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 ...
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How alternative lending options support SMEs

09/13/2019

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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Is SMS marketing still a thing for SMEs?

08/28/2019

SMEs need to rethink the SMS: Here’s why CEO of Mobiz, Greg Chen discusses how SMEs can still benefit from SMS when utilised properly.   When it comes to communicating with their customers (something which is vital to the growth of any business), SMEs have a wider array of options available than…

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Why networking is critical for growing your business

08/26/2019

Why networking should be a priority When it comes to building and growing your company’s client base, turnover, geographical reach and reputation, your professional network is your most essential asset. In the world of business, it is not just about what but who you know. This is where networking comes…

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The rise of mixed-use developments in SA

08/23/2019

The “Mixed-Use” Concept: A View from South Africa In urban areas, different types of properties evolve at varying rates. Coffee shops and small eateries might spring up in a gritty area before the appearance of shared work spaces. Studio apartments might be drawing in more people and leading to round-the-clock…

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The fine line between tax planning and tax avoidance

08/21/2019

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants is looking into whether aggressive tax planning is ethical, even if it is legal, according to Saadiya Adam, a technical advisor for the IESBA. She was one of the speakers at a recent accounting indaba hosted by the South African Institute of Professional…

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Giving back has never been easier

08/19/2019

5 Ways to give back: It’s easier than you think According to the annual Giving Report by the Charities Aid Foundation of Southern Africa, over 88% of South Africans contributed to a charitable organisation through time, money and other donations in 2018.   Most people who contributed did so through…

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Spotlight on inspirational women in business

08/16/2019

#WOMENSMONTH: SPOTLIGHTING INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS Notable women making waves in their field. Women’s month in South Africa is a time for reflection and celebration – a month of paying homage to the women who are propelling the country forward through excellence and dedication. From business and technology to social…

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