Our WHY

We believe that businesses are the building blocks of our economy and inspired business owners shape the future of our country.

The Reality that faces us.

The current economic climate leaves many business owners and entrepreneurs feeling increasingly frustrated and uninspired. Heavy regulations, skills shortages and changing local economic conditions, compounded by constantly changing legislation and the rising cost of labour and compliancy make doing business in South Africa a growing and complex challenge. Faced with these strategic challenges, and a lack of credible information and expertise to help steer businesses through our economic and socio-political minefield, business owners often fall into the trap of demotivation and lose track of why they started their businesses in the first place.

Equally significant, is the fact that we live in a fast-changing world where we are currently in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Our modern economy is now empowered by new technology, driven by a young, socially-conscious generation and a rapidly evolving employment landscape.

Statistics

Automation

By 2020 41% of jobs in South Africa are susceptible to automation.

Global workforce

By 2025 Millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce.

Millennials

Will change jobs 7 times, 5 of those jobs currently don’t exist.

Is your business ready for the next generation?

Skills needed

Research has pointed to the following skills as a prerequisite to many of our future jobs:

Complex problem solving

Critical thinking

Creativity

People management

Emotional intelligence

A new approach to doing business

In order to safeguard the future of any business and maintain a lasting legacy, respective business owners need re-examine the core values of their business and how they operate in the current landscape.

The WHY

WHY you do business has become more important than the HOW.

Network

The strength of your network supersedes the size of your business.

Collaboration

Collaboration has greater business potential than monopolies.

Contribution

Contribution to your business outweighs mere ownership.

Transparency

Building from a state of Trust into Transparency.

Impacting the world

Impacting the world yields greater satisfaction than disrupting competition.

Empower

The number of people you empower is more important than the number of clients you have.

Our vision.

We want to see you inspired and succeeding, while making a positive and meaningful impact. We remain steadfast in our belief that businesses are the building blocks to a resurgent and successful economy, spearheaded by agile and inspired business owners. Business Unite is guided by the vision to unlock the true potential of business through conscious and effective collaboration. By addressing current frustrations, adapting, and finding new solutions to succeed, business owners can collectively build a sustainable business model with a positive economic impact, to the benefit of all.