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Set up and Planning

  • Created a business plan
  • Performed a competitive analysis
  • Assessed the value of the market
  • Interviewed potential customers
  • Created a prototype
  • Tried to sell to customers
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Market Research

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Finances

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Sales

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Operations

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  MicroMentor » African Women's Entrepreneurship Program

Louisa Masango Mentor

Location
Pretoria , South Africa
Mentor Industry
Business Consulting/Coaching
Languages spoken
  • English
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How I can help

My professional background

I am a graduate from the University of Johannesburg (former Rand Afrikaans University - RAU), where I obtained a BA in Information Science with majors in Industrial Psychology and Information Science. In addition to my degree I hold a Diploma as well as graduate certificate in Project Management and I am a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner.

I have worked for various recruitment and placement companies, non-profits and IT research and development institutes where I discovered my love for operations, project and business management.  Past roles include Operations Administrator, Resource Centre Coordinator, Recruitment Officer, Project Manager, and Group Manager: Strategic Projects.

As a small business owner and serial entrepreneur I have provided business process outsourcing (BPO) services to small and large enterprises by creating systems that enabled monitoring of staff productivity and tracking of project progress whilst reducing turn-around times as well as saving money. I have developed brand strategies, designed websites, created social media profiles and e-commerce for small to medium businesses. My skills have also been utilised to compile company profiles, business plans, proposals and other strategic documentation for start up.

Connecting the dots comes as second nature to me, and I apply this skill to provide business and digital marketing solutions that help entrepreneurs and small business owners to conceptualise their ideas, apply winning strategies and market their offerings effectively, professionally and successfully.

I am passionate about making a positive difference and aim to do this by helping small business owners and aspirant entrepreneurs strike a balance between following their passion and living the life they find fulfilling.


How to work with me

What I can offer

I would like to offer business management, digital marketing, mentoring and coaching advice to individuals who are thinking of starting their own businesses. I am passionate about creating processes and systems that ensure a company functions efficiently and effectively, and these are the skills I would love to share and impart to others. I combine project management methodologies and business principles to assist new entrants in the business world as well as existing small business owners to launch, manage and grow their businesses in a sustainable manner.

My expectations for a successful mentoring relationship

Mentoring is a two way process as much as one will be imparting knowledge and providing guidance, my hope is that the recipient will be open minded to new concepts, willing to try various methods and should put in the effort required to meet the mentor half way. I expect the relationship to be complimentary.

How entrepreneurs can prepare before we start

They need to have a vision of what it is they want with possible timelines of when they hope to achieve it. If they can dream it, I will guide them through to attaining it.