MORE ABOUT ME.
Hi, I am Janine Venter, the brains behind the MACASA team.
From my very first job packing shelves at a grocery store to managing a team of consultants for an award-winning company, I have worn many hats in the 20 years of my working career.
I have mastered the skill of developing procedures to create an effective and professional workplace and developed a passion for helping people and businesses grow. In doing so I have identified a need for effective administrative support without the commitment of employing full-time staff.
I am one of the founding members of Buy Local Lowveld - a brilliant initiative aimed at growing the Lowveld economy. The Lowveld is diverse and rich in a variety of industries such as Tourism, Agriculture, Mining and Forestry - and we owe it to our community to make the Lowveld a self-sustainable region full of opportunity for all. Read further below to see how your business can get involved.
In addition to helping people and businesses grow, the pinnacle of my soul is community upliftment and my passion project is The MACASA Initiative. A wonderful initiative aimed at getting local families involved to bless other families in need. Read further below to get your family involved.
Flexible. Affordable. Convenient.
Let's help you find a solution to streamline your business more effectively.
You need help in the office but you don't want to employ full-time staff. Be it for financial reasons or that you only need help with certain tasks, making use of our freelance Virtual Assistance is the way to go.
Our services include:
• Basic Bookkeeping
• Invoice Management
• Data Entry & Management
• Email Management
• Dropbox & Document Organisation
If there's any other office assistance you may need, chat with us and let's see how we can help.
We all know that getting your business onto Facebook is the way to go. But finding the time to write appropriate content with decent images is where it becomes difficult.
Our CONTENT EXPRESS option is perfect if you just need a little extra help without employing a full-time Social Media Expert. We provide you with a basic Content Plan for each month, which includes copywriting and graphic design, and you decide when and how to post them. We take the hassle out of developing content and give you the freedom to post according to what works for you.
Want to take it a step further?
Chat to us about running effective AD CAMPAIGNS to take your product or service to the next level. Perfect for promotions, booking services, getting sign-ups, driving traffic to your website and retargeting potential customers.
You need a little help and guidance with your Marketing but you don't want the whole 9-yards. We get it.
Here's how we can help:
Let us consult with you and brainstorm on what could work for your business. We can then refer you to the best person for the job and put the power in your hands to take it forward.
Alternatively, we can assist with the following services:
• Email Marketing
• Media Bookings - Radio & Print. This will include booking to overseeing the creative process.
As fun as what it is, putting together an Event can be complicated and time-consuming. With so many variables to juggle, a little extra help can go a long way.
We've worked on a variety of events over the years and know which elements will free your hands for the tasks that need you most.
Our services include:
• RSVP Management
• Supplier Costing & Management
Types of events we can assist with:
Product Launch | Concerts | Seminars | Corporate Meetings | Weddings & Anniversaries
THE MACASA INITIATIVE
- COMMUNITY UPLIFTMENT -
The MACASA Initiative is a local platform that gives families in the Lowveld the opportunity to bless another struggling family in need.
Being a wife, a mom, and a business owner, I understand the challenges of wanting to help but not always having the time or resources to do so. But I am also a firm believer in giving what you've got, and when it comes to helping others, this should be a blessing and not a challenge.
With that said, I also believe that it takes a village to raise a child. If we as parents stand together and share what we have, we can make a difference.
How you can get involved:
Let us pair your child with a less fortunate child in the same age range (slightly younger), and as your child grows out of their clothing and toys, they get passed on to that specific child in need. This allows us to share the love without spending money, and your pre-loved goodies get a new lease on life.
This is also a great way to get the whole family involved and to teach our children about the gift of giving. By getting your children involved and helping to pick out the items, pack them and hand them over, we create a generation of givers and teach our children to share and become aware of the world around us that needs our help.
How we make this happen:
We identify a child to pair with your family. The same gender, but one year younger. As each season passes or your child outgrows what they have, we collect the goodies from you, package them nicely and hand them over on your behalf. For obvious reasons the child with remain anonymous, but you will get a profile of the family and it will be up to you if you would like to do more for the family over time.
We are dedicated to all the locally owned businesses & families that choose to grow and improve our community. We believe in creating a self-sustainable city through the promotion and support of locally owned businesses, and to stimulate the Lowveld economy by encouraging shoppers to support and spend their money at businesses that are run by local owners.
WHAT WE DO:
We have partnered up with Radio Laeveld and each week get to nominate two businesses as our "Business of the week". These businesses get an opportunity to talk about their industry and to share their knowledge with the Lowveld, and it's a wonderful opportunity to show the Lowveld what amazing businesses and industries our region has to offer.
Register your business onto our Database for FREE to stay up-to-date on our latest campaigns and how you can get involved.
Brand your business and show the Lowveld that your business is proudly local. We have a variety of branding options to choose from, so there is something for everyone. Our catalogue includes a Digital Membership Logo | Shop Front vinyl sticker | Product Stickers | Clothing & Apparel Stickers.
Each month we host a Buy Local Breakfast at a different location in the Lowveld to promote the initiative and to get local businesses on board.
We need local Ambassadors in each town, so chat with us if you want to get involved.