May 2018

Phenomenal Woman: Head of Marketing Strategy at Riversands – Victoria Williams

Phenomenal Woman: Head of Marketing Strategy at Riversands – Victoria Williams

Victoria and I met in 2016. Our daughters are in the same class in school. We instantly connected with similar interests: motherhood, entrepreneurship and a passion for marketing. I recently paid a visit to the Riversands Incubation Hub and was very impressed with the work being done there. Here’s more about their head of strategy: […]

Why feeling insecure and lonely is part of being an entrepreneur

Why feeling insecure and lonely is part of being an entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur is wonderful feeling. You are finally accomplishing your dream and you are working hard to make a profit and make your business a success. It brings joy to your spirit and it makes you feel alive. But what about those less exciting emotions – loneliness, insecurity, rejection. These have a way of […]

9 questions you need to ask to get more customers

9 questions you need to ask to get more customers

Have you ever wondered why you are not getting enough customers for your product/service? I definitely have. I thought getting clients would be easy. After all, I’ve had 25 years of experience looking after major brands – like Hansa, Vaseline and Dove – in top corporates. It wouldn’t be a hard transition right? Wrong! In […]

Phenomenal Woman: Founder and CEO of Desert Arabia Investments – Roxy Maqache

Phenomenal Woman: Founder and CEO of Desert Arabia Investments – Roxy Maqache

This week’s Phenomenal Woman is Rorisang Maqache who took that brave step into entrepreneurship. I have known Roxy for a long time and watched her take a leap of faith and open the Tammy Taylor Nail & Beauty Spa business. I recently got my nails done there and it was always a wonderful experience. For […]

Phenomenal Woman: Founder and Managing Director of BLAQUE PARTNERS – Dineo Mondlane

Phenomenal Woman: Founder and Managing Director of BLAQUE PARTNERS – Dineo Mondlane

I have known this Phenomenal Woman since we were youngsters. We both attended St. Barnabas School and unbeknownst to us our parents knew each other from the University of Fort Hare. After we matriculated from school, Dineo and I reunited again when we worked together at Unilever, and became neighbours in Durban. Dineo, whom I […]

It’s time to invest in your digital marketing

It’s time to invest in your digital marketing

As a small business owner it’s often difficult to know how you can reach your target market. My advice is that you invest money towards some form of marketing activities so that you can create awareness of your business, product or service. Although it takes time to see the results, I believe it’s worth it […]

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