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Craig Rodney: The Absolute Truth That Doing Google's Africa Launch Taught Me About PR

Craig Rodney: The Absolute Truth That Doing Google's Africa Launch Taught Me About PR

Craig Rodney has had a stellar career to date. He started his own PR agency in the early 2000s and has since worked with some of the biggest brands in the world - including Google. The highlight of Craig's career was launching Google in South Africa in 2006. This amazing feat taught him an absolute truth about trying to influence an audience.

SA Surfing Champ Roxy Davis On How Surfing Prepared Her For The Business World

SA Surfing Champ Roxy Davis On How Surfing Prepared Her For The Business World

A ‘salty, barefoot surfer girl at heart’, Roxy was born to do what she does. And it shows, with nine national championships under her fin. In 2017, she was the first person to ever represent South Africa in all three surfing disciplines. Today, she not only owns a successful business Surf Emporium but is using her passion for positive impact through The Roxy Davis Foundation.

The Healthy Business Podcast #14: Riaad Moosa, Follow Your Passion

The Healthy Business Podcast #14: Riaad Moosa, Follow Your Passion

South African comedian Riaad Moosa talks to Fred Roed about leaving a career in medicine for his instinctual drive to pursue stand-up comedy. Riaad shares some laughs with Fred as he talks about how that instinct has now developed into a focused career with the goal of combining both his passions in a powerful way. Riaad shares his approach to his work, to social media and talks about his movie, Material. His latest experience with Netflix also brought about valuable lessons about connecting with people, becoming better at what you do, and scaling your personal brand.

The Healthy Business Podcast #13: Employees, Your Greatest Asset

The Healthy Business Podcast #13: Employees, Your Greatest Asset

Employing the right people is crucial for business success. In this week’s episode, Fred Roed talks to industrial relations and wellness experts about how to take care of your best asset while running your business. Get to know what fosters loyalty, attracts talent and how to create an inclusive culture. As you reach targets, it’s important not to lose focus of the people you employ. The discussion highlights mental wellbeing in the workplace and points out experts to guide you. The lesson? Be sure to make employee wellbeing part of your business goals for greater success.

The Healthy Business Podcast #12 InsureTech And Your Business

The Healthy Business Podcast #12 InsureTech And Your Business

Businesses are prone to all kinds of liabilities, from theft and fire to load shedding and road accidents – but InsureTech can protect your assets, clients, employees and revenue in a worst-case scenario. Fred Roed speaks to Robin Burgess, Technical Manager at Discovery Business Insurance about how sophisticated, granular tech information is being used to reduce business risks and to make tailored insurance a seamless part of your business.

Surfing Legend Roxy Davis On How Competitive Surfing Helped Her To Create A Business Empire

Surfing Legend Roxy Davis On How Competitive Surfing Helped Her To Create A Business Empire

In a remarkable interview with a truly remarkable individual, Heavy Chef anchor Caley Africa chats to South African surfing legend Roxy Davis on her extraordinary rise from nine-times national surfing champion to creating the iconic surf apparel and experience company Roxy's Surfing Emporium. Roxy presents fascinating insights into what it takes to be a winner at sport, at business, and at life.

The Healthy Business Podcast #11: Charl Ueckermann, Robocops And Cybercrime

The Healthy Business Podcast #11: Charl Ueckermann, Robocops And Cybercrime

There are five new viruses or pieces of malware set loose on the internet every second of the day. Small businesses are especially vulnerable to cybercrime. Fred Roed chats to Charl Ueckermann, CEO of AVeS Cyber Security, about ‘black hat hackers’ and ‘white hat hackers” and their roles.

The Healthy Business Podcast #10: Emma Sadleir, Protecting Your Brand In The Social Media Age

The Healthy Business Podcast #10: Emma Sadleir, Protecting Your Brand In The Social Media Age

Don’t lose your livelihood over a tweet! This week Fred Roed gets to hear about the many risks of social media as he chats to Emma Sadleir, Africa’s leading social media law expert. They keep the conversation real and Fred even exposes what he terms the “underbelly” of social media. Get all the facts you need from this candid talk, filled with trends among teenagers and real-life examples to protect the reputation of your business in a digital world.

The Healthy Business Podcast #9: Marketing, Building Your Brand With Musa Kalenga

The Healthy Business Podcast #9: Marketing, Building Your Brand With Musa Kalenga

If you have a small business and don’t have much to spend on marketing, how do you build a brand in an impactful way? Market research maestro and experienced entrepreneur, Musa Kalenga, started his first business at the age of 19. Hear what inspired him as he talks to Fred Roed about building a business and personal brand. A seasoned researcher, Musa believes your sales and research need to happen simultaneously. He shares how to do that and how to change your focus in marketing for services and marketing for goods. Listen as Fred and Musa share a laugh in between contemplating the future of marketing for a new generation living in a technology age.

The Healthy Business Podcast #8: Sales, The Lifeblood Of A Business With Sean Raymond And Claire Van Wyk

The Healthy Business Podcast #8: Sales, The Lifeblood Of A Business With Sean Raymond And Claire Van Wyk

This week on the HealthyBusiness show, the conversation goes to sales. Can anyone be in sales? What are the differences between B2B and B2C sales processes? Fred Roed chats to two seasoned sales professionals, Sean Raymond who is the founder of The Sales Department and Claire van Wyk, a certified financial consultant. Answering some tough questions, they share experiences and tips on how to be successful in sales as an individual and as a business.

The Healthy Business Podcast #7: Money Matters With Keet Van Zyl And Dov Girnun

The Healthy Business Podcast #7: Money Matters With Keet Van Zyl And Dov Girnun

Keet van Zyl, co-founder of Knife Capital, and Dov Girnun, founder and CEO of Merchant Capital, talk about the exciting environment that entrepreneurs find themselves in. In conversation with Fred Roed, they delve into the different aspects that funders of initial capital and funders for growth would look at to invest in a business. Get their top tips to guide your thinking around funding and gather some pearls of wisdom on how to make sure your business stands out in a crowd of attractive investments.

The Healthy Business Podcast #6: Stop, Collaborate And Listen With Mike Anderson & Jos Dirkx

The Healthy Business Podcast #6: Stop, Collaborate And Listen With Mike Anderson & Jos Dirkx

Having the right partners with the right resources can make all the difference to your business. What are some of the secret ingredients to solid business relationships? For this week’s guests, Mike Anderson, CEO of National Small Business Chamber, and Jos Dirkx, an international consultant and entrepreneur, learning to listen is an important skill in partnerships. Fred Roed speaks to these seasoned entrepreneurs about their personal experiences and the main attributes in attracting lasting business partnerships.

The Healthy Business Podcast #5: Grow Your Business With Catherine Townshend

The Healthy Business Podcast #5: Grow Your Business With Catherine Townshend

In developed nations, the SME sector contributes around 90% to employment, while in South Africa it sits around 50%. Endeavor South Africa, a not-for-profit organisation, has dedicated years to mentoring high-impact entrepreneurs and knows just what SA businesses need to take off. Catherine Townshend, former MD of Endeavor South Africa, speaks to Fred Roed about the importance of good, high-quality mentorship, support providers focused on SME development and the different life cycles of a business. “Do your homework, know your blind spots, and get the right support to navigate your business through each life cycle.”

The Healthy Business Podcast #4: Present Yourself With Rich Mulholland

The Healthy Business Podcast #4: Present Yourself With Rich Mulholland

Why is it important for entrepreneurs to learn to present and communicate well? Rich Mulholland, a seasoned public speaker and entrepreneur who has started multiple businesses, including SA's largest presentation firm, Missing Link, chats to Fred Roed about the must-have skill of building a presentation that works. Rich says you have to “give the audience a reason to care. You’ve got to buy an audience’s attention before you sell them anything – even an idea.” Sharing from his own career and experience with TED Talks, this maestro in public speaking tells all about presentation techniques and tools to get people on your side and to respond to your “call to action”.

The Healthy Business Podcast #3: Secrets To Success With Aisha Pandor

The Healthy Business Podcast #3: Secrets To Success With Aisha Pandor

SA’s challenges are a breeding ground for innovative opportunities, says SweepSouth CEO, Aisha Pandor. Hear about the SweepSouth growth from an idea created by need to a start-up sensation that is the first on the continent to bring technology to home-cleaning services. Aisha talks to Heavy Chef CEO Fred Roed about changing careers, the challenges and the satisfaction of owning your own business, and her vision to address societal needs while running a thriving business.

The Healthy Business Podcast #2: The Psychology Of An Entrepreneur With Marc Rogatschnig

The Healthy Business Podcast #2: The Psychology Of An Entrepreneur With Marc Rogatschnig

What mindset does it take to ‘make it’ in business? Is work-life balance a myth? What turns great employees disloyal, and how damaging is burnout really? Open your mind as Fred Roed speaks to Marc Rogatschnig, an organisational psychologist, about the psychological dynamics of leading a business and the personal attributes and awareness that can set you apart in a competitive environment.

The Healthy Business Podcast #1: Starting Your Business, With Barry Swartzberg

The Healthy Business Podcast #1: Starting Your Business, With Barry Swartzberg

In 1992, Discovery was a small business breaking into the market. Barry Swartzberg chats to Fred about why, when it comes to entrepreneurship, you need to 'fall in love with the process’. Listen to Barry’s insights on growing a business that was recently ranked as the second-strongest insurance brand in the world.

Fred Roed: On The Rise Of Podcasting And Hosting New 'Healthy Business Show'

Fred Roed: On The Rise Of Podcasting And Hosting New 'Healthy Business Show'

Heavy Chef anchor Caley Africa interviews Heavy Chef CEO Fred Roed on the sudden rise of podcasting, what's behind the plethora of new shows available to audiences, and what it was like to create the groundbreaking new 'Healthy Business Show' with CliffCentral and Discovery Business Insurance.