The politics of being a “good girl” in business

– Sarah

Running a business can be a lot of fun. It can also be bloody hard, and some days you’re thrown curveballs that stop you in your tracks.

I had a day like that this week.

I went to a meeting recently – the kind of meeting where you have to be louder than you’d like to make simple points because the gaps left for your opinions are short and few. Towards the end of the meeting I made a point that a man quite liked. He seemed to think I was, in fact, someone who knew what I was doing.

He smiled at me and said, “Good girl.”READ MORE

Why it’s important to unplug sometimes

– Sarah

I recently went on a two-week holiday to Thailand and Cambodia, which was pretty magical. Before I left, one of the things I was most looking forward to (besides the white-sand beaches, daily massages and sunset cocktails – I know, I don’t like me very much either right now) was unplugging. Not checking email, or even Facebook (I know).

I set my out-of-office, and, in a moment that should have had a soundtrack of trumpets, deactivated my work email on my phone. And just like that, before I’d even stepped on the plane, I was on holiday.READ MORE

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Our top five lunch spots

– Carla

Working at Pomegranite means a multitude of things. One of these things is that we work really hard, another is that we are located at the top of Wale Street in the city center (a prime spot for most of our gustatory requirements). Eating amazing food makes us happy and gives us something to look forward to. And yes, sometimes we have second lunch. With all of this in mind, here are our top five lunch spots:

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From zero to hero: the power of boosting

Establishing your brand’s social media presence takes a whole load of effort. By the time you figure out what you’re giving your audience and what you want them to give you, you can be pretty exhausted. So when it comes to considering a boosting budget, it can often seem like a task for another day. So to convince you how powerful social media tools can be we thought we’d share a recent Facebook success story.

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Pomegranite inspiration day: August edition

The activity for our August inspiration day was a topic of debate. There were those who wanted to climb Lion’s Head (Riyad really wanted to wear his compression pants), those who were angling for a Hint Hunt (vetoed, quite strongly), and those who thought Clay Café deserved a third visit (Riyad was reluctant, shem).

In the end, we opted for hiring bikes from Upcycles (fun fact: their website was one of the first we ever built) and cycling down the Sea Point Promenade. This has been on our list of potential activities for a while, and as soon as we set off in the sea breeze, I think we all wondered why we’d waited so long to choose this option.READ MORE