Good afternoon all

Here we in the third day of lockdown.  I hope you are being creative in finding your new routine during this time of uncertainty?

One area that we can all grow in is that of accessing and utilising good resources to our “armoury”. Remember that this is a time to “work on” your business rather than “in” your business.

I want to share three resources for you to read, study, share and hopefully apply.

The first of these is from Marnus Broodryk, Entrepreneur and author of “90 rules for Entrepreneurs”. In the midst of the Corona virus, he has shared this small business guide to surviving the Corona virus (A 16 page resource-see attachment)

The second resource is a link to Allon Raiz’s Lockdown advice. Allon is the founder of one of the most successful business incubators in Africa.   Here is the link to the first article

The third resource comes from Kobus Louw, founder of Digemy. Kobus is one of the businesses on our SMME support program. He was the winner in the Western Cape Entrepreneurial Recognition award (WCERA) for the most innovative business. He and his team have come up with a free online resource to learn about the Corona virus. (They use their IP to make it informative and a true learning experience)


Here’s what he shares on the course: In light of the Covid19 disaster, we thought we would help by creating a micro-course on a free, fun, gamified learning platform, to educate everyone on the virus, help decrease the infection rate, and hopefully save lives in the process. We cover topics like:

  • The effects of lock-down and self-isolation on the virus
  • What the symptoms are
  • How contagious the virus is and how to prevent infection
  • What the symptoms are and how to manage the virus
  • What mild, severe and critical symptoms look like and what people should do the moment they start experiencing those symptoms

For organisations, this would mean you can manage the risks and empower your people by:

  • Increasing their knowledge on the virus to slow down infection rates
  • Identify knowledge gaps that could lead employees being infection
  • Enable them with learning that will change behaviour

The virus is not something that is going to pass soon, and we will be at risk for a very long period of time.

Even though many countries are on lock-down, it is still vital to understand what the virus does and why it is important to continue being vigilant during this period.

If you are willing and able, please share this within your organisation, and with your network.

To do the course and register, please visit:

Please also watch the video at:


Gritty entrepreneurs in a tough environment……I salute you