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Future-proof your SME: 6 Steps to take your business online

The Covid-19 virus has put a strain on many businesses of all sizes, and especially SMEs worried about the impact on their customer base are desperately looking for ways to stay afloat in these...
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Survive Covid-19: Ways for small business to stay afloat

Seraj Toefy, Custodian of Entrepreneurship at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) says that according to The Small Business Association, the average cash safety net for small businesses is estimated to last only...
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...
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Businesses must support each other during Covid-19 crisis

"All South African business leaders have a responsibility to stand together to keep business moving, protect employment and the economy ticking over," says Frank Mullen, CEO of ICT provider Zinia. “How decision-makers adapt to...
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Beat the recession, and emerge even stronger

Tips and advice for small businesses on how to beat the recession, and emerge even stronger from the downturn. With South Africa officially entering a technical recession in the fourth quarter of 2019, it’s tough out...
Lelemba Phiri is Principal of Africa Trust Group

Lelemba Phiri : The investor who backs Africa’s women entrepreneurs

Lelemba Phiri is Principal of Africa Trust Group, a holistic early stage gender-lens investor committed to investing in Africa’s Women entrepreneurs. In light of International Women's Day celebrated on the 8th of March, she...
Brainline

Keeping it in the family

For more than 30 years, Brainline has been providing home education to thousands of learners in and outside South Africa's borders. This family-run business started with humble beginnings, but today, three decades later, it is...
sustainable business

A sustainable business is a successful business

Sustainability and climate change are two of today's hottest topics. From Adidas selling 11 million pairs of shoes made from ocean plastic, to vegan meat sales increasing by 451% in the last four years, there...
best time to start a business

The best time to start a business is right now. Here’s why

Every day, across the country, men and women dream about starting their own businesses. They have an idea, they want to be their own boss, they’re tired of corporate life, or they want to...
New year, Your Business Magazine

New year, New Plans

Use challenges as an opportunity to learn, evolve and reinvent your business. As a new year comes into view, it is normal to reflect on the one gone by. Hopefully 2019 was a good year...
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Wrapping up the year…

Tips on how to wrap up 2019 so that entrepreneurs can start off 2020 with clear goals and renewed focus. Many entrepreneurs find it difficult to take their foot off the gas at the end...

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....
Brand story

What’s your story?

Brand storytelling is no longer a nice to have. It is a need to have, and what will ultimately maximize your business's visibility, profit, and impact. Tell your story with LOVE, treat it as...
business lessons from the Springboks

Business lessons we can all learn from the Springboks

The Springboks' almighty triumph at the 2019 Rugby World Cup has given everyone in South Africa a massive boost. The joy was palpable – almost making it hard to get back to work. The Boks'...
Lindsay and Shelley Mentor

The secret that makes this power couple work

Every year, many couples take on the challenge of starting a business together. For some, it is the best decision they have ever made, which is the case for Lindsay and Shelley Mentor. Whilst working...