There is nothing more inspirational than hearing a success story from someone you have watched grow over the years. When Margaret Hirsch addressed members and guests at the Durban Entrepreneurs club bi monthly meeting at the Durban Country Club, many people in the audience remembered when Hirsch’s were situated in their tiny shop in Durban North, and applauded the fact that the company had grown from strength to strength. “The Hirsch story is extremely inspiring to entrepreneurs – and more so to those of us who have grown up with them.” Commented the Founder of the Durban Entrepreneurs Club, Grant Gavin.
Over the years, Margaret has been recognised for the good work she has done in the business community throughout South Africa, helping aspiring entrepreneurs to reach their goals and motivating for school girls from underprivileged areas to attend school on a regular basis with The Girls With Dignity project. The Margaret Hirsch Woman In Business Achiever competition that she launched two years ago to acknowledge other great women in the business community has also been a great success. “There is no doubt that the future of this country will depend on the success of Entrepreneurs. The Margaret Hirsch Woman in Business Achiever of the Year competition is a fantastic initiative for aspiring business women and We would like to encourage our lady members to enter the competition.” Grant said. Several members of the club are finalists in the competition. The winner in area in which Hirsch’s operates will be announced at a Gala evening on April 21.