How entrepreneurs can handle the effects of Covid-19
How entrepreneurs can handle the effects of Covid-19

Many business owners and entrepreneurs are worried about the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and... they should be. This is not about pushing more doom and gloom, but ensuring that we talk to each other about these key questions: What do we do now? How do we stay afloat? What should we focus on?

By Papa and Hetty Boachie-Yiadom 3 days ago

5 tips for SMEs in times of a crisis
5 tips for SMEs in times of a crisis

It's safe to say that many businesses are beginning to feel the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

1 Apr 2020

11-step battle plan for business owners, leaders during lockdown
11-step battle plan for business owners, leaders during lockdown

Right now, every small- to medium-sized business in South Africa needs a survival plan. Business owners and team leaders need to use the one thing that this difficult period provides - time. Time to evaluate, plan and strategise. That way, a business will have a foundation and find its feet in the post-coronavirus economy.

By Trevor Clark 1 Apr 2020

Free Covid-19 monitoring tool for businesses
Free Covid-19 monitoring tool for businesses

In a move designed to assist South African companies more accurately track indicators of Covid-19 at the workplace, data monitoring and evaluation company The Social Collective has created a free platform where decision-makers can internally monitor key metrics daily.

1 Apr 2020

SA startup Quench expands into grocery deliveries
SA startup Quench expands into grocery deliveries

On-demand drinks delivery business Quench has expanded its service to include groceries. While the news comes at a convenient time, as South Africa entered into a nationwide lockdown on 27 March to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the company says it has been planning the expansion for a while.

31 Mar 2020

Get government, corporate support to survive Covid-19: spend 5-min doing your bit
Get government, corporate support to survive Covid-19: spend 5-min doing your bit

The impact of Covid-19 on your business needs no introduction to you. Suffice it to say 75% of SMEs expect to lose 30% of revenue over the next three to six months, and 30% are at risk of running out of cash within three months.

Issued by Edge Growth 31 Mar 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Get to rational quickly
#LockdownAdvice: Get to rational quickly

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. The repercussions - personal, professional, national and international - will reverberate for years to come.

By Allon Raiz 31 Mar 2020

Practice self-care while working from home
Practice self-care while working from home

Focusing on physical, mental, and emotional health, during a national lockdown, is a must.

By Rebecca Greier Horton 30 Mar 2020

Productive tips and tricks for remote working
Productive tips and tricks for remote working

At the start of the year, tech experts were abuzz with technology trend predictions for 2020, but no one could have anticipated the technological impact a pandemic like Covid-19 would cause as workers become more reliant on technology more than ever.

By Martin Zugec 30 Mar 2020

The #Covid-19 Survival Toolkit for the small business
The #Covid-19 Survival Toolkit for the small business

Covid-19 is causing widespread devastation to small businesses

Issued by Edge Growth 30 Mar 2020

Tips from founders of successful small businesses
Tips from founders of successful small businesses

As failing South African parastatals continue to put huge pressure on the economy and negative international sentiment makes corporate investors nervous, the mission to grow the country falls increasingly at the feet of entrepreneurs.

30 Mar 2020

How entrepreneurs can stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic
How entrepreneurs can stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic

It is often said that the elderly and those with impaired immune systems are most at risk due to Covid-19, but small businesses are just as vulnerable, with many who are not going to survive a global economic shutdown.

30 Mar 2020

R200m set aside for entrepreneurs to fight Covid-19
R200m set aside for entrepreneurs to fight Covid-19

As South Africa enters the nation-wide lockdown declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa this week to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, black entrepreneurs can look forward to funding of between R500,000 and R10 million in concessionary loans to purchase machinery, equipment and raw materials and to fund other working capital requirements for the manufacture and supply of medical masks, sanitisers, dispensers and related healthcare products.

30 Mar 2020