“Every road that is worth traveling on will bring its own set of challenges”
Eldari Visser, founder of Picketfence Life (South Africa)Read more
Entrepreneurship grows you as a person…
Evangelia Kalaitzi, founder of HealthyWise & Evangelia Nina K Brand (South Africa)Read more
by Thato Mokhothu
I consider myself very lucky to be in business school and interacting with some of the most talented and hardworking individuals I have ever met. I’ll tell you why. Out of hundreds of applications someone or some people in charge of admissions chose me and gave me an opportunity. There might have been other applicants who were more knowledgeable and experienced but they did not make it. Adding to that, it is probable that someone out there with enormous intelligence and potential chose not to even apply because of financial constraints.Read more
by Clare Appleyard, founder of Katannuta Diamonds
Figures flew before my eyes as my fingers tapped away busily on the calculator. Exchange rate. Tap tap tap. VAT. Tap tap. Supplier costs. Tap tap tap. A number settled on the screen and I looked at it with confusion. “That can’t be right”, I thought, as a mild sense of unease washed over me. Picking up the calculator, I ran the numbers again, more slowly this time. The same number came up. “Third time lucky” I whispered to myself as I hit the keys with deliberate intent. No change!Read more
Entrepreneurship unlocks a new and exciting journey....
Mariana Agness Francisco Eria, founder of House Of Agness (Mozambique)Read more
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by Nereyda Ah Hoy, writer, author and founder of Indika platform and digital magazine
Nestes tempos de transformações intensas, não só à nossa volta, mas acima de tudo, a nível do nosso mundo interior, o facto de sentirmo-nos muitas vezes perdidas, desorientadas e desmotivados, é um sinal de que cada vez mais devemos perceber se o caminho que estamos a percorrer é o caminho que devíamos estar a seguir.
In these times of intense transformation, not only around us, but above all at the level of our inner world, the fact that we often feel lost, disoriented and unmotivated is a sign that we must change. The way we are going is the way we should be following. It's pointless to run and want to be perfect when, inside, we die a little, every day.Read more
Follow your inner voice....
Mireille Karera, founder of KORA Associates (U.A.E/Rwanda)Read more
It can be a lonely journey….
Hazel Aggrey-Orleans, founder of Eki OrleansRead more
by Karen Wessels, co-founder of VA Connect and co-founder of SnappSales
Since starting this crazy mad entrepreneurial journey which is filled with passion, great rewards and eternal lessons, I’m exceptionally grateful for all the lessons that have been placed on my path, to help me grow and mature as a business owner and person. And trust me, there are many! Like learning that distractions can start costing your business money.Read more
Mignionette Fair, founder of Edita Services (South Africa)Read more
Remember to enjoy your journey....
- Jolene Roelofse is the founder of Bludoor Market in South Africa, a company focused on Marketing & Communications strategy development and implementation, together with business strategy development, audit and best practice processes implementation. Jolene has an MBA from Copenhagen University in the field of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is passionate about working with her clients to develop plans and strategies that will have a profound and lasting impact on all aspects of their businesses.Read more
It's a journey of a lifetime....
- Stephina Zwane and Salamina Mosese are the founders of Sorele Media, a TV and Film Production company that uses video to tell stories. They launched their online TV station in 2015, called AzaTV, which means Powerful in Swahili. The TV station is available online as well as on android and iOS app stores. These business partners are both media naturals, having grown up working on kid's TV as presenters and actresses.Read more