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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, Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

The Importance of a Social Media Manager

Social Media Marketing done right by a Social Media Manager! This is the cliche of this new dot com generation and there are no exceptions. Most companies have realised the importance of social media marketing and the many opportunities and benefits it gives to the marketers. You’ve seen first hand how social media can drive sales, develop customer relationships, build brand awareness, and enhance business credibility and overall reputation. All this cannot be achieved overnight, a complete social media strategy is required but lets take a step back to realise the importance of person who builds these strategies, Social Media Read More

Why You Should Have an eCommerce Website?

In this day and age, with the growing popularity of the Internet and technological advancement, is it much quicker and easier to buy and sell online now than ever. Internet users are no longer limited to sitting at desktop computers in order to do research or send emails. People are now using their laptops, tablets and even mobile phones to do more things including making purchases and even selling products via the Internet. People can now enjoy shopping and even running their own business from the comfort of their own homes! As a seller with an eCommerce website, you can tell Read More

10 Reasons Why a Business Plan important in your business?

Business plans are like road maps; it’s possible to travel without one, but it will only increase the likelihood of getting lost along the way. Rather than putting yourself in a position where you may have to stop and ask for directions or even circle back and start over, entrepreneurs often use business plans to help guide them. That’s because they help business owners see the bigger picture, plan ahead, make important decisions, and improve the overall likelihood of success. Why is business plan important? A well-written business plan is an important tool because it gives entrepreneurs the ability to Read More

Social Media Tips for Small Businesses

1. Start with a plan Social tools are easy to use and you can get started with organic posts for free. That might make it tempting to dive in and just start posting. But like every good business strategy, using social media for small business success needs to start with a good plan. Without a plan, you have no clear goal for what you’re trying to achieve. That means there’s no way to measure your results. Take the time to create a social media plan right upfront. This ensures that all your social efforts support specific business goals. Here are Read More

Ways to Become a More Successful Entrepreneur

Whether you’re just starting out or are an old pro, who doesn’t want to be a more successful entrepreneur? Owning your own business gives you a sense of freedom and empowerment. You can build things and watch them grow. Entrepreneurs make decisions for themselves, realize their creative visions, and develop lasting relationships with other entrepreneurs, customers, and vendors. It’s a great way to live. That’s why I’ve founded so many companies — I can’t get enough. That’s why I’ve put together these tips to help you to become more successful. 1. Get gritty Grit is perseverance. Grit is the go-get-’em Read More

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