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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 […]

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Business Opportunities in Africa’s Media Industry

By: Guest Thought Leader, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, founder and chairman of the APO Group There is a common misconception that entrepreneurship […]

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11 Reasons to Love Your Competitors

By: Guest Thought Leader, Dr Thommie Burger, founder of JTB Consulting People usually think that with no competition the entire […]

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‘The First Business Mistake I Made’

We recently took to our Facebook page to find out: “What was the first business mistake you made?” The majority […]

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How the Jobs Fund Works

The Jobs Fund is a government initiative that seeks to help create jobs by supporting initiatives that generate employment in […]

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Business Opportunities Monthly -(March 2020)

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Does Your Business Brand Need a Refresh?

When you started your business, a “friend of a friend” designed your business’ brand logo and another designed your website […]

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How Purchase Order Funding Can Help You

Has your business signed a contract for a large order, such as a government tender, but you don’t have the […]

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Stop Selling and Start Building Relationships

By: Guest Thought Leader, Themba Nkuna, author, sales coach and founder of How to Sell Academy As a sales coach […]

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5 Practical Ways to Turn Your Kids Into Youth Entrepreneurs

By: Guest Thought Leader, Cate Williams, Senior Brand Manager from Retail Capital, an alternative small business funder Turning job seekers […]

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There is No Perfect Time to Start a Business

By: Guest Thought Leader, Lisa Illingworth, CEO and co-founder of educational start-up FutureproofSA Every day, across the country, men and […]

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Turn a Business Idea into a Billion Rand Company

By: Guest Thought Leader, Jalal Ghiassi-Razavi, association director at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation One of my work colleagues recently […]

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This is How You Get Buy-In from Your Team for Your Vision

By: Guest Thought Leader, Tricia Jones, founder of Capacity Builder Did you know only a small percentage of entrepreneurs remain […]

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Guide: Launching a Business as a Mommy Influencer

The influencer marketing industry in South Africa continues to show growth. Evidence of this is that more people are turning […]

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She’s Built Over 800 Houses – Woman in Construction Shares Her Entrepreneurial Journey

When Faith Mabena started her business, she merely had a marketing degree to her name and had to learn the […]

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Independent Business Experts: Small Business Saviour or Your Sinker?

I was recently asked to do some work for a large financial services company to help them think through and […]

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Build a Business with Purpose With These 5 Steps

Magic happens when business owners ask: ‘Why are we doing this?’, says Sylvia Schutte, founder and managing director at Stratitude, […]

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Get a Winner’s Mindset – This Pitching Book Shows You How

Justin Cohen‘s book, Pitch to Win: How to Present, Persuade and Close the Deal, offers a guide to South African […]

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The Truth About Running a Crowdfunding Campaign in SA

In 2017 Uprise.Africa arrived as the new kid on the funding block and was then South Africa’s first equity crowdfunding […]

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How To Screen Potential Hires – Red Flags SME Owners Should Look Out For

By: Siobhan Zurnamer, Marketing Lead, Giraffe This article is part of a series on recruitment, to help you hire the […]

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SME Banking Expected to be Big in 2020

By: Dominique Collett, senior investment executive, Rand Merchant Investment Holdings, and the head of AlphaCode Here at AlphaCode we spend a […]

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Flying Cars and Other Tourism Trends for 2020

By: Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa, CEO, Jurni, a travel and tourism data management company Will 2020 herald in the decade of […]

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First-Time Property Investor? See Yourself As An Entrepreneur

By: Guest Thought Leader, Grant Smee, Managing Director of Only Realty SA and the founder of EPiC Networking and OUST […]

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Business Ideas for University Students

This article was originally published in February 2018, due to its popularity it’s been updated with additional business ideas. “When […]

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8 Signs Your Child May be an Entrepreneur

By: Lisa Illingworth, CEO and co-founder of educational start-up FutureproofSA Are you the kind of parent that gets summoned into […]

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How to Write Job Descriptions that Attract Great Candidates

By: Siobhan Zurnamer, Marketing Lead, Giraffe This article is part of a series on recruitment, to help you hire the […]

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Entrepreneurs! Know When to Ask For Help

By: Lisa Linfield, a board Certified Financial Planner and entrepreneur, CEO of Southern Pride Wealth and host of the podcast […]

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Here’s Why Follow Ups Should Be Part of Your Sales Strategy

By: Guest Thought Leader, Aaron Beashel, Qwilr You’ve had a fruitful series of phone calls, email exchanges and meetings with […]

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How to Join Fetola Business Growth Professionals

Is 2020 the year you finally get started on that business idea or take your business to the next level? […]

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Support: How to Join Riversands Incubation Hub

Is 2020 the year you finally get started on that business idea or take your business to the next level? […]

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Entrepreneur Support: How to Join Proudly SA

Is 2020 the year you finally get started on that business idea or take your business to the next level? […]

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Entrepreneur Support: How to Join FinFind

Is 2020 the year you finally get started on that business idea or take your business to the next level? […]

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How to Join: Youth Ideas Development Tech Program

Is 2020 the year you finally get started on that business idea or take your business to the next level? […]

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Entrepreneur Support: How to Join Entreprenerdy

Is 2020 the year you finally get started on that business idea or take your business to the next level? […]

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Entrepreneur Support: How to Join Tshimologong Precinct

Is 2020 the year you finally get started on that business idea or take your business to the next level? […]

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Entrepreneur Support: How to Join Township Entrepreneurs Alliance (TEA)

Is 2020 the year you finally get started on that business idea or take your business to the next level? […]

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Entrepreneur Support: How to Join AlphaCode Incubate

Is 2020 the year you finally get started on that business idea or take your business to the next level? […]

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The Ultimate List of ESD Programmes in SA [UPDATED]

February is Funding & Enterprise Supplier Development Month on SME South Africa. Follow the conversation here for all our coverage.  Getting into the right Enterprise […]