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Focus On Your Targets, And Invest Your Time In Marketing: Profits Will Follow

Three Things That I Would Change: Gender, Racial Discrimination Plus Youth Unemployment This week The Sunday Express with resident writing coach Aubrey Mavhuli caught up with Melmer Health College Co-Founder Melen Lingham, an innovative entrepreneur and someone with big dreams for her future. This is what she said. Q: What piece of advice would you give to college graduates who want to become entrepreneurs? Focus on your targets and invest your time in marketing then profit will follow. Marketing is your real work. Q: What is the part of your life experience you would alter if you had the chance to? Not much, except maybe that I took a bit longer to become who I wanted to become. I would have done it earlier.

Three Things That I Would Change: Gender, Racial Discrimination Plus Youth Unemployment

This week The Sunday Express with resident writing coach Aubrey Mavhuli caught up with Melmer Health College Co-Founder Melen Lingham, an innovative entrepreneur and someone with big dreams for her future.

 

This is what she said.

Q: What piece of advice would you give to college graduates who want to become entrepreneurs?
Focus on your targets and invest your time in marketing then profit will follow. Marketing is your real work.

Q: What is the part of your life experience you would alter if you had the chance to?
Not much, except maybe that I took a bit longer to become who I wanted to become. I would have done it earlier. We stayed with one branch of the school for a bit too long as well.

Q: What would you say are the top 3 skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Believing in yourself, know your targets, know your target market, have a vision, and advertise and market yourself.

 

 

Q: How do you keep yourself focused and productive in your day-to-day busy schedule?

Never stop dreaming and never lose the drive in you. I get encouraged when I see students from our college succeeding in their careers and getting employed and hired even internationally.

Q: How do you keep your partnership in balance?
Our age difference has helped us appreciate each other’s views and contributions, we come from the almost same place, and we are both women. I am young and probably more driven and a bit adventurous, but my partner keeps me grounded. We are clear on each other’s roles which helps a lot.

Q: Who has been your greatest inspiration?
My own mother who came from a poor background and pushed herself ended up as a nurse against all odds. My own former boss Gerald Yosh whose story really encouraged me that he barely finished standard 6 but became a multi-millionaire and household name in the furniture industry in South Africa.

Q: What business-related book has inspired you the most? What is your favourite book.?
Am not much of a reader and haven’t read many but I have read your book Success Is Do it Yourself.

Q: If you had a magic stick which are the three things you would change in the world.
Gender and racial discrimination plus youth unemployment.

 

 

Q: If you were to write a book about yourself how would you name it?

I have had an interesting life, my story is about a girl from a poor background who made it in a foreign country against all odds, I would call it “The sky is the limit”.

Q: What other business ventures have you been involved in either now or in the past
I have done hairdressing and eyelashes in the past, that business helped me pay for my fees to do Home based care training and for my driver’s licence.

Q: What is your big vision for Melmer Health?
My vision is to see Melmer Health recognised the whole world. Recently we have started placing some of our graduates in United Kingdom, but this is just a start, the best is yet to come.

Q. How do you market your business?
Our business has kind of marketed itself initially as we delivered on the training, we promised our students and we helped our students also get jobs after training, that in a nutshell is what grew us. The word out there became “train with Melmer Health and get a job.” We have also used our website, Facebook, Instagram and what’sapp groups and statuses to reach many people.

 

 

Q. What kind of culture exists in your organisation? How did you establish it?

Our belief is that the sky is the limit, dreams without restrictions, no gender, and no colour can stop you from reaching your goals. You always attract what you think about and what you see yourself becoming. My own testimony and life have encouraged those we have trained and mentored.

 

Aubrey Mavhuli is author of Success is Do It Yourself. Book your spot in the Sunday Express Online Book writing course today and receive a copy of the book.

Mavhuli is author of Marketing Sense: An entrepreneur’s marketing guide that brings results and chief copywriter and marketing consultant at SuperValueCopy.com.

He is a serial entrepreneur who runs a copywriting and marketing consultancy, solar installations company, an Ecocash shop, and a mixed farm in Gauteng.

He is a motivational speaker and trainer on marketing, copywriting, sales, leadership, and success. Email: aubrey@supervaluecopy.com.

 

 

 

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Who is the best person to tell your story? Well you of course

 

Your story is there to be told. Your book is calling you. So are your dreams. Answer the call

 

 

 

 

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