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Calculate your cashflow finance options: funding fundamentals
January 26, 2023

Let’s imagine, for argument’s sake, that a timer started running the moment you started reading this article. Remember that timer.  Okay, now back to the matter at hand. Because you are reading this article, that means that you are investigating alternative business funding options. Many businesses in South Africa run into cash flow dry periods….

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Blog | Business Loans
Why SMEs that need a business loan are losing interest in business funding
January 23, 2023

We’re going to come out and say it: securing business funding sucks. Outdated business funding processes belong to an anachronistic lending system which – let’s face it – is crumbling under the advance of a more customer-centric fintech industry. SMEs that need a business loan are losing interest in these processes – literally. When you…

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Cash flow, or cash flop? Your January business horoscope
January 17, 2023

Depending on what industry you work in, the start of a new year can represent radically different things. Right now, some of us are wound tighter than the purse strings, while others can’t count the cash fast enough. After all, one man’s cash flow is another man’s cash flop.  To help you prepare yourself for…

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Blog | Business Advice
Four ways SMEs can prepare for the festive season
December 06, 2022

Another year has come and passed, and preparations for a new one are already underway. While it is an exciting time for businesses as they soak up the festive cheer, a lot of preparation is required before we can call it a day. Including in-store and online promotions, marketing efforts to support them, and preparing…

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Blog | Business Advice
An SME’s guide to achieving your Black Friday goals in 2022
November 11, 2022

While Black Friday is one of the most profitable times of the year for retail giants, 85% of smaller sellers in Britain say they’re boycotting the event as they fight unnecessary consumerism. It would be interesting to see if South African businesses follow this trend. However, while competition might be fierce this time of year,…

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Blog | Business Advice
How SMEs can prepare for economic disruption
October 11, 2022

After one of the most gruelling pandemics in history, we’re also in the midst of a global recession. In light of this, it’s more important than ever to ensure business resilience. If you haven’t done so already, you should be investing time into analysing potential business risks and finding ways to combat these risks before…

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Supporting South African women in business
September 13, 2022

Today, we pay tribute to the incredible and inspiring women in business in South Africa. Thanks to them, people are now benefiting from education advocacy, as well as wine production. In support of women in business, we’re highlighting some of the most innovative women in South Africa, discussing the impact of fempreneurs on socio-economic activity…

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How automation technology is set to redefine the finance industry
August 24, 2022

The financial services sector is the recipient of dramatic digital transformation. We may be familiar with the more consumer-facing elements, such as the proliferation of mobile banking and internet banking, but there is a lot more going on behind the scenes with regards to how service providers, including those offering credit facilities, are embracing new…

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