Small businesses continue to struggle with load shedding

Small medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) are the economic lifeblood of the country. The sector is providing employment to more than eight million South Africans spread across close to five million […]

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How to scale a business

Petro Bothma of Business Partners Limited shares her extensive experience (along with that of the SME Toolkit’s distinguished guest contributors) on how to scale a thriving company.

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Flexible working instrumental to SME success

Co-working spaces and flexible work hours are becoming the norm in the world of SMEs as well as for larger corporates, and it’s helping companies stay competitive and retain their […]

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Zero processing fees key to SMME growth

ABOVE: Mitchan Adams, Thomas Pays, and Lyle Eckstein at the launch of Ozow On 4 April, Payment company Ozow Secure Payments (Ozow) became the first local payment processor to offer ZERO […]

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Graduate recruitment platform a boon for young talent

South African businesses have a bright new platform to help them recruit skilled graduates, interns and apprentices and, in the process, invest in developing South Africa’s bright young talent.

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Sales: the essential “painful” task for professionals

Sales is the essential “painful” task for every professional services and consulting provider, writes Deon Binneman

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9 ways to keep your business insurance costs in check in 2019

Having adequate short-term business insurance in place can be a game-changer for SMMEs to weather any unexpected financial storms… but how do you keep these costs in check?

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Keeping tabs on SMME tax

Small businesses are the foundation of South Africa’s economy, but if they don’t have their tax affairs on point they could be heading for disaster.

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Knowing your market

Andrew MacKenzie, the Managing Director of Boomtown creative agency, says that the digital world is putting pressure on businesses to use their marketing spend more strategically than ever before.

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Build your tribe

“Successful entrepreneurs and leaders create the outcomes they desire, by surrounding themselves with like-minded people and those working towards the same goal. It’s their ‘tribe’ but how do you create […]

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