SA Fintech cracks silver for breaking SME funding barriers

Fintech company Retail Capital has won a silver award at the Global SME Finance Awards for its innovation in funding SMEs.

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10 top fuel-saving tips for drivers

Feeling the pain at the pumps? Following four consecutive monthly petrol hikes that have seen prices rise almost R2 per litre up to R16.68/l, now’s the time drivers need to smarten […]

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SMME focus: Flashing Lites

Flashing Lites is a Randburg-based, boutique visual content production studio whose core service offerings are corporate films, live streaming, animation and photography that has a continental footprint and outlook.

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SMME focus: Debar Ceramics

Debar is the only Black owned company providing the service of manufacturing and providing wear-resistant lining products to the mining, power generation, construction and cement manufacturing industries.

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SMME focus: Bruno Engineering

Sicelo Myeni is the Operations Director at Bruno Engineering, a steel fabrication and turnkey engineering projects business based in Wadeville Germiston was founded in 1972.

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“It always works out if you want it bad enough.”

u|Chief chatted to the founder of The Wedding Boutique, Alex Claxton, who shared her memories of the long road to starting and growing a thriving business that now occupies a […]

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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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