No business is too small to be hacked! This week, Jaco Voigt discusses the business imperative – AI’s role in cyber security and the benefits of AI supplementing repeatable actions to help identify vulnerabilities. Social engineering, phishing, vulnerability scans, penetration testing, multi-factor authentication. If any of these words don't mean something to you in your business, take the time to listen to this podcast, as we establish that the two layer approach of firewalls and antivirus is insufficient to protect your business. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Jaco Voigt chats to Estelle Scott from TownCrowd – a company using disruptive innovation and a cloud based platform to simplify the municipal space that governs property. TownCrowd are advisory and facilitation specialists in the B2B sector, making sense of building controls, zoning, permits, wayleaves, valuations and much more. As an added bonus, TownCrowd are offering a discount benefit to new subscribers – the promo code is in the chat. Estelle also briefly touches on GrowthTopia - a female entrepreneur incubation and partnership programme. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Jaco Voigt discusses Digital Marketing with a Creative Director, looking at the user journey and how businesses should navigate the digital space to their marketing benefit. Does your business have a communication strategy with a key message talking to your target market? As a business, have you ever taken the time to avoid the fluffy spin-offs and focus on the pain points, by listening to the feedback and suggestions from your sales force? It’s all about optimisation, budget, and aligning with an agency that has the same values as your business! Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Jaco Voigt from Catalytic joins the team to have a bit of a catch-up. He learns about "shaking the salt", and also explains why you pay more for a business fibre line than you do for a personal one. Plus, a reminder for small businesses out there about Unbundled #Boost!

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Wondering what joy and practical prettiness bread bags and old Beta/VHS tape can bring to the average shopper? Jaco Voigt and his guest chat about rekindling the old craft of crochet, and how snipping up plastic is helping to feed families in Hout Bay. It is heartwarming to hear how something so easily trashed, has upskilled women in a struggling community. Bag. Rebag. Reuse. Recycle! Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Jaco and his guests engage in aspects of Financial Technology, where there is finally investment spaces and systems allowing access to deals (driven by technology) that individuals were not previously privy to. Deal structures that facilitate diversification, making the verifications and administrative regulatory technology seamless and scalable. This is a rapid growing industry and time for investors to pay attention in this ever growing space. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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This week Jaco chats to a couple that turned their side hustle into a fully-fledged e-commerce full-time business. It all began when lockdown allowed some extra time to delve into Fran’s passion for organic natural body products. Yumm caters to a spectrum of kids needing bath time fun time, moms that need to relax, and everyone that needs some sensual me-time downtime. The bath and body range includes bath bombs, soaps, shower steamers, body butters and more. Why not go online and get your festive season treats sorted? Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Jaco Voigt discusses AI, automating, innovating and embracing the power of technology and data to accelerate your business. It's important to remember that to understand the future you must understand the past, as it becomes clear in this podcast that what seems futuristic is actually the norm. We invite you to listen to the importance of embracing technology, keeping your business relevant, accelerating workloads, and encouraging discussions to map out your business’ start and end approach to embrace technology. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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One way videos are a thing! Jaco Voigt chats to Jesse Bosch from Interview ME. As a subscription based or month-to-month product, Interview ME is a self-funded startup software platform business. Although focused on the benefits of building interviews and saving time recruiting talent for your business, any industry relying on one way information can make use of this platform. Asking interviewing questions to candidates and allowing them time to build their responses ensures that any recruiter or manager can watch back to back responses at a time suitable to them - without repeating the same questions over and over. With this programme, the candidate comes before the CV where potential can be identified in person rather than in piles of paper. The one way interview permutations are endless - doctors interviewing patients, schools doing student interviews, applications for post graduate programmes and more.

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How often are you in contact with your technology partner? Is there value in the platform offering they invoice you for monthly? Jaco Voigt has a thought-provoking conversation with Jacques Malherbe, about the need for collaboration when acquiring technology due to fragmented value chains. As the procurement process becomes increasingly commoditised, businesses are experiencing the pain of having missing pieces in their technology solution puzzle. The trend is for technology solutions to be myopically bought, for today, rather than having technology partners do value trapping for their business by optimising their value offering by participating in skills and needs analysis of the businesses they supply. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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