Everything you need to know about SME South Africa.

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about SME South Africa.

SME South Africa is a one-stop-shop for business owners to access business advice, business tools and resources they need. We are dedicated to supporting and empowering small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across South Africa. We serve as a comprehensive resource hub, providing valuable insights, practical advice, and expert guidance to entrepreneurs and business owners at every stage of their journey.

We support SMEs through a variety of channels, including informative articles, expert interviews, how-to guides, and industry analyses. Our platform covers a wide range of topics relevant to SMEs, such as business strategy, finance, marketing, technology, legal matters, and more. Additionally, we offer networking opportunities, community forums, and events to facilitate connections and collaboration among SME stakeholders.

Our services cater to a diverse audience, including aspiring entrepreneurs, startup founders, established business owners, industry professionals, policymakers, investors, and service providers. Whether you’re looking to launch a new venture, scale an existing business, or stay informed about the latest trends and developments in the SME ecosystem, SME South Africa is here to support you.

SME South Africa is a free and open platform accessible to all individuals and organizations interested in SME development. While we may offer premium services or partnerships with select organizations, the majority of our content and resources are freely available to the public.

We provide a wide range of business content, including business articles, webinars, reviews, expert advice, guides, and downloadable resources covering various aspects of entrepreneurship and small business management.

Our articles and guides offer valuable insights, tips, and strategies to help you navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and grow your business.

Yes, all the resources on our platform are free to access for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

You can apply for funding by applying through our website. We work with funding partners who specialize in supporting small businesses.

Our funding partners offer various funding options, including working capital, inventory loans, and purchase order funding tailored to the needs of small businesses.

No fees are associated with submitting a funding application through our platform.

The response time for funding applications may vary depending on the funding partner and their review process.

Yes, we offer advertising opportunities for businesses looking to reach our audience of small business owners and entrepreneurs.

We offer various advertising options, including banners on our website, sponsored content, newsletter sponsorship, and social media promotion. Visit our Advertise with Us page for more information.

While we cover a wide range of topics relevant to small businesses, we prioritize content that addresses the needs and interests of our audience.

Absolutely! We value feedback from our community and are always open to suggestions for new topics and content ideas.

Yes, many of our resources are available for download in various formats, including PDFs, spreadsheets, and templates.

We occasionally host webinars and workshops featuring industry experts to provide additional learning opportunities for small business owners.

You can subscribe to our SME Brief or follow us on social media to receive updates on new articles, guides, and resources.

Yes, we have the SME Forum, a dynamic community space exclusively for entrepreneurs. It’s a hub where you can ask questions from business owners and industry experts—all for free! Join the SME Forum today and tap into a wealth of knowledge to help grow your business.

If you have any questions or need assistance, you can reach out to our customer support team via email or through the contact form on our website. We’re here to help!