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#PODCAST: The Art of storytelling in your business
#PODCAST: The Art of storytelling in your business

"How I Built This" with Flying Kite's Charles Hsuan interviews growing small-to-medium-sized business owners to find out about their journeys towards entrepreneurship success...

3 hours ago

Why choose enterprise solutions?
Why choose enterprise solutions?

Even though solutions designed for small to medium businesses (SMBs) are cost-effective and relatively easy to implement, they do not meet the scalability and capacity requirements needed for the enterprise...

4 hours ago

Trends helping fashion retail SMEs scale up
Trends helping fashion retail SMEs scale up

Even though 54% of South African consumers are swayed by social media when making fashion purchasing decisions, in-store shopping continues to grow...

3 days ago

What's the blindspot event bringing SMEs to their knees?
What's the blindspot event bringing SMEs to their knees?

It just takes one event to knock the life out of an SME...

14 Aug 2019

It's time to support SA's women in business!
It's time to support SA's women in business!

The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs report revealed that in South Africa women in early-stage entrepreneurial activity dropped by 15.7% in 2018...

14 Aug 2019

7 Tax tips for SMEs
7 Tax tips for SMEs

Taxpayer education and the cost of tax compliance remains a significant challenge for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs)...

14 Aug 2019

Saving tips for small businesses
Saving tips for small businesses

More than 70% of small businesses struggle to survive the first two years of operation, with poor cash flow management and insufficient funding...

14 Aug 2019

5 things women seeking to go into business should know
5 things women seeking to go into business should know

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are an important driver of economic growth and a source of employment, especially for countries such as South Africa...

By Elaine Wang 12 Aug 2019

App directory aimed at helping local SMEs
App directory aimed at helping local SMEs

The recent launch of the South African App Integrator Directory is set to solve the complexity of choosing apps for small business owners...

7 Aug 2019

#PODCAST: How I Built This: Anja van Beek on being a leadership coach
#PODCAST: How I Built This: Anja van Beek on being a leadership coach

"How I Built This" dives into the stories behind growing SME's and the movements they built...

5 Aug 2019

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Here's what SMEs need to know about using their customer communication channels effectively

There are a few basic things every business can do to ensure that its communication strategy is as effective as possible...

By Greg Chen 2 Aug 2019

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Growing SMEs through financing partnerships

Partnerships between fintech start-ups and conventional banks can advance the financial inclusion small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) need for sustainable economic and social development...

30 Jul 2019

#PODCAST: How I Built This: Reuben Louw's greatest moment is still to come
#PODCAST: How I Built This: Reuben Louw's greatest moment is still to come

"How I Built This" dives into the stories behind growing SME's and the movements they built...

29 Jul 2019

10 ways to create a young entrepreneurial mindset
10 ways to create a young entrepreneurial mindset

Currently employing half of South Africa's labour force and contributing a third of its GDP, SMMEs seem to be the obvious solution to SA's high youth unemployment rate. The question becomes: how best to develop our youth as entrepreneurs...?

24 Jul 2019

Blue Prism launches RPA community in South Africa
Blue Prism launches RPA community in South Africa

Blue Prism has launched a South African RPA community...

23 Jul 2019

#PODCAST: How I Built This: Owen Muzambi goes from park bench to boardroom
#PODCAST: How I Built This: Owen Muzambi goes from park bench to boardroom

"How I Built This" dives into the stories behind growing SME's and the movements they built...

19 Jul 2019

Wiehann Olivier, partners at Mazars
Choosing between IFRS and IFRS for SMEs

Over the last few years we have seen various changes being made with regards to the IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) accounting framework...

By Wiehahn Olivier 16 Jul 2019

A case study on the development of SMEs
A case study on the development of SMEs

South Africa's economy is largely made of SME's. Contributing more than 70% monetary value to the economy, SME's are also accountable to a significant share of employment...

11 Jul 2019

#PODCAST: How I Built This: Lana Lovasic talks Impact Hub
#PODCAST: How I Built This: Lana Lovasic talks Impact Hub

"How I Built This" dives into the stories behind growing SME's and the movements they built...

11 Jul 2019

4 tips for starting and staying in business in the current economic climate
4 tips for starting and staying in business in the current economic climate

South Africa's bleak unemployment rate of 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019 highlights the need to develop entrepreneurship and support the rise of SMEs in the country...

5 Jul 2019

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Leveraging digital technology to boost Nigeria's MSMEs

Thinking through and executing a digital business model requires a fundamental shift in strategy...

4 Jul 2019

Get into Africa to seize opportunity
Get into Africa to seize opportunity

Why Africa is commercially exciting right now; and why businesses, big and small, need to be paying attention and investing, before the barriers-to-entry and competition truly kick in...

By James Hedley 2 Jul 2019

Is WhatsApp the new email for SMEs?
Is WhatsApp the new email for SMEs?

Globally, 65% of millennials and their younger counterparts, Generation Z, prefer to message rather than call or email, and locally, according to reports, WhatsApp is the leading communication app...

28 Jun 2019