What drives Siyamtanda Hlobo more than anything is helping small businesses to reach their full potential. “I feel most alive when I’ve made someone see what they can do with the ideas they have,” she says. While studying business principles at Varsity College, and later accounting science at Unisa, she realised how intrigued she was about running a business, which led her to register her own, Eleglam, in 2017. Her company assists entrepreneurs and start-ups with business development and advisory services. “I’m also passionate about technology, so not only do we assist in developing sustainable businesses, we also build systems that work effectively so that businesses can be profitable and thrive,” she says. Hlobo is a brand ambassador for Yoco Technologies, and a member of the Brics Chamber of Commerce and Industry, EDHE (Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education), and Startup Grind East London.
You don’t have anyone else to push you, you depend on yourself so never waste time.