Founder and Managing Director of Nihka Consulting, Yashmita Bhana marked a turning point in her professional career when she was awarded the Regional Business Achiever Award in the Entrepreneur Category at the Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2016.
A resident of Aspen Nature Estate in Aspen Hills, Bhana was nominated for the prestigious award by a number of colleagues, clients and business associates based on her phenomenal work.
Following a rigorous selection process comprising panel interviews and presentations, Bhana made it to the top three contestants and finally scooped the coveted award at a grand ceremony held in Johannesburg on Thursday 28 July.
This award is not only a key milestone for Bhana on a personal level, but more especially for her business Nihka Consulting as it positions the company to compete alongside the bigger and more recognised players with increased exposure and recognition as well as validating current accomplishments.
“To all the up and coming entrepreneurs, my advice and motto is to never give up. As an entrepreneur, never wallow in your failures – they are there to teach you a lesson,” says Bhana.
“Learn, develop and move on. Falling down is necessary for growth. Use the dragon that’s fighting you; tame it and use its fire to fuel you on,” she says.
“But above all, be grateful for where you are at the moment. Find the beauty in your life right now and it will show you the life you are dreaming of,” adds Bhana.