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At 26 Kate Moodley was a GM at Momentum. She’s gone on to owning one of the most successful Discovery franchises in the country, and has won top franchisee more than once. A focus on hard work, discipline and integrity have allowed her to build an impressive career — without taking any shortcuts.
RocoMamas founder Brian Altriche is no stranger to failure. His first franchise left him in debt, he lost almost his entire life’s savings on the stock market, he got squeezed out of one business and sued by Red Bull in another… the list goes on. And yet in each case he’s learnt and implemented vital lessons that have culminated in the runaway success of South Africa’s favourite smart casual phenomenon.
The beauty industry remains one of the most recession-proof markets in today’s economy. Jennifer Glodik has built a powerful business that is now offering full business opportunities for aspiring beauty entrepreneurs.
After 23 years in corporate Neil Robinson quit his job. He wanted some time to evaluate his life and purpose, and choose what his next 20 years would look like. What he found was more than a cause, but a mission to do good and change lives.
On the road to business success, RocoMamas founder Brian Altriche learnt some valuable lessons when providing customers with a unique service.
While it’s every start-up’s aim to focus on growth, there can be pitfalls to chasing growth too quickly. Jess Mouneimne explains how she learnt the cost of a bad hire the hard way.
If comedy wins, we win. That’s the mantra of Goliath and Goliath, who have not only taken the comedy world by storm, but are flexing their entrepreneurial muscles into corporate gigs, training, running comedy shows and venues… anything and everything that they can add their talent, flair and ambition to.
In 2006 adventurer and conservationist Braam Malherbe completed a world first when he and a friend ran 4 200 kms along the entire Great Wall of China in just under 100 days. For six days a week they ran more than a marathon a day through some of the world’s most extreme weather conditions. How did they achieve this? Through passion, purpose and a dream.
In a tough market, Renay and Russell Tandy have weathered two recessions and continued to grow by focusing on being a niche agency.
Mohamed Rasivhetshela launched an innovative micro-finance business with no capital of his own – just a smart business idea and the patience to grow strong foundations.
If you want to grow your business, chances are you need finance. But there’s smart funding and funding that could do more harm than good. You need to find the right solution for your needs.
Hard work. Determination. Drive. Discipline. Study the habits of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and you’ll see these are key traits that they all share. Tshego Sefolo and his business partner Londeka Shezi recently raised over R500 million in capital to launch their private equity firm, Agile Capital. Building the market trust and credibility to make this dream a reality has been 14 years in the making for Sefolo – and worth every second.
As a Protea cricket player, Gary Kirsten loved the game. As an international coach, he discovered that leadership is about more than motivating a team to win. It’s about leading a successful life, which starts with understanding and working towards a greater good.
When John Nicolakakis took over the reins of Roman’s Pizza from his father, he had only one goal: To create the biggest pizza brand in South Africa. R1 billion in system-wide sales into this journey, and the company’s aggressive expansion plans have never wavered. In fact, if ever there was a poster child for the mantra ‘go big or go home’, Nicolakakis would be it.
Self-made billionaire, David Rubenstein regularly brainstorms business, life and success habits with entrepreneurial peers like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. Here’s his 7 habits of success.