Teenage girls win national entrepreneurship competition

Erin Fredericks (14) and Morgan Pelser (15) walked away with the winning trophy in the national SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) competition that took place in Bloemfontein. These two teenagers presented an innovative business plan to no less than eight judges from different industries and backgrounds from around the country. According to SAGE CEO Dr Thabo Pitse the programme, an initiative of the California State University, has three main aims. Firstly they educate teenagers who participate in the programme about business.  “They follow a strict curriculum and…

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All about brows

Somewhere, some years ago I read about Anastasia Soare. She is a beauty icon, considered to be the world’s definitive eyebrow expert and she has a list of serious A-list clients in Beverly Hills and Hollywood. But what stood out to me in the article, was the way she applied for her first credit card. Being a Romanian immigrant in America with no-one to back her up, she was not allowed any credit card facilities by her bank. At that stage she knew she could grow her business exponentially if…

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ANESI launches future of beauty in SA

A team of Spanish representatives are currently in South Africa to launch the exciting new ANESI range. Their first stop happened to be South Africa and Bloemfontein was one of the first to launch this incredible new product. Woman and Business was there.   Ultimately, what you and I want from our beauty product is to revive our youthful skin. A skin that is firm, smooth, blemish free with less wrinkles and refined pores. That is a lot to ask from a beauty product, but that is what the DRV…

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SACBW’s national president – Cerita Nagy

Cerita Nagy

Cerita Nagy is a true entrepreneur and owner of two successful businesses. Woman and Business met up with this dynamic woman. “My parents were business owners for as long as I can remember and my brother and sister are both entrepreneurs, so it must be in our blood!” jests Cerita Nagy. Cerita loves a challenge and is always open for new ideas. “Interior design has been a passion of mine since a very young age,” says Cerita. After school she furthered her studies at the University of Pretoria in B…

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Propel your business forward – Jaime Tardy

Jaime Tardy

Jaime Tardy, author of Eventual Millionaire, business coach and top US businesswoman talks to Woman and Business on growing your business, focusing on what matters and on being a happy mom. Why do women go out on their own? Why did you leave a top, hot job? When I still worked at my previous job they would call me on a Friday afternoon (even if I already had plans for the weekend) and tell me I have to fly out. That level of control over my life was just not…

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DES PANSI: A High Flyer in a Man’s World

Des Pansi

Des Pansi literally piloted her passion into a successful business. This long distance South African paragliding champion grew up on the East Rand, the youngest of five siblings. She was also the only girl, and thus the guinea pig for anything exiting that needed to be tried out. After watching Mary Poppins, her brothers made her fly off a roof with an umbrella. Could this have been the true start of her paragliding career? Text by Magdel Botha “Actually, when Arnold and I got engaged, a paragliding course was our…

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Degree for Free

Debbie Time

Debbie Time, a 48-year-old American woman recent received an accredited bachelor’s degree in business administration from the (online) University of the People for which she paid exactly zero dollars ($0). Debbie Time She was also the only one of six graduates who could make the trip to the graduation ceremony.(Others couldn’t get time off from work while those from Syria, Nigeria and Jordan could understandably not make the trek across countries). If she has indeed paid nothing towards an accredited degree, why are South Africans still paying in excess of…

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Cerita Nagy – get to know the national president of the SACBW

Cerita Nagy

Cerita Nagy is well-known as the president of the South African Council for Business Women (SACBW) but is also an entrepreneur at heart and owner of two successful businesses. Woman and Business met up with this dynamic woman. “My parents were business owners for as long as I can remember and my brother and sister are both entrepreneurs, so it must be in our blood!” jests Cerita Nagy. Cerita loves a challenge and is always open for new ideas. “Interior design has been a passion of mine since a very…

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