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The name, Wilko’s Pots ‘n Bags, may be new, but I am not. 
Same old bloke at your service
I have been serving the Nursery Industry for 50 years now.
Still doing what I’ve been doing all this time. Selling Pots and Bags.
Providing a service for those who need the products I can get for them. 
Just a little differently.

Doing my own thing, as a very small service provider, working from home.
No longer can I be all things to all people. 
Like many, many others in this land of plenty.
I may be a “has-been”, but that’s better than being a “never-was”. 

When I was an active member of SANA, I loved Convention time every year.
I got to meet and interact with some very interesting people. 
At 76 now, I have a great future behind me. 
No longer as active as I was in years gone by.
But I am still a proud, passionate, and positive S’afriCAN.
So I attend webinars and watch presentations on YouTube.
Especially on BIZNews.com. I subscribe to the Daily Insider.
And then share them with anybody interested enough to subscribe to this newsletter. 
Some presentations from the recent BizNews conference are featured below.
I also share them on Facebook, if that’s your thing. Be my friend.

I supply Plastic Plant Pots and Nursery Bags from my home in Weltevreden Park, Jhb.
Click a link to Download a Price List and Make an Enquiry. 
I’ll respond in no time at all.
Or simply talk to me, use the form below.
I answer every email.  
Unless it’s spam, then I’ll just delete them. 

Have a good day.

Chris Wilkinson – About Me

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Have you saved enough money to retire?

Hello. Peter Carruthers here.

You may have seen news of Hurricane Fiona zooming up the Atlantic Coast of the USA.

I am on Price Edward Island in Canada this month. The hurricane looks set to sideswipe us on Friday night. I’ve never been in 120 kph winds before.

On a different note, this recent ESKOM debacle scared a few people into emailing me to ask for more info on the CrashProof your Future Online course.

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I originally started this project to buffer looming retirement.
And to stop load-shedding from destroying our futures.

Here is the challenge we want to solve.

Very few small-business owners reach retirement age with enough money stashed away to survive the following 25 years.

Our journey towards 65 is often erratic. Many mistakes punctuate it as we try to carve a living for our families. On top of this, there seems to be a constant flow of external disasters affecting our chosen playing field. (Think of COVID and Eskom.)

We don’t have the stability our parents had, nor the guaranteed pensions.

To derive a retirement income of R10,000/month, you’d need to have R1,250,000 already saved.

If not, assuming you’re a 50-year-old male, you’d have to invest R7300 per month for 17 years, increasing at the inflation rate each year. This is a heck of a lot of money. It’s out of the reach of most of us. (Calculation taken from Sanlam’s Retirement Calculator.)

Excluding inflation, that’s 17 years x 12 months x R7300 = R1,489,200 – a chunk more than most of us can afford.

Let’s look at that R10,000 from a US Dollar perspective. It is much easier to earn one dollar online than to earn R18 offline.

As I write this, R10,000 equals US$570. Check out Example #1 to see how little effort is needed to cover that monthly expense online. I have not been paying much attention, but this single sale five years ago has produced R125,000 in commissions and still delivers R2050/month. You can do this.

You will need:

  • A PC, ideally a laptop – Windows, Apple, Linux or Chromebook
  • An internet connection once or twice each week.

Please check out the ludicrous offer. It includes:

  • Lifetime access for yourself and one family member
  • Downloadable Videos and Notes
  • Ask questions inside each lecture

Back to the looming storm. The place I am in survived Hurricane Dorian in 2019 with nary a scratch, so I am confident of survival. But, there is a chance the electricity will be off for the weekend. It feels like “home”.

Warm regards.

enough money to retire

Peter.

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How Chris Pappas turned uMngeni around

In this riveting talk at the fourth BizNews conference, Mayor of uMngeni Chris Pappas, speaks about the process of being elected, the incredible things going on in the municipality as well as what they’ve managed to accomplish in the short time he’s been in office.

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RW Johnson on saving South Africa

South Africa is undergoing a fundamental political realignment.

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David Ansara is the Chief Operating Officer of the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA).
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In this episode of the ‘Solutions With David Ansara’ podcast, he speaks with political scientist and author, RW Johnson, about how to save South Africa.

With very best wishes,

Chris Wilkinson – About Me