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5 reasons small businesses should be using online marketplaces
5 reasons small businesses should be using online marketplacesArticle

In the wake of the global Covid-19 crisis, it has never been more important for businesses to get access to qualified leads and generate sales, especially if they are to stay afloat. The Serv marketplace does just that...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 3 hours ago

SAReit, Property Point partner to support SMMEs
SAReit, Property Point partner to support SMMEsArticle

The SA Reit Association (SAReit) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Property Point with the aim of further supporting SMMEs within the property sector...

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Africa Frontiers of Innovation series sheds light on studying African cinema & mediaArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has indisputably reshaped the current reality of businesses, industries and professions globally...

1 day ago

Pierre Van Tonder remembered for valuable contribution to franchising
Pierre Van Tonder remembered for valuable contribution to franchisingArticle

The board and members of the Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) have extended their condolences to the family and colleagues of Pierre Van Tonder after he passed away on Sunday, 9 May.

1 day ago

Nine in 10 farmers still struggling with lockdown
Nine in 10 farmers still struggling with lockdownArticle

An online emerging farmers' summit has revealed that, despite overall favourable agricultural and weather conditions, including good rainfall, 87% of small growers in South Africa have not managed to recover from last year's hard lockdown...

1 day ago

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Govt could curb imports in favour of more 100% local goodsArticle

Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says the department is in talks with the DTIC to designate more products under the 100% local content category to support SMMEs...

1 day ago

The value of digital transformation for SMEs
The value of digital transformation for SMEsArticle

Digital transformation refers to the overall change of organisational activities aimed at leveraging opportunities created by digital technologies and data. This requires companies to profoundly transform their business models, infrastructure, processes and culture...

1 day ago

5 reasons to join a business accelerator programme
5 reasons to join a business accelerator programmeArticle

South African's have a demonstrated history of innovation, from tech startups going global to successful township and rural economy entrepreneurs...

2 days ago

Informal traders receive training in bookkeeping
Informal traders receive training in bookkeepingArticle

Thirty-two informal traders in Atlantis, Dunoon and Kraaifontein are being upskilled with accredited bookkeeping training, through the City of Cape Town's Area Economic Development Department...

2 days ago

Stage one of D&AD Awards judging: 338 entries shortlisted
Stage one of D&AD Awards judging: 338 entries shortlistedArticle

D&AD has seen a significant boost in high quality entries for the 2021 D&AD Awards with this year's submissions having returned to, and in some cases, surpassing pre-pandemic figures...

2 days ago

#EntrepreneurshipIssues: Collaboration is vital for small businesses
#EntrepreneurshipIssues: Collaboration is vital for small businessesArticle

The Covid-19 period has taught me a lot about the importance of collaboration. I've always valued teamwork when I was still employed; but noticed that because most of us SMMEs that are 'one-man shows' - we tend to prefer to work in silos...

Miranda Lusiba 3 days ago

South Africa loses cultural landmarks like Apartheid Museum to Covid
South Africa loses cultural landmarks like Apartheid Museum to CovidArticle

"We had to let go of all of the staff. About 30 people. There's no one here to turn the lights on and off."

Mfuneko Toyana 3 days ago

Pierre Van Tonder
RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van TonderArticle

Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening...

3 days ago

5 ways SMEs and startups can optimise their advertising budget
5 ways SMEs and startups can optimise their advertising budgetArticle

If it is true that 50% of small businesses fail within the first five years, and the three common causes are known: lack of cash flow, budget overspends, and failure to work from an effective game plan...

Jon Berkowitz & Elan Band 7 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Zachariah George talks early-stage funding in SA
#StartupFunding101: Zachariah George talks early-stage funding in SAArticle

Zachariah George, co-founder and chief investment officer of Startupbootcamp AfriTech and Endeavor mentor, walks us through the stages of early-stage funding and how to approach it in South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 6 May 2021

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Research reveals how South Africans are embracing digital paymentsArticle

95% of consumers in South Africa are considering emerging payments such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR codes, in addition to contactless...

6 May 2021

Call for applications: eThekwini Furniture Cluster Business Accelerator
Call for applications: eThekwini Furniture Cluster Business AcceleratorArticle

Successful applicants that excel during the pitching process will be in the running to gain a lucrative business contract with furniture retailers, @home, CLM Home and Homewood...

6 May 2021

Third consecutive level one B-BBEE rating for Samsung South Africa
Third consecutive level one B-BBEE rating for Samsung South AfricaArticle

Samsung achieved a third successive Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) level one contribution status...

Issued by Samsung South Africa 5 May 2021

What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?
What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?Article

According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector...

Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong 5 May 2021

SMMEs call for viability as FRAP 2021 looms
SMMEs call for viability as FRAP 2021 loomsArticle

When it comes to the SMMEs in the fishing industry, the barrier to entry remains high...

4 May 2021

R1,000-a-day Slow Fund applications can now be made on WhatsApp with SMMEstart
R1,000-a-day Slow Fund applications can now be made on WhatsApp with SMMEstartArticle

South Africans wanting to start a side hustle can now apply for the R1,000-a-day Slow Fund on WhatsApp...

Issued by SMMEstart 4 May 2021

Cash to card: the next frontier for SA's micro-SME sector
Cash to card: the next frontier for SA's micro-SME sectorArticle

South Africa's informal economy, made up of thousands of small businesses in city centres and townships across the country, represents a massive opportunity for job creation and economic growth...

Mandla Khupe 3 May 2021

How to market your business online for free
How to market your business online for freeArticle

Digital marketing for your business can be daunting. Marketing your business online to bolster your brand and attract some customers with little to no money is no easy task...

Gugulethu Rajuili 3 May 2021

#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

Q&A with Webillism founder Derek Steyn on creating beautiful useful websites
Q&A with Webillism founder Derek Steyn on creating beautiful useful websitesArticle

Webillism founder Derek Steyn shares insight into how the web design industry has evolved, what it takes to create stand-out designs and how Covid-19 has accelerated the growth of the online space...

Issued by Webillism 3 May 2021

How upskilling the informal sector can drive job creation
How upskilling the informal sector can drive job creationArticle

Can South Africa's unemployment crisis be reversed by leveraging existing industries to create employment and entrepreneurial growth...?

30 Apr 2021

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants
Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchantsArticle

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

Global competition invites startups, enterprises to change the face of food systems
Global competition invites startups, enterprises to change the face of food systemsArticle

The UN Food Systems Summit has announced a competition to identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the world who are transforming food systems for a better tomorrow...

29 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 16: Lack of rhythmic, well-designed meetings
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 16: Lack of rhythmic, well-designed meetingsArticle

So many small businesses neglect the power of rhythmic meetings. Here's why they are so important...

Allon Raiz 28 Apr 2021

Bergrivier Tourism launches new travel app
Bergrivier Tourism launches new travel appArticle

the app serves as a travel directory with lists of all the available tourism products and services in town within the Bergrivier district - with categories such as where to eat, where to stay, what to do, must-see locations, where to shop, and festivals...

28 Apr 2021

Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in funding
Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in fundingArticle

Justice startups looking for an opportunity to take their business to new heights have until 30 April 2021 to enter the Innovating Justice Challenge...

28 Apr 2021

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Agribusiness during Covid: How leadership creates winning strategiesArticle

"Even with the challenges left by 2020, the overall acumen showed by leaders in the agri sector, government and all allied industries adapted to existing conditions with great speed and robust solutions."

23 Apr 2021

How building critical skills on the job in construction drives empowerment
How building critical skills on the job in construction drives empowermentArticle

Small businesses have been growing steadily from generating 16% of total turnover in the formal business sector in 2013 to 22% in 2019...

22 Apr 2021

Chicken chain Galito's continues expansion in Africa
Chicken chain Galito's continues expansion in AfricaArticle

South Africa-born food chain Galito's will soon have 20 outlets located in Kenya, as the piri-piri chicken brand eyes further growth on the African continent...

22 Apr 2021

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Food truck owner rejects RocoMamas statement on 'Smash Burger' controversyArticle

A statement released by RocoMamas regarding its dispute with small business owner Muammer Kasu has been described by members of the public as "condescending" and "arrogant"...

22 Apr 2021

3 careers to consider if you want to permanently WFH
3 careers to consider if you want to permanently WFHArticle

After the experiences of last year, many people returning to the office are reconsidering their priorities and vision for their future...

21 Apr 2021

How to generate content for your small business
How to generate content for your small businessArticle

There are many challenges businesses could face when it comes to building a brand on social media...

Rucien Petersen 21 Apr 2021

Training and upskilling will benefit SMMEs in a post-Covid world
Training and upskilling will benefit SMMEs in a post-Covid worldArticle

As businesses struggle to remain afloat, it becomes clear that there is one single attribute that will help SMMEs succeed; and that is training and upskilling...

21 Apr 2021

Why we should use the e-commerce boom to support brick and mortar stores
Why we should use the e-commerce boom to support brick and mortar storesArticle

When the pandemic hit and the first lockdown arrived, everything ground to a halt. Looking at sales volumes from merchants trading on the SnapScan platform, we saw activity plummet by 50%...

Chris Zietsman, Issued by Irvine Partners 20 Apr 2021

Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker Survey
Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker SurveyArticle

In this report, we discuss the first quarter 2021 results of the rental market component of our FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey...

John Loos 20 Apr 2021

Accounting graduate programme fuels South Africa's entrepreneurial ecosystem and empowers young graduate accountants
Accounting graduate programme fuels South Africa's entrepreneurial ecosystem and empowers young graduate accountantsArticle

Saica Enterprise Development (Saica ED) implemented an accounting graduate training programme for 48 unemployed accounting graduates, this programme formed an integral part of the Khulisa iBiznis Programme...

Issued by SAICA 20 Apr 2021

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Smash burger dispute: Rocomamas to meet with food truck ownerArticle

RocoMamas will meet with Rack n Grill food truck owner Muammer Kasu on 20 April, after the Spur-owned burger franchise was called out for "corporate bullying tactics"...

19 Apr 2021

Website myths that could be keeping your small business small
Website myths that could be keeping your small business smallArticle

Here are some of the common myths that could be standing in the way of small businesses getting online and reaching their full potential...

Issued by Domains.co.za 19 Apr 2021

Tech brand Stuff expands into TV
Tech brand Stuff expands into TVArticle

Tech brand Stuff is expanding into television with a new show called Stuff on eNCA...

16 Apr 2021

Challenges faced by PR professionals in the midst of Covid-19
Challenges faced by PR professionals in the midst of Covid-19Article

Covid-19 definitely caught a lot of us small business owners napping. It brought with it challenges that we did not expect and forced us to think quickly on our feet...

Miranda Lusiba 15 Apr 2021

SMEs can thrive in SA - Here's what you need to know according to Lulalend CEO, Trevor Gosling
SMEs can thrive in SA - Here's what you need to know according to Lulalend CEO, Trevor GoslingArticle

Trevor Gosling and his co-founder, Neil Welman, launched Lulalend in 2014. The Lulalend team works hard to empower businesses across South Africa with the funds they need to grow...

Charndré Emma Kippie, Issued by Topco Media 15 Apr 2021

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Consumers spent $900bn more at online retailers globally in 2020Article

Covid-19 accelerated e-commerce around the globe and forced retailers to shift to digital...

14 Apr 2021

New e-commerce platform makes it easier for business owners to buy the right tech solutions
New e-commerce platform makes it easier for business owners to buy the right tech solutionsArticle

SME South Africa has launched an e-commerce platform to help business owners purchase the tech tools and business solutions they need to grow their businesses...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 14 Apr 2021

#EntrepreneurshipIssues: The importance of formalising your business
#EntrepreneurshipIssues: The importance of formalising your businessArticle

I must admit, I did not realise the importance of formalising a business when I first registered my PR company nine years ago. I registered the company as a Private Company (Pty) Limited (Ltd)...

Miranda Lusiba 13 Apr 2021

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