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RZD Coaching has brought together some of the country’s best leaders, thinkers, upcoming entrepreneurs, and trends – all beautifully illustrated in our monthly business magazine publication – BIZ Discussions.
The objective of BIZ Discussions is to help your business level up through useful insights, tips, and motivational stories – all told true by South African leaders.
Zoh P Mashabane
There is no easier way to stay ahead of the curve.
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BIZ Discussions Magazine is a silver sponsor for the 2022 Mrs South Africa beauty pageant. With Lindie Mthethwa being our chosen candidate we hope to shine the KZN emblem high. With self-development, community development and empowerment in mind we hope to gain networks and strategic partnerships. In business or brand building it is key to have a vision and a game plan. This month’s issue showcases various businesses fitting into the supply chain at various entry points. Business building involves a strong ground a vision and thriving outside of the comfort zone.
There are industries that are always
perceived to be full or inundated, often
they say “there are too many people
already doing that”. This often true of
businesses like catering, garments and
creation or financial services.
The truth is, every business owner offers a different element in each sector, even if it was heavily inundated. The risk of failure is the reason people often do not start new businesses. This month we learn from PMB moguls who have failed many a time and continue to thrive in heavily inundated business.
On this issue we learn that starting small and starting with what you have can lead up to great business. The importance is to just start the business, and resources will follow, the resources may not be monetary, but they can be mentors, human resources, or business networks. This was the case for entrepreneur, Phumzile Lembede who is profiled in this issue. Through mentorship and plugging into a business network, she built a sustainable business. Learn how to prepare, to be consistent and to always prioritise your consumer. Get organised, plan and take it one day at a time.
Often, we have burning passions outside of our traditional careers. Indeed, not everyone is destined to be an entrepreneur however we all have entrepreneurial potential inside of us. This is because business can be learnt and can be made successful regardless of the founder's talent.
Business success does require research, sacrifice and having a learning spirit. The transition from traditional employment to full-time business is difficult, and so is juggling formal employment and a booming business, in this issue we see how Liez, Nozie, and Ntsidi have done it and what lessons we can draw from them.
“I have always been an extroverted personality and my stock would continuously be sold out. The reason for my resilience is because I wanted to be independent from a young age” he explains, “my environment was not perfect and I wanted to be free from it. I grew up in a home where there was no warmth and was dysfunctional. I was never told that I had the potential to be anything. Often I was called ‘slima’ and ‘Skhotheni’ growing up”.
Sabelo’s work ethic and grit have constantly brought him back to the top. He is the owner and founder of Capital Lifestyle Lounge, Imvuselelo cash loans and many more businesses.
Working in a salon while in high school, this continued to provide for her even while studying for her social work degree.
So when she didn’t immediately get employment, she was able to teach herself makeup, nails and bridal styling. That is how Beauty by Ntsindie Nzimande began and continues to thrive.
Although there was no remuneration, they often got fresh produce to take home. It was at this point that she got the inspiration and admiration for the field. She recognised the business opportunity and the potential for herself to take it forward.
“I stopped doing it for fun, let me study all of the aspects and treat it as a professional skill.” She thought to herself. Although daunting, considering that there was large investment required and equipment. She did not lose faith.
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