COE of Hirch’s, Margaret Hirch (second from left), was one of the guest speakers on the day. She is with, from left, Chantelle du Plessis, Rachel Morake, Rhona Aves, Rita Roos and Elsa Groenewald.
Entrepreneurs from around Gauteng recently attended the second Entrepreneurs Workshop held at Hirsch’s Carnival.
The event was attended by new business owners and veteran entrepreneurs looking for advice and ideas on how to get their businesses to thrive in a tough economy. The subject under discussion at the workshop centred on ‘making money is easy, but keeping it, is what you need to know!’
Margaret Hirsch, CEO for Hirsch’s home stores, is living proof that you can start with nothing and work your way to the top of the ladder.
But it takes application, hard work, and constantly striving for better.
“I am living my dream and I am living proof that it is possible,” she said.
“I came from a background with very little and I’ve worked hard to get to where I am today.
“It’s why I teach wealth generation to others.
“Success doesn’t come by itself.
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“Too often we focus only on what we wish to accomplish in the future forgetting what we have already achieved and we need to get in the habit of crediting ourselves every day for our progress.
“Make a list of your accomplishments and focus on the future, but recognise what is happening now.”
Well-known business coach Elsa Groenewald, from Action COACH, pointed out that cash flow management is important for each business.
“Without money and the management thereof, your business cannot exist and grow,” she said.
“Having a cash flow in place, either daily, weekly, monthly or longer, means that you can plan and make informed financial decisions.
“A good idea is to negotiate terms with your suppliers and make sure your clients pay on time.”
The next workshop at Hirch’s Carnival will be held on October 16.
For more information contact Chantelle du Plessis on 010 822 2050 or email to [email protected]
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