Editorial

inner entrepreneur

When times are tough, bring out your inner entrepreneur!

When times are tough, we need a strategy to keep us on the upside. This issue is chock-full of tips to help entrepreneurs through the storm! So stop the crazy, step back and reflect.

Companies We Like

These successful entrepreneurs have one thing in common

If being an entrepreneur was easy, everyone would do it. Cliche, we know, but these business owners aren't holding back and they're dishing the dirt on what it's like to own and run a small business.

Opportunities

tholoana

Let’s grow the economy one SME at a time

The SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme is looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate and committed to building the economy and creating jobs. Applications are open. Don't miss this opportunity!

Words of Wisdom

sharma

Meeting the master of personal mastery: Robin Sharma

Fetola's Catherine Wijnberg discovered the secrets to personal mastery from the expert, Robin Sharma. She shares what she learnt about building resilience in business. And it's just what every entrepreneur needs to know.

Mentor Talk

marketing

Mentor’s 5 tips to market your business

If traditional marketing techniques are not working for you, it may be time to trade them in for a newer, sleeker model. Fetola business mentor Mohamed Majapa reveals 5 useful tips that will turn leads into sales.

Toolbox

Three steps to an empowered, productive workforce

A united and inspired workforce is the heart of any company and is worth nurturing and feeding. We've done the hard work for you. Here are 3 simple steps to find the glue that sticks a team together.

Books

DISRUPTORS 2

This book will be your wake-up call

Want to change the world but don't know how? This book on social entrepreneurship will fire you up to find innovative solutions to social and environmental challenges. We love it!
The Hobbit

The Hobbit: J.R.R. Tolkien

For this issue of Catalyst, we're doing things a little differently. We looked to our M&E guru for a book review and we were all transported back to our childhoods. We all started somewhere. We all had an adventure to embark on. Embrace your inner child.
Youth Employment

Youth unemployment: The good, the bad and the ugly

In this issue of Catalyst we get real about the youth in South Africa. It's not all sunshine and rainbows and the sooner we realise that the better. Get your low down right here.
graduates

How businesses can help our youth

Finding a job in South Africa is hard. You either have the right degree or you have no relevant experience. But businesses around the world are changing their tune and seeing the benefits of entrepreneurship and how it has the potential to change lives for the better.
social media

The price of being #Famous

Speaking in hashtags is a thing. Seriously. #LivingMyBestLife in #CapeTown. #Loving #CapeTownSummer with my #Besties. Before you embark down this dark and terrifying road, make sure you have all the facts.
Catalyst 59

Taking storytelling into the 21st century

Danny Mooka of Tsela Tsweu has the ability to take us all back to our childhoods where our tannies and oupas had us hanging onto every word of a story. This young entrepreneur has repurposed an age-old tradition and he is owning it!