Mongezi Mtati | @Mongezi
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The topless host, potjiekos and the resistance

Resistance for startups eventually subsides with time. Getting large corporate companies and clients to listen to you may take time, but it happens eventually. Don’t be surprised when you sign a deal in 5 minutes.

Short Book Review: Poke The Box by Seth Godin

In his book Poke The Box, Seth Godin cuts through all assumptions and challenges you right from the start. He tempts you out of comfort, he calls you out, he asks you to take a stand. No contents pages, no forewords, no introductions – he just gets right into it.

That Elusive Dream Client

So, you wake up one morning with an idea to start your business and having high profile clients call you up all the time. Days become weeks, they turn to months and you haven’t had access to that dream client. What now? You’ve tried everything you know how and exhausted your network calling everyone who […]

What customer? News Cafe Is A Giant

The first thought was to begin this post with – ‘It seems News Café have suddenly become too big their customers’. Then I took a quick glance on Hello Peter, only to realize they’ve become giants and the customers does not matter. We went to the News Café at the Emperor’s Palace recently after a […]

Are you listening?

When I met Lindsay – our first guest blogger – she was more than keen to share her experience as a communication specialist. This is her guest post on listening to your customers and converting potential ones. By: Lindsay Grubb I grew up in a home where none of us stopped talking long enough to […]

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

It is not often that you get appreciated for the hard work you do. The sleepless nights. The pitches you don’t get called back for. But lucky for you, someone out there is watching. This morning in the mail, I got something that might excite you. At least I thought it would. Sanlam and Business Partners […]

Learn from the best at Tech4Africa

In the third episode of NetWebTV, I was fortunate to interview Gareth Knight. His views on building a business, I have followed since (with a bit of tweaking for context). Now, any opportunity available to hear him speak I cease every time. The episode is more about how he built a company that got acquired […]

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 […]

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