September 2017 – The Business Exchange recently held a highly successful networking breakfast in Rosebank, at one of their prestigious Business Centres, where 11 speakers addressed over 150 attendees about the need to persevere as an entrepreneur.
Our exceptional speakers, all part of our tenant community, shared their positive experiences about The Business Exchange and how The Business Exchange was supporting them through their entrepreneurial journey throughout the challenges and successes.
Such events enable our tenants to learn from the experience and to grow their businesses, whilst collaborating with other likeminded entrepreneurs, and accessing the greater TBE network.
Our speakers highlighted 6 important factors for entrepreneurs to consider;
- Take risks – there is no perfect time.
- Challenges in life can become opportunities.
- Stay humble as you grow.
- Friends and families are a great place to start looking for support when first starting up.
- Africa has a lot of potential for business.
- Don’t be scared to ask for what you want – the worst thing someone can say is No.
We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who attended our networking breakfast in September as well as our speakers, whose input was of immense value to all delegates.
Shana from Intellicred:
Intelligent credibility is what IntelliCred™ is all about. We live in a connected world where ease of access means complete vulnerability. IntelliCred™ is working tirelessly to create a safe and secure cyberspace, where you can trust what you see and protect what you value from brand to identity. We are a driven team, passionate about our company and helping our customers from falling prey to scams of all kind.
Sean from Currencies Direct
Currencies Direct Ltd is a UK-based foreign exchange broker and international payment provider. It delivers currency exchange services in a number of countries to individuals, online sellers and businesses.
Conrad from Hashtag
Hashtag South Africa is a Technology (digital media focused) company in line with the National Development Plan 2030 of South Africa to introduce, implement and integrate the use of Social Media, Fibre Communication, Cloud Computing and Mobile Application Development into SME, Corporate and Public Sector in #SouthAfrica. Preparing tomorrow as we welcome AI.
Cezanne from Britain Renecke
Britain Renecke is a boutique corporate commercial law firm, established at the start of 2015. We are 100% Black woman owned. Like all law firms, Britain Renecke aims to offer “excellent, unparalleled quality of world class, value-added and meaningful services, together with fresh and innovative and unique innovative solutions with a high degree of client care and partnership. Unlike other law firms, Britain Renecke has based its business model on running lean and is not confined by conservative corporate conventions. We understand that our clients want fair and equal value. The skill set of the Britain Renecke team is unlike that of other law firms. Our unique combination of skills, the quality of our thinking and consistent delivery, is what sets us apart.
Andrew from Command Quality
Command Quality was one of the first in South Africa to master the use of Agile and SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) test automation tools and with our extensive experience in these tools and others, we deliver more cost-effective testing, implementation and delivery. We are proud of our proven test automation knowledge and we are confident that we have the best automation testing resources and methodology available, to implement tailor-made customised test automation processes for our clients at competitive rates within the shortest time. Command Quality deploys experts in key positions of the testing life cycle. These experts have comprehensive expertise across diverse products, domains and technologies. We are well versed in the traditional Waterfall as well as the more recent Agile test methodologies over the last decade as well as using commercial and open source testing tools. The Command Quality team has experience in the insurance (life and short term), health, retail and telecommunication industries. This list, while not complete, illustrates Command Quality’s knowledge and expertise to assist its clients in achieving their most challenging goals.
Nehson from Software Arkitex
In 2006, a group of industry Architects collaborated to improve the Architecture that software projects yearned for. The ability to combine Business Architecture, Solution Architecture and Domain Architecture was fundamentally lacking in the market. Our vision and DNA shaped our approach. We arrived at a unique methodology to deliver the art of Architecture. Softare Arkitex was formed in 2008 where our founders believed that we had a recipe for Architecture value propositions that were different, yet necessary. Our industry strengths at inception were Insurance and Financial Services and we later transitioned into the Telcom industry.
Debbie from Swift Momentum
Swift Momentum’s mission is to be the most dynamic specialist recruitment firm in the IT, Telecoms, Digital and Tech sectors in South Africa, working with the most respected and innovative companies in the country. As a technology-focused recruitment business we know what it takes to empower the inspired. Championing the highest standard of integrity, confidentiality and business ethics, our team is driven, committed and passionate about the industries we serve and take great pride in sourcing the most suitable, progressive and game-changing individuals. http://swiftmomentum.com/
Tendai from Purple Orchid
We are a young team who is passionate about world class events and bringing our clients’ dreams into reality. We create memorable experiences that evoke emotions, shape opinions and make things happen. Providing unique ideas and concepts, we cover everything from furniture to catering.
Antoinette from KGI holdings
We develop effective, target focused market penetration strategies stretching from South to North Africa. http://kgiholdings.co.za/
Denver from Den Africa Corporation
Den Africa Corporation assists businesses expand their businesses into the rest of Africa through their business network.
Didi from Mwabu
We bring talent, teachers and technology together across Africa, ensure a high level of education from which all learners can benefit from and contribute towards a new future for themselves and their continent.
The Business Exchange is Regarded as More Than Just a Landlord of Rented Office Space
Each of the speakers also thanked The Business Exchange for adhering to their ethos of being more than just a landlord and by the end of the function, it was clear that The Business Exchange is recognised by its tenants, for the collaborative journey that it takes its tenants on to create a close-knit tenant community within all the business centres.
It is also a place, where tenants who rent office space from The Business Exchange in Sandton, Rosebank and Morningside, are assisted and encouraged to expand their business networks through other events held by The Business Exchange throughout the year.
CEO of The Business Exchange, David Seinker says, “We take a personal interest in the success of each of our tenants who rent office space from us we and provide them with as many opportunities as possible to be mentored and to network with other like-minded companies.”
Office Space in Sandton, Rosebank and Morningside
The Business Exchange has fully serviced offices for rent in Sandton, Rosebank and Morningside and is currently embarking on an expansion programme to reproduce these successful business centres throughout the rest of South Africa as well as into Africa and Mauritius.
Potential tenants can rent private or shared office space, as well as a Virtual Office, on a flexible lease at any one of the Business Centres. Not only will these tenants receive modern and spacious offices in prestigious locations, but they will have access to;
- 24/7 security access
- High-speed fibre optic internet
- Professional reception and call-directing services
- Centralised business hub for copying, faxing, etc.
- On site-restaurant and coffee-bars
- Meeting and Training rooms for hire
The Business Exchange also extends invitations to its tenants to attend regular networking sessions with guest speakers.
If you are looking for office space to rent and would like to become part of this vibrant community, please contact The Business Exchange today for competitive and flexible office rental rates.