Entrepreneurs Are The Future
Entrepreneurs Are The Future by Investmint

This blog post was written by Investmint – who are committed to accelerating the SME economy in South Africa and who believe that entrepreneurs are the future. From politics to corruption, crime to inequality, unemployment and so on, there is so much negativity in South Africa today. We see it on the news constantly; it’s […]

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Saving the World, One Entrepreneur at a Time with Lisa Illingworth
Saving the World, One Entrepreneur at a Time with Lisa Illingworth

As part of our quest to help grow young entrepreneurs Matoyana spoke to Lisa Illingworth, the CEO and Batman of FutureProof South Africa, a business leading the way in activating entrepreneurial thinking and action in children. Using experienced entrepreneurs as coaches, FutureProof teach the skills needed to start and run a business as well as […]

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Inspirational Reads
Inspirational Reads

You may have noticed we love reading at Matoyana. We also love sharing information, so this month it’s all about keeping you inspired with a selection of books our Founder, Nokwazi Mzobe, has found perspective-changing. Enjoy and please leave us a comment about your  favourite read. The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the […]

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Women in leadership
Women in Leadership Breakfast

Disrupt the status quo and step into your awesome!  “Nokwazi Z Mzobe is an entrepreneur, part-time lecturer and author of the Small Business Handbook. She is the managing director of Matoyana, a boutique consulting firm that enables more small business owners in Africa to run successful, sustainable businesses and to promote a culture of entrepreneurship and innovative […]

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5 Ways to Grow Young Entrepreneurs
5 Ways to Grow Young Entrepreneurs

“If more kids were encouraged to be entrepreneurs, we would have a lot more problems solved.” Shaan Patel, “Kid Start-Up: How You Can Be an Entrepreneur” In honour of Youth Month in June we’re looking at ways for parents, aunties, uncles, siblings, God mothers/ father, librarians, mentors, teachers – anyone who has sway with a […]

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Disruptive Business Models in Today’s Workplace

As emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and augmented reality appear in the workplace, startups are innovating current business models. This is one way companies can create a disruptive business model. A disruptive business model creates new markets by altering the way a current business model operates. Netflix is a well known example of successful disruption. […]

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Is Freelancing for You
Is Freelancing for You?

The earliest recorded use of the term “free lance” was in 1819 from Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe, in which a feudal lord calls his paid army “free lances”. The two separate words became used to describe a medieval mercenary who would fight for whoever paid them, like a Middle Ages “gun for hire”, and as […]

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Do you have the right business model for the future
Do you have the right business model for the future?

By: Nokwazi Mzobe “Breaking an old business model is always going to require leaders to follow their instinct. There will always be persuasive reasons not to take a risk. But if you only do what worked in the past, you will wake up one day and find that you’ve been passed by.” Clayton Christensen Rapidly […]

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Why business models matter!

Why Business Models Matter? By: Nokwazi Mzobe A business model is the blueprint of your businesses success and we decided to research and compile quotes from leading entrepreneurs; business leaders, journalist and academics, that show us why business models matter. Here are 8 insightful reasons: 1)      A good business model remains essential to every successful […]

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Understanding your business model
Understand Your Organisation’s Business Model, Today

Understanding your organisation’s business model is more critical today than it ever has been. We are operating and running businesses in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world. We’ve seen companies that we grew up with, disappear overnight. Disrupted by technology start-ups; impacted by negative external forces or by their inability to understand the […]

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