Entrepreneur’s life changed by ‘upliftment’ conference

2016-07-12 06:05
Photo: KK photos Msizi Myeni left) at a recent community outreach initiative with The Robin Hood Foundation blessing a gogo with a bag of groceries.

Photo: KK photos Msizi Myeni left) at a recent community outreach initiative with The Robin Hood Foundation blessing a gogo with a bag of groceries.

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UPPER Highway’s Msizi Myeni, owner of AA Construction, attended the inaugural Entrepreneurs 4 Africa (E4A) Conference in 2013 and explains how his business has since flourished. “I am eternally grateful to the Robin Hood Foundation as the Entrepreneurs 4 Africa Conference really changed my life. My construction and landscaping business has grown by over 70% over the last three years as a result of everything I learnt at the E4A conference and have since implemented.”

Myeni was also inspired by the Robin Hood Foundation to help make a difference in the community and joined them as a volunteer in 2015. She encourages all aspirant and existing entrepreneurs to attend the upcoming, free Entrepreneurs 4 Africa Conference 2016 at City Hill Church, Hillcrest on the 12and 13 July. Top class speakers, trainers, and experienced business owners are donating their time in order to offer a life-changing experience.

Kim Griffith Jones, Robin Hood Foundation (RHF) Co-ordinator, explains that the many success stories such as Msizi’s, encourage the RHF team to continue providing entrepreneurial support to the youth of KZN. The Entrepreneurs 4 Africa Conference aims to train, develop, equip and inspire 1 000 delegates, from all walks of life but mainly from previously disadvantaged communities, on the critical aspects of entrepreneurship with knowledge, skills and advice in a jam-packed, two day event. “This free conference will cover the following: business ethics, success stories, managing money, ideas generation, basics of book-keeping, the business plan, marketing on a budget, pricing and costing, business etiquette, customer service, goal setting and motivation. Delegates can also look forward to fabulous entertainment from Qadasi & Maqhinga and Holly Wasserfall & Co.”

Founder of The Robin Hood Foundation, Cindy Norcott, says: “We aim to empower the delegates that attend with skills, knowledge and an exposure to a higher level of thinking. With this two day course behind them we believe that we will be equipping the youth to start thinking of creating their own businesses instead of looking for jobs that don’t necessarily exist as well as motivating and inspiring those that may already have a business and just need a bit of a refresher.”

For more information or to request an application form, contact Kim Griffith Jones on robinhoodfund @telkomsa.net or 076 612 9060. The conference is open to men and women aged 16 years and older – only 200 seats left, so be sure not to miss out.

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