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Back in Business? Here is Your 4-Step COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Viresh Harduth, Vice President, Small Business, Sage Africa and Middle East shares how entrepreneurs can put together a COVID-19 recovery […]

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What’s Your Brand Story?

By Yumna Aysen, Cape Town-based business coach If you want to build a successful business, having a strong brand story […]

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Are You Using Your Customer Testimonials to Promote Your Business?

By Sylvia Schutte MD, Stratitude, a full-service marketing agency. Customer testimonials are great for business. Not only do they give […]

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A CEO’s Guide to Surviving COVID-19’s Economic Hit

By Filum Ho, CEO of Autoboys, an up-and-coming automotive glass and parts company. We’re living through extraordinary times and businesses […]

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4 Ways Real Entrepreneurs are Using Their Websites to Grow Their Businesses During COVID-19

By Selina Bieber, Regional Director at GoDaddy, a domain registrar and website hosting company. The 2020 GoDaddy Global Entrepreneurship Survey  found that […]

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SME Solutions: Point of Sale (POS) Devices Review

A point-of-sale (POS) system offers an alternative way that customers can pay you. Some of the benefits of a POS […]

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Join the North-West University SME Study

The North-West University is inviting all SMEs to participate in a qualitative SME study focusing on the interactions between leaders […]

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How Do B2B Service Marketplaces Work? We Answer Your Biggest FAQs

One of the easiest and effective ways to boost your online presence is by listing your business in an online […]

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Support Your Tourism SMEs – 30 Must-Do Experiences in All 9 Provinces

SMEs across all sectors have been affected by COVID-19, no more than the tourism sector.  The sector now faces a […]

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SME South Africa Launches Online B2B Service Marketplace for SMEs

SME South Africa, the leading business resource platform for entrepreneurs and small businesses, launched Serv, a B2B service marketplace. Serv helps […]

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Business Opportunities Monthly – September 2020

SIGN UP for our newsletter online to get the latest updates on business opportunities and news to help you on […]

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SME Solutions – Fibre Review

Fibre is the fastest and most reliable connection we have in South Africa. It has the capacity to work at […]

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9 Lessons from Women’s Month 2020

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

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The Bread Box Bakery’s Funding Success Story with VodaLend

The following content is paid for by VodaLend. Matlhogonolo Ledwaba, founder and CEO of The Bread Box Bakery is passionate, […]

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VodaLend Works to Close the Funding Gap for Women-owned Businesses

The following content is paid for by VodaLend. August is Women’s Month in South Africa and VodaLend, an innovative business […]

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Women Entrepreneurs & Funding – ‘We Knew We Were Ready for Funding’- Salamina Mosese

Salamina Mosese’s interview is an excerpt from the SME South Africa ‘Female Entrepreneurship & Funding’ Case Studies, download the full […]

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SME Solutions – Business Insurance Review

Being your own boss has its perks, but for your business to thrive as it should, you need to protect […]

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Women & Funding Round Table Part 2 – Solutions: ‘We Need More Inclusive Financing Models’

This August, SME South Africa’s ‘Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling’ Series, sponsored by Nedbank, unpacks the funding challenges women entrepreneurs […]

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Download the Funding Stories of 4 Powerhouse Female Entrepreneurs

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

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Business Opportunities Monthly – August 2020

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Women & Funding Round Table Part 1 – Challenges: ‘The System Just Wasn’t Built for Women’

This August, SME South Africa’s ‘Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling’ Series, sponsored by Nedbank, unpacks the funding challenges women entrepreneurs […]

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SME Solutions – Web Hosting and Domains Review

A Global Small Business Survey conducted by GoDaddy  found that only 28% of South African small businesses have a website, […]

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Back to Business Basics Challenge #TwoWeekBizReset (Week 2)

Week 2 of the SME South Africa Business Reset goes beyond motivation and inspiration to help you overcome the business […]

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SME Solutions – Accounting Software Review: Sage, Xero and Intuit Quickbooks

The introduction of cloud-based accounting software has taken the hassle out of bookkeeping and accounting, while also helping to increase […]

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Join the SME South Africa Back to Business Basics Challenge #2WeekBizReset (Week 1)

COVID-19 arrived and devastated ALL plans and goals, seemingly overnight. Many business owners have not had an opportunity to catch […]

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6 Business Ideas To Explore During a Recession [Updated]

[UPDATE – 10 July 2020] By: Siphethe Dumeko, Chief Financial Officer at Business Partners Limited South Africa has entered a technical […]

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Business Opportunities Monthly – July 2020

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Where You Shop Matters – How Thinking Local Can Help Kick-Start the COVID-19 Recovery

The following content is paid for by Visa. As countries around the world begin to reopen businesses, restart economies and […]

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Riversands Incubation Hub CEO on the Challenge of Supporting Entrepreneurs During COVID-19

Tafadzwa Madavo describes himself as “Purpose Driven CEO At Riversands Incubation Hub” on his LinkedIn profile. COVID-19 has solidified his […]

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Brush Up on Your BEE Knowledge [Updated]

[UPDATE – 03 July 2020] What is BEE? South Africa’s policy of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) is not simply a […]

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Visa Launches New Initiative to Support Small Businesses in South Africa

The following content is paid for by Visa. • Initiative comes as new study finds consumers are increasingly embracing ecommerce […]

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Choose the Right Type of Ownership for your SME [Updated]

[UPDATE – 29 June 2020] Before you do anything else, get your house in order – choosing the right business […]

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Resourceful SME Funding Ideas for Entrepreneurs [Updated]

[UPDATE – 22 June 2020] One of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face is securing funding. For many entrepreneurs, the first […]

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Bus Stop Properties Founder Shares His Winning Formula

Zakhele Myeza’s interest in property investment began as a hobby. He has since gone on to become a well-regarded property […]

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How to Launch an Executive Coaching Business

The International Coach Federation South Africa says that the business coaching sector has grown significantly for many reasons, including: – […]

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Unique South African Business Ideas [Updated]

[UPDATE –08 June 2020] House of Hohwa #Iprotectuuprotectme campaign. Image: from Facebook-House of Hohwa. Despite the challenges brought on by […]

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Beauty on TApp Founder Talks Monetising an App & Thriving Through COVID-19

Beauty on TApp launched in 2015 as a mobile application with the aim of helping connect users with beauty salons […]

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Business Opportunities Monthly – June 2020

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13 Youth Initiatives and Support Networks to Join This Youth Month

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

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COVID-19: “The Only Way Out of This is Sales” – Jamal Sahib

COVID-19 hit, what now for SMEs? SME South Africa approached a number of entrepreneurship champions and various stakeholders with the goal […]

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Which Business Opportunities Should You Be Pursuing During COVID-19?

Allon Raiz, CEO of top business incubator Raizcorp, shares how to take advantage of the business opportunities that COVID-19 may […]

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COVID-19 Small Business Relief Packages Updates + Reasons Applications Are Rejected

Note: Visit the organisation’s website for more information. According to the #CombatCovid SMME Survey findings, three out of four small […]

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COVID-19: How to Sell During a Crisis [Book Excerpt]

“It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the […]

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COVID-19: Help for SME Employees (UIF, TERS)

Most South African small and medium businesses are struggling to operate and pay their employees during the national lockdown imposed […]

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COVID-19: “The Key to Survival Now is to Stay Close to Your Customers”- Darlene Menzies

COVID-19 hit, what now for SMEs? SME South Africa approached a number of entrepreneurship champions and various stakeholders with the […]

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COVID-19: “Many a Small Vessel Will Sink or Have to Go Back to Port” – York Zucchi

COVID-19 hit, what now for SMEs? SME South Africa approached a number of entrepreneurship champions and various stakeholders with the […]

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Business Opportunities Monthly – May 2020

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COVID-19: “It Was a Case of Adapt or Die” – How the Bottles App Pivoted From Alcohol to Grocery Deliveries

Just a few weeks ago Bottles App was South Africa’s first and largest on-demand alcohol delivery app and service. Today […]

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COVID-19 Cash Flow Guide

Many small and medium businesses in South Africa were already facing cash flow challenges before the COVID-19 pandemic and the […]

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Side Hustle: How to Profit from Your Passion

The following content is paid for by MiWay.  Salaries are peculiar. Just before payday arrives, it seems like the world […]

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SME SA Launches White Paper on SMEs’ Tech Use

To find out why South African small business owners are not using technology at the levels that they should, SME […]

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How to Keep Your Business Afloat While Working From Home

The following content is paid for by The Document Warehouse.  The President recently announced an extension of the initial 21-day […]

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COVID-19: Payment Relief and Other Government and Private Sector Interventions for SMEs

Below is a comprehensive list of initiatives and interventions by the government and the private sector, including where to get […]

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The Ultimate COVID-19 Survival Guide for SMEs

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and it’s impact on business and the economy, has and will continue to test business owners […]