The Heavy Chef Guide To
Starting A Business In South Africa
The first of the Heavy Chef series, brought to you by Heavy Chef and Xero for Startups. 190 pages, R260, delivery anywhere in South Africa.
Brought to you by Heavy Chef and Xero, The Heavy Chef Guide To Starting A Business In South Africa is the first guide printed in South Africa to provide a comprehensive, yet accessible recipe for startup success.
Whether you’re a dude in Khayelitsha distributing coffee blends, or a gal in Constantia giving online yoga classes, this is an authentic, easy-to-read, funny and practical template for business greatness.
Fred Roed has started and failed at business (spectacularly - read the book for the full, grim story), and started and succeeded at business (spectacularly - his digital agency was running accounts from Vodafone to Hyundai, across Africa and the world). The Heavy Chef Guide To Starting A Business In South Africa unpacks the ‘heavy chef philosophy’ and invites many of the Heavy Chefs that have spoken on the Heavy Chef event stage to provide insights and ingredients to winning at business.
Some of the most respected business leaders in South Africa have lauded the book, and testimonials from multiple, diverse spheres have praised The Heavy Chef Guide To Starting A Business In South Africa for it’s unbridled integrity and brutal honesty.
Anton Leal, founder of Xlink and one of the top consultants on teams and teamwork in Africa, has this to say: “This is one of the best business books which I have read in ages. Fun to read, with loads of great practical, easy to implement, start-up business advice. In my journey of helping start-up businesses, I have insisted that the entrepreneurs involved get a copy, it should be a compulsory read for all start- up businesses in SA!”
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Brought to you by Heavy Chef and Xero, the Heavy Chef Guide is a recipe book outlining all the ingredients you need to get cracking with your world-changing idea. Author Fred Roed is CEO of Heavy Chef (Pty) Ltd. Roed has started several businesses, as well as mentored dozens of successful startup entrepreneurs. Packed with loads of insights from other Heavy Chefs, this is a funny, accessible and brutally authentic guide.
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What readers thought of The Heavy Chef Guide To Starting A Business In South Africa:
“South African startups and small businesses account for 36% of the GDP.
By 2030, 90% of all new jobs will be created by startups. Books like these will help them do better.”
Colin Timmis, Country Manager, South Africa - Xero
“We have access to all the tech and contacts and ideas we could wish for.
This allows us to think and create and dream, but starting a business is not easy.
Having a guide, and a good one, makes it so much easier. This is that guide.”
Andre de Wet, CEO and Founder - PriceCheck.co.za and 2ndBase.co
“This is one of the best business books which I have read in ages. Fun to read, with loads of great practical, easy to implement, start-up business advice. I really enjoy the way in which it has been put together and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to start a new business - and also to folk, who have existing businesses. There are some great inputs and insights from a digital marketing and new technologies perspective, which can clearly energise existing businesses. In my journey of helping start-up businesses, I have insisted that the entrepreneurs involved get a copy, it should be a compulsory read for all start- up businesses in SA!”
Anton Leal, Entrepreneur and Founder - Xlink and t2m.co.za
“I commend Fred Roed on writing this book.
I read it in the holidays and feel it will add value to the entrepreneurs behind the startups CrossFin invests in.
We will be making sure they get copies!”
Anton Gaylard, COO and Co-Founder - CrossFin
“I read the Heavy Chef Guide and found it to be very informative.
I felt it had some wonderful general tips on entrepreneurship as well as specific advice on starting and running a company in South Africa.”
Don Weiss, Adjunct Professor Of Entrepreneurship - Columbia Business School
"Super easy to read, really practical and full of great locally-relevant advice.
I also enjoyed the stories of local entrepreneurs throughout the book.
But what sunk in for me, in particular, was the concept of being a Heavy Chef."
Catherine Blersch, Freelance Consultant
"Great book. I really enjoyed it. Very easy to read and has loads of really useful information."
Shaun Marriner, Director of Operations - ChannelMobile
“I genuinely was blown away by the book.
It is honest, it is relevant and it gives you all the feels that there are people out there who want you to succeed.
Whose success is your success. Whose failures are willingly offered to mitigate your risk of making the same mistakes.
And I say mitigate because I now understand that maybe Silicon Valley’s mantras are right.
Failure is as much a part of the journey as success is, and keeping going is the only way to get there.
If you are a budding entrepreneur, I would highly recommend getting your hands on the guide.
It makes me excited for the future that lies ahead for me and other young entrepreneurs.”
Megs Hollis, Creativepreneur
“A super light read - and presents quite a nice structure for the do's and don'ts of getting going in business. Fred has wrapped a back-to-basics business book with heaps of South African context (very critical, there are few good introductions to entrepreneurship that celebrate South African entrepreneurs and business culture) and some casual humour. This makes it easy to read, easy to discuss internally, and easy to design practical exercises and experiments off the back of.”