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Small business financing options are available to help your startup, but it’s not easy to get funding if you don’t have a long business history or the right credit rating. 


Business growth is key to the success of any small business. It's important to remain consistent as you start to grow your company, and make sure you focus on areas that will offer the biggest gains. 

It's important to be aware of your business' weaknesses and strengths so that you can improve on areas that offer the most potential. Improved cash flow, proper marketing and customer service can be the difference between staying open or going out of business.


Being an entrepreneur requires overcoming many challenges that confront most new businesses, and it also requires distinguishing yourself from the competition by developing an original product or service. 

 


The notion of what makes a good leader has been examined from every angle over the years, leaving leaders with an overwhelming number of qualities they are expected to possess in order to be considered a good leader.


Having gone through the design and redesign of multiple Internet Banking systems over the years, I have noticed a few reoccurring themes. Most of our clients seem to deal with the same pains when modernising their platforms.


Starting and running a business is challenging especially in today’s economic climate. More than ever, the right support network for a small or medium-sized business can significantly improve the odds of success. This is where accelerator or incubator programmes can be incredibly useful and it’s the reason that more and more SMEs rely on these programmes to assist with their growth.


If you are a small Black-owned business in the clothing and textile, automotive or chemical industries, you are invited to enter the 2021 Business Accelerator Programme and put yourself in the running to win seed capital for your business. 


Most of a company’s business comes from existing customers. Keeping those customers loyal to the brand at a time when there are so many alternatives to choose from is something every organisation is struggling with. 


If you are a small Black-owned business in the clothing and textile, automotive or chemical industries, you are invited to enter the 2021 Business Accelerator Programme and put yourself in the running to win seed capital for your business. 


As companies around the world begin to embrace that their future operating model is going to need to be Digital First, the race is now on for companies to invest in technology and data assets to create new value and opportunity.


It’s often forgotten that business is a creative pursuit. Every business, be it a technology giant such as Microsoft, or a tiny corner store serving one community, stems from a single idea.


The Mindspa Institute has been presenting the course “Business Skills for South African Women” since 2008, and throughout the years the following really stood out:


Starting a business and keeping it going can be a bit tricky, especially when you're doing it by yourself. Dr Antje Hargarter, head of Stadio School of Commerce, shares 3 business tips to help aspiring entrepreneurs. 


The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found that South Africa has one of the highest business start-up failure rates in the world. In the GEM National Entrepreneurship Context Index (the NECI Index), South Africa ranks 49th out of 54 countries, ahead of only Croatia, Guatemala, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, and Iran.


The year 2020 will forever be defined by the massive disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic had across the board and around the world, says Dr John Purchase, CEO of the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz). The immediate response in South Africa was a hard lockdown that restricted movement and any form of a gathering of people. 


South African companies hoping to do business in Africa can look to the government for assistance. This is part of the government's plan to give support to small businesses and emerging entrepeneurs. 

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