• The new year is now in full swing and over the last couple of weeks I have spent time finalising my own business plan and also engaging with many of our Franchise Partners on their business plans for the year. [...]

  • Recent research has highlighted several critical traits of successful entrepreneurs and business owners. Growth mindset is one such trait, which is the belief that personal qualities and abilities can be developed through effort and learning. Entrepreneurs with a growth mindset [...]

  • What a difference a year can make! One year ago, my family and I were just getting back to ‘normal’ after COVID-19. Then the riots in certain areas of South Africa occurred. This knocked our confidence and our security and [...]

  • In today’s environment, change is one of the only things that is guaranteed and it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle of where you, as a business leader, should focus your time and energy. As business leaders [...]

  • Someone said to me the other day “I don’t want to be rich because rich people are selfish.” This took a few moments to digest as the wealthiest people I know personally do an incredible amount to give back to [...]

  • For the last two years, we have lived through a pandemic that literally halted and shifted our ways of life and threatened to change the course of humanity, Russia invaded Ukraine and exacerbated the challenges that Covid-19 seemly had laid [...]

  • I love it when people say to me: "but Harry, it's not about the money." Really?!  Do you actually believe that? Now I'm the first to support that money isn't everything. There are a lot of things that are important. [...]

  • Navigating ourselves and our businesses in an ever-changing environment with macro-economic forces at play has become a real challenge for many. Yet, for every business that reaches the end of its road that are many more businesses that thrive despite [...]

  • A 2021/2022 report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor showed that women displayed 20% less confidence when it came to their ability to start a business vs their male counterparts. What caused this? Perhaps it was the Covid climate that was [...]

  • The number of women entrepreneurs is on the rise. Many of these women are struggling to survive in the business environment given the unique challenges they face. In my experience as a Business Coach, many women-owned businesses are not given the [...]

  • The month of August sees us celebrating Women’s Month and it is in this context that I want to provide some focus on the important role that women play in the business world and society. According to the Global Entrepreneurship [...]

  • Legacy, what does that mean anyway? Why does it matter what people think of you after you are gone? You will be dead; why does it matter?  “It is about the richness of the individual's life, including what that person [...]

  • It's no secret that women have had to fight harder than men to become a legitimate presence in virtually every aspect of business. Thankfully, the gender gap is slowly shrinking on the corporate side, with more female executives in the [...]

  • The past two weeks, in particular, only perhaps equaled by a two-week period after the looting and rioting of last year, I’ve found myself at the center of conversations with negative, depressed, stressed and very emotional people.  With the very [...]

  • Having had the opportunity to explore the concept of legacy, specifically from a business perspective, one of the ever-present themes I’ve come across is this: Legacies are created, designed, developed, nurtured, and consciously worked on over a period of time. [...]

  • There are thousands of business leaders in the working world today, each wanting desperately to create and build a lasting "legacy," but very few are remembered after their last day on the job. This is most often a result of [...]

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