So Your SME got Funding: Here’s how to Spend it Wisely

A lot is said about the ‘before’ of accessing funding for SMEs, whether it is deciding on what type of funding you may be eligible for such as government funding ...
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How alternative lending options support SMEs


Funding remains one of the biggest limitations to both large and small businesses as banks adopt more stringent lending terms. The contraction in the economy has seen investors and conventional credit providers alike pull back on lending. If credit provision for large corporates is being restricted, one can only imagine what is happening to businesses…

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Business is booming in Mauritius


Mauritius evolution: Why many are taking their business to the beach Mauritius may just be an island – its annual tourist influx of 1.4 million outnumbers its own population of around 1.3 million – but this hasn’t stopped it, over the past three decades, from growing into a giant on the…

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Afrocentric design in the bushveld


Tourism Month: Kruger hotel reinvents railway luxury   Afrocentricity is at the centre of the Kruger Shalati Train On The Bridge. Set to officially open in December, the Train on a Bridge incorporates the iconic and original Selati railway bridge where visitors would disembark at Skukuza Camp nearly 100 years ago.…

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Major cities in partnership


City-to-city agreement renewed Cape Town Tourism renewed its marketing agreement with NYC and Company, the Big Apple’s tourism board, at a rooftop event in the CBD on Monday August 27. At the event, it was also announced that the first direct flight from New York to Cape Town is scheduled…

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What goes into starting a business?


A clean sweep with SweepSouth – how Aisha Pandor did it Five years in her role as CEO and co-founder of SweepSouth, Aisha Pandor tells us how the journey has been. What is SweepSouth? SweepSouth is an on-demand domestic cleaning service that brings technology to the domestic services industry and takes the hassle…

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Stay on trend when planning your perfect day


Planning a wedding? Incorporate these trends for a truly magical day The months of September to April bring booked out wine farms, chapels and breweries as South Africa experiences its annual peak wedding season. Locally and internationally, couples are drawn to the wide variety of options (and affordability) of the…

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The tourism amendment bill and its effect on entrepreneurship


Bill will harm tourism and favour hotels The Tourism Amendment Bill, which was published in the Government Gazette on April 12 and put up for public comment, has been criticised as being an attack on home-sharing apps such as Airbnb, as well as the “experiences” that are offered via the…

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