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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 […]

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How To Pitch Your Product to Big Retailers [UPDATED]

This April up your Sales & Marketing efforts! Follow along here for winning strategies. UPDATE: This article was originally published […]

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Township Business Ideas and Opportunities [UPDATED]

UPDATE: This article forms part of SME South Africa’s Township Entrepreneurship series. This article was originally published in October 2018, […]

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A Guide to Launching a Rabbit Farming Agribusiness [UPDATED]

This article was originally published on 6 Jan. 2020. Due to its popularity, it is updated on 18 Oct. 2021. […]

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A Guide to Launching a Food Truck Business

UPDATE: This article was originally published in January 2020, but due to its popularity it’s been updated on 11 October […]

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A Guide to Starting a Sneaker Cleaning Business [UPDATED]

UPDATE: This article was originally published in March 2020, but due to its popularity it’s been updated on 11 October […]

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Employment Law 101 for the Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, employing your first employee can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Part of figuring […]

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Licensing and Permits For The Food Industry [COVID-19 Update]

UPDATE: This article was originally published in May 2015, but due to its popularity it was updated with brand new […]

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The Basics of How to Register a Small Business in South Africa

UPDATE: This article was originally published in May 2014; due to its popularity it’s been updated with new information on […]

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Standard Bank Launches Business Banking Awards Worth R4.5 Million in Granting Funds

Intent on growing and investing in South African businesses and being a key partner with local enterprises, Standard Bank has […]

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Consult With a Business Mentor and Get Your First 15 Minutes Free

The following content is sponsored by Startwise.  We hear and talk about the importance of having a business mentor when […]

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Entrepreneurship Competition to Support SME Development

The following content is sponsored by Business Partners.  Aspirants encouraged to start their own businesses amidst record high unemployment rate. […]

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Making the Right Moves with the Standard Bank Business Credit Card

The following content is paid for by Standard Bank.  As a business owner you want a credit card that allows […]

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INNOVATION Born in the CLOUD – SAP Business ByDesign

The following content is sponsored by SAP. Your Business can become sustainable & prosperous with SAP Business ByDesign Has your […]

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Banking on Small & Medium Enterprises for the Future

The following content is paid for by Standard Bank.  As society navigates the global pandemic, entrepreneurship continues to be a […]

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SME South Africa is Growing – Here is All the Info

Since our launch in 2014 by digital media entrepreneur, Velly Bosega, SME South Africa has stayed true to it’s mission to helps SMEs to startup, grow and expand.

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Startup News Roundup – Tiger Brands Launches VC Fund for the Food and Beverages Sector & More (7 – 11 June)

LifeQ, a provider of biometrics and health information derived from wearable devices and used in world-leading health management solutions

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Startup News Roundup – Healthtech hearX Startup Expands to the US & More (24 – 28 May)

South African healthtech startup, HearX, will have it’s Lexie hearing aids sold at Walgreens stores in the US from this month.

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Online Collaboration Made Simple: Here’s How

We need to reassess how we approach online collaboration because working with a variety of people is stressful and time-consuming.

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Sendoff App Helps Users Arrange and Manage Funerals

Sendoff co-founders, Zolani Matebese (CEO) and Thabisile Sethaba (COO). Zolani Matebese (CEO) and Thabisile Sethaba (COO) are co-founders of Sendoff, a South African and world first funeral app

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Startup News Roundup – fibrePOYNT Receives Funding to Provide Internet to Townships & More (17 – 21 May)

Joburg-based fibrePOYNT Receives Funding to Provide Internet to Townships The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of […]

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Top SA Entrepreneurs Share Their Tech Must-Haves for Small Businesses (Part 2)

This is Part two of our series where top South African entrepreneurs share how technology is helping them run more […]

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Top SA Entrepreneurs Share Their Tech Must-Haves for Small Businesses (Part 1)

Many entrepreneurs find the process of buying technology for their business, whether accounting software, POS systems, CRM or fibre, to […]

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Startup News Roundup – New €50 Million Fund to Support High Growth African SMES & More (10 – 14 May)

Goodwell Investments Launches New € 50 Million Fund To Support High Growth African SMES  Goodwell Investments, an impact investment firm, today […]

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Online Platform, Syked, Makes Therapy Accessible to Ordinary South Africans

Syked is a virtual private counselling platform for individuals looking for alternative ways of seeking mental health support without putting […]

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It’s Never Been More Important to Future-proof Your Business

The following content is sponsored by Startwise. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on SMEs throughout South Africa. A recent […]

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Business Opportunities Monthly – May 2021

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

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Franc Financial App Allows Anyone to Become an Investor

Startup Franc was started in 2017 with the goal of building an easy to use app that would allow South […]

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Startup News Roundup – Gas Startup Gets US-based Investor & More (3 – 7 May)

Gas Startup Secures R300 Million Investment Bluedrop, a South African startup based in Johannesburg has secured a R300-million investment from […]

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AgriCool Crowdfunding Platform Empowers Small-scale Farmers

Zamokhule Thwala is the founder and CEO of AgriCool, an agribusinss digital crowdfunding platform that empowers small-scale farmers by connecting […]

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Startup News Roundup – Peach Payments Raises Additional Funding & More (26 – 30 April)

Peach Payments Raises Additional Funding Fintech startup Peach Payments has received funding for an undisclosed amount, according to an ITWeb […]

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Startup News Roundup – Healthcare Startup Quro Secures Funding & More (19 – 23 April)

Healthcare Startup Quro Secures Raises Seed Funding Nairobi-based seed-stage investor Enza Capital and South Africa-based Mohau Equity Partners have invested […]

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Startup Planet42’s Rent to Own Model Makes it Easier to Buy a Car

In many parts of the world, a car is the ultimate symbol of freedom. Public transport is a good alternative […]

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Startup News Roundup – IT Companies in South Africa Invited to Apply for Amazon Program & More (12 – 16 April)

IT Companies in South Africa Invited to Apply for Amazon Program Applications for the 2021 intake are now open for […]

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New E-commerce Platform, SME Solutions, Helps Business Owners Purchase Tech Solutions

SME South Africa has launched an e-commerce platform to help business owners purchase the tech tools and business solutions they […]

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The Story Behind the First On-demand Consulting Platform in SA

The following content is sponsored by Startwise. Meet Velly Bosega, Entrepreneur and Founder of Startwise and join him on his […]

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Encourage and Win Over Regular Customers to Your E-commerce Store

The following content is sponsored by 1-grid. You’ve probably heard it a thousand times. It’s easier (and cheaper) to convert a […]

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Startup News Roundup – Biotech Startup Impulse Biomedical Secures Investment & More (6 – 9 April)

Futuregrowth Invests in Biotech Startup, Impulse Biomedical The Futuregrowth Development Equity Fund (DEF), has announced on behalf of its clients, […]

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Business Opportunities Monthly – April 2021

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

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Startup News Roundup – Fintech Selpal Acquired by FNB, South Africa’s Startups Were 283% More Funded From 2019 to 2020 (29 March – 2 April)

Fintech Selpal Acquired by FNB FNB has acquired 100% of Selpal – a financial technology solutions (fintech) company that operates […]

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[DOWNLOAD] Financial Statements Templates for Entrepreneurs

The SME South Africa financial management templates report pack includes all the resources that entrepreneurs need to be able to […]

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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 […]