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What will you take into 2021?

Here we are in the penultimate month of 2020.     Do you also feel as if the year has somewhat escaped you? We are in the 8th month of lockdown, and it appears as if we will move into 2021 with some form of lockdown and precaution in place. The impact of the Global epidemic hardly […]

Keeping your entrepreneurial vision 20/20

I am recovering from some eye surgery that I had on Friday.  I had lens replacement as a result of cataracts.  A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. As […]

Five qualities of leadership we can all develop

I am looking at October through the lens of leadership.   John Maxwell says “Leadership is influence”        The frequency and depth of the challenges we face calls for great character of leadership. So what are some qualities or attributes that we can all grow in and apply?    I found these 5 attributes described by Gordon Tredgold, […]

Twelve quotes on leadership

The focus for October is on the impact and influence of leadership.  As John Maxwell, Key Leadership expert poses, “Leadership is influence”   I thought I would start this focus with 12 quotes on leadership.   I rate these as some of the most influential quotes I have read. (I hope you do too!)   “If […]

Principles in starting a business

The Covid crisis has impacted our economy, causing job losses, reduction in disposable income and impeded many small businesses. I think we all breathed a sigh of relief with the Presidents announcement of the lockdown level going to level 1.  Businesses in tourism that have been inoperative, can now look to some traction and some […]

Making a difference

To round off this month of honouring hidden hero’s, I would like to honour those in the field of education and teaching. My wife is a teacher and many of my colleagues are in the value adding role of educators. I would like to dedicate this story to all those who make a difference, in […]

Three ways to maintain a positive company culture

Continuing the theme of honouring women in entrepreneurship, this week I want to share the blog of a colleague in the Entrepreneurial ecosystem. Rene Botha is an area manager for Business Partners. Business Partners has won quite a few awards. These include Global SMME finance award (2019) and Gold winner SMME bank of the year […]

A woman…. serving entrepreneurs

In keeping with the theme this month of honoring women in entrepreneurship, I thought it would be special to share an interview with one of the CFE team members that it is my privilege to lead. Ncebakazi Mathanzima is our technical manager and plays a key part in the many ways we serve our beneficiaries […]

In honour of women leaders

We blink our eyes and we are already in the eight month!   Spring is just around the corner and temperatures will be progressively rising. This is also a month which is dedicated to ladies in South Africa. I want to honour leaders, entrepreneurs, sports women and celebrities who are women who have helped shape our […]