mindset

Changing your mindset

‘Stay hungry, stay foolish’ Steve Jobs There is no sense in denying that especially the economic climate poses huge challenges to business owners in South-Africa in general. This puts a magnifying glass on the fact...
burnout

Tips to avoid entrepreneurial burnout

The modern workforce is tired and worn out. Advancements made in technology have resulted in the ability to always be online, always check mail, and to always be available for meetings. In many cases, we...
Hluvuko Designs Alexandra women sewing

Alexandra women sewing their way to success

Women in Alexandra are showing their agility, and sewing their way to business success, whilst providing employment for young women to promote sustainable economic development. Ponani Shikweni is not only a self-made woman, she also...

Leading with emotional intelligence

In an era where competition is tight, leaders of the organisation play an even more critical role in business, in ensuring its survival. Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, stated...
sustainable business

A sustainable business is a successful business

Sustainability and climate change are two of today's hottest topics. From Adidas selling 11 million pairs of shoes made from ocean plastic, to vegan meat sales increasing by 451% in the last four years, there...
women entrepreneurs

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS – it’s your time

Is it a great time to be women entrepreneurs in Africa? The answer to this question has to be a resounding "yes". And, with increasing socio-economic challenges, the continent has never needed them to...

The mindset for business success

In South Africa, where 75% of small businesses close within their first five years, it’s imperative that budding entrepreneurs have the right mindset for success from the start to beat the odds. “Starting a business...
Wayne Zwiers, CEO Basalt

Riding the wave: Business resilience in times of crisis

Wayne Zwiers is the CEO and founder of Basalt Technology, an award-winning company that solves complex business problems through the rapid implementation of profitable, disruptive technology solutions. Wayne has garnered several industry accolades, including...
fears entrepreneur

Feel the fear, and start that business anyway

No entrepreneur is immune to the fears associated with the risks of starting your own business. Here's how to overcome it and start that business anyway. Starting your own business holds the promise of time...
keep you staff engaged

Keep your people in the game

The staff that work for you determine: 1. How happy your customers are with your business. 2. The quality of the things that you sell. 3. The costs that you incur to sell your products and services. 4....
Women's month

Women’s Month: Celebrating our unique traits and contributions

In Women's Month, let us celebrate our special strengths as women entrepreneurs, and work to conquer our challenges. Every year in August we celebrate women and acknowledge the importance of the contribution they make within our...

Introducing the world’s first online digital accountant

There is no denying that finance is an ever changing industry and accountants need to adapt to keep up. It seems that the days of punching numbers into calculators and scribbling down sums are a...
Lelemba Phiri is Principal of Africa Trust Group

Lelemba Phiri : The investor who backs Africa’s women entrepreneurs

Lelemba Phiri is Principal of Africa Trust Group, a holistic early stage gender-lens investor committed to investing in Africa’s Women entrepreneurs. In light of International Women's Day celebrated on the 8th of March, she...
women entrepreneurs

Advice from Wonder Women in business

If you're a woman entrepreneur or business owner and you're looking for inspiration, look no farther than these seven women entrepreneurs. Find your passion Nthabiseng Nti Ramaboa, affectionately known as “Chef Nti”, has risen to fame as a...

Pitching tips: working the room

The ENGEN Pitch & Polish workshop and competition programme which is sponsored by Engen, Nedbank and Raizcorp, is now entering its tenth year. As part of the celebrations, the creator of the project and...