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Ep. 9: Lioness Radio Show --- This week’s episode of the Lioness Radio Show takes you on a journey to South Africa and Malawi. Melanie Hawken talks to Benji Coetzee, founder of Empty Trips about what it takes to build a next generation logistics company in Africa; she celebrates real African craftsmanship with Liz Kading, founder of custom shirt maker Five 8ths; and learns what it takes to build multiple successful businesses with serial entrepreneur Esme Nafitale, founder of Y & E Investments.
“It is not easy to be an entrepreneur, but seeing one's vision grow is worth navigating the challenges that arise.”
- Vere Shaba, founder of Shaba & Ramplin Green Building Solutions (South Africa)
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TODAY'S ENTREPRENEUR ADVICE
Always stay focused and motivated…
“You will find many barriers along the way, but as long as you push through, you will always be one step closer to your goals and dreams. I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it. Never lose hope and faith in yourself and your passion.”
- Daisy Mogne is the founder of Studio Daisy Mogne in Mozambique, a company that offers professional Make-up and Hair Styling, providing clients with the best service and experience possible. Starting her business was a way for Daisy to do what she is passionate about, and also a way to bring other girls on board into the business to demonstrate their creative side and skills as well. Her ultimate goal is to establish a technical beauty school in Mozambique where she can share all her knowledge and inspire other people.
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100 LIONESSES PROJECT
Many of us grew up being taught that the best way to get something done right is to do it yourself! That’s okay advice if you are happy going alone in life and business. But if you want to grow, to expand, to push boundaries, then it’s essential to also learn the art of delegation. However, it does require a mind-shift - ultimately, it’s about learning to trust people around you, to empower them to run with your ideas, to give them more responsibility. It can be scary at first, but it just makes good business sense. As one of the most famous delegators in business, Richard Branson, once said: “If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate. You’ll find that you have more time to focus on the big picture and achieve the things you need to do to make your product or service stand out."