Which question should you be asking yourself as a small business owner trying to build their brand? Should you ask, how can we develop better products? Or, is the better question, how can we solve our customer’s problem? And perhaps rather than asking yourself, which social media platform should I promote my business on, you should start with asking, is my brand story relevant and does it resonate with my market?
Market positioning is not about sexy social media and taglines; it is about building meaningful relationships with key stakeholders and enhancing the value of your company’s tangible, and intangible assets. Join us for an #EQUIP session on market positioning for SMME’s with seasoned Brand Enthusiast, Iggy Sathekge, who is Head of Brand Marketing at Pareto Limited. Iggy will be hosted by Naledi Mosieane, entrepreneur, moderator and producer with over 13 years of experience in the industry.
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When: Jul 23, 2020 02:30 PM Johannesburg
Topic: The Future of Co-Working Spaces
After over 100 days of lockdown in South Africa, small businesses and entrepreneurs have been severely affected by harsh lockdown regulations. For those who been able to keep operating, many have shifted to a work-from-home format or have scaled down on their space requirements as office space is often one of the biggest expenses in an organisation.
According to the Global Coworking Space Growth Study by Coworking Resources, after analysing over 3,000 requests between February 2020 (pre-lockdowns) and May 2020 (post-lockdowns), space utilization is beginning to recover and shift toward private offices, longer-term contract durations and higher capacity (of desks needed). Coworking will become even more mainstream as more companies move towards a remote-first, way of work. In this session, we ask the question, what do the shifts and trends in co-working spaces mean for entrepreneurs and how should they be thinking about space in this new normal?
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eTTP and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) @seda_dsbd are bringing you a two-day #VirtualInnovationForum to #EQUIP your business to go online. We have some incredible technical experts and speakers lined up for you! Register free, now https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2915944152151/WN_TXzwlOq9TdG-Yn6yq6ryDQ
Date: 15th July
Join eTTP #InConversation with international guest, Karl Loo, the Founder and CEO of ServisHero, a leading home services marketplace in Malaysia and with operations in Singapore and Thailand. In 2020 he launched a sub-unit of ServisHero called Disinfection2U.com which has now become a recognizable brand in the COVID-19 containment space – providing a 360° approach to virus management from professional disinfection fogging to the manufacture and supply of advanced antimicrobial nanocoatings. Talk about #pivoting your business!
Join us for this inspiring conversation, free, via this link. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xGgE3NykTYmdx8CMUKRgiQ
Date: 14th July
Join eTTP #InConversation on Tuesday the 14th of July with Arjun Khoosal, Founder of Kandua, an online commercial home and service marketplace. Arjun has a multidisciplinary background in computer science, actuarial science, mathematics, statistics & bioinformatics, he is a well-decorated informatician, obsessed with finding elegant solutions to real, really big problems. We are looking forward to this conversation! Join us, free, via this link https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_miAJgGs3SCuoMdqEXerZWA
Date: 9th July
What are the new do’s and don’t’s when it comes to import and export in COVID-19 times? And how have regulations such as the Inter Africa Trade Agreement been affected by COVID-19 restrictions? Join us on Thursday for an eTTP #EQUIP session with the head of International Trade at The Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce, Bernadette Zeiler, and development Economist and Property Point Research Associate, Maphefo Sipula, as we unpack navigating import and export in this new normal. Bring your questions, this is a free session! Register here,
Date: 6TH July
On Monday the 6th of July, we will be #InConversation with Caleb Annobil, a young Ghanaian born entrepreneur who at the age of 18 years in 2016, when Ghana was experiencing frequent power outages which slowed down the productivity of citizens, raised $100,000 in funding to develop the Mobile Bio-Energy Technology to be supplied to local households in the Central Region. In 2019, Caleb Annobil was listed as part of the Top 20 Entrepreneurs in Africa by the Anzisha Prize South Africa. He is the Co-Founder of IYC Life Company Limited as well as the Executive Director for Auto-Hydro Company Limited and Orbit Oil and Gas Company Limited.
We look forward to this conversation, register, free via this link https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BXHAohUKRDC32qe7X9ptHQ
Date: 1st July
Today we will be #InConversation with Alina Karimamusama, a young Zambian entrepreneur who is driven to solve the challenges of gender inequality and economic marginalization facing women and youth in Zambia. Alina is a Queens Young Leader who founded The Women’s Economic Empowerment Project, an organisation that strives to end poverty in local communities, she also co-founded AfriFemaleTech a Pan African Organisation with a virtual learning space to empower African Female founders in the tech space. She is also a 2018 Anzisha Prize Finalist. We can’t wait to talk to this award-winning young entrepreneur and academic. Register free for this event via this link. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r4zxxMKjRumhJRqq7drotg
Date: 30th June
Are you a social entrepreneur? Have you heard of the #GAPfund yet? It is a distribution platform established to provide grants to NPO’s who are on the frontlines helping vulnerable communities during this global pandemic. The aim is to mobilise support behind these social development organizations by aggregating funds from various sources and deploying them through well-vetted NPO’s. You can read up on this fund here, https://mergon.co.za/gapfund/, and join us in conversation with Neil Hart of the Mergon Foundation and Keri-Leigh Pascal of @Nation Builder , who will help us to unpack the #GAPfund, and also provide a view on the local and international funding landscape for social development organizations.
Register, free, via this link https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6XZbyBRxReuaaDW2doidoQ
Date: 29th June
Entrepreneurs, how did you feel about the budget?
Do you think perhaps the Minister could have allocated more funds to make sure that small businesses continue to run and not retrench people during this time? And what about tax, we were anticipating relief measures on small businesses tax during this time but nothing was mentioned in the supplementary budget?
Join us on Monday as macroeconomic and business analyst, Phumlani Majozi, joins our very own Shawn Theunissen and Maphefo Sipula in conversation to take us through their thoughts on the speech and its impact on small business.
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Date: 26th June
Chineyenwa Onu is an environmentalist, social entrepreneur and enabler from Nigeria. Her entrepreneurial journey started in order to create a space for people to gather and creatively solve environmental problems. Over a 7-year period, Chineyenwa has founded and led 3 organizations that look at finding new solutions and synergies for Africa’s sustainable development. One of her businesses, Waste Or Create Hub, focuses on using Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math based approaches to develop solutions to environmental problems.
We look forward to this conversation, Friday the 26th of June at 14:30.
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Date: 24th June
Join us #InConversation with a very young entrepreneur, Khondwani Banda, the founder of Zambia’s first sustainable children’s clothing brand, Afford-a-Baby, which came in the wake of her journey as a young mother, in a bid to empower young mothers from low-income communities through upcycled fashion and capacity building. At age 17 Khondwani co-founded a publication that saw her receive the prestigious Anzisha Prize. Khondwani is passionate about sustainability and social enterprising, and we can’t wait to talk to her!
You can also watch a short video of Khondwani here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otSvEs7cq10
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Date: 22nd June
We continue our #eTTP #YouthMonth #InConversation sessions with Andrew Ddembe, Founder of MobiKlinic Uganda. Andrew Ddembe, the founder of a conglomerate of businesses called Heart for the Hurt is a serial entrepreneur who manages a range of businesses in Textile making, Restaurants, and Coffee production. Watch Andrew’s story here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR9JSGL3j6o and join us #InConversation with Andrew on the 22nd of June
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Join us over the next few days for #InConversation sessions with dynamic, young African Entrepreneurs making changes in their communities and economies.
Date: 19th June
We kick off our #eTTP #YouthMonth #InConversation with Josh Adler, Executive Director of the Anzisha Prize, a partnership between the African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation that seeks to fundamentally and significantly increase the number of very young job generative entrepreneurs in Africa. Shawn Theunissen and Josh Adler will open our youth month conversations by unpacking the Anzisha Prize theory of what the future might hold for very young entrepreneurs in Africa, how entrepreneurship can offer innovative alternatives to drive employment and economic growth in Africa, and what the required inputs from various major stakeholder groups might be to facilitate this.
We will then be joined by Anzisha prize finalist, Godiragetse Mogajane, Founder of Goodie Tutors Pty Ltd and the brainchild behind AskGoodie, a maths and science call center platform which Godiragetse and his small team of Edupreneurs believe will revolutionise the education landscape in South Africa.
Watch Godiragetse’s story here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPSy7zaJ4KU and join us #InConversation with him on the 17th of June.
Register, free, via this link https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HIdUFphoQQOqLVYc6PaafQ
Date: Wed 17th June 2020
Do you have questions, challenges, or experiences about procurement and tendering? Join us as we get #ToThePoint about tendering and procurement for SMME’s. We will be joined by four powerful entreprenrus; Teko Motlhabi, Founder and Director of Techmo Property Services, Roomsta room rentals, Property Luv YouTube channel, Tshepo Lekoloane, Director of Leruo Baueng and Khanyisa Mdhluli, Founder and Director of Ladybug Consulting and Letty Ngobeni Letty Ngobeni, Managing Director at Integrico CC. This session will be hosted by Carien Storm, Property advisor and Real Estate Dealmaker
We will be sharing ideas and experiences on:
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Date: 18th June
Celebrating the endless heroism of youth in entrepreneurship!
Join us #InConversation with Ofentse Pitse, the first black woman to conduct and own an all-black orchestra on the African continent, Anchored Sound. We can’t wait to talk to this young Creative Visionary, and Architect, enchanted by the African Continent and determined to drive inclusivity and belonging in all she does. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_87rqmJItTNKraVGSXT03GQ
Date: 11 June
Join us #InConversation today with Alice Madisha, Director of Madisha and Madisha and co-founder of She’s Alice Workwear. Alice is also an alumni of the Property Point accelerator programme. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/Ml1d_t7Lo4E
Date: 12 June
Time: 12:30 pm
Join us on Friday the 12th of June at 12:30 for an eTTP #INFORM session with CEO of @UBankSA, Luthando Vutula. We will unpack the R1-billion township and rural economy fund made available by the bank and the Black Business Council. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/Hu-jUzCPWc8
Date: 4 June
Time: 14:30 pm
#InConversation with Dwaine Moth, Founder, and Director of Arebone Building Enterprise and Projects. Arebone is a Johannesburg based construction company established in 2012 and was one of Property Point’s top-performing businesses in 2018. You can click here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNFtiHQGciE, to watch Dwaine’s inspiring story of passion and perseverance in business. Watch Here via this link: https://youtu.be/Ic0m78nB6WM
Date: 5 June
Time: 10:30 am
Have you seized the opportunity to provide essential services, pivot your business, or pause contractual duties? And have you done your homework when it comes to the legalities that come with this?
At this eTTP #Inform session tomorrow at 10:30am, Admitted Attorney, Abdul Latif Buckus of Buckus Attorneys will look at; Raising force majeure / vis major/act of GOD, post lockdown against your contractual duties and the possible snags. Contracting in the current economic climate, why to take a step back before you commit, and, what to do if you are party to an oral agreement during this time. Watch Here via this link: : https://youtu.be/XtvXXJM7RRA
Date: 29 May
Time: 12:00 pm
Craving a restaurant-quality lunch this Friday? eTTP will be #InConversation and having a delicious lunch with owners of one of the hottest food establishments in Johannesburg, Native Rebels! Mmasechaba Nonyane and Lebo Kgoadi will take us through their entrepreneurship journey, and how they are using music, food, and art to influence creativity amongst the youth. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and register for the Webinar, free, via this link. You could win one of two R300 vouchers which you can use at Native Rebels after lockdown, or, to purchase a pre-portioned Native Rebels meal kit. https://youtu.be/ov9D9qrw5PQ
Date: 26 May
Are you interested to know what support the IDC has made available for entrepreneurs during COVID-19?
Tomorrow morning at 10:30 we will be talking to Naomi Mtshali, Head of Pre-Investment at the IDC about their response to COVID-19.
Watch Here via this link: https://youtu.be/4z7NLADZRK4
Date: 21 May
On Thursday the 21st of May, we will be #InConversation with Lincoln Mogale. He is the Director of Elite Security Group, (recently rebranded GTSS). The company provides comprehensive security services such as armed/unarmed guarding services, events security, K9-unit, monitoring, CCTV installations and security audits for the industrial and residential. Watch Here via this link: https://youtu.be/ODpTk4AkMqs
Date: 20th May
Are you doing health and safety correctly in your organisation? In an article titled ‘’Health And Safety in the Hands of Amateurs’ Makhosazana Kunene, Founder of Mpilenhle Consulting, argues that although the COVID-19 virus has forced us all to take health and safety more seriously in our organizations, we may not be doing things correctly and end up causing more harm than good. Join us for a master class on the do’s and don’ts of health and safety during the time of COVID-19. This session will aim to inform you of what you should look out for and where to source the proper information and resource support to ensure the wellbeing of your team.
Watch Here via this link: https://youtu.be/MT2jX0Zs2fw
Join Entrepreneurship To The Point @eToThePoint tomorrow at 14:30 as we unpack the Allan and Gill Gray Philanthropy Ecosystem’s response to COVID-19, with a focus on entrepreneurship. @Shawn Theunissen, will be in conversation with Anthony Farr, Chief Executive of Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy in Africa and Zipho Sikhakhane Founder & CEO of EMZ Advisory. Non-executive Director at E-Squared Investments.
Watch via this https://youtu.be/Nk0Kr8vTezU
Date: 15 May 2020
Time: 12:00 pm
Watch Here: https://youtu.be/jrMaRA43vrg
On Friday the 15th of May, The Women’s Property Network and Entrepreneurship To The Point will join forces to bring you a powerful, women lead, solutions-driven, conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on the property value chain.
Carien Storm, Property advisor and Real Estate Dealmaker, will moderate a conversation with; Nonhlanhla Mayisela, CEO at Izandla Property & National Chairman of The Women’s Property Network, Letty Ngobeni, Managing Director at Integrico CC, Zeenat Ghoor, Founder and Director at Aspire Engineers as well as 2019 Standard Bank Top Entrepreneur Winner and Mpume Nkabinde, CEO of Sigma Elevators and Non-Executive Director and Growthpoint Properties.
You should join us for this session if:
Date: 08 May 2020
Watch Here: https://youtu.be/8Ms11TzjzJA?list=PLBESFzQuDkenh0hL2CP2e-mnU3aE6WW2g
Are you a youth owned business directly impacted by COVID-19? The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is providing a Relief Fund to youth-owned enterprises for a period of three months. This fund is targeted at youth-owned businesses that meet certain criteria, including the ability to demonstrate the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses. Join us as we speak to Siyabonga Mbambo, who is the executive director of Operations at the NYDA, about the details of this fund and how it could be of value to your business.
Date: 05 May
Watch Here: https://youtu.be/3i1QRA4EmR0
#MasterClass: From Performance Management to Performance Development, how will you get the most out of your team in the era of social distancing?
Have you been struggling to ‘’manage’’ your team remotely during COVID-19 lockdown? With the fear of not being able to derive the same level of productivity and efficiency as when everyone was in office? One thing we know for sure, social distancing is not going away any time soon, so how can we begin to think differently about performance within our teams in this new era? Our Master Class will be delivered by Deshun Deysel, InnerGame© Coach, designer of the Peak Performance Toolkit® and Coaching System, CEO of GoPeak International Pty(Ltd), with over 20 years’ experience as a high altitude mountaineer.
Date: 06th May
Watch Here: https://youtu.be/fdBfX_UDDUc
What will BBEE look like in the era of COVID-19? And how will it affect you as a small business?
Think about it, many businesses may now fall within the category of EME or QSE due to loss of revenue. Secondly, businesses may need to reprioritize their budgets and that may affect the implementation of the preferential procurement requirements, thirdly, a loss of profits by businesses will affect the percentage of net profit after tax which entities have to spend on enterprise development and supplier development. If we consider these fundamental shifts in business as we know it, how will we continue to effectively use BBBEE as a vehicle to address inequality in South Africa?
Join us as on Wednesday, 6th of May a 10:30, as we speak to Mrs Zodwa Ntuli, Commissioner of the BBBEE Commission (https://www.bbbeecommission.co.za ), to understand what their plans are around this issue, and what this means for entrepreneurs.
Date: 06th May
Watch Here: https://youtu.be/rqVhLnTzX6Q
Are you finding business opportunities during COVID-19 and looking for funding options?
Although COVID-19 has had devastating impacts on SMME’s, some entrepreneurs are finding opportunities to provide essential services and other products outside of their scope or, scale up what they have already been providing. One way to acquire funding to serve this new ‘’essentials market’’ is through purchase order funding. Join us as we speak to Yolisa Jafta, Chief Operations Officer of The Peoples Fund, about how her organization is supporting entrepreneurs during this time through purchase order funding. We will also look at some of the adjustments they have made to their requirements in order to meet the essential services demand.
The Peoples fund is a purchase order funding collaboration between Brownsense Group (https://www.brownsensemarkets.co.za), The HookUp Dinner (http://www.thehookupdinner.com/), Sirdar Group & Paybook, (https://www.paybook.com/) which provides purchase order funding, for entrepreneurs.
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