In August, I had the pleasure of hosting the Fairlady Women of the Future Awards in Johannesburg after judging the phenomenal entrants from all walks of life with fellow judges and modern mommies (pictured) Leanne Manas (Media personality), Suzy Brokensha (Fairlady Editor), Adv Thuli Madonsela (Public Protector) and Yegs Ramiah (Santam Director). We were absolutely thrilled to see so many women who had defied convention and started their businesses whilst juggling motherhood. Some people might argue that these women succeeded in spite of the fact that they are mothers, but many felt that they succeeded BECAUSE they are mothers and wanted to do so for their children.
I was so inspired and am confident that the spirit of entrepreneurship is finding it’s fire here in South Africa. The economy of our country needs to grow exponentially to ensure that we leave this country in a better state that the one in which we found it. Either one can sit and complain about the situation or one can actively be part of the change we want to see. I have come across so many people, moms in particular, who are ready to take the plunge and start their own businesses, but who lack some seed funding and perhaps an ear to bounce ideas off. I am a firm believer in the quote that “Opportunity dances with those already on the dance-floor” and would like to help one of my readers who is on the threshold of a great business venture to craft and develop that idea.
So, I would like to invest R10 000 (note INVEST) and my time and contacts into your business. I will share more information soon, but just want you to get your minds ready and develop your thoughts and ideas into business plans. There is so much power in translating an idea into a written plan and I look forward to helping you make your dream a tangible success.
Love and light,
Jo-Ann AKA Modern Mommy