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"To close, or not to close?" the question that plagues restaurant owners
"To close, or not to close?" the question that plagues restaurant owners

With the curfew still in place and increasing fear around the new strain and second wave of Covid-19 infections, many restaurants are struggling to operate at a profit...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 hours ago

#StartupStory: Filmspace connects property owners to filmmakers
#StartupStory: Filmspace connects property owners to filmmakers

Filmspace, a local tech startup company aims to make the industry more accessible by connecting professional filmmakers to property owners...

By Johannes Masiteng 1 day ago

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5 steps to help SMEs succeed in digital transformation

Investing in digital tech may seem like a massive undertaking for businesses with limited budgets, but the benefits are significant, and getting started can be a lot easier and more cost-effective than expected...

By Matthew Campbell 3 hours ago

Investment plays a role in SME survival and recovery

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic proved that small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are the backbone of the South African economy...

5 hours ago

Small business scam alert

The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) has warned SMMEs and co-operatives against sending proposals and paying administration fees for the preapproval of funds to agencies...

1 day ago

SMEs can use Covid-19 lessons to get back on track

The past year has taught business owners and small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMEs) some significant lessons in agility and resilience, making them better equipped for what they might face in 2021...

By Jeremy Lang 1 day ago

Distell and Invenfin buy 40% stake in cannabis wellness brand Rethink

Distell and Invenfin have entered into a partnership with Releaf Pharmaceuticals to share ownership in South African cannabis wellness brand Rethink...

2 days ago

5 areas of growth SMMEs should focus on in 2021

Business owners remain confident that the economy will slowly start to stabilise in 2021 despite the series of blows it took last year...

By Trevor Gosling 1 day ago

How to bridge the gap between HCM and employee relations

In the industrial space, employee relations comprise three critical components which are inextricably linked: employee value propositions, employee wellness, and employee relations. To succeed in the fast-paced economies of today, organisations must employ advanced systems and develop innovative analytics capabilities to ensure these areas flourish...

By René Schoeman 1 day ago

#BizTrends2021: Gaining a fullmetal heart

It's strange to write about advertising trends for 2021 when we've just emerged from a year of chaos. But chaos is perhaps, the only thing we can choose to come to terms with...

By Suhana Gordhan 3 days ago

Zuri Health launched to help provide affordable, accessible healthcare solutions

Launched in February 2020, Play Zuri Health Limited is a mobile health service that delivers first level medical services to its users through their mobile devices via apps, WAP, and SMS...

By Papama Nyati 2 days ago

Can SMEs be saved during this economic period?

Analysts are predicting that 60% of SMEs will close before the crisis caused by the pandemic is over. Vital for job creation and growth, protecting SMEs during this period of economic turbulence is critical, but how do we do it?

By Rajan Naidoo 2 days ago

ProfitShare Partners' Andrew Maren talks financial inclusivity as a business imperative

Andrew Maren, founder and CEO, ProfitShare Partners, says supporting SMEs' economic inclusion as a business imperative is critical, and should be a priority to help avoid job losses as we head into 2021...

By Andrew Maren, Issued by ProfitShare Partners 3 days ago

Call for entries: The 3rd annual NHBRC/Gibs Women Empowerment Programme

The National Home Builders Regulatory Council (NHBRC) will be launching the third annual Women Empowerment Programme (WEP). The programme which is targeted at women entrepreneurs in the construction sector will kick off in March 2021...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 3 days ago

The Covid crisis can facilitate entrepreneurs of the future

The strategic planning team at Regent Business School decided there was a need for a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports the new paradigm in entrepreneurship and encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to develop new skills, innovate and pursue their ideas, especially for furthering inclusivity...

By Ahmed Shaikh, Issued by Regent Business School 18 Jan 2021

The secret to successful leadership in the 21st century

In the 21st century, there is no unison description, opinion or method of leadership. As we move into a new way of working, theorists will continue to debate and develop new theories. Human beings are intricate. Yet, authentic leadership is the most common management style...

By Nevo Hadas 18 Jan 2021

Will 2021 be the year of the great reset?

Although the pandemic hasn't abated as we had all hoped and 2021 appears to be more of the same, when one takes a closer look there have already been notable positive shifts...

By Yael Geffen 15 Jan 2021

Jua Kickstarter Fund for African entrepreneurs doubles to R30m

The Jua Kickstarter Fund has doubled to $2m (R30m). The fund was launched by African industrialist Adam Molai in November 2020 with $1m available for African entrepreneurs...

15 Jan 2021

3 business lessons 2020 taught us

We all agree 2020 was a year of disaster of note - but hard times can be good teachers. Businesses, and particularly SMEs, should take the time now to understand what 2020 taught us...

By Jason Mellow 15 Jan 2021

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