Met soveel ondernemings wat moontlik skipbreuk kan ly gedurende COVID-19, verkeer heelwat eienaars moontlik onder die wanindruk dat hulle eenvoudig hul deure moet sluit. Daar is egter alternatiewe opsies. Arno Jansen van Vuuren van STRATLAW gesels met my oor Samesmeltings en Oornames, oftewel ‘Mergers and Acquisitions’, as groeistrategieë of oorlewingstrategieë – sonder dat die besigheid se deure noodwendig gesluit moet word. Die hoofdoel is om ‘n wen-wen situasie te probeer skep, en in dié opsig is dit kritiek dat ‘n mens se besigheid aantreklik is vir beleggers en dat jy ‘n ideale besigheidsvennoot kan identifiseer.

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When your industry – the biggest in the world – is facing an existential crisis, who can you bank on to help steady the ship, and ensure that a once growing sector returns to its former place in the South African sun? Reg chats to Sisa Ntshona, the CEO of South African Tourism.

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Theo Prinsloo staan, saam met sy ou skoolvriend Johan Swarts, aan die stuur van Guano Boost, ‘n innoverende maatskappy wat ‘n alles-in-een, 100% organiese kunsmisproduk aan boere voorsien.

Guano Boost word vervaardig van Namibiese guano (voëlmis) wat, met ‘n stikstoftelling van N16.5%, die hoogste konsentraat ryk, natuurlike messtof in die wêreld bevat. Die produk word verwerk by hul aanleg in Swartwater, Limpopo.

Guano Boost help kommersiële boere om sowel hul oesopbrengste as die rakleeftyd van hul produkte op ‘n volhoubare manier te verhoog, terwyl dit tersfeldertyd operasionele logistiek vergemaklik en omgewingsvriendelik is.

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15.09.20 Pt 1 – If you think you want to revolt against your leaders, perhaps leaving fecal matter in their driveway is the only way to express your level of disgust. To be clear, we don’t remember Chernobyl, we’ve seen the show though. Is social media all toxic, or are there shining lights? Plus a catch-up with the one and only Aki Anastasiou!

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08.09.20 Pt 2 – Should we save money for the future, or should we just travel and live our best life? Donald Trump needs to check his nose for boogers. If you are a loudmouth aunt, you should speak last at funerals. If you married into money, Cyprus is selling citizenship… you just have to pray Greece doesn’t want to go to war again any time soon.

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What do you do when facing imminent retrenchment… do you turn to drink? That’s exactly what Simone Musgrave did by using her innovative skills to create her own drinks company. Find out how she forged her own path in this male-dominated arena, and how following your passion can lead to your true purpose.

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Is culture more important than strategy? To create a successful business, knowing your purpose is key. It’s about putting people before profit, and service before reward. Find out why chasing the money doesn’t work, and many other lessons from Ian Fuhr.

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There’s a club that unites people from all over the world. And it’s the oldest club of its kind that exists. So how does a brand that is synonymous with dining out, wine, and travel survive the current pandemic? Reg Lascaris chats to Esh Naidoo about the oldest charge card in the world.

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How does someone who has worked as an advertising strategist all over the world, and run a company in China, turn to rubbish? Gavin Heron took a leap of faith (in his business idea and partners) and recycled himself as an eco-warrior. Gavin tells Reg about the skills he learned from working in advertising for many years, and the new wisdom he has gained after starting a new company with his wife.

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How valuable is an idea? Probably not at all, unless it’s properly executed. Someone who did just that is Greig Jansen. He shares his story of coming up with an idea for a healthier soft drink, and how he grew it into a successful business.

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