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The future of financing: Are you ready for 2023?
February 07, 2023

Personally, we don’t remember the last time a financing article began with a sentence that didn’t resemble something like, “Businesses have faced unprecedented challenges in the past year…” Take it as a sign of the times. Unfortunately, things are not exactly about to look up for businesses in the wake of the headline-hogging challenges which…

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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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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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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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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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