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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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Industry News | Blog
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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2 Things we learned from the R200 billion Guaranteed Loan Scheme (GLS)
May 03, 2021

Two hundred billion Rand was effectively made available to SMEs by the South African president over a year ago, but with less than 10% allocated, only a few thousand recipients, and just weeks left to apply, one has to ask, “Why so few takers?” What is a GLS? Outlined as the biggest portion of the…

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Bridgement + The Slow Fund: We’re Giving Four Entrepreneurs a R20k Interest-Free Loan
April 06, 2021

The Slow Fund is an initiative started by South African entrepreneur and author Nic Haralambous. It exists to help budding entrepreneurs launch their small businesses, by giving away R1000 to one passionate human every day for a year to cover initial start-up costs or provide a cash injection. As a company that is passionate about…

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Blog | Customer Stories
Salad Lab – a fresh recipe for success and organic business growth
April 06, 2021

If 2020 has shown SMEs anything, it’s the importance of innovation and the exploration of new avenues. From entering programs and competitions, to ditching traditional banking finance for FinTech alternatives, this is how The Salad Lab came out of 2020 stronger than before. Founded in 2013 by Teboho and his wife, The Salad Lab is…

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Covid-preneurs – When challenge breeds creativity
March 09, 2021

2020, a year that can be considered the most turbulent for businesses in recent history, has taught us many things; one of them being that your options aren’t necessarily limited to sink or swim – you can pivot.   While it’s certainly a challenge for many to evolve in such trying times, it’s not impossible…

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