Marnus Broodryk – Entrepreneur Business

Marnus Broodryk - Entrepreneur Business Speaker
Marnus Broodryk - Entrepreneur Business Speaker

Marnus Broodryk – Entrepreneur Business Business

Marnus Broodryk – Entrepreneur Business was born and raised in a small town in the Free State in South Africa. With parents who couldn’t afford his school fees and being raised by a single mom, his ‘rags to riches’ success story reads like a movie script . Marnus is now available through Speakers Inc.

He started washing cars and cutting grass to pay for his own school fees and later worked eighteen-hour days to get through articles and part time tertiary education. Fast forward ten years, Marnus has built one of the most valued and successful accounting firms in South Africa. He was the youngest investor ever to be on the international television show, Shark Tank and in Marnus’ own words: “this is actually just the beginning of my career.”

Today, Marnus is the CEO of The Beancounter – an accounting firm with a unique business approach: it uses the best cloud technology available to enable business owners to better understand their businesses. It assists them with to make smarter business decisions and to assess their numbers. Often, SMEs do not have the capacity or the knowledge to perform their own financial functions; an essential part of all businesses and The Beancounter is able to provide the necessary skills and assistance at an affordable cost.

In as little as eight years, The Beancounter has become one of the most sought-after accounting firms in South Africa. In 2016, a majority share was acquired by the JSE-listed company, Transaction Capital. Marnus’ new mission is to combine the skills and technology sets of both companies to create platforms and technology advancements to fund small businesses around the world.

Marnus Broodryk – Entrepreneur Business

Apart from The Beancounter, Marnus is involved in many other successful business prospects. Amongst those being the launching and selling of three tech companies, a glass company, a construction company and even a vegan restaurant. Marnus also dedicates his time to helping other entrepreneurs to reach their dreams by providing seed capital and mentoring, with many of these individuals going on to create multi-million Rand businesses today.

One such business is Karabelo Civil Services where Marnus is still involved today. The company started with a mere R20 000.00 loan and today, employs over 200 people, boasting one of the biggest road maintenance contracts on the N3.

Marnus is a familiar face on television. In 2016, he was asked to participate in M-Net’s reality series, Shark Tank South Africa and he hosts a weekly insert on KykNET’s Winslyn, whereby he shares tips and advice with aspiring and established entrepreneurs on how to start, manage and to grow a successful business.

Marnus is arguably one of the most well-known entrepreneurs in South Africa. He has become a thought leader and an advocate for small business owners. Through his own platforms, he regularly shares information, hosts various events and he recently started a community called the ‘Entrepreneur Zone’ to connect established entrepreneurs.

He has come a long way from the lawn mowing, car washing teenager to the confident successful man that he is today. At the tender age of thirty-one, the road ahead for Marnus looks immensely promising.

Marnus Broodryk – Entrepreneur Business


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