discovery

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

The Healthy Business Podcast #5: Grow Your Business, 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, Rich Mulholland

The Healthy Business Podcast #4: Present Yourself, 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, Aisha Pandor

The Healthy Business Podcast #3: Secrets To Success, 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, Marc Rogatschnig

The Healthy Business Podcast #2: The Psychology Of An Entrepreneur, 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.