Mamonyane CEO (Jan) and Business Developer (Kgomotoso) appeared on the Big Small Business Show. The show is sponsored by MTN and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
The Big Small Business Show aims to give viewers practical and down-to-earth business advice. The programme is tailor-made for entrepreneurs, giving great insight and tips to those who want to grow their ventures, as well as those who want to take the step towards entrepreneurship.
The first part of the show kicks off with a comprehensive glide through; describing the emergence of the Mamonyane business venture. A few short clips detail employee experience at the company. The CEO also describes some challenges bordering on client relationship and development of a robust portfolio. He says “There are some challenges whereby you run out of projects but when we start getting new jobs back, people prefer to come back.”
The company is notably run based on merit for ideas. In Kgomotso’s word, “If you have a good idea, then you will be allowed to do it.” The organization encourages growth in the human capacity and helps the team to discover how best to improve.
Nelson Teixeira a Client of Mamonyane also appeared on the show giving some insight into the client relationship with Mamonyane. According to Nelson, they have had at least three developments done with Mamonyane, and would still work with the company again. He particularly noted the honesty, time discipline and ease of communication with the foremen hired by Mamonyane.
On the Show Kumaran Padayachee (CEO Spartan) and Monalisa Sam (Founder Tungwa Retail Holdings) took turns to give the company representatives practical guidance towards solving identified growth needs. Mr. Kogmotso provided a succinct description of the company’s diversification drive for which he had been groomed to fit in the sales role required for this milestone.
Taking away lessons from the show we are determined to build more personal relationships as we connect with more private sector clients. The difference between public and private tenders is that the first consists of boxes that need to be ticked and the latter require personal relationships.