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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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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5 Great Ways to Stay Motivated in Business

By Nokwazi Mzobe, Founder of Matoyana Business Solutions and Matoyana Media *This article was first published on the SmallBizExpo blog* I don’t know about you, but occasionally, I need something or someone to keep me motivated after a disappointment in business or when things are not moving as fast as I hoped they would.The reality […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

Why Teamwork Matters
Why Teamwork Matters

“It is not true that I am self-made. Like everyone, to get to where I am, I stood on the shoulders of giants… We all need fuel. Without the assistance, advice, and inspiration of others, the gears of our mind grind to a halt, and we’re stuck with nowhere to go.” Arnold Schwarzenegger In 2016 […]

Reasons Why You Should Consider Being a Peer Mentor
Reasons Why You Should Consider Being a Peer Mentor

I once sat in an inspirational talk by the former CEO of Accenture Clive Butkow. He gave a lot of tips that day, and one of these was “use other people’s brains”. How I interpreted this as, was find a mentor. Find someone who has taken the journey before who will help guide you in […]


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