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How SA’s hospitality sector SMEs can plan for the festive season

Small businesses in the hospitality sector have their eyes firmly set on recovery, as the year slowly starts drawing to a close. There is still lots of hard work ahead, but recent developments such as the relaxation of lockdown regulations and the changes to international travel restrictions give a glimmer of hope for SME operators […]

Collaboration and Partnership will get SMEs through these difficult times

Small businesses in South Africa should tap into existing business community, partner and supplier networks to help keep their heads above water in these tough times. It is only by finding creative ways to stand together and help one another that this vital sector of the South African economy, employing 9 out of 10 people, […]

Four steps to fixing cash flow and help SMEs survive

We are all familiar with the saying in business that “cash is king” and, if that’s the case, then cash flow is the lifeblood of any business.  For small or mid-size businesses, cash flow is a critical component of success. Profits are meaningless without it. The harsh reality is that SMEs who don’t exercise good cash flow […]

Good customer retention tactics translate to brand loyalty and profitability for SMEs

There is a good reason why the saying goes “first impressions last” and this is particularly important for small businesses. Once they’ve connected with a new customer, businesses should focus on offering high-quality delivery over the long-term. It begins with a client’s first interaction with businesses or brands and continues throughout the lifetime of the […]

The value of digital transformation for SMEs

Digital Transformation refers to the overall change of organisational activities aimed at leveraging opportunities created by digital technologies and data. This requires companies to profoundly transform their business models, infrastructure, processes and culture, in order to steer them toward finding new sources of customer value. The use of digital technologies has transformed commerce and how […]

How positive debt can help SA’s SMEs grow

Regardless of the size of your company or how great your product maybe, at some point, every business will need more finance than they have immediately available. When this happens, accessing additional funding will help to give your company the fuel it needs to grow. It may seem counterintuitive, but Trevor Gosling, Co-founder, and CEO […]

How cost cutting can help SMEs grow

Reducing the cost of supplies, inventory or business operations is common practice amongst many small business owners. Not preserving enough cash could land a business in deep waters and in need of a lifeline. For business owners, curbing your expenditure is a practical way to improve your cash flow without incurring risk to your business. […]

SMMEs primed for growth as economy slowly takes steps to recover

While South Africa’s economy took a series of blows over the last year, business owners remain confident that things will slowly start to stabilise in 2021. This was reaffirmed with South Africa’s SACCI business confidence index rising to 93.4 in November of 2020 from 92 in October, above pre-pandemic levels. According to Trevor Gosling, Co-founder […]