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How SMEs can prepare for winter
June 09, 2022

The cold is right on our doorstep, which means it’s time to prepare for more nights in, more load shedding and the return of the winter sale. While many businesses can thrive during the winter, others are planning innovative ways to stay above water. Whether you’re going off the grid, finding ways to keep customers…

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Four things you need to know before starting a small business
May 12, 2022

Starting a business is one of the scariest, yet most rewarding things a person can do. You’re about to walk into a world that requires resilience among the journey’s twists and turns, agility when faced with unexpected changes, and gratitude for the small defeats that ultimately lead to success. Luckily, you’re not the only one…

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A finance partner is better than a loan facilitator
April 12, 2022

Gone are the days of walking into a bank and putting both your business and yourself on the line in front of a preoccupied loan officer who could on one hand reject your application because they want to leave early, or accept it and tie you into a lifetime of debt and repayments under the…

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The importance of keeping staff and keeping staff happy in a modern SME
March 16, 2022

It isn’t difficult to find a slew of quotes from the biggest business owners in the world about the importance of keeping staff and keeping them happy in order to grow a successful business, but you might be asking yourself “Why?”.  Why is it considered so important to retain good staff and have them as…

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Short Terms Loans | Blog
What you need to know about cash flow lending in 2022
February 10, 2022

Whether you find your business in a post-season slump or struggling to get a consistent influx of cash due to the ongoing and unstable landscape of a world dealing with COVID, the answer to ease your stress could be cash flow lending. This type of loan allows small businesses to borrow money based on their…

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4 Of the most common challenges facing SA entrepreneurs & how to overcome them
December 15, 2021

It’s not something exclusive to our shores (especially these days unfortunately), as across the world many small businesses struggle to get going and stay going, but stats show that most South African startups aren’t able to keep the doors open past the three-year mark.  Like in many new businesses around the world, most South African…

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Business trends to look out for in 2022
December 15, 2021

2021 is just about a thing of the past and while we could reflect on all that’s happened in the last 12 months (let alone the last 24), we chose to rather look ahead. And indeed you can’t have one without the other, our past defines our future and the two are inextricably linked –…

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Industry News | Blog
Bridgement + The Slow Fund: Meet Thabang Mafela
November 12, 2021

In partnership with the Slow Fund, we’re incredibly excited to announce that Thabang Mafela, founder of Hokae Mobile Billboards, is the second of four entrepreneurs to win a R20 000 interest-free, fee-free business loan from Bridgement.  Hokae Mobile Billboards Launched by Thabang during the peak of Covid in 2020, Hokae Mobile Billboards is not only…

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