The Healthy Business Show

DISCOVERY SOUTH AFRICA  |  Series , ±41 min episodes total time 19 hr 49 min  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
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.

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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. As you reach targets, it’s important not to lose focus of the people you employ. The discussion highlights mental wellbeing in the workplace and points out experts to guide you. The lesson? Be sure to make employee wellbeing part of your business goals for greater success.

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 passions in a powerful way. Riaad shares his approach to his work, to social media and talks about his movie, Material. His latest experience with Netflix also brought about valuable lessons about connecting with people, becoming better at what you do, and scaling your personal brand.

Into the Future

We go into the future with Dion Chang, a world-renowned Futurist who casts a lens on the technological revolution, AI, VR, AR, big data and robotics. Get all the hacks for new businesses from the expert on future-proofing businesses. And get a sneak preview into some of the insights that he and his team are most compelled (and frightened) by in the years ahead.

What Makes A Good Idea?

In our podcast, “What Makes A Good Idea?” agri-investor extraordinaire Nolo Masite shares insights into great business ideas, and what investors want to see from your business.

He shares how hitting gold in business and attracting investors comes down whether a business is a simply a good idea or a great one with a sustainable market.

Finding your 'why'

Shared-value is not a buzz word, says Nando’s co-founder, Robbie Brozin, it is the way to run a business. In South Africa, having a business that gives back from the start-up phase is no longer a compromise. Robbie share how having a purpose can propel businesses, and sustain it. Also, why defining a central purpose to your business from the get-go is important, and why is it so important to have a ‘why’.

Insights: Innovation and Technology

Anton Ossip, Discovery Insure CEO heads up the most technologically advanced insurer in SA and beyond. He shares his insights into how the right technology can give your business the competitive edge – and how it can be a force for social good.

Building blocks of a business plan

Strategist extraordinaire, Alex Fraser is a microbiologist turned venture capitalist, turned business consultant. She shares how a business plan should be both the foundation block of a start-up, but also an organic element that grows with your business.

Get the right people on board

Sizakele Marutlulle has over 23 years of experience in the business leadership, brand building and people development. She shares how how a team can weigh you down or help you to soar. Listen to her insights into how business owners should choose wisely to build the best teams.

Law of attraction

Expert lawyers, Lwando Xaso and Graeme Wilson share their passion for the law. How to be compliant in business, from tax and employment, to constitutional legalities and ethics.

Start-up 101

Meet Alexandria Procter, founder and CEO of DigsConnect, a startup that began in university and which received the largest seed round of a student startup in South African history, just a year into their existence. From gimmicks to smart staff choices, she shares her key learnings on how to attract investors.

Branding your business

Yuppiechef is one of South Africa’s iconic brands. Co-founders Shane Dryden and Andrew Smith share their success story and hacks about visual marketing, logos and creating love for a brand.

Markets in the mud and dust

Khayelitsha’s star entrepreneurs, Lethu Tshabangu of Beerworx and Sikilela Dibela of Siki's Coffee share how they navigate opportunities and challenges in the townships that gave them a spring-board. Exploring why they got involved with their respective brews, and how scale doesn’t always equal success.

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