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Kgadi on Strategy

Kgadi on Strategy

By Kgadi Mmanakana
A podcast for startup business owners hosted by Professional Consultant, Scholar and Speaker on Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Kgadi Mmanakana.

The podcast was launched to scale the impact that her strategy consulting firm, KM - Consulting and Development Services, has been making in the Enterprise Development and Startup space helping business owners build foundations for business sustainability, scalability and profitability. And to serve as a business insights archive that aspiring and emerging business leaders can have access to anytime.
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INTERVIEW: Waterberg Biz Corner with Donald King - Kgadi Mmanakana

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INTERVIEW: Waterberg Biz Corner with Donald King - Kgadi Mmanakana
On the 22nd of January 2021 I tackled the following Top 3 subjects on Waterberg Biz Corner with Donald King (Waterberg FM 99.3) (1) How to leverage on the digital era to keep your business in business during the (Covid19) Quarantine Economy. (2)I have a business idea, now what? (3) How to access funding. This episode is the full version of the interview which is full of free valuable insights. For consultations, mentorship, I'm available on WhatsApp 081 414 0017 More on our startup solutions here www.km-cds.co.za
25:09
February 4, 2021
What funders look for in a business plan
The funding application process can be quite frustrating and tedious, so you want to make sure that one of the key things that will be the make or break (the business plan) of this process is well packaged. And over and above, that you covered the key things funders will be looking for in your plan to assess your application. In this episode I'm sharing key things funders will be looking for in your plan. These pointers were adapted from the Business Plan Guide ebook that I wrote that entrepreneurs and startup business owners can use to map out their plans. You can get the Business Plan Guide (ebook) at R100. To buy it WhatsApp me on 081 414 0017 or email me on kgadi@km-cds.co.za I hope the pointers in this episode are helpful to you.
12:24
January 10, 2021
How to achieve entrepreneurial success without bribing anyone
The South African entrepreneurial ecosystem can squeeze the life out of you - gatekeepers are corrupt and resources are limited. So, how does one make it without giving out a brown envelope? This episode was inspired by a conversation between entrepreneurs on what it takes to succeed in business. Listen in.
16:11
January 10, 2021
Strategic Planning (8) Organize Resources to execute your strategy
Sometimes the problem is not that your strategy is flawed, sometimes is underestimating what it takes to execute. Remember the performance targets you set for your business - they require a set of activities to be actioned out. And those activities require resources, be it time, money, physical resource, skills or people. Do you have the right resources required to execute your formulated strategy?
12:25
November 14, 2020
(7) Assess the Strengths & Opportunities you can leverage on, as well as the threats
Now that you are aware of the external changes (from PESTEL Analysis) and how the affect you, as well as the level of competition you are faced with (from Competition Analysis), it is time to map the strengths and opportunities that those changes unearth for you, against the threats they pose. This will help you benchmark your competitive position in the market.
10:43
November 13, 2020
(6) Assess the top 5 competition threats that can take you out of business
The greatest lie that most business owners say is "I have no competition" In this episode as we continue with the Market Analysis part of our Strategy Planning, I unpack the top 5 competitions that your business should look out for.
18:24
November 12, 2020
(5)Assess how changes in politics, economics,tech & legislation will affect your business
As a business leader, you must always bear in mind that your business operates in an ever changing market environment, and those changes that happen externally, be it political, economic, social,technological factors, affect you. They can pose threats on your business, and they can also introduce business opportunities. So you must be aware of them. In this episode introducing you to the top 5 external changes that can affect your business so you can start paying attention to them. - Kgadi Mmanakana, Professional Consultant, Speaker and Scholar on Entrepreneurship and Strategy.
08:31
November 7, 2020
Strategic Planning (4) How to set targets for your business
The importance of settinh targets for your business goes back to this: if you don't know where you are going, you'll never get there or rather never know when you have arrived. To be known in the market, to get clients and to achieve a R1mil turnover, don't just happen - it requires intentional planning (setting targets) and execution. In this episode we are continuing with our strategic planning series and I'm providing guidance on how to set targets for your business. - Kgadi Mmanakana, Professional Consultant, Speaker and Scholar on Entrepreneurship and Strategy.
08:38
November 6, 2020
Strategic Planning (3) How to decide on your organizational values
South Africa's entrepreneurial ecosystem can squeeze the life out of you - gate keepers are corrupt and resources are limited. As we continue on the series of business strategy development, today I am providing guidance on how to decide on principles that govern how you do business, so you don't get swallowed by the often ruthless entrepreneurship ecosystem that can sometimes be unethical. -Kgadi Mmanakana, Professional Consultant, Scholar and Speaker on Entrepreneurship and Strategy podcast.kgadimmanakana.com
04:16
November 5, 2020
Strategic Planning (2) How to formulate a strategic company Mission
As we continue on the series of business strategy development, today I am building onto the key aspects of a strategic plan that I tackled in the previous episodes from what a business strategy is to how to gain competitive advantage over your competitors, and I will be diving into formulation of an organizational mission statement. PS: You’ll notice that the subjects I am tackling are what you already heard of and probably know, what is different is the lens I am using to look at them and what they really mean. These are smallest parts of the business that are often overlooked and neglected to a point where you can just copy a mission statement of another company and use it. Brief secret; the talented business strategist I find myself to be is a product of failing to articulate my then organizational mission and allowing myself to be teachable. -Kgadi Mmanakana, Professional Consultant, Scholar and Speaker on Entrepreneurship and Strategy podcast.kgadimmanakana.com
08:17
September 5, 2020
Strategic Planning (1) How to formulate a strategic company vision
Now that I tackled what a business strategy is, why companies formulate strategies (to gain competitive advantage, and how to gain competitive advantage in my previous posts (If you missed them check them on Kgadi On Strategy - SME or www.kgadionstrategy.co.za to catch up), we can jump into the key process I wanted to help you, business owners with, business strategy development. Today we are starting the process of putting together a strategic plan and we are going to start with the formulation of a strategic vision, sounds pretty easy because it is an overlooked organizational tenet, however if you do not know where you are going (as a business), how would you know you have arrived or getting closer? -Kgadi Mmanakana, Professional Consultant, Scholar and Speaker on Entrepreneurship and Strategy podcast.kgadimmanakana.com
08:07
September 5, 2020
#KgadiOnStrategy: How your business model fits in your business strategy
In building on my previous episode about the 5 strategic approaches you can use to gain competitive advantage, today I am introducing a business model and how it relates to business strategy. It is important to touch on a business model because a company’s business model sets forth the logic for how its strategy will create value for customers and at the same time generate revenues sufficient to cover costs and realize a profit. So, they have a direct relationship – they are co-dependent. - Kgadi Mmanakana, Professional Consultant, Scholar and Speaker on Entrepreneurship and Strategy podcast.kgadimmanakana.com
04:46
September 5, 2020
#KgadiOnStrategy: 5 approaches you can use to gain Competitive Advantage over your rivals
In building onto the previous episode that introduced the concept of Competitive Advantage, in this episode I am sharing 5 approaches you can use to gain Competitive Advantage over your competitors and be the go-to for your customers. - Kgadi Mmanakana, Professional Consultant, Scholar and Speaker on Entrepreneurship and Strategy. www.km-cds.co.za www.kgadimmanakana.com
08:34
August 15, 2020
#KgadiOnStrategy : The secret to staying in business - have a competitive advantage
In building onto the previous episode on the importance of business strategy formulation which is essentially to help you gain competitive advantage over your rivals, in this episode I'm unpacking what Competitive Advantage refers to and what it looks like. I am using Starbucks as a case study to make this practical, on how it gained competitive advantage in the coffee shop market. Competitive Advantage is the base of my work as a consultant. In my consulting work I reconcile Design Thinking, Business Model Innovation and Competitive Strategy concepts with Economic Theories to help businesses gain Competitive Advantage in ever changing market environments. - Kgadi Mmanakana, Professional Consultant, Scholar and Speaker on Entrepreneurship and Strategy. www.km-cds.co.za www.kgadimmanakana.com
07:31
August 15, 2020
Have a strategy for your business. But first let's unpack what strategy is.
The number one reason I ventured into strategy consulting is was because I wanted to introduce the concept of strategic planning in startups and small businesses. I wanted them to understand that to be known in the market, to get clients and to have a turnover of R1Mil don't just happen - it requires a plan. A well thought out strategic plan. To stay in business one must be intentional about it. In this episode I'm unpacking what strategy is and why businesses formulate strategies. The goal is to inspire startup business owners to start formulating theirs. - Kgadi Mmanakana, Professional Consultant, Scholar and Speaker on Entrepreneurship and Strategy www.km-cds.co.za www.kgadimmanakana.com
07:27
August 15, 2020
#KgadiOnStrategy: How Covid19 disrupted the Business Market Environment
The Covid19 pandemic presented a serious threat to people, businesses and economies around the world. For business leaders, on the agenda is a question of how they can best protect their employees, serve their customers and stabilize their businesses.  As someone who got into the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to keep businesses in business, I took time to observe and report the business disruption that Covid19 is creating. With this episode my intention is to draw the attention of business owners to the shifting happening, subtly or otherwise, in the market environment as a result of Covid19, and inspire action to find a way adapt to save their businesses.  - Kgadi Mmanakana, Professional Consultant, Scholar and Speaker on Entrepreneurship and Strategy. www.km-cds.co.za www.kgadimmanakana.com
16:19
August 15, 2020
#KgadiOnStrategy : How South African entrepreneurs can unlock the potential of their businesses
Having worked for over 4 years full-time  with South African entrepreneurs and business owners as a Business Strategy Consultant, and from my experience as an entrepreneur in South Africa, here's my take about what it will take for SA business leaders to unlock the potential of their businesses.   Keywords in this episode: Mindset. Entrepreneurship Culture. Unique Value Proposition.  - Kgadi Mmanakana, Professional Consultant, Scholar and Speaker on Entrepreneurship and Strategy. www.kgadimmanakana.com www.km-cds.co.za 
11:47
August 7, 2020
#KgadiOnStrategy : You have a business idea, now what?
I've come across aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners that asked, "I have a business idea. What's next?", "I have a business idea but I don't know where to start."  My answer is always, "Write it down"  The first thing to do is write your business idea down. Writing it down not only helps you make sense of the idea itself and test its viability, it also reward you with peace of mind. Having business ideas in your head can be overwhelming and frustrating.  Over and above, sometimes it tends to remain just that - an idea.  In this episode I am taking you through 3 steps to help you write your business idea down in a way that helps you articulate your customer value proposition and unearth what your idea needs to transform into a business.  My intent here is to help kickstart your process of moving from an idea to business stage.  - Kgadi Mmanakana, Professional Consultant, Scholar,and Speaker on Entrepreneurship and Strategy. www.kgadimmanakana.com www.km-cds.co.za
10:20
August 7, 2020
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August 6, 2020