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#YoungDisruptor, Prince Moeng - dynamic entrepreneur who found his business passion in FinTech

Prince followed the traditional learning path that most youngsters do, but the entrepreneurship bug bit him early on and urged him towards the pursuit of a handful of different business ideas.

#YoungDisruptor, Junior Mlondobuzi - a powerhouse entrepreneur.

At 27, Junior is the CEO and founder of Entresure, a digitech business insurance company. He was raised in an environment that fostered an entrepreneurial mindset and shares how his upbringing instilled in him a growth-oriented outlook, which drives his ambitions.

Manage your fleet even better with these 4 tips

Safety is key when it comes to good fleet management. Reckless driving has a direct effect on your bottom line as accidents can lead to business interruptions and profit loss. Here are our smart safety tips to help you streamline your service offering - on and off the road.

Tailored insurance: the key to business survival

From the moment it opens its doors, a business faces innumerable unforeseen risks. Your business is no different. The good news is that with the right business insurance in place, you won't feel the pinch of recovery expenses and costly litigation.

Four key risks to protect your business against today

Building and running your own business takes a lot of hard work. That's why protecting it against key business risks is crucial. We outline some of the key types of risks that business owners should keep top of mind when putting protective measures in place, sooner rather than later.

Impending changes to South Africa's retirement framework

Draft legislation intended to enact a 'fundamental restructuring' of South Africa's retirement system is imminent. This is what you need to know about government's proposed 'two-pot' system designed to enhance preservation, while enabling early access to your retirement savings.

The important role of primary care GPs

Each doctor we see knows a small piece of our health history. To be in the best possible health, we should have one doctor who coordinates our care. This person is our primary care general practitioner. Here's what your employees should know about finding and engaging with their GPs.

Online support for employees with chronic conditions

Employees with diabetes, heart disease or long COVID can now connect with others sharing the same experience through an online patient community. Accessed through Discovery Health and MyHealthTeams, these communities offer support and insight

Important safety tips for businesses over the festive season

As the summer holidays are approaching, many businesses are winding down and preparing for a year-end break, while for many others, it's their busiest time of year. Certain industries may see an increase in revenue over the holidays as people enjoy a little down-time and celebrations with family and friends.

Best practice - business insurance cover for law firms

It's important for legal professionals to understand why types of risks their business is exposed to daily and how they can reduce these risks with comprehensive business insurance cover. For example, they handle sensitive client information which require confidentiality and security.

Valuable insurance cover to protect your medical practice

As a healthcare professional, taking the utmost care of people through top-quality services is a daily priority. Keeping patients in their healthiest state is paramount for any physician; but a big part of making that happen lies in how safely and soundly you can protect your practice too.

Cybersecurity in the "Work from Home" scenario

The home office, remote working, working from home - these terms are all too familiar now for most of us. Many employees work outside of the office environment these days. So, what do we need to keep top of mind while we're in the process of creating a secure home office?

The importance of cyber security and insurance for businesses

Having adequate cyber security and cyber insurance is more important than ever before. This year's National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) theme is a call to "Do your part. #BeCyberSmart." Find out how a holistic approach to cyber security is the way to go.

Vitality Drive for Business - Shaping the future of vehicle fleet insurance

Road accidents often caused by poor driving behaviour, can affect the profitability of an organisation. Vitality Drive for Business offers great incentives to encourage businesses to improve their driving behaviour as well as state-of-the-art technology.

Forward-thinking insurers seek cyber security to manage risk amidst COVID-19

Forward-thinking business insurance providers are rallying corporate cyber security into their offerings to lower clients' risk exposure and prevent claims. This has gained traction over the past three months as COVID-19 related cyber scams have increased.

15 financial terms every entrepreneur needs to know

Running a retail business comes with constant learning curves whether you're starting out as an entrepreneur or a seasoned pro looking to expand. As a business owner, you should always be learning because there is always a new tool to master or problem to solve.

5 Reasons fleet maintenance is so important for your business

It makes business sense to have in place a regularly run fleet maintenance management system. It has a direct influence on how smoothly a business runs - and that ultimately impacts the bottom line.

Enabling business growth in a data-enhanced world

Supply and demand principles have been dramatically re-shaped as the world wide web has evolved. If your business hasn't adapted for integrated digital market operations by now, it's safe to say it's not being seen by all that many.

COVID 19: Are your employees equipped to work from home?

Discovery is here to support you. We have developed the following COVID-19 tools and resources to help you and your employees during this period:

Discovery offers you support for your business during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting society on many levels, and businesses both large and small are required to manage an unprecedented operating environment. Every employer needs to understand the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on business and society.

How human rights shape work culture

Companies have much to gain from caring about human rights, but even more to lose if they don't." This Human Rights Day, we caught up with Zimkhitha Saungweme, Head of Discovery Health People, for a Q&A on how our rights play out in the workplace.

Is employee wellness the key to thriving in the next revolution?

The workplace is changing rapidly. Your employees can make or break your business. Training, supporting and retaining the right people remains critical to the success of any company - especially with a revolution making waves.

There is a solution for work stress - building resilience

The pace of work does not seem to be easing, and while technological advances like AI and machine learning may help us, they could actually nudge employees into more complex tasks, which can add to our stress. More than ever, we need to learn to manage stress in the workplace.

Coronavirus in the workplace: What South African employers need to know

Currently, no cases of the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in South Africa. What action should employers take in case of a novel coronavirus outbreak in South Africa?

Now you can get basic medical cover for your employees

Those of us who have medical cover know what a valuable safety net it is in times of need. This can be extended to the essential employees who may not have quick, safe access to basic services.

The power of technology in risk engineering

As commercial and industrial buildings become larger, taller and incorporate greener functionality and design, risk engineering has needed to adjust. Technological advancements bring smart and enhanced capabilities that enable bespoke insurance products to protect business premises.

No business is too small for a cyber-attack - don't be laid back

No business is too small to take cybercrime seriously. As businesses become more reliant on technology, the more doors open to cyber threats. Do you know them?

How a clear purpose helps to build winning teams

High-performing teams are a critical ingredient for any company and its leadership to achieve success. An authentic company purpose and a value system that is about more than the bottom line, can help do just that.

Social media, apps and devices leave your business vulnerable to crime

Most people use social media. Free WiFi has become a commodity in the "always on" lifestyle and where we work is no longer limited to an office building. Do your employees know the safety risks?

Costs are staggering - will your business survive when cyber-criminals strike?

The internet has given businesses new ways to grow and reach customers. Computers and digital innovations have also opened new doors for criminals to target businesses. Don't become a statistic of the rising cybercrime tide.

The unseen business threats lurking behind virtual doors

Charl Ueckermann, CEO of AVeS Cyber security Joined Fred Roed to talk about cyber threats facing all small, medium and large businesses. The IT and cyber security landscape is changing rapidly and many underestimate the risks.

Traffic and flexible working hours: A challenge for the South African workforce

Could avoiding traffic be the answer to creating a happier South African workforce? This Heritage Month, we look at what employers can change to attract South Africans to a healthier workplace.

Caring for your most important resource - your people

Employee health and wellness programmes are the cornerstone to real business success.

Discovery Health Head of People lights the way for future generations

Zimkhitha Saungweme, Head of People at Discovery Health, ascribes her success to being curious and continuously challenging herself out of her comfort zone, committing fully and being blessed with leaders who believed in her potential and invested in her growth. Today, she is devoted to being a role model for others.

Banking on young South Africans for great returns

Discovery Bank's Chief Client Officer, Phuti Sebidi, says her personal purpose is to empower young people who need help kick-starting their career.

Balance: having a hold on everything, just not at the same time

Karren Sanderson's career journey started in the Discovery Health call centre twenty years ago. Today, she is Chief Operating Officer.

Will this be your company's healthiest year yet?

Read more about the assessments you and your employees can do to know more about your health.

Mid-year resolutions to make a real change

Research shows that a focus on regular, short-term challenges - at any time of the year - is the key to changing habits and achieving your goals!

Could your bottom line do with 36 extra days of productivity a year - per employee?

As a business leader, you know how much the strength of your workforce is imperative to your bottom line. But have you considered the effect of their health, wellness and happiness on your productivity?

What trait do high-achievers have in common?

Author of the bestselling book 'Change Your Habits, Change Your Life' Tom Corley surveyed over 177 self-made millionaires to understand their daily habits. He found a number of traits they had in common. By taking the time to delve into these, you and your employees could learn valuable habits that breed success.

Nonkululeko Pitje encourages female leaders to be more visible

Nonkululeko Pitje, Head of Employee Health Solutions at Discovery, believes in the power of visibility and that female leaders must be visible to be visionary.


Would you put it on a billboard with your name and the logo of your company?

Today's world is defined by social media. Social media gives your business the ability to speak to a diverse and large audience. At the same time, social media can be very dangerous to your personal and business brand. Know how to use it well.


Building a business brand? Stay true to your promise and tell the story clearly

Author, marketer and entrepreneur Musa Kalenga speaks to Fred Roed on the HealthyBusiness show about building a brand as an entrepreneur and business owner.


Six tips to success from co-founder of SweepSouth, Aisha Pandor

What is the common thread in most success stories? Aisha Pandor, who started SweepSouth with her husband four years ago, believes it is finding solutions to significant, relevant challenges.


Starting or growing a business - life-cycles and funding

The Healthy Business podcast, powered by Discovery Business Insurance, explores what it takes to start and grow a thriving business. A big part of this is funding, and knowing when and how to scale.


Are your people dying for a paycheck?

The South African workforce is amongst the most stressed in the world, according to a Bloomberg Business survey which rated our stress levels second, only to Nigeria.


Good health give your business a competitive edge

Employees will get sick, it is a fact of life and work. However, the stress of illness can impact entrepreneurs and business owners too.


Is presenteeism damaging your business?

It is important that employers understand the cost of present but disengaged employees on business and ultimately the impact of poor health on a company's bottom line.


Promoting workplace wellness can make your company more productive

Studies have revealed that half of the South African workforce is unhealthy. This means that 50% of employees have five or more risk factors outside the healthy range, which has led to skyrocketing incidences of lifestyle diseases.


Young employees are at the greatest risk of poor mental health

The latest Britain's Healthiest Workplace study has found that younger employees face three times the risk of mental health issues than their older counterparts. With a workforce that is set to work more years than previous generations, employers need to take charge.


Vitality Drive for Business - protect your business fleet with telematics

Don't let road accidents and bad driving affect the bottom line of your business - give employees rewards for better driving with the help of smart technology.


Business 101: what insurance do small businesses need to survive? (Part 2)

You've built a solid business that's growing day by day - how do you ensure it keeps growing even when unexpected events occur?


Business 101: do you have a good business plan? (Part 1)

Entrepreneurs are some of the bravest people there are - traversing challenging landscapes to introduce new ideas and start their own businesses. Here's how to make sure you have what it takes to do it right the first time.


Digital disruption: How tech can help small businesses thrive

Establishing a solid footing for continued business growth, business owners must have a sound understanding of local and global digital and mobile tech trends as they relate to ever-changing markets and the moving target that is customer preferences.


Helping your business grow: How to attract and keep the best talent for the job

Your business is like your baby, and you won't let just anyone take care of it. So, how can you make sure you attract the best people who will help your business grow?


How healthy is your business and which areas can you improve?

Get the answers to make your business better with knowledge from business diagnostic tools and the help of technology.


Can your small business survive a cyber-attack? Risks of today (Part 2)

Cyber security has become top of mind for businesses, big and small. How can you protect your enterprise against cyber-crime?


How social media can damage business reputation: Risks of today (Part 1)

Digital disruption has forever changed the nature of risk - and small businesses need to keep up with this change.


What do entrepreneurs need to grow their business?

In support of small business owners and start-ups, we take a look at how society can help entrepreneurs to grow and succeed.


Better business with Endeavor South Africa: there's strength in numbers for SMEs and start-ups

Creating better and healthier businesses in partnership with non-profit organisation, Endeavor South Africa.


Top financial planning tips for entrepreneurs: have a sound financial plan

In South Africa's entrepreneurial landscape, good financial planning is important when it comes to making small businesses not simply survive, but thrive.


Equipping small businesses is key to SA's long-term success

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) provide employment to 60% of SA's labour force, but their rate of success is alarmingly low. Discovery Insure's new business insurance offering aims to address that.


Where has all my money gone? Hidden costs of starting or running a business

You have a great business idea and your customers are lining up. But you are not seeing the matching profits. When it comes to starting or running your own business, you have to consider the unforeseen or hidden costs.

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