NETWORKING grew my Confidence

I left the manufacturing industry as a Stores and Procurement Manager in 2011, working in a male dominated environment where the main conversational language on the floor was Zulu. The men simply got on with their work and socialising was not an option. I generally moved between my office and the HR office, crossing the…

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Five Business Lessons from Emma Jacobs, Owner of Westville B&B, Durban.

Chase your passion, not the big bucks Owning your own business is hard. Do something you love and the money will naturally follow. People see your passion for what you do and it is infectious. If you focus on the outcome of money, the input of dedicated, customer-focused, hard work is sometimes overlooked. Sincerity of…

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The History & Meaning Behind National Woman’s Day

On the 9th Of August every year, South Africans have a day off work and school for National Woman’s Day. For some, it is a great excuse to sit on the couch and binge-watch their favourite series on Netflix, while for others, it is an inconvenient break in the working week. The reality is that…

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Sourcing Suppliers through KZNWIB

When I joined KZNWIB, I believed that it was about me finding customers. It did not occur to me, that as an Entrepreneur, I need Suppliers who can do what I need done in my business. I did however know, that I like to do business with people I know and trust. I had underestimated…

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