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The Shape of your Business
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Indulgences ... CHEF JN
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FROM THE EDITOR Wow! Issue 2 of WORD! We had some incredible reactions to Issue 1 and are super pumped to keep it going. And, thank you to all that have contributed and shared. Issue 2 is all about the Shape of your Business in all its many facets. And, the most important facet is you, the business owner. Your state of mind, your health and your attitude, play a big part in how your business is received. I am a big believer in a healthy mind, healthy body, healthy business. We chat to
a few business owners whose sole aim is to help individuals achieve their health and fitness goals. We find out from other business owners how they run their business and how their personal situations affect their every day routine. We hope you enjoy and that our magazine adds some value to your life. Yours in writing,
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The Shape of your Business
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for your business yet? With many businesses grappling with the initial financial and operational consequences of lockdown, there has been no alternative but to resume trading despite the risks involved with the COVID-19 virus. For operations to run as smooth as possible under these circumstances it’s essential to create a COVID-19 workplace policy. This is your go-to document and in essence the “blueprint” of how to operate during the pandemic
with not only your business in mind, but the health and safety of your staff. WHY INSTITUTE A POLICY? • To cover employer and employees’ obligations and act as a guideline during the pandemic. For example, screening, sick leave, action plans for contracting the virus, UIF claims, working from home, online meetings, etc.; • To help communicate the safe return to work and what health
and safety plans have been put in place. This is especially important as we know the COVID-19 virus will be around for the foreseeable future; • To identify and rectify any new risks which present itself when the staff return to the office. No plan is perfect and cannot account for every scenario. That is why the appropriate mechanisms must be in place to ensure your workplace risks are assessed periodically; • To hold both the employer and employee accountable in respect of how ‘returning’ to work will continue. If it’s by rearranging the office space or how remote working will be managed and measured.
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CHEF OF THE YEAR
Indulgences ... In keeping with our healthy you, healthy business theme, there is always a little space for an indulgence, and what better way than to have it homemade by your very own local Chef? Juan Neethling describes himself as curious, ambitious and adventurous, and if it gets his blood boiling, even better. He loves spending time with family, watching Moto GP, gardening and of course, cooking. He grows his own veggies and herbs and claims he can be a little goofy and silly at times, but just wants to live with passion. If you don’t find him in the kitchen cooking or baking up a storm, he will be tucking into a good bottle of wine with his wife, Tracy, their daughter Siena always playing nearby. 8
Juan started his Chef career at the Lord Charles Hotel in 1997 and just naturally gravitated to the kitchen. He loved the chaos, the noise, and the absolute rush & general mayhem that made up a typical day’s work. “I have worked in some amazing locations, with some great Chefs, in SA and abroad. For six years I cooked on a cruise liner, and have worked in Ireland, England and Italy, to mention a few of the 30 + countries I have had the pleasure of experiencing.” His work ethic is crazy and passionate. Juan believes that everything can be fixed through hard work and dedication, even though that thought pattern can be to his detriment at times. He leads through example, following everything through from start to finish. “I am creative and
need to be constantly, and believe that you must draw inspiration from everywhere, but always play “YOUR” game. Stay true to yourself always. Good food and good wine is my life, and I am proud of my work. Food is love, life & brings people together.” Currently, Juan is still permanently employed, and Chef JN has been a dream of his for a long time coming. With the COVID-19 pandemic, his dream was pushed into reality when he realised he had to supplement his income. WHAT’S COOKING IN THE KITCHEN? His products are all preservative-free and created in his home kitchen. They are tried and tested recipes which are of the highest quality and taste delicious. His deli produce is phase 1, and hopefully to be followed by private catering, private dining and bespoke functions.
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1 Large avocado 1 Red chilli Fresh lemon Salt and coarse black pepper 50 ml Mayonnaise 1 Plantain banana 2 Large potatoes METHOD For the avocado sauce: peel and seed the avocado, mask with a fork, add the chopped chilli, seeds and all, season, and add the mayonnaise. Whisk till fine, taste, and add lemon to your liking. “This is my go-to dipping sauce for braais with crisps or freshly-baked bread. “ 10
For the potato skins: peel the washed potatoes with a peeler. Pat the skins dry and fry till golden brown. Season with sea salt. For the plantain: peel and cut it in half down the middle, then cut strips lengthwise and fry in medium heated oil till golden brown. Place on a paper towel when done to soak in all the excess oil and season with sea salt. Serve with a tomato, onion and vinegar salsa, and the avocado dipping sauce. Plantain can be purchased at local fruit and vegetable suppliers. Use ones that are just starting to turn yellow, but that are not grass green.
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Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what she said ... BIANCA BENADE
Interview by Lisa Bell
BOUNDFIT, located in Milnerton, Cape Town, is primed to take you from sloth to superhero. They combine cardio and functional training, of which HIIT forms part of it, to assist you on your journey of health and fitness.
ism to this way of training. With Level 2 announced, they have opened their studio doors and are raring and ready to go, ensuring safety comes first. We chat to Bianca about BOUNDFIT and its place in the fitness world.
Owned and run by Bianca Benade, BOUNDFIT is all about helping you achieve your personal health goals, whatever you see that looking like. Due to COVID-19, they moved from in-studio classes to online, and they transitioned very smoothly and with professional-
Q1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; What makes you and your business unique? First and foremost, we want our members to step into a space that is not daunting, and we fully understand and appreciate that everyone has a different fitness level Q&A
all are welcome. We provide a space for them to achieve their health and fitness goals, whether that be to maintain a healthy lifestyle or to compete. Our community is all about the social aspect of training, to network, to get to know each other and to make friends, which has sadly been dulled by the pandemic and taking it online. Our core fitness technique is focusing on functional training using HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training), which is a full-body workout, but as always, the member can push themselves as hard as they want to. Q2 – Are you a smart worker, or do you give pure hard work? I am a bit of a procrastinator, so truthfully I am a bit of both. I may leave things to the last minute, but I do thrive on the pressure and can deliver. Q3 – Let’s go back to when you were 20, what advice would you give your younger self now? Trust your gut feel, although that is a bit cliché – if it says go for it – then go for it – if your gut says no – then hit the high road. And, save money from as young as you can.
Q4 – What would you say is the key element to maintaining a healthy lifestyle? A balanced lifestyle. While it is good to have a regime of eating and training, it can be hard to get back on when you stop that rigid routine. It can cause unnecessary anxiety. I see myself as less of a personal trainer and more like a lifestyle coach. I view clients as whole people and that we all must live. We have one life, so live it. BOUNDFIT is all about functional training using HIIT to as one of their techniques, which is a good combo of cardio, strength and functional training, which complements with other forms of exercise – yoga, Pilates, triathlons, running, etc. Q5 – What do you value most in life? Honesty and Family
“Strength through each stride.” -Bianca
Q6 – What failures in your life have taught you valuable lessons?
It helps that I am doing my passion. I wake up every day and help people to feel fit and good about themselves. I feel blessed.
I have not had a smooth sailing life, however, have not had any major failures. I have set goals, such as taking part in Comrades last year, but due to personal and business reasons, I decided not to take part – it was a hard pill to swallow –but, what I learnt from that is that one doesn’t have to always have a goal and not to be so hard on yourself. What happens today is important – the little everyday things.
Q8 – Do you have a daily routine, and if so, how does it help you with your day? My morning start is quite important for me. During the day, I have to talk a lot, constantly connecting with people, whether it be in a group or personally. So, I take 45-60 minutes in the morning just to be quiet. This is very important – my quite time. Then, I listen to a feel-good song. My night time routine is important as well, and I normally play an online card
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game just to zone out. Q9 – What is your superpower? Both human and superhero style My human superpower is that I put everyone else first. I always try and help over my means, which is sometimes detrimental to me. My dystopian superpower? Mindreading? Not so much. I think I would like to be able to teleport!
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your business BY LISA BELL
The one thing that has become very clear to me after more than five years of helping business owners market their brand and wares is that every business has its own unique shape. What do I mean by SHAPE? 18
Much like humans, each business is different. The look, the feel, the voice, the fine nuances that often are only discovered at close contact, and the personality â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there is not one human or business that has precisely the same set of all these elements combined.
was and how to hold it all together. MIXING IT ALL UP … In general, businesses are made up of 6 key facets –
- Strategy - Marketing - Finance - People - Technology & Equipment - Operations Ensuring you touch on each one regularly is fundamental to success. While I won’t pretend to be a business guru, I do know about one of these elements very well – MARKETING. ALL THE PUZZLE PIECES … Building your own puzzle can prove tough, especially when your puzzle pieces start to reach the 1000 piece mark and up. Sometimes you cannot find one of the puzzle pieces. Sometimes you just don’t know where that piece fits. Sometimes you feel like a five-year-old tackling your very first puzzle, totally confused and frustrated. Sometimes you know you need a helping hand but are not sure who to ask. One of the reasons why many businesses fail within the first year is because they didn’t know what their shape
Marketing is generally made up of these puzzle pieces –
- Research - Merchandising - Advertising - Sales Promotion - Public Relations RESEARCH While puzzles never come with direction, they do come with a picture of how the finished product should look, which is much more than a business does. While we cannot show you
a look into the future, we can prepare and ensure we have done our homework before jumping in. Research covers aspects like USP, competitors, SWOT, brand voice, platforms and mediums, target market, vision and mission, and business goals.
what is thrown out into the public and in what way. You need to give the masses what they want and how they want it.
MERCHANDISING That visual appeal is essential. Leave a memorable reminder of your brand wherever you can – by way of promotional material – both for your client and your staff.
Running a business is undoubtedly tough, but keeping a brand front and centre all the time takes blood, sweat and tears … and a little cash too. You don’t need to do it alone though …
ADVERTISING Yes, you have to pay to get your brand out there and noticed. Organic marketing is all fair and well, but if you want to reach a wider audience, you have to spend some money. This can be via social media, traditional media like magazines, newspapers, tv and radio, and printed options. SALES PROMOTION Product launches, activations, special offers, shows and the likes. Get your brand out there in any way possible. PUBLIC RELATIONS The research that happens initially will set the president for
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