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#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa
#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of AfricaArticle

Allen Taylor, part of the global leadership team at Endeavor, shares insight into the global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2021

How positive debt can help SA's SMEs grow
How positive debt can help SA's SMEs growArticle

Regardless of the size of your company or how great your product may be, at some point every business will need more finance than they have immediately available...

Trevor Gosling 15 Apr 2021

SA-made Kombo King set for retail rollout following Vumela investment
SA-made Kombo King set for retail rollout following Vumela investmentArticle

Zitulele KK Combi and Ari Jacobson have launched their patented deep-fryer technology, Kombo King, to retailers, after securing investment from the Vumela Fund...

15 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space
#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment spaceArticle

Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS Africa and Endeavor Entrepreneur, unpacks the payment space in Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basics
#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basicsArticle

Antonia Bothner, Endeavor South Africa Capital Markets Lead and Fundraising Lead at Endeavor Harvest Fund, uncovers the basics of capital funding and how to access it...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

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Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boostArticle

Tanda enables shops in Kenya to be access points for financial services including banking, insurance, and utility payments...

12 Apr 2021

Cutting costs can help SMEs grow
Cutting costs can help SMEs growArticle

Reducing the cost of supplies, inventory or business operations is common practice amongst many small business owners. Not preserving enough cash could land a business in deep waters...

7 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Cate Williams of Retail Capital South Africa
#BehindtheBrandManager: Cate Williams of Retail Capital South AfricaArticle

Cate Williams, marketing manager and brand strategist at Retail Capital South Africa, uncovers the driving force behind the brand...

Evan-Lee Courie 25 Mar 2021

10 tips for coping with stress and anxiety as a business owner
10 tips for coping with stress and anxiety as a business ownerArticle

Retail Capital's chief brand officer, Erin Louw outlines 10 simple strategies that you can use to ease the burden of anxiety on yourself, your family and your team...

Erin Louw 18 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: How the growth spurt in e-commerce is affecting digital lending in SA
#EcommerceDay2021: How the growth spurt in e-commerce is affecting digital lending in SAVideo

In the third episode of our E-commerce Focus geared towards the launch of E-commerce Day on Wednesday, 10 March 2021, we are joined by Trevor Gosling, who is the CEO and co-founder of Lulalend, a South African FinTech company and online provider of business funding for SMEs and small businesses. He explains how the company addresses some of the traditional challenges that SMEs face when applying for funding, the pros and cons of running a digital lending business in SA, as well as advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

10 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: How the growth spurt in e-commerce is affecting digital lending in SA
#EcommerceDay2021: How the growth spurt in e-commerce is affecting digital lending in SAArticle

WATCH: Lulalend's Trevor Gosling comments on the traditional challenges SMEs face when applying for funding, pros and cons of running a digital lending business, and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs...

8 Mar 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

Rethinking entrepreneurship in 2021
Rethinking entrepreneurship in 2021Article

Almost 80% of SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) in South Africa fail within the first three years. This statistic presents a staggering blow to the South African economy, which is invested in the crucial role of SMEs in stimulating economic growth and providing relief from a shockingly high unemployment rate...

Issued by Wits Plus 27 Jan 2021

Informal traders urged to apply for grant
Informal traders urged to apply for grantArticle

The Department of Small Business Development and Nedbank have called on informal fruit and vegetable traders who were negatively affected by the pandemic to apply for funding...

23 Nov 2020

Be creative in your approach to funding
Be creative in your approach to fundingArticle

Conventional wisdom holds that you should never do business with family and friends...

20 Oct 2020

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Registration open for TETA's annual Women Empowerment SummitArticle

The Transport Education Training Authority will host its annual TETA Women Empowerment Summit via three virtual events to be held on 21, 23 and 26 October respectively...

13 Oct 2020

Fundrr aims to disrupt small business funding in SA
Fundrr aims to disrupt small business funding in SAArticle

WATCH: Idan Jaan, co-founder and CEO of Funddr shares the journey of the small business funder...

Evan-Lee Courie 1 Oct 2020

SME South Africa launches the Women's Month campaign 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling'
SME South Africa launches the Women's Month campaign 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling'Article

SME South Africa commemorates Women's Month 2020 with the launch of the 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling' series, sponsored by Nedbank...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 11 Aug 2020

#SupplementaryBudget: Structural reforms must be fast-tracked to increase transformation
#SupplementaryBudget: Structural reforms must be fast-tracked to increase transformationArticle

The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) notes with concern the recent Supplementary Budget presented by the minister of finance, Tito Mboweni...

Tholo Makhaola 29 Jun 2020

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Furniture manufacturers urged to explore available funding schemesArticle

While the South African furniture manufacturing sector has endured some tough times in recent years, there are still significant financial incentives for high-quality projects.

24 Jun 2020

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Standard Bank partners with Sefa to assist spaza shopsArticle

Standard Bank has partnered with the Small Enterprise Finance Agency to help spaza shops purchase stock through government funding...

4 Jun 2020

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

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

Taurus creates R300m fund for SA law firms
Taurus creates R300m fund for SA law firmsArticle

Although a number of South African law firms have shifted to online consulting solutions, many are under financial strain due to the current delays and limitations at the courts, deeds office, Road Accident Fund and other legal bodies...

18 May 2020

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

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

15 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

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]Article

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...

Mwabi Motaung 12 May 2020

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

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...

Melissa Mbazo 12 May 2020

Focus areas for SMEs dealing with Covid-19
Focus areas for SMEs dealing with Covid-19Article

Small businesses are certainly bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 related economic fallout. Here are three ways SMEs can make sure they bounce back strongly after lockdown is lifted.

Dumisani Moyo 8 May 2020

Survey reveals 6% of small businesses receive relief funding
Survey reveals 6% of small businesses receive relief fundingArticle

Findings from the Covid-19 National Small Business Survey highlights the continued plight of small businesses coming out of Level-5 lockdown...

6 May 2020

Guidelines for spaza shops announced
Guidelines for spaza shops announcedArticle

The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) has announced guidelines for participation in the Spaza Shops and General Dealers support scheme...

20 Apr 2020

Tax relief for PBOs providing Covid-19 disaster aid
Tax relief for PBOs providing Covid-19 disaster aidArticle

Income tax and donations tax relief measures have been made available for donors and qualifying Public Benefit Organisations (PBOs) established to assist with Covid-19 disaster relief efforts...

Riette Engels-Van Zyl 15 Apr 2020

What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?
What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?Article

Global publications have exploded with reports of the most exciting new developments that can be expected in 2020...

17 Dec 2019

Lulalend, your friends in business funding, supporting South African entrepreneurs
Lulalend, your friends in business funding, supporting South African entrepreneursArticle

Lulalend, South Africa's first online provider of short-term funding, is partnering with small businesses to help them achieve business growth...

Issued by Tag 8 4 Dec 2019

Understanding small business financing
Understanding small business financingArticle

If you are needing to raise finance for your business, it is best to start by getting to grips with the financing landscape...

Darlene Menzies 2 Dec 2019

Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round
Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B roundArticle

Kenyan B2B food distribution company, Twiga Foods, has raised $23.75 million in a Series B equity round led by Goldman Sachs...

28 Oct 2019

How to feed the funding life-cycle of a small business
How to feed the funding life-cycle of a small businessArticle

For most South African small businesses, the difference between shooting the lights out and failing dismally lies in access to the right funding...

Dov Girnun 28 Oct 2019

Choosing the right finance for your business
Choosing the right finance for your businessArticle

Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can leverage working capital loans to capitalise on time-sensitive business opportunities...

18 Sep 2019

A look at SA's SME sector come 2030
A look at SA's SME sector come 2030Article

Between today and 2030, the digital revolution will profoundly change how small business owners in South Africa operate, attract funding, grow their businesses and change our economic landscape...

Karl Westvig 5 Sep 2019

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

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

16 Aug 2019

#YouthMonth: What does it take to be a millennial entrepreneur?
#YouthMonth: What does it take to be a millennial entrepreneur?Article

When asking millennials about where they see themselves career-wise, many will reveal their dream of owning their own businesses...

14 Jun 2019

Bradley Wattrus
3 financing options for small businessesArticle

Entrepreneurs need capital to get a business off the ground, or to fund expansion, improve cash flow, or buy inventory to meet consumer demand...

Bradley Wattus 20 Dec 2018

Final call to apply for AECF's agribusiness funding programme
Final call to apply for AECF's agribusiness funding programmeArticle

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund's Seeds for Impact Programme is making financial and technical contributions available to seed companies in 12 African countries...

6 Dec 2018

Small business ownership: Harsh realities and innovative solutions in the spotlight at Small Business Expo
Small business ownership: Harsh realities and innovative solutions in the spotlight at Small Business ExpoArticle

For South African entrepreneurs, the road to business success is paved with unexpected pitfalls and new pressures. The top challenges and solutions will be outlined at the Small Business Expo next week...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 31 Aug 2018

Anton Roelofse, regional manager, Business Partners Limited
How SMEs should pitch for fundingArticle

The current economic state definitely plays a major role in the challenges that SMEs experience in securing funding when they need it...

20 Aug 2018

Female entrepreneurs graduate from Mastercard SA programme
Female entrepreneurs graduate from Mastercard SA programmeArticle

More than 120 young South African women have graduated from a Mastercard-funded initiative that empowers women to pursue entrepreneurial ventures of their own...

Tom Jackson 14 Aug 2018

Calling SA SMEs: apply now for the Growth Fund
Calling SA SMEs: apply now for the Growth FundArticle

SMEs looking to boost their business and create jobs are invited to apply for the R12.8-million Growth Fund...

20 Jun 2018

Barriers to finance a hindrance for retail SMMEs
Barriers to finance a hindrance for retail SMMEsArticle

Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) contribute significantly to South Africa's GDP (estimated between 30% and 57%), and provide employment to between 61% and 80% of the country's workforce...

4 Jan 2018

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

How do we fast-track entrepreneurial growth in SA?
How do we fast-track entrepreneurial growth in SA?Article

After the World Bank downgraded South Africa's 2017 growth forecast to 0.6% in September, the South African economy is in urgent need of more entrepreneurs to boost growth...

Donna Rachelson 15 Nov 2017

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