JOHANNESBURG - She offers businesses services and models that focus on products and ways to sell them.
In addition, Marekimane ad- vises them on how best to deliver to customers. “I produce process manuals that business people can use to train their staff. Its aim is to structure the business from end to end and develop their growth strategies,” she says. For Marekimane, her failures and experiences are invaluable to help the community.
Before she established her company, Business Process Mechanics, she ventured into a tailoring business with friends but it failed. She attributes their downfall to their demanding corporate jobs and a lack of vision.
At the time, Marekimane was an IT project manager in one of the country’s top insurance companies. She says the job, though prestigious, unsettled her and it took a trip to China to figure out what she really wanted to do with her skills.
The 37-year-old says although she knew that she needed to explore the world of entrepreneurship, her financial situation forced her into the corporate world to buy time. “When I came back from China, I was flat broke. I went to the corporate sector again for three years.