ubuntu economy

Embrace our ubuntu economy to survive – think local, ACT local

Switch off the Bat-signal because no-one’s swooping in to save us. If we’re going to get through the looming economic crisis, we’re going to have to do it ourselves. It's time to embrace our...

How to engineer your own success

Sikhulile Nhassengo wanted to be a dentist but when he realized that he couldn’t handle the sight of blood, he chose to study engineering instead. Fast forward 20 years and he is the proud...
positive coping business strategies

Adopting positive coping strategies

Are you feeling uncertain about what your future will be? I certainly have. Even more so, over the past few weeks, before and while being under lockdown in South Africa, due to the Covid-19...
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...