There are people who just have a magic touch. It seems like whatever they choose to do magically happens. They are successful and they make it look effortless. They have what is called the X-factor. I, on the other hand, have tried so many things since my entrepreneurial journey began but none seem to be […]
Recently, I find myself having a recurring conversation (be it around the dinner table or WhatsApp group chats) about whether one should leave corporate to follow their passion? Most of the women I speak to are so unhappy in the corporate world and they just want out. There are many reasons as to why they […]
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 […]
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 […]
Often as entrepreneurs, we focus solely on saving and investing our money into our businesses. In addition, we often forget how important it is to put money aside for ourselves, and our future.When I was working in corporate, I knew that every month..
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 […]
I wrote on Wednesday about how to deal with loss. And a few weeks back I talked about a setback I had and how I was feeling less than thrilled about it. And I know from my past setbacks are lessons that we can all learn from this. But of course, it’s difficult to keep this top of mind […]
We all have those family members. You know, the ones who say “Oh, you write well! Please can you just rewrite this quickly?” When you look at what they want you to redo “quickly”, it’s 20 pages of a concept document that will take a day or so to research and fix.
After Sunday’s announcement that South Africa’s listeriosis outbreak has been linked to two major food brands, people have been scrambling to figure out what to do. Retailers are accepting returned products and refunding people, while businesses were told to stop selling viennas, russians, polony and other processed meat products. So far, 180 people have died due to listeriosis. […]