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4 benefits to owning your own business
September 30, 2021

Starting your own business can be two very different things: rewarding and scary, but when you really think about it, if your service offering is thought out and something that consumers will want and come to you for, then history shows us that the rewards far outweigh the risks.  And what are some of those…

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4 Ways to keep your business website fresh and modern
September 08, 2021

Even before the world knew what COVID-19 or the Novel Coronavirus was, the shift to conducting business digitally or online was well underway. Since the tech bubble burst way back when and the dotcom revolution became old hat we have been steadily moving towards a digitally connected world, a world wide web.  And what comes…

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How Benchmarking can help grow your small business
August 11, 2021

The pandemic and resultant lockdowns have triggered economic hardship around the globe, especially for small, medium, and micro firms. In most countries, the majority of firms are SMEs, supplying a disproportionately to employment and the economy. According to a report by the Small Business Institute: “It is in these small businesses, and the aspirations of…

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South Africa’s top 3 businesswomen in 2021
July 30, 2021

You don’t have to look very hard to find a plethora of incredible businesswomen in South Africa today. Some of the biggest brands and companies across an array of industries are being steered by powerful women from a range of backgrounds. Not only that, many have forged their own path in the SME arena to…

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How to avoid a 10% penalty from SARS this 2021 tax season
July 26, 2021

Debt and taxes in the time of Corona Benjamin Franklin is often quoted as saying that there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Some say that the quote originated in the book written by famous author Daniel Defoe, The Political History of the Devil. Regardless of who coined the phrase, two…

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How to accelerate growth through a brand collaboration
July 12, 2021

Some of the biggest brands on the planet have worked together in the past to create not only memorable but profitable campaigns and partnerships (GoPro & Red Bull – Stratos, Kanye and Adidas – Yeezy, Apple & MasterCard – Apple Pay), why shouldn’t you? You should. Brand collaboration can be a great way to gain…

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Bridgement + The Slow Fund: Meet Simphiwe Mkhize, the first winner of a R20K interest-free business loan
June 07, 2021

In partnership with the Slow Fund, we’re incredibly excited to announce that Simphiwe Mkhize, founder of Simmy Bakes, is the first of four entrepreneurs to win a R20 000 interest-free, fee-free business loan from Bridgement.  Simmy Bakes Financial analyst Simphiwe Mkhize lost her job in 2018 after working in finance for eight years. As a…

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4 Simple ways to support local SMEs
June 04, 2021

Whether you run one, work at one, or visit one on the daily, as a South African you are guaranteed to encounter an SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) in some form whenever you leave your front door. And now with the online commerce and services experience being more prevalent than ever, you don’t need to…

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