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Calling all SMEs: Outdoor media owner to give local businesses advertising boost to the tune of R8m
Calling all SMEs: Outdoor media owner to give local businesses advertising boost to the tune of R8mArticle

Submissions are now open for Tractor Outdoor's #20in21 SME Initiative...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 12 Apr 2021

Reinventing emerging enterprises in turbulent times
Reinventing emerging enterprises in turbulent timesArticle

Eskom Development Foundation CEO, Cecil Ramonotsi, shares some insight into the reinvention of small businesses during turbulent times...

Cecil Ramonotsi 6 Apr 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: SME wishlist to help rebuild SA's economy
#BudgetSpeech2021: SME wishlist to help rebuild SA's economyArticle

With the Minister of Finance delivering the much-anticipated 2021 National Budget today, one can't help but reflect on what solutions need to be implemented...

Gugu Mjadu 24 Feb 2021

SME South Africa launches free guides to help SMEs navigate the challenges of Covid-19
SME South Africa launches free guides to help SMEs navigate the challenges of Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has already significantly impacted local businesses and will have a notable and potentially lasting impact on our economy...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 11 Feb 2021

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

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...

Andrew Maren, Issued by ProfitShare Partners 19 Jan 2021

SME South Africa launches online B2B service marketplace for SMEs
SME South Africa launches online B2B service marketplace for SMEsArticle

SME South Africa, the leading business resource platform for entrepreneurs and small businesses, launched Serv.co.za, a B2B service marketplace...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 3 Sep 2020

New initiative to focus on youth and women-owned SMEs
New initiative to focus on youth and women-owned SMEsArticle

The Jobs Fund together with Black Umbrellas has shifted its focus to deliver inclusive support for SA startups through virtual and in-house support...

23 Jun 2020

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

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

Colin Timmis, 20 May 2020

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

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

Kavir Bhoola 14 May 2020

Big businesses urged to #PayYourBills
Big businesses urged to #PayYourBillsArticle

Covid-19 and the economic downturn has and will continue to have a devastating impact on SMEs throughout South Africa...

11 May 2020

SME South Africa launches white paper offering insight into how small businesses are using tech
SME South Africa launches white paper offering insight into how small businesses are using techArticle

Half of South Africa's SME owners indicate that technology poses a challenge in the running of their businesses...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 8 Apr 2020

Get on Google to survive the tough economic climate
Get on Google to survive the tough economic climateArticle

Tough economic times continue to place pressure on businesses large and small. However, small businesses often don't have the resources to weather economic storms...

3 Mar 2020

What the #SONA2020 means for SA's SMEs
What the #SONA2020 means for SA's SMEsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave a sober assessment of the challenges that South Africa faces in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) recently...

Colin Timmis, 21 Feb 2020

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Why retail SMEs need the right financial backing to remain innovative and adaptableArticle

The new year brings with it several challenges for small business owners. A decrease in sales and the country's depressed economy may force several SMEs to close down...

12 Feb 2020

How can businesses leverage off technology to save on costs and create business efficiencies?
How can businesses leverage off technology to save on costs and create business efficiencies?Article

How can businesses leverage off technology to save on costs and create business efficiencies? Jameel Khan, SAICA Project Manager Practice, takes a look...

Jameel Khan, Issued by SAICA 10 Feb 2020

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

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...

25 Jun 2019

2018/2019 SME South Africa's SME landscape survey results
2018/2019 SME South Africa's SME landscape survey resultsArticle

The majority of South African small businesses generate revenue of less than R200,000 annually and nearly half of SMEs employ between two to five employees, according to a report launched by SME South Africa...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 28 Nov 2018

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Is entrepreneurship for everyone?Article

Lester Philander, an award-winning entrepreneur, shares a few considerations if you're thinking of becoming an entrepreneur...

Lester Philander 23 Nov 2018

SME South Africa to launch its first SME Landscape Report
SME South Africa to launch its first SME Landscape ReportArticle

SME South Africa is launching its inaugural SME Landscape Report 2018/2019 today, 21 November, in Johannesburg...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 21 Nov 2018

How to become finance-ready for investors
How to become finance-ready for investorsArticle

Introducing capital into a company can play a huge role in the execution of its growth strategy, but businesses need to be funding-ready before approaching investors for capital...

23 Jul 2018

Ben Bierman, MD of Business Partners Limited
#Budget2018: Speech reinforces support for small businessesArticle

There was a consistent theme of SME support in both the recent State of the Nation Address and the National Budget Speech...

22 Feb 2018

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SME Survey 2018 focus on digital transformationArticle

SME Survey 2018 will highlight the levels of digital transformation in the small business sector...

11 Dec 2017

Retail Capital is awarding a brand makeover to one lucky SME
Retail Capital is awarding a brand makeover to one lucky SMEArticle

Retail Capital is giving SMEs an opportunity to win a makeover to build their brand with an investment of R250,000...

30 Nov 2017

Adclick Africa launches its full-service digital agency
Adclick Africa launches its full-service digital agencyArticle

Adclick Africa Media & Marketing Group recently launched its full-service digital marketing agency, Guerilla Marketing, at the just-ended Business Day TV SME Summit at The Maslow in Sandton...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 14 Mar 2017

GSB course director gives practical branding advice to SMEs
GSB course director gives practical branding advice to SMEsArticle

Despite an optimistic outlook for small and medium enterprises this year, experts have warned that entrepreneurs cannot afford simple mistakes if they are to get ahead in tough local conditions...

8 Mar 2017

Business Day TV SME Summit highlights smart strategies for ROI
Business Day TV SME Summit highlights smart strategies for ROIArticle

The experts presenting at the inaugural Business Day TV SME Summit, being held on 8 March 2017 at the Maslow Hotel Sandton, will offer the SME sector practical insight into adopting smart strategies that show a measurable return on investment.

7 Feb 2017

India uses fintech to increase access to banking
India uses fintech to increase access to bankingArticle

The Indian government is banking its unbanked population by limiting the amount of cash that can be drawn at one time, identifying populations with high potential to ‘go cashless', and by subsidising smart phones...

Michael Bowren 6 Feb 2017

Current economic environment more conducive to growth, opportunity
Current economic environment more conducive to growth, opportunityArticle

"These improved conditions should provide a more solid platform for local SMEs to grow and pursue their objectives in their respective sectors..."

24 Jan 2017

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#BizTrends2017: Finance trends impacting SMEsArticle

The lack of access to finance is one of the primary causes of small business failure...

Darlene Menzies 31 Dec 2016

SME development - more needs to be done
SME development - more needs to be doneArticle

Minister Pravin Gordhan's mid-term budget policy statement had good news for the local SME sector...

Katlego Maphai 31 Oct 2016

National cleantech innovation winners announced
National cleantech innovation winners announcedArticle

Yolandi Schoeman of Baoberry took the top prize at the 2016 awards ceremony of the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in South Africa (GCIP-SA) for her innovation aWetbox...

25 Oct 2016

Fast, clean-cooking stove awarded for innovation
Fast, clean-cooking stove awarded for innovationArticle

Louise Williamson, who hails from Nelspruit, won R50,000 after presenting her Mashesha stove to judges at the Ventureburn Pitching Den during the recent Innovation Summit that took place in Ekurhuleni...

11 Oct 2016

SME South Africa hosts a transformative Growth Champions Conference
SME South Africa hosts a transformative Growth Champions ConferenceArticle

SME South Africa, an Adclick Africa business unit, recently hosted a power-packed Growth Champions Conference in Midrand to unpack the key pillars of business and the attendant drivers of growth for SMEs...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 27 Jun 2016

Cloud computing 101: five things you need to know
Cloud computing 101: five things you need to knowArticle

BrightRock executive director Leopold Malan shares his top five cloud computing tips...

6 Jun 2016

Mettle Merchant Finance launches in SA
Mettle Merchant Finance launches in SAArticle

This month sees the launch of Mettle Merchant Finance, a joint venture between financial services companies Combined Finance Holdings and Mettle...

21 Jan 2016

New card payments startup give SMEs the tools they need to thrive
New card payments startup give SMEs the tools they need to thriveArticle

After a successful beta programme, Yoco has announced the launch of its integrated card payment and point-of-sale solution for small and medium-sized businesses...

6 Nov 2015

How should entrepreneurs be funding their business ventures?
How should entrepreneurs be funding their business ventures?Article

During the process of securing funding, entrepreneurs and business owners are not always aware of the pros and cons...

23 Oct 2015

SMEs need government action
SMEs need government actionArticle

New research from Sage shows that business owners are investing in the future but would like to see more action from the Government...

8 Oct 2015

Red tape, lack of funding, legal compliance slows SME growth
Red tape, lack of funding, legal compliance slows SME growthArticle

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has released its annual SME Insight Survey, which provides meaningful insights into SMEs' frustrations and current attitudes to entrepreneurship...

1 Oct 2015

Government's call to large businesses to nurture SME sector
Government's call to large businesses to nurture SME sectorArticle

Corporate South Africa has a major role to play in driving the growth of small businesses - and every reason to help nurture a healthy SME sector...

28 Sep 2015

Setting has never been better for renewable energy sector
Setting has never been better for renewable energy sectorArticle

A decade ago, if I had raised the topic of environmental practices with businesses in South Africa, the automatic association would have related to 'compliance'. Some might have categorised green activities as an opportunity for PR. A handful were embracing the business opportunity associated with the sector...

Amanda Dinan 18 Aug 2015

SAP helps SMEs keep pace with business innovation
SAP helps SMEs keep pace with business innovationArticle

With the introduction of SAP Business ByDesign, SAP has expanded its cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software...

5 Aug 2015

SMEs go green according to latest survey
SMEs go green according to latest surveyArticle

Early findings of the SME Survey 2015 indicate the greening of the SME sector is surging ahead. The complete survey results are due out mid-year...

20 May 2015

Are SMEs maturing in their use of IT?
Are SMEs maturing in their use of IT?Article

Key questions in SME Survey 2015 are, 'how well are SMEs coping with technology and what mechanisms are they using?'...

27 Feb 2015

What's what and who's who in the new digital economy
What's what and who's who in the new digital economyArticle

With faster, cheaper bandwidth either ready or not far off, Africa is experiencing the digital content and services moment. Like all things at the beginning, it's full of fits and starts but the direction is clear...

Russell Southwood 3 Dec 2014

Trends affecting payroll and HR in 2015 and beyond
Trends affecting payroll and HR in 2015 and beyondArticle

South African companies face a number of human resources- and payroll-related challenges today, and there is no sign that the pressure will let up in 2015...

Anton van Heerden 11 Nov 2014

FNB and Silicon Cape sign strategic partnership
FNB and Silicon Cape sign strategic partnershipArticle

First National Bank and Silicon Cape have announced a three-year strategic partnership worth R1 million per annum in funding and resource support to boost business activity in South Africa.

22 Oct 2014

'Think Big' entrepreneurial TV series announces winner
'Think Big' entrepreneurial TV series announces winnerArticle

The 'Think Big - Building Business Champions' 10-week TV series featured 12 SMEs, drawn from hundreds of enterprises operating in different sectors of the economy...

23 Sep 2014

Location affects SME profitability
Location affects SME profitabilityArticle

One of the surprise findings of the SME Survey 2014 is that businesses in cities, or headquartered in cities, are more likely to be profitable than those located in smaller towns...

15 Jul 2014

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