Mongezi Mtati | @Mongezi
Speaker | Writer | Digital Media Strategist

Category Archives: Business Development

Venture Capital Funding : What’s the real story?

It seems to me that, though small business develops exponentially in South Africa. And small has become quite huge lately. We still get into business with twisted intentions, and by twisted I’m referring to the intent for funding without a solid business model. Vinny Lingham spoke at the last 27 Dinner about his accomplishments as […]

Gifts, book reviews and Linchpin give-away

It seems 2010 brought with it a downpour of work and little distractions that just keep me away from writing. But there will be more reading this winter. If you have been here before, you would know I had an interview with Seth Godin about his book Linchpin. (If you haven’t – you just might […]

Solve Your Own Problem

“What problem are you trying to solve?” counts as one of the most important questions I was ever asked by a business mentor. We tend to have great ideals for starting companies, as we should, but end up losing the plot. I would imagine every business has one thing in mind when they open doors, […]

A matchstick that made it to a movie

In July of 2009, I announced the Netweb Event for that month with a video give away sponsored by Missing Link. Little did we know that the prize would go to an amazing project I had been following for a while. One Matchstick, a concept where the founder is trading a single matchstick till she […]

What makes you an influencer?

Being an influential entrepreneur has been a target of mine for a while. When you are an influencer; people listen to what you have to say, act on it and that changes your company’s profitably. What makes you influential? What makes 4000 people retweet your posts? Why would people knock down your down because you […]

2010 at last

Okay! So 2010 is here at last and no longer will I say – 2010 – whenever someone speaks of a seemingly impossible feat. We have been working on a few things over the holidays, which will be unveiled in the next few weeks. A sneak preview The NetWeb Event website goes live on the […]

Starting a clan: Redefining what you sell

When the Wu Tang Clan first released their debut album ‘Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers)’ everyone was talking about them. They set out to build a trend with their music, which wasn’t difficult being the only group who had the sound of killer bees and Kung Fu skits. Most of us developing new products, […]

10 Reasons 'NOT' to use Social Media

“Social Media is the answer” has become a regular phrase. The popular perception lately is that you should be using Social Media. While I’m all for you exposing yourself using this medium, it doesn’t replace everything else. Here are my 10 reasons why you should NOT use Social Media 1. Having a large following turns […]

How do you manage perceptions?

How often do you consider what perception your client has of you? When pitching for a new contract, selling ideas to large companies or even applying for work at a company. We tend to overlook what they already think. In episode 4 of NetwebTV, Richard Mulholland said; “Play by their perception”. If your client thinks […]

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