Not Be Wowing Your Customers

5. Ignite the core

To create real CX transformation – the COO cannot be successful alone. The challenge is about ‘igniting the core’ around CX. To ‘ignite the core’ organisations need to spread the CX vision with all leaders, managers, frontline employees and back office employees alike. Furthermore, organisations will have to establish partnerships across the value chain – including UX/CX experts, data analysis, AI architects, app developers, as well as project delivery partners.

How can organisations execute the customer experience?

In order to be a leading customer experience organisation, companies will need to execute the customer experience at scale across the organisation. Customer strategy execution is transformational in nature and requires new capabilities, new ways of working and an entire organisation to be fully behind the new vision.

 

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How To Immigrate With Your Family By Starting A Business In The UK

The simple way to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true in the UK.

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Many people, especially those with families, are reluctant to up sticks and move to the UK. These would-be movers are often worried that they will not be able to secure employment in the hugely competitive UK job market. This source of stress alone is enough to discourage some from pursuing their dreams of living in the UK. But, there is an innovative and accessible solution.

The UK has several visa classes aimed at individuals who wish to invest in the country. These give an individual the right to live and work in the UK with their families, if they make a defined investment. A visa that interests South Africans is the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa. We have developed our UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Investment Programme to help South Africans looking to immigrate to the UK alone, or with their families.

The basics of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa

To be awarded a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa, you will need to invest at least R3,5 million (£200,000) in an existing UK business or one you start up. There are certain other requirements, but these are not particularly onerous, and most investors will qualify if they submit their application correctly.

The entrepreneur visa allows you to live and work in the UK, and take dependant family members with you, defined as your partner and your child under 18. If you have the capital, or are willing to liquidate your assets in South Africa to raise it, the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa is a great way to relocate your entire family to the UK.

Do note: You will need to make specific applications for each dependant, so it is vital you consult with an immigration expert before beginning the application process.

You’re not just immigrating, you’re investing in the UK

By starting or investing in a UK business as part of our programme, you will be granted the right to live and work in the UK, and earn an income from that business.

Related: Want To Start An Import Business – Here Are The Importing Terms And Documents Involved

The business you invest in will want you to play an active role, not just contribute seed capital. If you want to invest in a business without being an active director you will be allowed to do so, but you may not be eligible for the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa.

Another restriction is that you cannot hold this visa and work for a business other than the one you are invested in. But, your partner will be allowed to work in whatever field he or she pleases.

How do you choose the right business to invest in?

There is always an element of risk when investing in a foreign business, particularly when you’re thirteen thousand kilometres away from the country you’re investing in. It’s important to understand exactly what you’re investing in before you take the plunge.

That’s why our UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Investment Programme is hugely beneficial. It matches your investment capital with a pre-approved investee business. We’ll make sure that your skills are matched with an appropriate venture so you can be an active director of that business.

We’ll also handle your visa applications, providing you with a comprehensive immigration and investment solution. Our partner’s list of investee businesses is over 200 strong, giving you an array of choices in various industries. This allows us to pair you with the business that best suits your investment goals and skills.

But what if you have a successful business in South Africa?

It’s no secret — emigrating from South Africa is difficult for many families who have deep roots and thriving operations. There’s no reason why you can’t keep your business in South Africa as well as relocate to the UK.

Nothing restricts a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa holder from owning and overseeing businesses in other countries while they are on this visa. Many clients choose to relocate to the UK while ensuring that their original business continues to operate. In this way, you will be supplementing the income from your UK investment with revenue generated by your South African business.

You can hold British and South African passports if you apply for your British citizenship in the correct manner. You must obtain permission from Home Affairs in South Africa to avoid having your citizenship revoked. Retaining your South African citizenship will make it much easier for you to continue running a business here.

Talk to us today

There are compelling reasons to move to the UK — a brighter future for your children and a more stable country in which to retire. Our comprehensive solution will ensure you get the most out of your relocation.

Visit www.sableinternational.com/entrepreneur or send us a mail on ukinvest@sableinternational.com 

If you’re thinking of immigrating to the UK or investing offshore — either or both — we can help.

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(Video) TomTom Telematics – Let’s Drive Business (UK)

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WEBFLEET provides you with the right information at the right time to make smart decisions and achieve your goals: Lowering cost, reducing time on the road, supporting drivers and delighting customers. Running a business can be hard. So let’s make it easier. Request a demo and find out more at telematics.tomtom.com/webfleet/landingpages/launching-the-new-webfleet.

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