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PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit opens registrations for entrepreneurs

  Between 12- and 24-million ecommerce sites exist across the globe, according to Shopify’s 2022 Future of Commerce Trend Report. […]

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How to Run a Poultry Business 

When looking at agriculture trends, starting a poultry business is always one of the most popular options. The Department of […]

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Guide to Launching a Car Wash Business

Car washes are a well-established business concept in South Africa with one located at almost every city or town’s main […]

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5 Manufacturing Business Ideas in South Africa 

Manufacturing forms an important part of South Africa’s economy. The South African manufacturing sector is large and innovative, with a […]

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6 Reasons Why a Business Needs Funding

Looking for business funding can seem like one of the trickiest parts of running a business. While most entrepreneurs may […]

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How to Finance a Property Development Business

A major challenge that new entrants to the property development business face is securing financing. A property development business needs […]

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Recover, Rebuild, Restart – Recovery for Small Businesses in South Africa

For a long time, small businesses in South Africa have been affected by many ecosystem changes. From the Durban unrest […]

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How to Start a Pig Farming Business

Pig farming remains one of the most popular agricultural trends in South Africa. There is a large demand for pork […]

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How to Run a Laundry Business

Looking for a unique business idea to start? A laundry business could be the ideal choice. Starting a laundry business […]

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Know Your Small Business Corporation Requirements

A small business may qualify as a small business corporation (SBC) if it meets certain requirements. SBCs are a new class […]

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Formal and Informal Business in South Africa

If you’re starting a business in South Africa, you’ll need to know how the business will be structured. Running a […]

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What is a Business Trust?

If you’re starting a business in South Africa, you’ll need to consider the different legal structures that your business can […]

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How to Sell on Takealot

Small businesses can take advantage of the e-commerce boom by selling their products on Takealot which is South Africa’s largest e-commerce […]

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What is Business Information Technology?

These days, all kinds of small businesses rely on technology to take care of daily tasks. Business information technology is […]

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Phishing Awareness – Essential Steps To Protect Your Brand Online

Every SME knows the sheer amount of effort and sustained commitment required to build your brand successfully. The vast majority […]

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How to Start a Gas Refill Business in South Africa

Entrepreneurial South Africans have many different unique business ideas to consider. One such option is a gas refill business. You […]

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Turn your side hustle into your real hustle

Many South Africans have started side hustles during the COVID-19 pandemic to make extra money. If you are one of […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Business Rescue

There’s a lot to consider when starting a business in South Africa, including what could happen if the business doesn’t […]

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Social Entrepreneurship in South Africa

Social entrepreneurship is becoming an increasingly important area in South Africa’s economy. In a country that faces many social injustices […]

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5 Factors to Consider Before Starting a Business

There are many factors to consider before starting your business such as what product or service to launch and whether […]

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Funding for Trucking Businesses in South Africa

Trucking businesses are popular across South Africa. The demand for these businesses is always high, and entering the market is […]

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Government Tenders for Small Business

Securing government tenders can result in a major opportunity for any business. While this may seem like something reserved for […]

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Boost your business growth with cloud automation from Sage

Financial management solutions from Sage can supercharge your business growth by automating your accounting processes and reducing your costs. This […]

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The Pros and Cons of Purchase Order Financing

For businesses that need to fulfil a large order but don’t have the funds to do so, purchase order financing […]

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Small Business VAT Registration

When it comes to planning your small business taxes, you will need to take VAT into consideration. Small business VAT […]

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Domain Name Registration With the CIPC

There are many different ways that a business with a new website can complete its domain name registration, including through […]

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DTI Funding for Small Business

DTI funding is an excellent opportunity for small businesses to gain financing and access new growth opportunities in South Africa. […]

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A Guide to Launching a Bakery Business

Bakeries are consistently one of the most appealing businesses to start. There’s always a strong demand for baked goods, and […]

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A Guide to Launching a Shisanyama Business

Launching a shisanyama business is a popular venture for South African entrepreneurs. Shisanyama offers a profitable market opportunity. With the […]

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How Business Credit Cards Work

Business credit cards help businesses to manage their short-term business needs. The credit facility allows business owners to make purchases, […]

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A Guide to Launching a Spaza Shop Business

/ Want to launch a spaza shop? This is one of the most popular township business ideas and a great […]

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A Guide on Small Business Tax

Understanding small business tax is an essential part of being an entrepreneur. While tax is unavoidable, knowing the right small […]

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Township Business Funding Opportunities – TREP

If you’re a township-based entrepreneur looking for small business funding opportunities, then TREP might be the answer.    TREP provides business […]

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Answers to the Most Common Small Business Insurance Questions

COVID-19 has changed circumstances for many businesses, whether it’s moving to a new location, purchasing new equipment or pivoting of […]

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Your Guide to Funding for Small Business Development in SA

A key part of small business development is funding. You might have a game-changing idea and a watertight business plan, […]

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How to Get a Business Loan for a Franchise Business

.  The franchising industry has opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of the popularity of fast foods and services like […]

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The Differences Between Small Business Loans and Funding

Business owners in South Africa can make use of a variety of small business loans, venture capital funding and grants […]

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Tax and legal implications of hiring gig workers

The following content is paid for by Sage. With the shift to remote working, more businesses are using the gig […]

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Create, send and get your invoices paid on WhatsApp with Nedbank Money Message

The following content is paid for by Nedbank. Small-business owners, content creators, traders and side hustlers often struggle to find […]

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How to get your business ready for tax year-end

The following content is paid for by Sage. A new year is typically a stressful start for many small to […]

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Directory: Funding Options for Small Businesses in South Africa

For entrepreneurs looking to launch businesses this year, here is a list of funding options for small businesses, including business […]

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What to Consider To Ultimately Choose the Best Web Hosting in South Africa

There are several factors small business owners in South Africa should consider if they want the best web hosting for […]

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E-commerce Basics: Answer These Questions Before You Launch an E-Commerce Website

Launching an e-commerce website in South Africa has several advantages including low barrier for entry, cost-effectiveness, reaching a wider audience, and […]

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Essential Holiday Reading for Entrepreneurs – Books, Podcasts, Quotes and More [2021 Update]

[This article was originally published on 09 December 2018.] The holiday season is here – to help you get the […]

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South African Tech Startups that Disrupted 2021

UPDATE: This article was originally published in December 2020 as ‘South African Tech Startups that Disrupted 2020’, but due to […]

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South African Women Who Made Major Moves This Year [2021 Update]

Clockwise from top left: Women who made moves in 2021, Sonto Pooe, Ayanda Mbanga, Zandile Mkwanazi, Mihlali Ndamase, Lettie Mashau, […]

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SME Owners Gain Digital Skills at the Mastercard and PayFast Free SME Virtual Masterclass

Mastercard in partnership with online gateway PayFast, recently hosted the “Empowering Every Business SME Masterclass” – a free virtual webinar […]

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Mastercard and PayFast Host Free SME Masterclass to Help SME Owners Grow a Resilient Online Business Venture

The following content is paid for by Mastercard. As small businesses accelerate digital transformation efforts in response to the pandemic, […]

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Where to Access Funding For Women-Owned Businesses in South Africa [UPDATED]

This August, SME South Africa’s ‘Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling’ Series, unpacks the funding challenges women entrepreneurs continue to face, […]

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A Guide to Government Funding for SMEs [UPDATED]

UPDATE: This article was originally published in April 2019, but due to its popularity it’s been updated on 2 November […]

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SME Solutions – Crowdfunding Platforms Review

UPDATE: This article was originally published in September 2020, but due to its popularity it’s been updated on 25 October […]

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Business Funding Opportunities for Youth in South Africa

This article forms part of our Youth Month 2020 series, #WeMove, providing youth business funding tools and resources to help […]

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What You Need to Know About NYDA Business Funding [Updated]

UPDATE: This article was originally published in May 2015, but due to its popularity it’s been updated on 25 October […]

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International Payments – Go Digital

As digitalisation fast forwards and people reach out for convenient digital experiences, Standard Bank has focused on delivering solutions that […]