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Cash flow management advice for SMEs
Cash flow management advice for SMEs

There's no doubt that this is a challenging and uncertain time for South Africa and the rest of the world...

By Colin Timmis 21 May 2020

Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion
Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion

The Covid-19 lockdown has stalled South Africa's dynamic beauty services industry. Due to the high-touch nature of the job, it may be a while until beauty practitioners are able to safely resume trade...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2020

#StartupStory: Lite.IT adapts to the IT needs of SMEs
#StartupStory: Lite.IT adapts to the IT needs of SMEs

Now, more than ever before is the time that people, especially those who are not accustomed to working from home, need IT support...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

Time to reinvent the future of your business
Time to reinvent the future of your business

Just weeks after winding down their operations, companies are being asked to restart their engines at an unprecedented rate as lockdown rules are gradually relaxed...

By Vukani Mngxati 20 May 2020

Rebuilding small businesses after Covid-19
Rebuilding small businesses after Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked financial havoc throughout the nation, leaving many small business owners struggling in its wake...

20 May 2020

#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa
#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa

'The Commodore' shares insights into Christopher Africa, the platform that offers brands the opportunity to tap into consumer micro-moments and conversations on social media using AI...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: A framework for hard decisions
#LockdownAdvice: A framework for hard decisions

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory and entrepreneurs need to be making the right decisions...

By Allon Raiz 20 May 2020

How can entrepreneurs financially emerge from Covid-19?
How can entrepreneurs financially emerge from Covid-19?

Traditional models of business funding need a re-think if South Africa's small businesses and entrepreneurs are to emerge from the financially crippling "winter of coronavirus"...

19 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Paxful launches #BuiltWithBitcoin Africa Fund in lockdown
#LockdownLessons: Paxful launches #BuiltWithBitcoin Africa Fund in lockdown

Artur Schaback, one of the co-founders and COO of Paxful, shares how the company has adjusted to life under lockdown...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 May 2020

IBASA rolls out support programme for small businesses
IBASA rolls out support programme for small businesses

The role of the business advisor has never been more important to ensure the survival and growth of small businesses, in these unprecedented times...

18 May 2020

What Six Dogs Distillery learnt as a small business during Covid-19
What Six Dogs Distillery learnt as a small business during Covid-19

The Six Dogs gin brand has been built on the back of the support from customers and partners in the industry and through the hard work and passion of our own staff...

By Glenn Bryant 18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: RISE Academy keeps students active in lockdown
#LockdownLessons: RISE Academy keeps students active in lockdown

Sue Green, co-founder of RISE Academy of Entrepreneurship, shares how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the academy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Extend ways in which you provide value
#LockdownAdvice: Extend ways in which you provide value

Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, has been sharing his views and insights on weathering the Covid-19 storm and even thriving after it. This week he takes a look at extending ways in which you can provide value...

By Allon Raiz 18 May 2020

Corporate savvy - What you need to know to climb the corporate ladder
Corporate savvy - What you need to know to climb the corporate ladder

The shadow organisation and its associated dynamics can make or break your career...

By Jeff Lomey 15 May 2020

TradeBRICS offers "Sustainability Vouchers" to help businesses
TradeBRICS offers "Sustainability Vouchers" to help businesses

TradeBRICS has pledged R1 million in "Sustainability Vouchers" to businesses affected by Covid-19...

15 May 2020

Rebooting your business after lockdown
Rebooting your business after lockdown

In the Chinese language the word crisis is composed of two characters, one represents danger and the other one represents opportunity. What possible opportunity can be hidden amid the economic crisis South Africa and the world is facing?...

By Brend Badenhorst, Issued by Entrepreneurship School 14 May 2020

Too little too late for small businesses
Too little too late for small businesses

The President's latest announcement hinted at a move from Level 4 to Level 3 Lockdown at the end of May 2020 for most of South Africa, except the hotspots...

14 May 2020

How to adapt to the 'new normal'
How to adapt to the 'new normal'

As many small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa reel from the financial repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic...

14 May 2020

Respond, restart and re-create to survive the lockdown
Respond, restart and re-create to survive the lockdown

The outbreak of Covid-19 has caused disruption across the globe and has led to two simultaneous crises...

By Kavir Bhoola 14 May 2020

A look at live marketing workshops for entrepreneurs
A look at live marketing workshops for entrepreneurs

Spottmedia recently conducted their first free live Marketing Workshop for Entrepreneurs over a period of 4-5 days and found it to be cost efficient, effective, and convenient.

13 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Apex BI innovates in a time of lockdown
#LockdownLessons: Apex BI innovates in a time of lockdown

Neil Buckley, managing director of Apex BI, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 May 2020

What is a business coach and do you need one?
What is a business coach and do you need one?

Business coaching is more popular now than ever before, but many people don't really understand what a business coach does and how the process works...

By Jeff Lomey 13 May 2020

#StartupStory: SmartWage is changing the way people get paid
#StartupStory: SmartWage is changing the way people get paid

SmartWage is a social impact startup focused on financial inclusion in Africa and was started with the vision to eliminate the payday poverty cycle...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Moving from contingency planning to live decision-making
#LockdownAdvice: Moving from contingency planning to live decision-making

In an environment in which threats are highly systemic, many are unseen or unknown. More importantly, they are fluid. For this reason, you have to consider and reconsider your threats daily and try to understand their impact and mitigation...

By Allon Raiz 13 May 2020

Why transparent leadership is more important than ever...
Why transparent leadership is more important than ever...

If we're learning anything from the current crisis, it's that legacy authoritarian-style leadership has no place in businesses constrained by the Covid-19 virus...

By Michelle Moss 12 May 2020

Surviving as a virtual SME in the time of Covid-19
Surviving as a virtual SME in the time of Covid-19

Gavin Weale, CEO and founder of Digify Africa, shares ten things the virtual SME has learned in the time of Covid-19...

By Gavin Weale 12 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Aim for survival, look after one another - Lisa Ilingworth, Futureproof SA
#LockdownLessons: Aim for survival, look after one another - Lisa Ilingworth, Futureproof SA

Lisa Ilingworth, CEO and co-founder of Futureproof SA, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2020

How SMEs can realise the digital workplace
How SMEs can realise the digital workplace

Now is the time for small businesses to take advantage of their inherent agility and enable digital working environments that will radically improve employee efficiency...

By Basha Pillay & Jacob Shihawu 12 May 2020

#AfricaMonth: 4 trends impacting African entrepreneurship in 2020
#AfricaMonth: 4 trends impacting African entrepreneurship in 2020

Africa's entrepreneurship rate is the highest in the world. According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), 22 % of Africa's working age population segment are starting their own businesses...

By Melissa Mbazo 12 May 2020

3 out of 4 SMMEs will not survive - #CombatCovid survey findings released [report]
3 out of 4 SMMEs will not survive - #CombatCovid survey findings released [report]

The Covid-19 pandemic has already significantly impacted local businesses. A recent entrepreneur research survey conducted by Heavy Chef, in collaboration with Xero, Retail Capital, Whipping The Cat, Workshop17 and Payfast, reveals how serious this problem really is...

By Mwabi Motaung 12 May 2020

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