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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timing is everything
Timing is Everything!

by Nokwazi Mzobe, Founder of Matoyana Business Solutions and Matoyana Media *This article was first published on the SmallBizExpo blog.* I’ve just come out of a meeting where a comment made by one of my colleagues. She exclaimed “When is my breakthrough going to happen.” This comment reminded me that timing is everything. And that no […]

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Innovative Education Solutions with Banele Lukhele

Banele Lukhele develops and implements creative education solutions and is the founder of Luc Arts Original. We chatted to her about being an entrepreneur and discovered what motivates her. Hello Banele, tell us why you do what you do? I want students to have a better learning environment than I had. Where students feel like […]

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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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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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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?

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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Teaching and Tapping Into Potential

Matoyana Founder and CEO Nokwazi Mzobe is a woman of many talents. As well as being a Business Consultant and respected Thought Leader, Nokwazi teaches part-time at the GIBS Enterprise Development Academy. We chatted to her to find out more about her teaching journey and why she does it. Hi Nokwazi, how did you become […]

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