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Business advice from serial entrepreneur, Catherine Wijnberg
Business advice from serial entrepreneur, Catherine WijnbergArticle

Many businesses are reverting to pre-lockdown levels of activity, while others still are seeking new entrepreneurial avenues to supplement existing incomes or replace those lost due to the coronavirus crisis...

2 days ago

Global survey reveals micro-businesses remain optimistic
Global survey reveals micro-businesses remain optimisticArticle

The GoDaddy Global Entrepreneurship Survey, which looks at how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world's smallest businesses, has been released...

3 days ago

What does entrepreneurship look like in the new normal?
What does entrepreneurship look like in the new normal?Article

For years, we've been told that entrepreneurs are key to South Africa's economic growth and job creation...

Philani Sangweni 3 days ago

How is the pandemic affecting global fintech? N'Gunu Tiny explains
How is the pandemic affecting global fintech? N'Gunu Tiny explainsArticle

N'Gunu Tiny, founder and executive chairman of the Emerald Group, is an expert in fintech, blockchain and innovative tech...

Issued by Monetary Library 16 Sep 2020

Challenger Type - The Missionary
Challenger Type - The MissionaryArticle

In an environment that indexes high on unemployment, poor education, gangsterism and drug abuse, hope can be hard to come by. For many, that's the reality of living in the Cape Flats in South Africa's Western Cape...

Issued by eatbigfish 15 Sep 2020

Google is helping in the road to economic recovery
Google is helping in the road to economic recoveryArticle

Google has announced plans to help businesses, job seekers, educational institutions and vulnerable populations as they grapple with the "new normal"...

15 Sep 2020

Cape Town to host 2024 World Waste Congress
Cape Town to host 2024 World Waste CongressArticle

South Africa has been selected to host the 2024 International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Annual Congress and General Assembly...

14 Sep 2020

#DoBizZa: Turn your kids' artwork into a masterpiece with Kunz
#DoBizZa: Turn your kids' artwork into a masterpiece with KunzArticle

After losing her job as a graphic designer at an events company at the start of the nationwide lockdown, Nelia Kennedy decided it was time to launch Kunz...

Evan-Lee Courie 11 Sep 2020

5 tips to pitch your small business
5 tips to pitch your small businessArticle

September is not only popular due to warmer weather in the Southern hemisphere, but it also means small businesses are stocking up on seasonal essentials...

Viresh Harduth 11 Sep 2020

Relief for taxpayers during the Lockdown period
Relief for taxpayers during the Lockdown periodArticle

The Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill 2020 seeks to alleviate cash flow burdens on taxpayers, which may arise as a result of Covid-19 restrictions implemented under the Disaster Management Act...

Virusha Subban and Prenisha Govender 9 Sep 2020

Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 in the midst of Covid-19
Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 in the midst of Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has come at a time when societies are already facing many challenges related to inequality, poverty, unemployment, and drought and/or lack of access to water, amongst others...

Lungile Manzini 9 Sep 2020

Ntshavheni calls on Clicks to promote products by SMMEs
Ntshavheni calls on Clicks to promote products by SMMEsArticle

Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has called on Clicks to commit to tangible corrective action by actively promoting black hair products that are manufactured by black women...

8 Sep 2020

The altered eco-system of South African fashion
The altered eco-system of South African fashionArticle

For years now, South Africa's local fashion industry has been steadily trudging along. Many production and economic challenges face both local brands and designers, but the closest to their bottom line are inexpensive imports.

Samantha Chrysanthou 8 Sep 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: #BrandAdland - Building leadership, livelihoods and legacies
#ACACaresCovid19: #BrandAdland - Building leadership, livelihoods and legaciesArticle

Mathe Okaba, CEO of the Association for Communications and Advertising (ACA) and Brian Yuyi, CEO of Masa discuss leadership, legacy, accountability and how advertising, marketing and industry organisations can work together to continue to build livelihoods in South Africa...

7 Sep 2020

4 ways a website can help your small business weather the pandemic
4 ways a website can help your small business weather the pandemicArticle

The 2020 GoDaddy Global Entrepreneurship Survey found that entrepreneurs who had a website were less likely to close their businesses during Covid-19 lockdowns than those without one...

Selina Bieber 4 Sep 2020

Classic car restorations offer keys to tackle rural poverty
Classic car restorations offer keys to tackle rural povertyArticle

Inspired by a TV show, Nosipho Kholutsoane saw a road out of poverty and an opportunity to develop industry and skills in the remote rural town of Mount Fletcher in the Eastern Cape...

3 Sep 2020

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

Kgaugelo Maphai launches Matrix Communication Group
Kgaugelo Maphai launches Matrix Communication GroupArticle

Former MD of The MediaShop (JHB), Kgaugelo Maphai has launched integrated marketing and communications holding company, Matrix Communication Group (Matrix Group)...

3 Sep 2020

Is traditional shopping a thing of the past?
Is traditional shopping a thing of the past?Article

As e-commerce surges and the landscape continues to shift, will brick-and-mortar shopping fall by the wayside...

Issued by Lontana Apparel 3 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Franchising for success in a challenging environment
#DoBizZA: Franchising for success in a challenging environmentArticle

Despite the devastating economic impacts of Covid-19, the franchising sector could remain a viable business investment for aspiring entrepreneurs...

Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Sep 2020

VW's Lionesses Den winners announced
VW's Lionesses Den winners announcedArticle

Volkswagen South Africa in partnership with Lionesses of Africa announced the winners of the Volkswagen's Lionesses Den competition...

2 Sep 2020

O. R Tambo anticipates more than 210,000 passengers in September
O. R Tambo anticipates more than 210,000 passengers in SeptemberArticle

Since the start of Level 2 last, airport management reports that passengers appear comfortable with the health rules and processes, many of which have already become normalised across the country...

1 Sep 2020

The Watershed reopens with new 'made in Africa' beauty offering
The Watershed reopens with new 'made in Africa' beauty offeringArticle

The vibrant space is home to 150 tenants who represent over 365 local brands and small businesses, and with an impressive 3.6 million visitors a year...

1 Sep 2020

Local development programme helps boost Loeriesfontein SMME skills development
Local development programme helps boost Loeriesfontein SMME skills developmentArticle

Training funded by the Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm's development programme has helped two local construction and electrical companies in Loeriesfontein, Northern Cape, build capacity and increase productivity...

1 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help them
Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help themArticle

Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood...

Andrew Bowman and Reena das Nair 1 Sep 2020

SME recruitment - how much should I pay my staff?
SME recruitment - how much should I pay my staff?Article

Accurate salary information is hard to come by. Employers - especially small businesses - often don't know how much to pay their staff at market value, and job seekers frequently don't know what their skillset is worth...

Siobhan Zurnamer 31 Aug 2020

Why supporting local is more important than you think
Why supporting local is more important than you thinkArticle

As South Africa battles the twin effects of illness and lockdown the time is ripe to consider carefully how and where South Africans spend their money...

Catherine Wijnberg 31 Aug 2020

Get ready to celebrate #SmallBizFriday
Get ready to celebrate #SmallBizFridayArticle

Small Business Friday was created nine years ago by the National Small Business Chamber in response to small business owners' most pressing need: getting more customers...

31 Aug 2020

Pandemic highlights need for cyber risk management
Pandemic highlights need for cyber risk managementArticle

If small and medium businesses had little appetite for cyber risk management before the coronavirus pandemic, they may have developed one now...

31 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'Women can own powerful leadership roles' says Charmaine Houvet
#WomensMonth: 'Women can own powerful leadership roles' says Charmaine HouvetArticle

With over 24 years of telecommunications experience working with governments, private and public sector across Africa, Charmaine Houvet is a member of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

Evan-Lee Courie 28 Aug 2020

Positive and united during an invisible pandemic
Positive and united during an invisible pandemicArticle

South Africa is grappling with the worst unemployment rate in its history and millions are faced with abject poverty...

Kevin Barbeau 28 Aug 2020

The magic of mobile wallet marketing
The magic of mobile wallet marketingArticle

Mobile wallets are rapidly gaining momentum as effective and convenient payment solutions. The chances are you're one of many users who currently make use of at least one mobile wallet application...

Issued by UBU International 27 Aug 2020

National Assembly approves Covid-19 tax relief bills
National Assembly approves Covid-19 tax relief billsArticle

The National Assembly has passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill...

26 Aug 2020

Committing to our youth. Committing to our future
Committing to our youth. Committing to our futureArticle

A "Thought Lab Webinar" was held on 9 July on the value of youth development to society and the challenges programmes may experience in the present economic situation because of the coronavirus pandemic...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 26 Aug 2020

New platform aims to boost buy-local efforts and business recovery
New platform aims to boost buy-local efforts and business recoveryArticle

South Africa is the first region to benefit from a new, white label mobile payment, customer loyalty and rewards programme, with the launch of UBU International...

Issued by UBU International 26 Aug 2020

The rise of the "Covid-preneur"
The rise of the "Covid-preneur"Article

With South Africa's economic downturn, job security and income stability have become the talk of the town, resulting in gutsy entrepreneurs taking risks to thrive during this period of Covid-19

25 Aug 2020

Develop products and market them with women in mind
Develop products and market them with women in mindArticle

Although women are more likely to be unemployed and earn less than their male counterparts, research has found that women hold the buying power in most SA households...

Kerry Thomas 25 Aug 2020

Data companies collaborate to advise on SMME recovery strategies
Data companies collaborate to advise on SMME recovery strategiesArticle

Ask Afrika's weekly Covid-19 Tracker study reveals very similar findings to TransUnion's Consumer Financial Hardship report, revealing constrained household budgets, which impacts many SMMEs...

Lynette Dicey, Issued by Ask Afrika 25 Aug 2020

Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?
Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?Article

How do we plough back into the SME sector to reignite growth? Is the sector strong enough to revive economic growth in a post Covid world as we head towards a sovereign debt crisis?

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhere
#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhereArticle

Tinyiko Mageza talks us through her serendipitous career journey, the women who have shaped her growth, and how the V&A aims to drive meaningful impact while adapting to the pandemic...

Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Heineken SA's Millicent Maroga: 'Let your work speak for itself'
#WomensMonth: Heineken SA's Millicent Maroga: 'Let your work speak for itself'Article

Corporate Affairs Director of Heineken South Africa Millicent Maroga shares her thoughts on female leadership and empowering women entrepreneurs, some of the challenges women in the industry face, as well as GBV...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 24 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Heineken South Africa celebrates phenomenal entrepreneurs
#WomensMonth: Heineken South Africa celebrates phenomenal entrepreneursArticle

A group of entrepreneurs selected by Heineken will receive a complementary online advertising package with a total value of R90,000 to promote their businesses on Bizcommunity...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 24 Aug 2020

Re-inventing your business for market domination
Re-inventing your business for market dominationArticle

Is your business positioned to survive the economic downturn heading South Africa's way? Do you know where the market is heading post-Covid?..

Issued by Entrepreneurship School 20 Aug 2020

Emerging poultry farmers to get hands-on experience with advanced KZNPI chicken house
Emerging poultry farmers to get hands-on experience with advanced KZNPI chicken houseArticle

An advanced new chicken house built at the KwaZulu-Natal Poultry Institute (KZNPI) will see emerging poultry farmers get hands-on training with the latest chicken farming technologies...

20 Aug 2020

Co-working on the rise, landlords must act swiftly to benefit
Co-working on the rise, landlords must act swiftly to benefitArticle

With the global economy in tatters from Covid-19, and gig workers and small businesses amongst the hardest hit, it seems counterintuitive that the co-working and shared office space market is on the rise...

Stefano Migliore 20 Aug 2020

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Covid-driven shift in consumer values and spending behaviourArticle

Businesses need to pay attention to a new customer as we enter Level 2 lockdown, says customer experience specialist Nathalie Schooling...

20 Aug 2020

Ukheshe launches prepaid payments programme in SA
Ukheshe launches prepaid payments programme in SAArticle

Through an extended partnership with Mastercard and Nedbank, Ukheshe Technologies has launched its Third-Party Processing Services (TPP) in South Africa...

19 Aug 2020

South Africans take to the air again under Level 2
South Africans take to the air again under Level 2Article

President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that South Africa would move to Level 2 of the Government's Risk Adjusted Strategy has seen a number of regulations eased, including all restrictions on inter-provincial travel...

18 Aug 2020

5 ways mobile technology helps small businesses
5 ways mobile technology helps small businessesArticle

Mobile technology has been a game-changer for small business owners over the past 10 years, allowing them the flexibility to work wherever they are and putting powerful tools in the palm of their hands...

18 Aug 2020

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