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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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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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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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What small business owners need to know about SME tax
August 22, 2022

From deciding your business type, registering with SARS, and understanding special taxes and VAT registration, everything you’ve ever needed to know about SME tax can be found right here. Yes, tax season is not every business owner’s favourite time of year, but submitting returns doesn’t have to be as painful as we know it to…

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Helping businesses survive load shedding
July 26, 2022

In response to the impact of loadshedding on South African businesses, data-driven alternative finance provider Bridgement offers a unique possible financing alternative power solutions to help entrepreneurs and business owners mitigate the effects of energy disruptions. The solution – called Alternative Power Financing – offers businesses a unique way to fund generators, inverters, and other…

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Everything you need to know about business expansion
July 19, 2022

If you are reading this, you’re likely considering expanding your business. Now, you are ready to embrace success and take your business to new heights. As a business owner, it is imperative that you ensure you’re ready for expansion, that you choose a method of growth that works for you and that you’re able to…

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