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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Nomandla Mkhize MasterChef at Ekayise Delicacies
Nomandla Mkhize: MasterChef at Ekayise Delicacies

Introducing passionate entrepreneur, chef and owner of Ekayise Delicacies – Nomandla  Mkhize. We chatted to her about cooking and following a path in life that you love.   Hi Nomandla, tell us a little more about yourself? I began my cooking career by doing a three year National Diploma in Professional Cookery through the International Hotel […]

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Ingrid Bell Autonomy Design
Autonomy with Ingrid Bell

Creative Strategist, co-owner of Autonomy Design and all round inspirational woman, Ingrid Bell, spoke to us about being an entrepreneur with her soul mate and husband Chad. Why do you do what you do?  I grew up submerged in creativity with a teacher mother and philosopher farther who taught us to challenge our own thinking, […]

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Small Business Handbook: Empowering SA’s entrepreneurs
Small Business Handbook: Empowering SA’s entrepreneurs

Small business consultant Nokwazi Mzobe, in collaboration with Procter & Gamble (P&G) and industry experts, has launched a comprehensive new handbook for SA’s small businesses. Mzobe, founder and lead consultant at Matoyana Business Solutions, launched the handbook with the support of P&G South Africa’s Leadership College, aiming to guide small businesses through the process of […]

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road-map-to-success
Creating a Road Map for Success

Dipuo Gqola of Wahlumaa Trading Enterprise in La Lucia, Durban, says she only realised the importance of a business plan after she attended the business modelling course at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs).“I used to think a business plan was a waste of money and time. And both of those are in short […]

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what is a business model
What is a Business Model?

A business model is something you create for yourself in the primary phase of starting a business – in other words the “blue print” of your business. It helps clarify that you have a product or idea that people are interested in and are willing to buy. A business model also helps identify who your […]

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