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Shaping The Conversation for Women In Business – Standard Bank Top Women Awards announces most diverse judging panel yet

Shaping The Conversation for Women In Business – Standard Bank Top Women Awards announces most diverse judging panel yet

Cape Town, 15 September 2020 - Considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the country. The Standard Bank Top Women Awards are in their 17th year and their judging panel reads as a list of who’s who of corporate South Africa.

Scaling up, profitability and incentives – Business Unusual podcast with Robert Paddock

In this week’s Business Unusual podcast, Ralf Fletcher, CEO of Topco Media sits down with Robert Paddock Co-founder at GetSmarter, Executive Director at Hubble Studios, Board Member at Injini, and CEO at Valenture Institute.

Whilst with GetSmarter, Robert travelled to the US to learn about scaling up first hand and he shares his experience with us – a key learning being how, by reading the book on scaling up methodology he understood how businesses can leverage relationships with their existing customer base and business partners.

Together with Ralf he dives into the dynamics around starting up, taking over and running a family business as well as solutions to the common challenges these type of businesses face.

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