Why do ALL businesses need an online presence?

Recently, I have been looking for places in my surrounding areas to take my children to. How did I look for them? Well, considering petrol prices and having two small children, as well as the fact that Richards Bay is not exactly my home town, I did the thing that everyone of this century does.. I googled it! 

I am very sure that if you are reading this, that you are familiar with this term! We google everything from movies showing at local cinemas to the kind of dress we want to wear for a certain occasion. 

This is why having an online presence can make or break a business! Having an up to date website, enables potential customers to find products and services with ease! 

Even if a person knows nothing about you,or your business personally,  simply viewing your website online and seeing that you know what you’re talking about when it comes to products and services, by viewing the information available on your website, can secure you a new customer easily . 

Here are a few key reasons as to why your business needs an online presence

1Low advertising and marketing costs

The one time cost of designing a website and annual fees of renewals (domains & hosting), and website maintenance  is the smallest fraction of the cost you spend on billboards, printing out flyers and newspaper adverts etc. Moreover, the same information that you have printed will be featured on the website, guaranteeing you global market coverage! You can advertise your products and services for free across your social media sites and your blog

Incorporating an  order online function, contact us form or email addresses on your website will definitely prompt your client to leave you a message or get in touch with you later.

3. Enhance communication & customer care

Frequently asked questions or FAQs are a great portion to add to a website. Instead of answering the same question repeatedly for example, what is your store’s return policy? You can have a section on your website that contains answers to questions like these so that customers can find them with ease. 

Getting the word out there when you have a new product/ service available in your business becomes an immediate process as well instead of having to wait for the next print! 

4. Branding

Having a nicely designed website can strengthen your corporate image and improve your branding. 

5. Adds confidence, trust and belief

Having an online presence creates confidence, trust and belief in your customers. 

6. Reviews 

Having a website enables reviews and feedback from customers. Any praise that is publicly available will build your online presence and show even brand new that you are a reputable business. Even where there are less than kind reviews or comments, you can reach out to unhappy customers and resolve the issues so that your good name stays intact. It’s better to know about an unhappy client so you can make amends and carry your name forward, than have an angry customer share their distaste for your business without you even knowing they were unhappy in the first place! Being able to right wrong helps build customer loyalty. Even if you’re not forgiven,  customers can see that you tried and that you’re willng to do everything in your power to keep them happy!

NIYASH offers web site design  and other service packages at affordable rates. We even include custom made packages with prices to accommodate your pocket!  All web design packages include free one month seo! 

Contact Us via the following:
web: www.niyash.co.za


email: info@niyash.co.za



Call: +2783 876 3404

Develop your learning objectives & design your training materials

Develop your learning objectives

The learning objectives are the starting point of the development of any learning activity. Learning objectives are a list of things the workers must be able to do after they have completed the training.

Once you’ve created your learning objectives, create content that covers the objectives. In addition, the following should assess only the workers’ understanding of the objectives performed during training to evaluate your workers’ comprehension of the training:

  • quizzes
  • tests
  • case studies
  • hands-on exercises

There are specific reasons why learning outcomes and objectives should be well thought through and clearly stated from the outset and before any design activities take place. These are:

  • Identifying outcomes is an effective way to review curriculum and content. This leads to a more balanced and well-sequenced curriculum.
  • It helps design appropriate assessment and evaluation tools that accurately reflect the curriculum.
  • By reviewing the needs assessment, trainers know what participants know and need, and the learning outcomes help inform everyone as to what new materials or skills they are intended to learn.
  • Trainers are able to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching. Have the outcomes been achieved?
  • An instructional shift from teaching to learning is facilitated. The focus is on the learner rather than the trainer.
  • Participants will know exactly what they are expected to learn, thus avoiding ambiguity.
  • If you build participant learning assessments into the training, participants will know exactly how their learning will be assessed.
  • Participants begin to take more responsibility for their own learning when they know what they are expected to do and what standard they are expected to achieve.

Design your training materials

There are four major steps to any training design process:

STEP 1: It is much better to sketch out the whole curriculum before going into the specifics. Think about the big picture:

  • What is the major aim of the training?
  • What is it trying to achieve? WRITE a goal or aim statement. This should be a broad, general statement, such as; participants will be able to understand the importance of disaster risk reduction along side preparedness and response.

STEP 2: CONSIDER the overall scope of training. Specify the major topics or sections of the training by brainstorming (with others) and making a list.

  • What sort of things do we want the participants to learn? At this level the outcome statements will be quite broad referring to such areas that cover the whole subject. For example: It is anticipated that participants who successfully complete the training will be able to:
  1. Establish a common understanding of the tenets on which lie the foundations of disaster risk reduction (DRR).
  2.  Develop a better understanding of preparedness, response and recovery as integral to disaster risk reduction.
  3. Illustrate the role of different stakeholders in DRR, the integrated nature between the sectors in DRR and the importance of coordination between stakeholders.
  4. Introduce and discuss the already put in place mechanisms for reducing disaster losses and risk management, focused on their region.
  5. Build a network among the participants by sharing the experience, existing know-how and team building.

STEP 3: The next step is to IDENTIFY specifics. Brainstorm and create a list. This is where we will write clear, precise statements detailing what the participants will actually be doing.

  • What specific, detailed knowledge, information, or skills do we expect participants to learn from the training?
  • What cross cutting issues need to be included and which ones to be prioritised (gender, environment, etc.)? For example: It is anticipated that participants who successfully complete the training will be able to:
  1. Acquire the conceptual basis to appreciate the complexities of vulnerability, risk and disaster risk management.
  2. Develop a better ability to engage with and relate to disaster professionals from various disciplines in a field situation.
  3. Increased ability to use tools and mechanisms to analyse hazards, vulnerability and capacities and acquire basic skills in risk identification and assessment.
  4. Identify strategies for building a disaster risk reduction capacity.
  5. Ability to advocate and promote DRR for government buy-in.

STEP 4: THINK about how participants can demonstrate their learning, i.e., exactly what they should be able to do. Brainstorm and generate a list of ideas for how participants can demonstrate what, how much, and how well they have learned.


Source: This information has been sourced from a great training development guide from: www.msb.se


Adult Learning Principles

As you roll out training for your workers, one thing that you have to take into consideration is Adult Learning Principles. Because you are training adults,  these principles assist in making training more effective for them.

Adult learners are:

  • Self directing – they have existing knowledge, experience and opinions. If they cannot appreciate the pupose or value, they will be reluctant to engage in the training
  • Relevance – The immediate use of the learning needs to be clearly understood by the learner. They need to see ‘what’s in it for them’
  • Experience – select case scenarios and examples that they can relate to
  • Using all of their senses – Adult learners need multi-sensory learning and teaching (Hands on activities )
  • Practice – The more an adult learner can practice new skills, the more transformational impact the training will have
  • Involvement – Adults need to feel as though they have a sense of responsibility, control and decision making over their learning

All training with NIYASH takes into account adult learning principles. We also offer accredited training courses along with in house training

Contact us via the following:

email: info@niyash.co.za

Web: www.niyash.co.za

Facebook: @niyashconsulting

Call Avi: 083 876 3404 

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Why do you need to conduct a training needs analysis? 

Why do we need training? 

Training is a means to ensure that employees have the knowledge and the right skills to be able to do their work effectively and compentently. 

Why should you conduct a TNA? 

  1. Avoids training for ‘training sake’ – trainees just go through the motions when they are disinterested in the training at hand . They do not feel it necessary if it is not relevant. 
  2. Supports cost effective training – no time and money wastage on irrelevant training and unskilled labour
  3. Targets the areas of greatest need


  • What training is needed and why?
  • Where is training needed?
  • Who needs training?
  • How will training be provided?
  • How much will training cost?
  • What will be the impact on business? 

The basic training needs assessment is a four step process:

  1. Identify a clear business goal that the training supports
  2. Determine the tasks the workers need to perform so the company can reach that goal
  3. Determine the training activities that will help the workers learn to perform the tasks 
  4. Determine the learning characteristics of the workers that will make the training more effective

NIYASH provides all safety & i.t related training. Get in touch with us via the following means:

Email: info@niyash.co.za


Fb: @niyashconsulting

For urgent/immediate matters:

Call Avi: 083 876 3404

Email: avi.gobin@outlook.com / mrsgobin@gmail.com


Our Awesome Services

We offer the following services and much more:


1. I.T troubleshoots – including networks, servers, Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7 and XP 
2. Other hardware or software issues – includes Office, Quickbooks, Caseware & Easyfile 
3. Software Development (Visual Studio) – C#, HTML, Javascript 
4. IT PATs 5. Social media creation – page creation, maintenance & updates
6. Blog creation – same as above 
7. Website creation – same as above 
8. Support via teamviewer 
9. On-site tech support 
10. Networks – setup, maintenance, troubleshooting 
Many more I.T services available with plans & packages to suit your needs and pocket!!


1. Develop, Implement And Maintain SHE Management Systems.
2. Facilitate The Legal Appointment Structures In A Business.
3. Placement And Management Of Competent SHE Officers. 
4. Drafting HSE Policies And Procedures. 
5. Compiling Of Client Specific Legal Safety Files. 
6. Accident / Incident Investigations. 
7. Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment Process. 
8. Audits / Inspections And Action Plans & Close Out Of Deviations. 
9. Conducting Training And Awareness For All Employees. 
10.Emergency Management Planning. 
11.SHE Meetings. 
12.Accredited Training Courses. 
Many more SAFETY services available with plans & packages to suit your needs and pocket!! 


Where clients only require staff placement services, we shall provide the following competent personnel: 
1. SHEQ Managers/ Officers 
2. Traffic Safety Officers 
3. Flagmen 
4. Training Facilitators 
5. SHE Representatives and Fire Watchers. 
6. Semi-skilled artisan personnel and General Labour 
7. I.T Managers 
8. I.T Supervisors 
9. Technicians 
10. In-house Consultants 
11. Programmers 
12. Web designers


1. Company Registrations 
2. Company Ammendments 
3. Annual Return Submissions 
We cater to every CIPC service available.

General pricing 


General Outline of Prices:

Electronic Safety systems – R5000

Safety files – from R3500

Site Visits – R2800 per day @ R3.50 per km 

Site safety officer placements – Package dependent

Website creation – R1500 (onward) – Package dependent

Laptop repairs – R300 per hour – subject to replacement part prices 

Desktop repairs – R400 per hour – subject to replacement part prices 

Software Installations & Setups – R250 per hour 

Hardware Installation & Repairs – R350 per hour 

Hardware & Software Support – R250 per hour 

Social Media Page Creation – Package dependent 

Social Media Updates & Maintenance – Package Dependent 

Blog Creation – Blog dependent
Advertising Video – Eg On https://mrsgobin.wixsite.com/allthingsit – R1500 (content dependent)

Caseware & Quickbooks Troubleshoots – R350 per hour 

Remote Support – R350 per hour

Network Troubleshoots & Maintenance – Package dependent/R450 per hour 

Basic Computer Skills Lessons – R200 per hour

Please note that these are general prices and are subject to change. Business packages are available.

Feel free to contact us at any time!

We are not limited to the above services, so feel free to let enquire about any other service that you may need.

Contact us via the following:

HSE: Avi Gobin

083 876 3404 – Call/Whatsapp

IT: Simone Gobin

063 014 6653 – Calls only

084 885 0426 – Whatsapp Only

Email all enquiries to: info@niyash.co.za 

For urgent responses you may also try:

Avi – avi.gobin@outlook.com

Simz – mrsgobin@gmail.com

Web: www.niyash.co.za

Facebook: @niyashconsulting