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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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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Celebrating South African Entrepreneurs Vanessa Jansen
Celebrating South African Entrepreneurs: Vanessa Jansen

Welcome to Matoyana’s series on celebrating South African entrepreneurs from all walks of life. Here we chat to the diversely skilled Vanessa Jansen. What do you do? I am a TV professional with a background in fashion. I run two businesses; one in each field. Afroccentrique is my baby; an idea born 10 years ago. […]

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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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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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6 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship Is For You
6 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship Is For You

We’re big supporters of small businesses and would actually like everyone to have the confidence to be an entrepreneur in at least some part of their lives. If you have a particular hobby or passion the time has never been better for you to start your own small business. It doesn’t even need to replace […]

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Creative Wisdom

Some real-life entrepreneurial wisdom from Creative Writer, Dominique: “The best way a creative person can be a success is to find a business person who respects their talent and creative ability and dedicates themselves to using their business acumen to make them both successful. Often it’s because they’re focused on creating things other than money, […]

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Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs
From Creative to Business Owner

What if the highly creative pictured themselves as successful business owners? Why is it that so many creative people have a reputation for being bad with money and have an inability to achieve long-term financial success? In this article we look at 8 tips on how to convert your creative energy into sustainable and successful […]

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