Dianne Bayley Writer and RainChains
Writing and RainChains

Dianne Bayley is an entrepreneur of many talents; she’s a writer, editor, social media manager and now owner of RainChains. We chatted to her about life, the universe and everything. What made you diversify and start your RainChain business? I’m currently being driven crazy by technology and infobesity. There’s just too much news – fake and otherwise […]

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The top 5 Reasons People Become Entrepreneurs
The Top 5 Reasons People Become Entrepreneurs

We recently had an intern, Lehlohonolo Masenya, working with us to gain experience at Matoyana and it’s thanks to her for the research on this article. We wish you all the best with your studies in Marketing Management Lehlohonolo! Opportunity Some people become entrepreneurs because they are hardwired to be aware of opportunities available to […]

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The Launch of Umhlahlandlela Wamabhizinisi Amancane 5
Umhlahlandlela Wamabhizinisi Amancane

Umhlahlandlela Wamabhizinisi Amancane, the isiZulu translation of the Small Business Handbook, was launchedin EThekwini on Thursday 7 December.The English version was written by Nokwazi Mzobe, Founder of Matoyana Business Solutions, with the isiZulu book done in partnership with P&G South Africa, who sponsored the translation of the book from English into isiZulu, as well as […]

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Small Business Handbook isiZulu
The isiZulu Launch of the Small Business Handbook

UmhlahlandlelaWamabhizinisiAmancane, the isiZulu version of the Small Business Handbook, will be launched in Durban on Thursday 7 December. Written by Nokwazi Mzobe, Founder of Matoyana Business Solutions, it will be available to the public in partnership with eThekwini Library and Heritage Services as well as P&G South Africa, who sponsored the translation of the book […]

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Developing a Change Mindset 1
Developing a Change Mindset

We sometimes think of change as something that happens to us, an external force which we respond to. But at a recent entrepreneur graduation ceremony at GIBS Business School the keynote speaker said something that resonated; “We need a generation of wind capturers because we can’t alter the winds of change.” In other words, we […]

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Nokwazi Mzobe: Writer of Her Own Success Story
Nokwazi Mzobe: Writer of Her Own Success Story

This interview first appeared in Top Business Women Magazine / Standard Bank Top Women Leaders. Written by Elske Joubert Nokwazi Mzobe searched far and wide for a one-stop shop where she could find the resources and advice she needed to start her own business. After a number of futile searches, she decided to create her […]

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The Triple Bottom Line
The Triple Bottom Line

The term “Triple Bottom Line” (TBL) is being heard more and more often, but what does it actually mean? According to Wikipedia, it is: “An accounting framework with three parts: social, environmental (or ecological) and financial. Many organisations have adopted the TBL framework to evaluate their performance in a broader perspective to create greater business […]

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Early Childhood Development (ECD) Owner Business Empowerment Programme Launch
Early Childhood Development (ECD) Owner Business Empowerment Programme Launch

The graduation of women trained on the ECD Owner Business Empowerment Programme was held on 29 June at 10h00 in Cosmo City, Cosmo City Baptist Church. The Owner Empowerment Programme showcases how small business can give back by partnering with a local-non-profit initiative; creating sustainable solutions for women and communities through practical business training. Matoyana […]

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Why Did I Write the Small Business Handbook 2
Why Did I Write the Small Business Handbook?

I’ve been asked this question a number of times in the last couple of months. My initial response was when I started my business, I wished I had a single resource I could tap into, get access to or be directed to the correct information. The more I think about it though; this is not […]

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Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs
Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs

In South Africa in June the focus is on the youth and Youth Day. We see this as an opportunity to encourage young people to harness their entrepreneurial spirit and bring their business ideas to fruition. Here is knowledge we’ve gathered from coaching start-ups as well as some young entrepreneurs who inspire us. Start Young […]

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