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The 1st for Women blog offers fabulous tidbits on all things wonderful and interesting - from the art of packing light (it can be done!), to a few delicious snacks and how to make them. Of course we’ll also be updating you on the latest 1st for Women offerings, and adding in a few insurance morsels that’ll keep you informed and make it easy for you to understand what you’re insured for and what needs extra cover with care.


Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

With the modern pressures of work, money, health, relationships and just getting by, you sometimes need to get away from it all. Of course, leaping on a plane and heading to a tropical island would be just the tonic, but unfortunately, this can’t be put into practice every Friday evening when you’re in need of a bit of a pick me up. Rather, it’s important that you have an easily accessible space in which you can unwind. Of course, unwinding is easy on a beach, with a cocktail, and a sunset, a...

Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

As part of its commitment to support and help grow female-owned and run businesses in South Africa, 1st for Women is a proud sponsor of KAMERS vol geskenke   – SA’s pop-up treasure trove of handcrafted creativity. If you had a chance to attend the shows in Cape Town and Joburg recently, you’ll know that this prestigious event showcases the best creative talent South Africa has to offer. By doing this, the show plays an integral part in giving female entrepreneurs the opportunity to turn their...

Posted on: Monday, May 04, 2015

It’s part of the job description of a mother to always want to do more, be better, focus harder and spend more time. At the same time, the media and your friends can often make you feel like you’re not doing nearly enough to be the perfect mother who never loses her cool, has a yoga-toned body and whose children excel in maths and music. Some days, you just feel like a bad mother and it’s all you can do to get to wine o’ clock. But while there really are bad mothers in the world (of course...

Posted on: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Terrible traffic, the high cost of fuel and the slow pace of public transport are factors that many women have to contend with when getting themselves around a city. But there is a way to get past all these obstacles and be the coolest gal on the block as well – and that is by buying yourself a scooter.   Scooters are affordable, cost efficient to run and are now considered so stylish that they instantly convert any stretch of tarmac into a catwalk. If you need to deal with your transport woe...

Posted on: Monday, April 13, 2015

Kids have so much to learn. And as mothers, we have so much to teach them. But somehow in those first precious moments of being a parent and for the rest of our lives, we are learning just as much from them as they are from us. It may not always feel like it when you are sleep starved and rushed off your feet, but your knowledge and understanding is growing every day. We gathered ten of the greatest lessons that mothers learn from their kids to remind you that you are on a mind-expanding...

Posted on: Monday, March 09, 2015

There’s no denying that women are judged by their appearances. But this doesn’t mean that to be successful, happy or loved, we all have to dress in the same cookie-cutter style that ticks all the right boxes. While it’s important to be aware of the impression you’re projecting with your wardrobe, it is just as important to find your own way of expressing your personality through what you wear. At the same time, clothes aren’t just an expression of who you are - they can actually influence you...

Posted on: Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Thinking about your own death probably makes your blood run cold – especially if you have children. The idea of them going on without your love and support is chilling. Unfortunately, every adult and especially every parent should give their death some thought, because your responsibility to your loved ones doesn’t end when you pass away. There’s a checklist of the things you need to sort out before you die, called, unromantically, a “death plan”. It’s never fun to think about, but if you hav...

Posted on: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

If there’s one thing successful business owners know, it’s that finding the right niche is key to ensuring a thriving business. So here are a few tips to help you relook the best fit for your business. Start researching: Pay attention to what’s going on in your industry. Read relevant publications and speak to your customers – they’ll let you know first-hand if there are any business changes you should consider implementing. Recognise who your ideal customers are: Identify your key customers...

Posted on: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

As a business owner, it’s easy to get side-tracked by day-to-day responsibilities. If any of this sounds familiar, then it might be time to think about a business makeover… Thinking only about the bottom line – Of course, the bottom line is important, but one thing the most successful businesses have in common are that they take customers, staff, the environment and profitability into account. Always using the same business plan – While it’s true that you shouldn’t fix what’s not broken, you...

Posted on: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

“I was extremely impressed with the knowledge the supplier had on Social Media management and that he took the time to assist me FREE of charge. I am anticipating the suggestions he may have for me in improving our website.” We pride ourselves on offering Business Insurance clients like you a range of strategic tools for taking your business further. We call it 1st for Women Business – and it doesn’t cost you a cent. Take advantage of our Business Advisor service – which is there to assist yo...

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