1. Can you please tell us more about your business?
A. Nhlosenhle Attorneys Incorporated is a 100% black female founded and managed fast growing boutique corporate and commercial law firm located in Durban Morningside, Durban. Using strategy and expert experience, we provide our clients with innovative, tailored quality legal solutions for all their legal challenges.
2. When, how and why did you start your business?
A. I started my law practice in November 2020. It was a very interesting period in my life where everything was changing and starting my firm seemed befitting at the time as I’d always wanted to run my own practice. Through the support and encouragement of my husband and mother, I pursued my dream of starting and running a law practice.
3. What is your role in the business?
A. I am the managing director of the law firm, so I run the day-to-day management of the firm’s operations.
4. Where did you study and what did you study?
A. I studied at the University of KwaZulu Natal Howard College, and I studied for an LLB Degree.
5. How did you finance your business?
A. It was mostly self-funded but I also received support from my husband and family.
6. Describe your average workday, if such a thing exists.
A. My days are always so different as I am tasked with a variety of things daily. From going to court, to attending meetings and seeing my clients, my days are never the same, so an average workday does not exist in my line of work.
7. How do you balance your home life and your work life?
A. At the beginning it was really difficult because I had to focus all my energies into the firm and the people close to me suffered greatly, however, I have learnt to put my laptop down when its family time. The birth of my son was very instrumental in me learning this lesson.
8. What drives you and inspires you?
A. I am driven by the passion I have for purposeful living and making a difference. I am an avid believer in creating social impact and ensuring the betterment of other peoples lives through a chain reaction of good small deeds. This drive is also apparent in my firm as one of our core pillars is Social Responsibility.
9. Where and when do you have your best ideas?
A. I am a night owl, so during the night is when I get inspired and new and innovative ideas start to flow.
10. Where and how do you market/advertise your business for sales leads?
A. I believe in knocking on doors, even those that have never been opened. I approach organizations on social media and other professional platforms. I’m also a believer in networking, that is one of the greatest marketing tools.
11. What is next for your business?
A. We are looking to grow and establish ourselves in the legal fraternity as a formidable female lead boutique firm that represents multimillion Rand organizations. We are also looking to open another office in Johannesburg.
12. What advice would you give to female entrepreneurs hoping to start their own business?
A. If you take the first leap you are giving God an opportunity to manoeuvre things for your progress. The secret is in starting.