Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Improve your small business

As business school lecturer and consultant I love talking about sessions to facilitate business moving into new challenges. So marketing and strategy, and selling and product knowledge thinking are just great topics. But the recent group of people from Mamelodi and Thembisa really challenged me to think about entrepreneurship in a totally different way.

How do you equip people with the necessary skills that will enable them to take responsibility for themselves, their families and their communities on a sustainable/long-term basis of entrepreneurship?

I presented a Business Matters course program put together by Sibusisiwe Community Care after I had done some research on the topic “Entrepreneurship that prospers”.

A group of delegates were invited by Mathilda Fourie of Moreletta Park. The first two sessions consisted of a discussion of the entrepreneurship calling. After that we talked about the character of an entrepreneur and a good steward. The highlight of the day was using the three God Provides videos, namely Abraham and Isaac, The widow and the oil, and  Jeremiah’s calling. We then discussed these videos with an emphasis on the role of the entrepreneur.

Later that day we did some basic calculations and took all the participants  through concepts like buying, finding the gap, marketing, selling, stock taking and a basic business plan.

WOW! I just love this programme, which can really benefit many entrepreneurs trying to get into the market. I’m looking forward to doing a similar one again. Please contact us if you are interested in assisting us in rolling out a similar seminar.

Your marriage matters, make it last. MMI Conference

AS MARRIAGE goes … so goes our family. As the family goes, so goes the nation. As the nation goes, so goes the world.

At our regional conference in Paarl we gathered together to discuss the following:
• The power of prayer
• Getting to the heart of conflict
• Pursuing financial unity
• Pursuing parenting unity
• Building character unity in your life
• Career success and family excellence
• Emotional healing.

To us it was really a fresh encounter with some back-to-basics Kingdom support material and tools to develop marriages and families to make a difference towards their journey of marital and parenting significance. We are ready to repeat this for other regions.

Testimony of one of the delegates:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Karakter eienskappe terugvoer

Hi Mario,
Hoop dit gaan goed daar aan jou kant.
Wil jou net laat weet ons het vanoggend gedoen wat jy gedoen het by die konferensie en een van ons personeellede wat ons verlaat, geseen met die karakter eienskappe wat vir ons uitgestaan het, wat 'n ongelooflike ervaring, dankie dat ons by jou kan leer!

Cecilia Landman. The X group

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Career Direct News

I was invited by De Villiers Graaf High School in Villiersdorp to share in their school's presentation for Grade 9's Choosing the appropriate subjects for a chosen Career Path. I had a 30 minute slot which included introducing Career Direct as a reliable programme that will ensure an accurate career choice, matching people with their desires, abilities and talents.

My contribution was very well received, and I expect some follow ups to flow from this.

Thanks for your guidance, support and prayers. Blessings.

Mike Fraser

To find out more about Micheal Fraser visit http://www.amathubaconsulting.co.za/

Friday, October 7, 2011

TRAINING INTERVENTION BUSINESS BY THE BOOK: Are some pages missing in the way we currently do business?

The best “golden oldie” but absolutely relevant seminar from Larry Burkett.
To date I have not found a better book on this topic. It explains the purpose of business, ownership, finances and integrity.
We are now looking for business people to be co-facilitators and look forward to training you in this regard. See the comment below.
“Ek het die werkswinkel saam met Johan Louw  by Moreletapark bygewoon en was baie beïndruk met die wyse van aanbieding en die inhoud van die materiaal.”  Luther Backer, Emeritus professor in Arbeidsverhoudinge aan die UJ.
 Please contact me so we can train you to take this seminar into your small groups.

2011 Annual Regional Conference

I am very excited about the following:
Cost: R350 per person or R500 per couple

Please contact me so I can send you these two e-mail booklets covering the topics of career seasons and family excellence, as well as the conference details.


In my experience as business consultant and coach I have been amazed to see that the most learning and growth do not take place at conferences and seminars but in small group sessions.
Our small group sessions are powerful and will equip you as a business leader on your journey to personal, business and marketplace transformation.
Contact me so I can send you this material so that you can start your own group. This is not a fad or fashion but rather a non-negotiable, essential way of continuous growth and accountability.


Often in business the focus is on the company, about how much you can make, about your personal success and how to please people. It is also about short-term gain and brings uncertainty, anxiety and stress.
From the Kingdom perspective it is about His company, how much I can give, helping others to achieve, a lasting legacy and about contentment and patience.
Stewardship is to be faithful, prayerful and responsible.
Do you need more info on this? Contact me so I can send you this PowerPoint presentation.


Geskiedenis is gemaak en die ys is gebreek met die eerste aanbieding van die “Business by the Book” of te wel Bybelse Besigheidsbeginsels in Moreletapark Gemeente. Die 8 persone wat die kursus bygewoon het was vol lof oor die inhoud van die werksboekie en het in hulle kommentare aangedui dat hulle geinspireerd en meer toegerus as voorheen voel, om ‘n verskil in die werksplek te maak. Van die kursusbywoners se kommentare was die volgende: “Die kursus het my oë oopgemaak vir geleenthede waarmee ek God kan verheerlik”


In die kort oorsig wil ek net weer my getuienis gee oor die jare wat ek die seminaar help aanbied en die waarde wat ek sien in dit. Ek wil ook persone aanmoedig om eerstens dit by te woon wat dit nog nie gedoen het nie, maar ook om leiers te nader om deel van die fakulteit persone te raak wat die seminar verder wil vat en hulle areas wil aanbied.

Waarom is die seminar werklik my gunsteling seminaar oor die jare?
Ek kry greeeld mense wat vra hoe om daaglikse reg op te tree in die werksplek?  En hulle is nie alleen nie.  Menige sakemanne en vroue, werknemers en werkgewers worstel dikwels met die vraagstuk. Dit is juis vir hierdie doel dat die seminaar ontwerp is:  om sakemense te help om Koninkryksbeginsels  te leer ken en toepas vir die eerlike en suksesvolle bedryf van besigheid.
Dit is werklik ‘n vars en uitdagende blik op wat die Here in Sy Woord van besigheid sê.  Oor die jae het ek gereeld agtergekom dat mense gesinspireer is deur die seminaar en ok die praktiese toerusting is baie bevredigend.
Wat dit eenvoudig beteken vir besigheidsmense is die volgende:

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