Mr Ed Hatton



Ed Hatton is an entrepreneur and a highly respected business mentor. His passions are growing the culture of entrepreneurship and guiding entrepreneurs to success. By nature, he is a strategist, an optimist and a passionate South African. He has written the My Mentor column for Entrepreneur Magazine for many years is a regular contributor to other media and a popular speaker in the fields of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales and strategy. His writing and speaking are known for providing thought provoking insights and visionary thinking. He is a skilled facilitator and workshop leader and conducts many strategic planning and problem solving workshops.

Ed is profiled in The Legacy Project, is a member of the Board of advisors of North West University Enterprise Development Bhive centre, co-author of a textbook on entrepreneurship and a life member of LifeLine. He is a senior Business Partners mentor, with almost 30 years’ experience of mentoring entrepreneurial businesses. He has had an enviable success rate among his mentees with industry beating success and growth rates. His mentees have achieved many notable successes.

These include:

  • Sanlam Entrepreneur of the Year small business category winner
  • SAB Kickstarter top five
  • Standard Bank Top Women Fast Growth Women owned SMME finalist
  • Several very high growth companies
  • Two winners of the IBM Young Entrepreneurs Business Plan award.

Ed says the reason he gets up in the morning is the joy of sharing his knowledge and seeing people and businesses grow and develop.