Bad Ass Bosses – Midlands Edition

Last year, Hooray held an incredibly successful workshop at Talloula called Bad Ass Bosses. We had 50 entrepreneurs join us for a day of good food, gorgeous decor and powerful and thoughtful information. The workshop was a sell-out and we knew at the time that we would be hosting another.

And here it is!!

This time we are taking it up to the Midlands at the award winning Crystal Barn Country Estate, where will be hosting a 2 day workshop presented by 3 of Durban’s most loved and respected business leaders as well as our accounting guru. All 4 of our speakers have extensive knowledge in their fields and a passion for uplifting other business owners.

This workshop is NOT exclusive to wedding industry professionals. In fact, none of the four speakers work within the wedding industry themselves. We are a pair of wedding photographers and bloggers, but the areas of business that will be covered in this workshop apply to all of us who run our own businesses – from artists to accountants to consultants. In most cases, your skill (the actual thing you sell or offer to clients) is where your expertise lies, but once you are running your own company you will realise quickly that there might be gaps in your skill set that could be holding your business back from reaching its fullest potential. What with hashtags and geotags, SEO and re-marketing – it’s difficult to keep up.

The workshop will run from 9am-5pm on Tuesday, followed by hot chocolate and sherry by the dam and a whole lot of chatter. Attendees are then treated to a warm delicious meal at the Crystal Barn restaurant.  The event will resume the following morning at 7am with yoga by the lake and breakfast at the restaurant. We will be wrapping up at noon. All tea&coffee, meals and activities will be included. For those requiring accommodation, Crystal Barn has offered a discounted rate and once the rooms are full we have other B&Bs to recommend.

Crystal Barn Accommodation Rates:
R495 per person single rate
R400 sharing

Email: to arrange your booking.

Grab a friend, and book a room! Even if you live nearby, we encourage you to spend the night so that you can make the most of the ‘social time’ in the evening. We would love to get to know each and every one of you!


From logo to experience: How to make a physical brand impact in a digital world.

A brand can be such an intangible, static element within a business. We speak to our target market via screens, posts and digital information. It’s easy to forget that building a successful brand is based on having a connection with our fellow human beings.

My talk is built on offering an exceptional brand experience that flows through digital and into the real world to make a personal impact. Tips and pointers will include how to identify your unique experience, along with how to add personal touches to your business which further connects you with your ideal target market.

Content creation & planning: What you need to know about creating content for your brand to grow your business – and stay sane whilst doing so!

Bill Gates said, “Content is king” – so how do you master content creation and grow your business at the same time? It doesn’t have to be groundhog day every Monday when you realise you haven’t posted on Facebook in over a week. You don’t have to struggle to work out what you should be posting and when. Discover the secrets behind creating content that resonates with your target audience and how to plan this into your business AND your real life – that thing you wanted when you decided to go solo.

Nicola presented an awesome social media workshop for us a couple of months ago and her booming voice and witty nature had everyone in hysterics and fired up for social media.

Building a business that works with your life, not your life around your business.

If you are looking for balance in your life, it’s important to build your business with your lifestyle in mind. Find the Why in what you are doing, make intentional decisions, and enjoy the freedom you had in mind when you set out on this journey.

“Quit hiding the magic – the world is ready for you”. Danielle Doby

Business Schmizness: Let me help you with that

Accounting can be confusing – but it doesn’t have to be. We will talk about the different structures to run your company through (sole prop vs. small business corp vs. normal pty), record keeping, invoicing and tax. There is no reason to feel intimidated by spreadsheets and numbers, you just need a clear understanding and good systems to get you going.

Nicki has run 2 very successful half-day Business Schmizness talks with us, and we have only received good feedback!


Head on over to our store to purchase your ticket. We can’t WAIT to have you there.


4 thoughts on “Bad Ass Bosses – Midlands Edition

  1. Megan Greer says:

    Good day,

    I hope this email finds you well.

    I came across this workshop via an Instagram account, and I was wondering if you will be running the Bad Ass Bosses workshop in 2018 and how I can get more information on the event?

    Thanks so much for your time and information.

    Kind regards,
    Megan Greer

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