Business recovery SMME

Trade returns to 44% of pre-lockdown levels for SMMEs according to Yoco

According to the Yoco Small Business Recovery Monitor, trading within the Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) sector across South Africa has now returned to 44 percent of pre-COVID-19 lockdown levels. The monitor, which...

Global Recognition for Signarama Southern Africa

A highly anticipated event on the Signarama calendar is the World Expo which recently took place in Cancun, Mexico. Southern Africa was well represented at the event which took place from 23-27 October. The event...
Unpacking the amendments to the B-BBEE Scorecard

Unpacking the amendments to the B-BBEE Scorecard

The Department of Trade and Industry’s amendments to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice on Friday, 31 May, were published in the government gazette with very little fanfare considering the significant impact they may...
Future females

FNB partners with Future Females to grow SA women entrepreneurs

In a bid to address the slower pace of women entrepreneurship development in South Africa, FNB has joined forces with Future Females as the main sponsor of all its South African chapters. The partnership will...
Amrote Abdella_Director, Microsoft4Afrika

Microsoft launches its Global Social Entrepreneurship programme

Microsoft, through its Microsoft for Startups initiative, has announced the launch of its Global Social Entrepreneurship programme to empowering social entrepreneurs to achieve more using technology. Around the world, startups are creating new businesses, built...
, Entreprenacity: Developing true grit as an entrepreneur

Entreprenacity: Developing true grit as an entrepreneur

Steve Reid, Director at the Centre for Entrepreneurship at False Bay College, recently launched his first book, Entreprenacity: Developing true grit as an entrepreneur. With over 10 years’ experience in leading 2 incubators and...

Planning a Year End function in 5 easy steps

Actions speak louder than words, and this wisdom is true for almost every sphere of life. After all, it’s much more meaningful to show someone that you love them, rather than just saying it....
business travel advice

Business travel: Advice and information

It looks like business travel is slowly but surely returning to normal. Or is it? Are nerves around an imminent business trip keeping you up at night? Oz Desai, GM of Flight Centre Business...

February/March digital edition of Your Business Magazine OUT NOW!

Read your FREE copy online on the device of your choice, or download to enjoy later! Highlights in this issue: MONEY MATTERS 7 steps to get your business ready for funding How we did it: 'Treps share...

All eyes on the newly appointed Minister of Small Business – will she deliver?

With the shock decline in gross domestic product of 3.2% in the first quarter from a 1.4% expansion in the prior three months, can government live up to its post-election hype and deliver on...
Theo_Baloyi Entrepreneur of the Year® competition

Meet the finalists: Entrepreneur of the Year® Competition

Theo Baloyi is one of the finalists in the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS, in the Emerging Business Category. With a bold vision to build an African-centric footwear brand...
small business survival

Small business survival is key to South Africa’s economy in the time of COVID-19

At a time when many small businesses in South Africa are already struggling as a result of the recession, the global COVID-19 crisis is a bolt out of the blue. It is an event...

Grow through networking

Just how important is networking, and how can one maximize on events like so many others have successfully done? Here’s a nifty definition of networking: Creating a group of acquaintances and associates and keeping it...
new laws parental leave

Get your business ready for the new parental leave laws

With South Africa’s new parental leave laws having been promulgated, but only likely to take effect at some stage in 2020, employers that have not yet done so should fast-track their efforts to comply...
Darlene Menzies

Home-grown based Fintech company presents SMEs access to finance solution at inaugural Business Economic Indaba

Finfind provides solution for new job creation Business Unity South Africa’s inaugural Business Economic Indaba recently took place in Johannesburg with a heavy focus on job creation as well as a transformed and inclusive economy....