The expert advisor: Thuli Magubane, Mint Fresh Advisory Services
Early on in life, Thuli Magubane studied politics. While she had her eyes set on being a diplomat, life had other plans, and instead she soon found herself climbing the corporate ladder.
Things changed during the recession, however, and soon Magubane found herself accepting a voluntary retrenchment package and thinking about the next step forward.
With no job, she decided to create one for herself and launched Mint Fresh Advisory Services. To gather the skills she’d need, she studied a PDM at Wits Business School, an introduction to investment banking at Trimaster and the Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Strategy programme at IE Business School.
Magubane’s business has had some major successes to date, and names a number of large corporates, such as Standard Bank, Sasol, Nedbank, Tata, SAPS and The City of Johannesburg among its clients.
For any new entrepreneur, it can seem daunting to start a new business. From identifying a gap in the market, to registering your business, drawing up a business plan, finding funding grants and finally managing the day-to-day requirements of running your new company, there is a lot to handle.
Yet, as these dynamic women entrepreneurs show, it’s not only possible to overcome these challenges, it’s possible to succeed beyond your wildest dreams, follow your passion, and make a positive impact in your community, city, or even on the global stage.
As your business gets moving, it’s important to get advice from experts you trust, seek inspiration and guidance from fellow businesspeople, and to keep an eye on your finances.
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