AMI’ October Entrepreneur of the Month
22nd October 2020
Meet Vivien Torbunde of Nigeria, AMI’s Entrepreneur of the Month for October 2020. Vivien is the founder and CEO of ME2U Enterprises, a mobile catering unit and a participant in AMI’s Survive to Thrive Programme.
Watch Vivien as she speaks about her experience in Survive to Thrive, a business growth programme designed to support SMEs navigate the opportunities and challenges of today. For a limited time, full scholarships are open and close on October 25th, 2020.
Customer service is the manager’s responsibility
I heard of a rural hospital that closed its doors to visitors on Freedom Day. A public holiday affords workers a rare opportunity to visit their loved ones during the week. In this case a man travelled overnight to see his father, only to be turned away: “It’s a public holiday; we’re closed.”
Viva the little people who create jobs and serve their communities
Dunvegan, a suburb east of Johannesburg, is bisected by a road with two large traffic circles. The circles feature attractive, well-designed and lovingly maintained gardens. That is both welcome and surprising, as the local government is not particularly known for its public gardens.
Turning chronic problems into acute challenges we can solve
Two years ago I wrote in this column that the entrepreneurial priority then was to save as many livelihoods as we could. “Many small businesses and gig workers face ruin in the coming weeks, with economic damage rivalling health threats; so our response should be as urgent as for the health threat.”