Businessmen and women of Lephalale joined together under one roof for the business pre-launch of Puno hosted by Puno owner Olivia Moila at Atmosphere lounge. On the occasion, they also exchanged ideas on growing their businesses and empowering other upcoming entrepreneurs. The event was attended by various business owners, acclaimed speakers, authors and business experts.
Speaking at the event was Thabo Mahlobo, author of one of the selling financial books The New Economy and Co-Founder of Mahlobo Foundation and he stated something so profound that grabbed the audience’s attention. Mahlobo said that if money is what is holding one back from pursuing their idea, then their idea is not big enough, he added that there is great power in doing things now instead of procrastinating. Mahlobo, who lives in Gauteng said that he become an entrepreneur as a reaction to being frustrated with his job.
Businessman, author and motivational speaker Bonnywell Ramoroka gave a simple analysis of starting from the idea point or the vision of a business to the end product. He demonstrated to the audience the different value chains in the process, indicating that there are a lot of business opportunities. Ramoroka also showed that there are four levels of influence which are visionary, intellectuals, education and non-educated emphasising that all four levels work together to bring an idea into the physical realm.
Mrs Bayoli, one of the directors at Lephalale Site Services, a company under Mooncloud spoke about Woman in Business. She encouraged women to be careful regarding who they work with once they are in business. She made a compelling statement that black people are more interested in making more profit than providing quality service. Baloyi advised that it is key to deliver quality in a business instead of making more profit.
Puno is a company that provides Business Registration and Compliance services and has been running for a little over a year now. It has managed to assist over 50 young people with business registration, amongst others. Olivia Moila thanked everyone who came to support the event. “I’d like to thank the stakeholders, sponsors and everyone for their support. Puno Business Administration is looking forward to hosting different types of business seminars where we can train unemployed youth. We are appealing to Lephalale to sponsor our events so that we can assist other entrepreneurs”, said Moila. Danias Uyiria of Lekae magazine, Mr M Kekana of LEDA and Peter Mapaya of Mosegari Construction were also amongst the speakers of the day. Entertainment was provided by various artists including poets.