The co-founder and managing director of Ziyana Business consulting and Training whose business generated an annual turnover of R1 million within the first year of its operations says focus is the core of the business.

“Focus is very important for you to get to a certain annual turn-over. Setting up a target is important. As a business you need to have your own annual target,” she says.

A registered HR professional at South African Board of People Practices (SABPP) and a member of Black Management Forum (BMF) Young Professionals, Tshanga left the corporate world in April 2017 to follow her entrepreneurial dreams.

“I realised that I can add more value and contribute to the economy by starting my own business; so that I can create employment and connect more with service providers and eventually get to a track of alleviating poverty,” she says.

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Tshanga says she always knew that one day she will be able to contribute to the economy.

Her consulting company assists small, medium and large organizations in building a value-based working environment, values and culture embedding and in designing and implementing the various organizational development interventions to align with the organization’s underlying values and culture.

They also assist organisations to develop their employment value proposition (EVP).

Passionate about gender transformation, accelerating the growth of women in leadership, mentorship and youth development, she has played a vital role in corporate by promoting women development and leadership.

She says when she started her business funding was the main stumbling block but she was determined. She cashed in all her investments, including her pension fund and redirected them to pursing her dream.

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Since she started the company last year, it has already generated an annual turnover of R1 million. She says entrepreneurship is not all about money but authentically resolving problems that your customers are experiencing.

“Put steps forward to know how you are going to get to those targets and also be resilient and at the forefront of your business.”

“The journey is not all about the money, it is to authentically resolve the problems that your customers are experiencing. You sort of position and customise the solution to meet business requirements or clients requirements,” she says.