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The Power Of X

Each generation finds itself wrapped up in its own battle.  It’s a well-known fact, that for decades, the role women assumed in society was reserved for jobs that played to their strength as nurturers and carers – teachers, nurses, etc. Yet, when society found itself oppressed or at war, women became involved in ventures typically …

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Get Your Small Business Funding Ready

As a Small Business Owner, you’ll know that getting funding for your business is really not easy. Most banks require years of track records (which you don’t have yet) and security in the way of assets.   There are however, alternative forms of funding available for small businesses.  The funding we offer at Xena, for example, is …

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‘Depleted’ – a word coined for 2021

Author: Erin Louw, Xena Founder & Executive ‘Depleted’ – a word coined for 2021.. When Cate ran a poll on the Xena app asking for everyone’s feelings towards the last few weeks of the year, as much as it was disturbing (let’s face it, ‘stress’ and ‘dread’ are serious words), it was almost comforting to know …

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When Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build a Door

The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the most disruptive period of change in living memory. This change was abrupt and the socio-economic fallout has been astronomical, however, even amidst such global pandemonium, many businesses have not only survived but thrived, some scaling more rapidly than they could have imagined. The Opportunity Mindset Make no mistake, South …

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10 Tips for Prioritising Mental Wellbeing as a Female Business Owner

Many female founders find themselves juggling the manifold hats of an accountant, manager, HR exec, content creator, marketer and more – and that’s aside from roles like spouse, mother, cook and friend! All too often, this can lead to heightened anxiety and increased stress levels, which in turn can manifest into even more serious mental …

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5 Signs You’re Ready For a New Hire

It’s every small business owner’s Achilles heel: admitting it’s time for an extra set of hands. How do you know when to justify the expense of an additional salary? Is there enough task overspill or should work just be delegated more efficiently? How will the adjustment affect your current employees? We’ve outlined 5 key signs …

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