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The Healthy Business Show

A new podcast series by Discovery Business Insurance presents inspiring, expert-led content to empower entrepreneurs with insights that will help them start a business, grow and achieve success.

The Healthy Business Show features well-known business luminaries from a diverse range of areas that are vital to an entrepreneur’s business health.

Listen to the podcasts to gain knowledge that'll help you make better business decisions and inspire you to entrepreneurial success.

Your Healthy Business Show host is Fred Roed. Fred is the CEO of Heavy Chef, an entrepreneur education platform which has featured technologists, pioneers and creatives from all across the business and leadership world. He has vast experience in starting and selling businesses and recently wrote ‘The Heavy Chef Guide to Starting a Business in South Africa’, which became a best-seller on Amazon.
English South Africa Business
14 Episodes

The Healthy Business Show: Starting your business

Today we see Discovery as one of South Africa’s biggest businesses with thousands of employees and hundreds of thousands of clients, but in 1992 it was just a small team trying to pitch their idea and break into the market. Barry Swartzberg (Vitality Group CEO) chats to Fred Roed about…
Season 1 / Episode 1 51 min

The Healthy Business Show: The psychology of an entrepreneur

What mindset does it take to ‘make it’ in business? Is work-life balance a myth? What turns great employees disloyal, and how damaging is burnout really? Open your mind as Fred Roed speaks to Marc Rogatschnig, an organisational psychologist, about the psychological dynamics of leading a business and the personal…
Season 1 / Episode 2 49 min

The Healthy Business Show: Secrets to success

SA’s challenges are a breeding ground for innovative opportunities, says SweepSouth CEO, Aisha Pandor. For her, happy customers are the greatest measure of business success and she says, “word of mouth is still the biggest driver of our new business”. Hear about the SweepSouth growth from an idea created by…
Season 1 / Episode 3 46 min

The Healthy Business Show: Present yourself

Why is it important for entrepreneurs to learn to present and communicate well? Rich Mulholland, a seasoned public speaker and entrepreneur who has started multiple businesses, including SA's largest presentation firm, Missing Link, chats to Fred Roed about the must-have skill of building a presentation that works. Rich says you…
Season 1 / Episode 4 30 min

The Healthy Business Show: Grow your business

In developed nations, the SME sector contributes around 90% to employment, while in South Africa it sits around 50%. Endeavor South Africa, a not-for-profit organisation, has dedicated years to mentoring high-impact entrepreneurs and knows just what SA businesses need to take off. Catherine Townshend, former MD of Endeavor South Africa,…
Season 1 / Episode 5 53 min

The Healthy Business Show: Stop, collaborate and listen

Having the right partners with the right resources can make all the difference to your business. What are some of the secret ingredients to solid business relationships? For this week’s guests, Mike Anderson, CEO of National Small Business Chamber, and Jos Dirkx, an international consultant and entrepreneur, learning to listen…
Season 1 / Episode 6 42 min

The Healthy Business Show: Money matters

Keet van Zyl, co-founder of Knife Capital, and Dov Girnun, CEO of Merchant Capital, talk about the exciting environment that entrepreneurs find themselves in. In conversation with Fred Roed, they delve into the different aspects that funders of initial capital and funders for growth would look at to invest in…
Season 1 / Episode 7 34 min

The Heathy Business Show: Sales, the lifeblood of a business

This week on the Healthy Business show, the conversation goes to sales. Can anyone be in sales? What are the differences between B2B and B2C sales processes? Fred Roed chats to two seasoned sales professionals, Sean Raymond who is the founder of The Sales Department and Claire van Wyk, a…
Season 1 / Episode 8 46 min

The Healthy Business Show: Marketing: Building your brand

If you have a small business and don’t have much to spend on marketing, how do you build a brand in an impactful way? Market research maestro and experienced entrepreneur, Musa Kalenga, started his first business at the age of 19. Hear what inspired him as he talks to Fred…
Season 1 / Episode 9 55 min

Your brand in the social media age

Don’t lose your livelihood over a tweet! This week Fred Roed gets to hear about the many risks of social media as he chats to Emma Sadleir, Africa’s leading social media law expert. They keep the conversation real and Fred even exposes what he terms the “underbelly” of social media…
Season 1 / Episode 10 53 min

The Healthy Business Show: Robocops and cybercrime

There are five new viruses or pieces of malware set loose on the internet every second of the day. Small businesses are especially vulnerable to cybercrime. Fred Roed chats to Charl Ueckermann, CEO of AVeS Cyber Security, about ‘black hat hackers’ and ‘white hat hackers” and their roles. Charl says…
Season 1 / Episode 11 31 min

The Healthy Business Show: InsureTech and your business

Businesses are prone to all kinds of liabilities, from theft and fire to load shedding and road accidents – but InsureTech can protect your assets, clients, employees and revenue in a worst-case scenario. Fred Roed speaks to Robin Burgess, Technical Manager at Discovery Business Insurance about how sophisticated, granular tech…
Season 1 / Episode 12 20 min

The Healthy Business Show: Employees, your best asset

Employing the right people is crucial for business success. In this week’s episode, Fred Roed talks to industrial relations and wellness experts about how to take care of your best asset while running your business. Get to know what fosters loyalty, attracts talent and how to create an inclusive culture…
Season 1 / Episode 13 50 min

The Healthy Business Show: Follow your passion

South African comedian, Riaad Moosa, talks to Fred Roed about leaving a career in medicine for his instinctual drive to pursue stand-up comedy. Riaad shares some laughs with Fred as he talks about how that instinct has now developed into a focused career with the goal of combining both his…
Season 1 / Episode 14 41 min