Hirsch’s Training Centre in Umhlanga was the venue for the first monthly Entrepreneurs Workshop that was held recently.  The event was attended by new businesses owners and veteran entrepreneurs looking for advice and ideas on how to get their businesses to thrive in a tough economy.  The concept came about after the judges for the Margaret Hirsch Woman In Business Achievers competition, Jenny Syren (the National Trainer for the Hirsch Group) and GET U NOTICED’S Glenda Thompson (Hirsch’s PR consultant) found that some of the contestants that they interviewed were in need of advice on various angles in their businesses to get them to the next level.  “We discussed our idea with Margaret and she agreed that we run free monthly workshops for fledgling entrepreneurs and people who have been in business for a while but were just not cracking it.” Commented Glenda Thompson. “The idea was to bring in various experts in their field, and we were delighted with the response, both from candidates and from successful  women in the KZN business community.”

The talks were anchored by ActionCOACH’S Business Coach Marlene Powell who has, over the last twelve years, helped many local businesses to get to the next level, and multi award winning business woman, Margaret Hirsch who is regularly called on for advice by people wanting to start their own business. Other speakers included  Jenny Syren who spoke about the importance of personal development to help staff grow,  Glenda Thompson who gave different angles of communicating with ones publics in order to get noticed; Hirsch’s Social Media guru, Jared Price who spoke on the importance of social media;  Successful business owners, Philippa Courtenay from Re-inspire and Pleasant Places , Erica Floweday from Netconfig and  Vino Govender from LA Consulting Engineers spoke about the challenges they had faced to take their businesses to the next level.  

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