Gavin Tonks


I am a professional designer and mentor for small business. I also with my partner have a range of bio-remediation bacterial products that are the future in cleaning and saving the planet, one clean at a time.

I learnt to write the hard way through using my work expererinece into motivational articles. I currently write for a newspaper for

As a designer I have designed shoees to buildings and a double bunk castle for Dr. Mandela's grandchildren. I am a potter, sculpture, fine artist and writer.

My creative work covers images for animation on music dvd.

I have a poem in an Anthology called 'I walked." and enjoy writing poetry,.

I mentor small business clients providing valuable insight and saving school fees in the process. I have work-shopped over 2000 entrepreneurs for Enablis, won the entreprize 2002 business plan competition and successful raised equity funding for my business idea. I have mentored 204 micro traders on the streets of Johannesburg and have adjudicated almost 400 business plans for competitions.

I have a number of business articles published in newspapers, magazines and 24 Hour survival guide is the basic answer to many starts ups or business facing the challenges of modern day business.

I am working on a fantasy novel about the fight for a positive outcome in the next Aquarian age.called 'gods at War with Peace."
The information in 24 Hour survival Guide has helped many and so good luck with your business.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Zambia and grew up in the then Rhodesia now Zimbabwe, where I am truly grateful for some great teachers who taught me how to learm.

My formative years were moulded by being able to visit beautiful farms, and historic caves where unknown people left their pots and paintings on the cave walls, and very few people would ever see these sites.

I finished my schooling in South Africa and tried to start writing but moved into the creative arts instead, stydying painting, pottery, sculpure and printing before doing an internship to become a shoe designer.
When did you first start writing?
I publishd my first poetry book in the 1970's and started writing labouriously by hand which was an almost impossible task for me. Becoming a mentor for small business I was asked to write articles for print and online sites, I also wrote reports and project proposals which had to be easily read and that was a big learning curve to understand how people read and uderstood the written word.
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24 Hour Survival Guide for Small Business
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,660. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
The strong do not always survive but those who plan well usually do, despite how strong of weak they are. Patience is what you need to be successful. You need to pace yourself and do what needs to be done to survive. By starting now you may just survive another month. Once you know you have all that is required, never ever give up as you will never be bound by other people’s limitations again.

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