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Month: March 2021

Funding Opportunities: A List of Investors that Back SA Startups

Funding Opportunities: A List of Investors that Back SA Startups. Last year was the most successful year of fundraising by African tech startups, according to the Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report. Africa’s investment landscape for entrepreneurs is slowly changing as more less risk averse venture capital flows into the continent. Today sources for investment capital for African businesses are growing beyond family and government funding. International investors are actively searching for African unicorns to invest in with venture capitalists discovering opportunities on the continent that offer double digit returns on their investment. In 2017 alone R31.3 billion was invested,…

15 Great Township Business Ideas and Opportunities

South Africa’s townships have always been a hive for entrepreneurial activity, however the over-saturation of certain sectors has affected the chances of their success. These are typically sectors with low barriers to entry and low capital requirements. This is beginning to change as more entrepreneurs look to launch businesses in previously under explored sectors which could give rise to the next million-rand enterprises. Kabelo Selebalo, founder at Menzion Digital, a Ekhurhuleni-based design and development agency that services township-based businesses, says that many of these trends are being driven by young upwardly mobile black professionals who are seeking greater convenience and service. Starting a business…

Drive Traffic to Your Online Store with 8 this Proven Ways

We’ve created a list of 8 tips to use in order to significantly increase website traffic. They include both free and paid options. As is true with planning anything, some tasks require long periods of preparation, while others can be executed on the fly. Optimize Your Site for Sales Whether you’ve just launched or you’ve been around for a while, everyone is looking for ways to increase eCommerce traffic and ultimately get customers to purchase their products. But every potential visitor is different, and there are many unique ways that you can reach each of them. From social media to…

Branding for Small Business – 11 Powerful Benefits of Branding Your Business

Branding is one of the most important aspects of a successful business. It’s the first impression you give to your audience and it’s what makes you stand out among your competition. Your brand is a direct reflection of what your customers should expect from you. It’s your voice, your mission, your marketing materials, your packaging, your website. It’s the reason people will choose you over others. Simply put, branding is not just a logo. For small businesses especially, it’s important to attract and retain loyal customers and branding will do just that. If you’re on the fence about branding, here…

10 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Compete On Price

Here’s some top 10 reasons why you should NEVER lower your price to attract more clients, no matter what. Reason #1: Low fees attract low quality clients. You’ll attract those who are more concerned with price than they are with results. Oh yeah – those folks are definitely not FUN to work with either. Reason #2: Low fees repel high end, value focused clients. Not only do low fees attract the wrong type of clients, but they also actively push away the potential high paying clients that you’re eager to serve. Talk about a double disaster! Reason #3: Low fees…
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