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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. […]

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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

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

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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

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

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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 […]