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SME South Africa
SME South Africa adds award-winning Startwise to form SME Advice
SME South Africa integrated the award-winning on-demand consulting platform Startwise into its main platform as SME Advice. This brings entrepreneurs access to information and resources all in one place. 4 Jun 2024 Read more

Startup owners should seek business advice online
The Covid-19 lockdown has forced many of us to take things online, whether it was to do online banking for the first time or to do online events via Zoom (and other platforms). 23 Oct 2023 Read more

SME South Africa
Grow your business network to increase revenue
Many successful entrepreneurs and business owners have spoken about how personal connections and a business network contributed to the success of their companies. 23 Oct 2023 Read more

Adclick Africa
Adclick Africa puts Bonitas on the podium with New Generation Awards 2023
Adclick Africa, a leading digital marketing agency, is proud to announce its outstanding performance at the prestigious New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards 2023. The agency emerged as a finalist in two coveted categories, Agency of the Year and Best Revenue Generating Marketing Campaign, and clinched a prestigious Bronze award for the Bonitas Medical Fund Price Freeze campaign. 4 Oct 2023 Read more

How business mentorship could save your company
How do you generate more sales and quality leads as an owner of a small business? How can you make money on platforms like Fiverr or Upwork? And how do you identify red flags when onboarding new clients, to ultimately not lose money in the end? 21 Sep 2023 Read more

SME South Africa
Want to get funding for your small business? Do this first
Lack of funding support is a major obstacle for small business owners in South Africa. According to the new 2023 State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa Survey conducted by the Entrepreneurs' Organisation (EO) South Africa, only 10.1% of respondents reported to ever receiving government support. 21 Sep 2023 Read more

Startwise Engage: Free forum connecting entrepreneurs with experts
Startwise, a leading platform for entrepreneurial growth, is proud to announce the release of their highly anticipated forum feature. Startwise Engage revolutionises the way entrepreneurs interact with experienced experts, fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and business success. 10 Jul 2023 Read more

SME South Africa
New digital community for startup founders to launch
SME South Africa is launching a new, digital community that aims to help early stage entrepreneurs to connect with experienced founders of startups and business owners. 10 Jul 2023 Read more

Adclick Africa
Adclick Africa partners with Admazing to reach premium mobile game audiences
Adclick Media, a division of Adclick Africa, is excited to announce its new media sales partnership with Admazing, a leading platform that enables marketers to maximise their Return on Investment (ROI) for mobile marketing campaigns. This strategic collaboration aims to leverage Admazing's capabilities to reach high-quality audiences with compelling creatives, ultimately driving impactful results for brands. 29 Jun 2023 Read more

SME South Africa
Trends every SME should look into in 2023
Small businesses were hard hit during the Covid-19 pandemic, but SMEs are known to be resilient and have the flexibility to bounce back when hit with extreme circumstances. According to Business Tech, existing debt, lack of cash reserves, outdated financials, no access to relief funding, and an inability to operate during the lockdown, forced the closure of 42.7% of small businesses. 1 Feb 2023 Read more

Startwise announced as the 'National Startup Champion' winner
Startwise, a virtual, on-demand consulting platform where small business owners can connect with experts to obtain mentoring and coaching has been announced as the winner of the 'National Startup Champion' award at the NSBC Small Business Awards ceremony held on 17 November 2022. 28 Nov 2022 Read more

Learn how you can double your profits in 6 months with Startwise
The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the year but also to start planning for the year ahead. Many small businesses often become stagnant and show no prospects of growth, and thereafter fail. 18 Oct 2022 Read more

Startwise unpacks 2023 Digital Marketing Trends with Cleo Johnson
With year-end fast approaching, planning for 2023 marketing is well underway for many big brands and small businesses across South Africa. 5 Oct 2022 Read more

Adclick Africa
Moya app reaches mass-market consumers with data-free engagement
In South Africa, marketers and agencies alike still rely on traditional media to reach the mass market, sticking to what they know rather than venturing into the digital world of potential. At Adclick Africa we have since realised the need to evolve our digital marketing solutions to find new ways of reaching mass-market consumers. 3 Aug 2022 Read more

Adclick Africa
6 video marketing tactics to improve your lead generation
All businesses and organisations should consider how they can integrate video content into their overall marketing strategy. Video is used across several channels and at different stages of the marketing funnel, in different ways. In fact, it is also one of the 10 top trends Adclick Africa have seen on the horizon for 2022. 7 Jun 2022 Read more

Adclick Africa
Adclick Africa has just released their Digital Marketing Trends guide for 2022
Let's put a spin on how we approach digital trends in 2022. All marketers search the internet for ideas and try to keep on-top of what's happening in the digital space. But how many are able to digest what they read and turn it into realistic and measurable actions. 19 Apr 2022 Read more

Adclick Africa
2022 SEO Checklist for all businesses
Organisations have their 2022 marketing strategies ready and most hit the ground running. But how many can say they have a strategy in place to optimise their SEO? While one can search for many local SEO strategies and checklists, international ones or even e-commerce SEO tips, Velly Bosega, CEO of Adclick Africa's biggest tip for medium to large organisations for SEO in 2022 is to get back to basics. 7 Apr 2022 Read more

How to find a virtual mentor in 2022
How many entrepreneurs in South Africa know the value of a mentor? Before we tell you how to find a virtual mentor in 2022, Here is the definition of a mentor and how entrepreneurs and startups could benefit from having one. 14 Mar 2022 Read more

Business plug: Fast and convenient way to find service providers near you
There is nothing more frustrating than looking for a service provider in the fields of business, marketing, web development, IT and many more but you just don't know where to start. 8 Mar 2022 Read more

WhatsApp to grow your small business
WhatsApp Business can help boost awareness of your products and services, answer any FAQs timeously and enable you to connect with your customers on a more personal level. 10 Nov 2021 Read more

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