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Startup News Roundup – DataProphet Makes Top 30 African Startups List, Fintech Adumo Secures Investment, and More (22 – 26 March)

DataProphet One of Four SA Startups Listed in the Yale Africa Startup Review This week the Yale Africa Startup Review […]

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Why Having Too Many Documents Can Be Bad for Business

The following content is paid for by The Document Warehouse. For many businesses, paperwork is the backbone of efficiency and […]

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[DOWNLOAD] The Funding Stories of Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa

This International Women’s Month we bring you the funding story of a women entrepreneur behind one of the most disruptive […]

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Startup News Roundup – Ukheshe Goes Global, Call for Proposals for VC Funding, Insurtech Startup Disrupts Car Insurance & More (15 – 19 March)

Fintech Ukheshe Eyes Global Expansion  Ukheshe Technologies, a payment technology provider within the B2B sector, has confirmed it is expanding its […]

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5 E-commerce Challenges and Easy Solutions

The following content is sponsored by 1-grid. An online presence is a crucial aspect of your company’s success, and in […]

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[DOWNLOAD] How Direct Marketing Gets You Customers

Digital marketing changed the game – for the first time every business could afford marketing tactics, such as direct marketing, […]

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Startup News Roundup – Apply for Enygma Ventures, Spaza Shop Initiative Launched & More (8 – 12 March)

Enygma Ventures Announces Open Call for Women Entrepreneurs in Southern Africa Enygma Ventures, a venture capital fund, is encouraging women […]

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Business Opportunities Monthly – March 2021

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[DOWNLOAD] The Role of Education in Increasing Tech Use Among SMEs

Can tech education increase the use of tech solutions among SME owners? In an effort to find out why South […]

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Startup News Roundup – Section 12J Cancelled, Hlayisani Growth Fund Closes First Round (1 – 5 March)

Government Cancels Section 12J Investments The Treasury has announced that it will be putting an end to Section 12J of […]

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Startup News Roundup – Mama Money Sees Growth, MortgageMarket Secures Investment (22 – 26 February)

SA Fintech Mama Money Grows 500% During the Pandemic Mama Money, a South African based money transfer company that enables […]

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The Best Time to Start a Business is Now – 10 PLUS Business Ideas for Youth [UPDATED]

This article was published on 1 June 2020 as part of our Youth Month 2020 series, #WeMove, providing youth-focused tools […]

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Startup News Roundup – PayFast Now Offers Financing, Slow Fund for Side Hustlers (15 – 19 February)

PayFast Launches New Merchant Funding Feature Online payment gateway, PayFast has launched a new merchant-financing service in partnership with local […]

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SME South Africa Launches Free Business Guides to Help SMEs Navigate the Challenges of COVID-19

To support and empower entrepreneurs during a challenging time, SME South Africa has launched a series of free COVID-19 Business […]

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Startup News Roundup – New Private Equity Fund Launches, Cape Town and Stockholm Tech Hubs Collab (8 – 12 February)

Khumovest Launches New Private Equity Fund for SMEs Financial services Firm, Khumovest, a 100% black owned and managed financial services […]

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Business Opportunities Monthly – February 2021

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Startup News Roundup – Fintech Yoco Payment Gateway Launch, 2021 Fintech Predictions (1 – 5 February)

Fintech Yoco Launches Payment Gateway Yoco, a South African fintech has launched a payment gateway alongside their range of card […]

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Funding Opportunities: A List of Investors that Back SA Startups [UPDATED]

UPDATE: This article was originally published January 2020. However due to its popularity it has been updated with more investors […]

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SME Solution: Alternative Funding Review

Many small and medium enterprises face the access to funding challenge. Only 6% of respondents reported that they had received […]

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COVID-19 Small Business Relief Updates (February 2021)

Get the latest on COVID-19 Small Business Relief initiatives and interventions by the government and the private sector. [UPDATED – […]

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Startup News Roundup – Tech Startup Aerobotics, Legal Tech (25 – 29 January 2021)

Aerobotics Raises $17 million Round Led by Naspers Tech startup Aerobotics has raised $17 million in an oversubscribed Series B […]

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Agriculture Trends 2021

The production of products consumers want and delivering them where they want are key agriculture trends entrepreneurs need to pay […]

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3 Ways to Start Selling Online with a .ZA Domain Name

This article is the second of a two-part series, paid for by .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA).  See Part 1: […]

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Creative Industry Trends 2021

What will the local creative industry look like in 2021 and beyond? The industry has never been more crucial but […]

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FinTech Trends 2021

What fintech trends will dominate 2021? Dominique Collett, head of AlphaCode and senior investment executive at Rand Merchant Investments says […]

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Business Opportunities Monthly – January 2021

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Consumer Trends 2021

Strong brand relationships as a consumer trend has never been more significant, says Thabo Ramushu, Category eBusiness Lead East and […]

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Tourism Trends 2021

Travellers will continue to insist on stringent health and hygiene protocols of suppliers well into 2021, says Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa, […]

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Practical Business Lessons from 2020 and COVID-19 to Take Into the New Year

While 2020 was difficult year for many, there are big business lessons that entrepreneurs can learn from it, writes Dominique Collett, […]

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Mobipaid – Contactless Transactions

The following content is paid for by Mobipaid. According to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) lost and/or […]

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South African Women Entrepreneurs, Corporate Leaders Who Made Major Moves in 2020

SME South Africa reflects on the achievements of South African women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in 2020. We look at […]

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Unique Business Ideas We Loved in 2020

These 2020 groundbreaking business projects will inspire you to execute your next business idea. Here is a list by SME […]

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Your Ultimate End-of-Year Checklist [Updated]

[This article was originally published on 18 November 2019.] The end of the year is near. Whether you are shutting […]

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Unlock Digital Opportunities with .ZA Domains

This article is the first of a two-part series, paid for by .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA).  A website makes […]

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10 Innovative COVID-19 Business Solutions We Loved

The impact of the COVID-19 on small businesses has been nothing less than devastating, but as always, out of challenges […]

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10 Impressive COVID-19 Business Model Pivots You Should Know About

When President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on 23 March this year of a countrywide lockdown for 21 days to […]

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The People’s Fund: What Could You Buy With R900 Billion?

The following content is paid for by The People’s Fund. By: Rutendo Chizunza, Marketing Officer, The People’s Fund Imagine living […]

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How COVID-19 Has Changed SA’s SME Funding Landscape

Entrepreneurs looking for funding in this new COVID-19 reality are facing two major challenges, says Luyanda Jafta from The People’s […]

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COVID-19’s Big Tech Lesson for SA Entrepreneurs

The silver lining in the dark cloud that is the COVID-19 crisis is there were some sectors that got a […]

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How to Sell in a Covid-19 World

What is the secret to selling in this new reality entrepreneurs have to operate in? Tebogo Selebi, a senior associate […]

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COVID-19: New Opportunities and Threats

Musa Kalenga‘s words will resonate with entrepreneurs who are looking to make the most of new opportunities brought on by […]

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Business Opportunities Monthly – November 2020

SIGN UP for our newsletter online to get the latest updates on business opportunities and funding news in South Africa […]

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New Ecommerce-in-a-Box Offering – DPO Store – Set to Transform SME Landscape

The following content is paid for by DPO SA.  South African businesses can now get an ecommerce-ready website, including a […]

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Sisa Ngebulana On The 4 Essential Qualities Needed To Build An Empire

SME South Africa has been running for over 7 years. This week we are looking back at some of our […]

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Crowdfunding Platforms for SA Entrepreneurs

SME South Africa has been running for over 7 years. This week we are looking back at some of our […]

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A List of 100% Local South African Franchises

SME South Africa has been running for over 7 years. This week we are looking back at some of our […]

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5 Women in Farming you Need to Know About

SME South Africa has been running for over 7 years. This week we are looking back at some of our […]

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SME Solutions – HR and Payroll Software Review

On average, South African businesses lose in excess of R7.2 billion a year on avoidable business administrative costs according to […]

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The Future of Entertainment – Covid-19 & Online Gambling

This content is paid for by CasinoHEX. The COVID-19 pandemic has already significantly impacted businesses and will have a potentially […]

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SME Solutions – Company Registration Services Review

Getting your business registered in South Africa has multiple benefits including business name protection, business compliance and access to tax […]

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There Will be Life After Lockdown for SA’s SMEs

The following content is paid for by Visa. Lockdown restrictions have unfortunately shown the vulnerability of small businesses. Things may […]

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COVID-19 and the Rise of the Generalist

Dov Girnun, CEO of alternative fintech lender Merchant Capital has a view on specialists versus generalists. As conventional wisdom has […]

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Allon Raiz’s 20 Entrepreneurship Lessons Learned Over 20 Years

Over the past 20 years, Raizcorp CEO Allon Raiz has learned many tough entrepreneurship lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges. […]