“I have so much confidence in black excellence”- Zooming into the life and business of Busisiwe Ntuli.
It is not in our nature, here at KasipreneurMag to only care about women’s issues during Women’s Month. Call it a coincidence – a sweet one at that. Having been working on new content over past couple of weeks, we decided to roll out a series of feature interviews profiling some exciting small businesses in South Africa.
We zoom into the life and business of Busisiwe Ntuli whose spirituality is at the heart and centre of her entire being. Hailing from eNkosini village in Groblersdal, the hard-working lass prioritises her journey through vision, discipline and commitment.
“I have learnt to prioritize my spiritual awakening to fully understand my assignment God has set for me on earth and to help keep focus on discovering myself,” says Ntuli.
The founder of BCN Consultancy also dabbles in many other ventures such as entrepreneurship, public speaking and self-image ventures. At the core of her drive, is the need to lead a purposeful life. “I want to die empty, meaning I want to use all my potential to impact the world. Every day I want to reach the highest expression of myself by harnessing my purpose and transforming my challenges into opportunities.”
Why can’t we create our own spider-web doctrine as Africans and be organised to maximise our power for other people in the world to respect us.
Entering a contentious industry such as entrepreneurship as a vastly marginalised individual must not be very easy. However, the cons seldom outweigh the pros. Ntuli reflects on her journey so far.
MM: What does creativity mean to you?
BN: You cannot express your creativity if you do not fully understand your craft. Creativity means keeping up with the tools to always remain relevant to your clientele.
MM: What is the core purpose and motivation for your business?
BN: I have always been a business-driven person, I tried implementing business concepts before which ended up failing. What motivated me to start over again was to challenge myself as I always believed in my skills and desire to help fellow young professionals.
BCN consultancy is a 100% black-owned company born to positively impact and influence young professionals, by grooming them to become leaders of excellence in their areas of functioning and in business. We want them to understand that attaining a top job or landing an extraordinary deal is not just abilities, or values, but it is critically on how you are perceived. Personality development transforms differences into discussions, quarrels, debates and fights into harmony.
MM: What are your highlights as an organisation?
BN: We are currently content with the progress and we are continually striving to serve excellent services. It is too soon for us to answer the question because our biggest success will be driven by the impact we will make globally.
MM: What does the strength and power of knowledge sharing mean to you personally?
BN: Strength is to smile while you currently facing life crushing situations, strength is to keep it all together while focusing the end results of the vision. I believe we all have powerful knowledge to exchange, I believe so much in black intelligence. Sharing knowledge means we are organised to maximise our power so that other people in the world can respect us.
MM: What collaborations have you recently worked on in business that have set you and your organisation on a new trajectory?
BN: We recently worked with Absa Experience by hosting an Inner Leadership Influential TALK. We also partnered with Bridge Books for our Personal Development mentorship sessions. The feedback was very positive
MM: How will technological advances impact your service offering?
BN: Technological advancement will impact our business in brand reputation, trust and likability so that we can gain a competitive advantage in the economic marketplace. But most importantly it will reduce costs of the business, improve communication processes and reach new economic markets.
MM: Do you feel that South African entrepreneurs or rather, kasipreneurs are mature and progressive enough to offer their services to the rest of Africa?
BN: Definitely. Firstly, I have so much confidence in black excellence, we have what it takes, however we are still prisoned in our mindsets. I have read the Capitalist Nigga which opened my mind on how we limit ourselves as Africans although we are born in such a rich continent. We mainly rely on external people to improve our economy. Why can’t we create our own spider-web doctrine as Africans and be organised to maximise our power for other people in the world to respect us.
MM: Why did you choose to do business in your sector?
BN: A lot of young professionals do not view themselves as assets. We believe that a promotion is something that comes after enduring long years of hardships. We also believe that as an intern or start-up entrepreneur you cannot be recognised and maximise your leadership skills and attributes. We only view leadership at work as something that happens once we have obtained a certain job tittle. These are the key reasons that made me start BCN consultancy, we need to expose our leadership personalities and understand inner leadership in total context.
MM: What has been your greatest challenge to date?
BN: Footprint and networking for our business in order to build a firm customers base has been our greatest challenge. However, we are constantly emerging through the boundaries of service excellence.
MM: What would you consider your most notable accomplishment as a company since inception to be?
BN: Our primary focus is footprint, excellent services and possible partnerships. The mentioned aspects can only lead us for notable accomplishment.
MM: What changes in trends have you noticed in your sector?
BN: The changes I have noticed are motivation escalation, grooming and instilling. We experience trends everyday but sticking to the origin is the challenge which needs focus and direction.
MM: Any exciting project you are working on currently?
BN: Definitely, people need to stay tuned to our social media platforms for our upcoming projects.
MM: How does your team stay creative?
BN: Through research development and being alert on the current trends.
MM: Where do you look for inspiration?
BN: Simply from God and His word, I am forever tuned to his power that he has invested in me.
MM: What challenges and opportunities do you foresee?
BN: Challenge is focusing on the original intention at the same time enhancing diversity. As much there are challenges, there are also opportunities, South Africa’s economy also relies on small business impact and growth to improve the current state of the country.
Getting To Know Busisiwe
- What does leisure mean to you?
Family time, going out, traveling and adventure. I prefer places infused by nature to unwind.
- Favourite book?
Dr Myles Munroe- Living with Purpose
- Favourite quote?
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela
- Do you have any other business interests?
- Biggest risk taken?
Starting a new business after number of failed business ideas.
- Biggest inspiration?
Life and death. What will be said about my life when I have left and what impact and legacy will I be remembered for. This thought always when it comes in my mind, it inspires me to keep keeping on. It is a directive thought…
- What tips do you have for the budding kasipreneur?
Time waits for no one, and make sure your business is aligned with your personality and serves an impact. Don’t do it for trends sake but for the betterment of the economy of South Africa. Also, you can never do it alone, 90% of the things we get in life are through people. It’s key to build loyal and benefiting relationships.
You can get in touch with Busisiwe and BCN Consultancy by emailing email@example.com – we wish her and her business nothing but the best going forward! Over the next few weeks, we will be profiling more women who are forever pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo in entrepreneurship. Stay tuned!