In developed nations, the SME sector contributes around 90% to employment, while in South Africa it sits around 50%. Endeavor South Africa, a not-for-profit organisation, has dedicated years to mentoring high-impact entrepreneurs and knows just what SA businesses need to take off. Catherine Townshend, former MD of Endeavor South Africa, speaks to Fred Roed about the importance of good, high-quality mentorship, support providers focused on SME development and the different life cycles of a business. “Do your homework, know your blind spots, and get the right support to navigate your business through each life cycle.”

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Omri Van Zyl is die uitvoerende hoof van Agri SA en die 2016 wenner van CEO Global se prestige-prys vir sy bydrae tot landbou in Afrika. Om 28,000 boere lidmate wat strek oor 26 verskillende tipe boerderye, waarde toe te voeg en gelukkig te hou, sit nie in enige man se broek nie.

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Why is it important for entrepreneurs to learn to present and communicate well? Rich Mulholland, a seasoned public speaker and entrepreneur who has started multiple businesses, including SA’s largest presentation firm, Missing Link, chats to Fred Roed about the must-have skill of building a presentation that works. Rich says you have to “give the audience a reason to care. You’ve got to buy an audience’s attention before you sell them anything – even an idea.” Sharing from his own career and experience with TED Talks, this maestro in public speaking tells all about presentation techniques and tools to get people on your side and to respond to your “call to action”.

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SA’s challenges are a breeding ground for innovative opportunities, says SweepSouth CEO, Aisha Pandor. For her, happy customers are the greatest measure of business success and she says, “word of mouth is still the biggest driver of our new business”. Hear about the SweepSouth growth from an idea created by need to a start-up sensation that is the first on the continent to bring technology to home-cleaning services. Aisha talks to Fred Roed about changing careers, the challenges and the satisfaction of owning your own business, and her vision to address societal needs while running a thriving business.

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Ek was bietjie “baie” stil die afgelope paar weke en wou net vinnig inloer en jou vertel waarmee ek besig bv.
– hoe ek geld maak;
– ‘n nuwe besigheid genaamd CommWealth;
– ‘n Landbou Potgooi wat in wording is;
– ‘n nuwe potgooi onderhoud struktuur en produksie proses;
– help Hannon produkte aanlyn verkoop en;
– ‘n paar Japanese wyshede vir ‘n ekstra huppel in jou knuppel!

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What mindset does it take to ‘make it’ in business? Is work-life balance a myth? What turns great employees disloyal, and how damaging is burnout really? Open your mind as Fred Roed speaks to Marc Rogatschnig, an organisational psychologist, about the psychological dynamics of leading a business and the personal attributes and awareness that can set you apart in a competitive environment.

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27.05.19 Pt 2 – With the price of Bitcoin on the rise, the subject of cryptocurrency is hot again. Sean Sanders from Revix brings you up to speed on this, and what to know, going beyond Bitcoin. A woman goes on a hike in Hawaii and causes a 2-week search party, what makes humans revolting body-wise, and a look at what’s hot series-wise now that Game of Thrones is done. Then Ian Russell talks about things like organisational cholesterol and other fascinating topics from his new book around big business and entrepreneurship.

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Today we see Discovery as one of South Africa’s biggest businesses with thousands of employees and hundreds of thousands of clients, but in 1992 it was just a small team trying to pitch their idea and break into the market. Barry Swartzberg (Vitality Group CEO) chats to Fred Roed about when and how to scale your business.

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South Africa is looking to small- and medium-sized business owners to grow the nation’s economy. But do they have the support they need to succeed? The Healthy Business Show, our new collaborative podcast series with Discovery Business Insurance, presents inspiring content to empower entrepreneurs with insights that will help them start a business, grow and achieve success. Anton Ossip, CEO of Discovery Insure, unpacks this new podcast series for Gareth and the team.

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Martin Schoeman is die stigter van Sangoma Safaris en wenner van die ‘Wildteler van die Jaar 2018’ titel. Die fokus van Sangoma Safaris is bewaring deur benutting. Hulle benut die hele waarde ketting van die wild bedryf en natuur. Hulle wek hulle eie krag op deur sonkrag, plant hulle eie voer, vir die wild wat hulle self teël. Jag hulle wild en verwerk die vleis in hulle eie slaghuis.

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