The Bold & the Businessful Unite!

The Bold & the Businessful Unite!

After sifting through all the wonderful, unique and proudly women driven start-ups, we found 3 deserving business owners who we are honoured to showcase not only for their ingenuity and drive but their overall passion for thinking ahead and their motivations for making their start up work!

Sorbet’s My Business Winners are:
Shona Macdonald, Michelle Schoeman and Asanda Gcoyi

Thursdays Lingerie and Swimwear – Shona Macdonald

A little bit about us!

We are a proudly African start-up and are launching our first, structured swimwear line this October. So, toss away your granny-bras and frumpy swimwear, because we are bringing you beautiful swimwear at affordable prices. With sizes ranging from B cups to F cups, Thursdays Swimwear is designed with support front of mind. Did you know that, in South Africa, over 1.5 million women wear bras that are over a C cup in size? Unfortunately, most of these women are not properly supported, in any sense of the word!

Why My Business is Unique?

‘As a teen, I was one of those girls who would put myself down because I didn’t fit into the traditional mould. Instead of celebrating my developing curves, as one should be able to do when blessed with a buxom bosom, I focused on the fact that I was not able to wear the cool bras and swimwear that my smaller-chested friends were flaunting. As I matured, I realised that there are many other beautiful women in our country who experience negative feelings about their bodies, due to the fact that their needs are not addressed by the mass clothing market. So, one fine Thursday, Thursdays Lingerie and Swimwear was born. What sets us apart from other swimwear ranges is that we sell our swimwear according to bra size. What’s more, our bikini tops and bottoms are available as separates. All tops are made with underwire support and moulded cups to give you the perfect round shape. Our bottoms give you more bang-for-your-buck, as they are more forgiving along the hipline than our Brazilian counterparts. Our models have expressed to us that they feel like they can run in our bikinis! It’s time to say bye-bye to awkward nip-slips, and hello to competitive bat and ball!

For more information on Thursdays Lingerie and Swimwear please click below for more details

Facebook: Thursdays Lingerie and Swimwear
Twitter: @thursdaysza
Instagram: @thusdaysza


The Lunchbox – Michelle Schoeman

A little bit about us!

If there’s one thing every woman with a family is looking for – it’s balance. With a family of six, we know this too well. Preparing meals has always been one of the toughest tasks to manage in our house, and in the month of June 2013, in the midst of all the lunch planning, shopping, prepping and packing, The Lunchbox was born. The Lunchbox is a monthly subscription box service that delivers a box filled with lunch packs for every day of the working / school month, containing a wide variety of wholesome, yummy lunch snack items. There’s a box for Kids, a box for Adults, and even one for Banters!

Why My Business is Unique!

The big idea behind The Lunchbox is to take a load off mom’s shoulders. To reduce her time spent in shop queues and behind kitchen counters. And ultimately, to give her that little bit of extra time to spend with her precious family, or to do something she loves. The Lunchbox community grows daily, and since its launch over three years ago, we’ve packed lunch for hundreds of South African families. We’ve done the research, and can happily report that The Lunchbox doesn’t only conserve time and energy, but it saves money too! We find the best products on the market, and deliver a month’s worth of lunch to your door for less than what it would have cost you to do the same. Every month. What’s not to love? I whole-heartedly adore what I do, and look forward to assisting many more South African families in the future! Not only has The LunchBox solved my problem of having healthy school lunches and in between snacks on the ready all the time, but I know that it is also changing the lives of mothers in the same predicament as me. Best of all, it allows me to earn a living. I now get to surf, feed children and build a career with a lot less guilt.

For more information on The Lunch Box please click below for more details

Facebook: The Lunch Box
Instagram: @Thelunchboxsa


CB TALENT – Asanda Gcoyi

A little bit about us!

CB TALENT is a talent development firm established to provide holistic, measurable and sustainable talent solutions. We provide Talent Placement for Entry Level graduates, professional and senior management to Talent Development through Coaching and training, Graduate Work Readiness, and Mentoring solutions. I started CB Talent because there was a gap in the market when it came to an offering that encompasses talent attraction, retention and development. I knew I wanted to add value beyond introducing talent, but to also contributing to its’ development! I am a product of a structured talent development plan, which has catapulted my own professional career and we want the same for everyone that works with us!

Why My Business is Unique?

We are unique because we go beyond the tradition of simply placing a candidate and moving on with our lives, we provide our candidates with complementary onboarding coaching. Our goal is to ensure the long-term success of a recently placed candidate in a new position and new work environment. This we do by assigning one of our certified coaches to work together with the new hire to prepare them for the responsibilities and demands of the new position. I am a certified master business and personal development coach who understands the full cycle of talent development. I am a firm believer in aligning with people who can take your vision to new heights. My commitment is to making a difference in the space of people development on our continent through packaging innovative talent development solutions for both individuals and organisations with a global view. My goal is simple: I challenge my clients to be accountable to themselves and those that they lead!

For more information on CB Talent please click below for more details

Website: and
Facebook: Coach Asanda
Twitter: @Coachasanda