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ADJUSTED ALERT LEVEL3 PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH 15 JUNE 2021----GOVERNMENT GAZETTE

Government Gazette containing the imposition of the latest Adjusted Alert Level 3 regulations, as announced by the President on Tuesday, 15 June 2021.


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How to present online effectively

But how can you ensure your message is received and that you hold the attention of your participants throughout the presentation? Here are six steps to presenting online effectively.


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Five questions small businesses should ask before applying for funding

Finding and applying for suitable funding is often not as simple as just ‘asking the bank’. You will find it useful to consider these key questions when you set out to get funding.


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What might extra sanitising mean for our immunity?

According to some schools of thought, ‘overzealous’ hygiene might threaten our natural defences by depriving the body’s immune system of opportunities to recognise and build resistance to germs.


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Free Guide :: The SME Guide to Sales Optimisation

Your SME will benefit from insights on the following: Understanding a sales funnel, how conversions occur, improving each stage, practical tips on how to convert leads to customers, and how marketing can support your sales optimisation.


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E-commerce website options in South Africa

By creating an e-commerce store that’s localised and optimised for the South African market, you’ll be in an ideal position to connect with a huge (and expanding) audience of online shoppers.


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Master the online sales process

Let’s look at how we can master the online sales process to boost our profits.


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Complacency: the rule of doubling efforts

Every time we win an account, we need to double our efforts. Every time we lose a deal, we need to double our efforts. Every time we achieve an internal target...


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The GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business

The Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business – to provide free tools and resources you can use right now. It is applicable for any small organization with limited IT expertise, resource or budget – whether commercial, not for profit or mission based.


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Nedbank committed to supporting SMEs and their owners

Because your business and personal finances are so interdependent, Nedbank has designed a banking solution that enables you to manage both through a single point of contact: your dedicated relationship banker.


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Cash Flow Survival Guide

Whether in a crisis or not, positive cash flow is essential for any enterprise and negative cash flow is one of the toughest hurdles to get over


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Webinar Alert :: Why the smart are getting ahead? How to financially bulletproof your business.

Do you want to know why business structures will make you successful?Join Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO), Rob Velosa (iProtect) and Jose Delgado (iProtect) in this power-packed Q&A session.


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Shorten your SMB’s sales cycle

Sales are the lifeblood of any small-to-medium-sized business but how can you shorten the cycle? How can you stop it from dragging on for days or, even, months?


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8 best practices for online presentations

Here are eight best practices to keep the attention of your viewers.


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Why improving customer engagement remains critical

As much as the term ‘customer engagement’ is frequently used, don’t let the buzzword stop the immense value it still has for your business.


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Serving the community through modern tech

Incredible stories of how tech enables dreams do not only remind us that it is possible to reach your goals, but go an extra mile to show us how it’s done


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A seamless collaboration between a small business owner, an accountant, and connected apps

For Kristen Buttress, Managing Director of Kristen’s Kick-Ass Ice Cream, using Xero alongside a suite of connected apps from the Xero App Marketplace has enabled her to grow her business.


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5 Reasons to choose WordPress for your e-commerce store

Are you looking to move your business partially or entirely online? There’s no better time to do it than now. But keep in mind, the platform you use to manage your e-commerce store will play a pivotal role in its success.


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Refuse to be boring: A guide to storytelling for business owners and sales professionals

How do brands stand out? Through effective story telling. In this e-book, Charles Hsuan discusses storytelling and how creating your A.P.a.R.T moment is the perfect place to start.


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Webinar Replay :: The "Big 4" every business owner aspires to achieve

Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) discusses the "Big 4" every business owner aspires to achieve, and concludes with five factors seen in the super successful.


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How to register for e-filing and is it necessary for a small business

(SARS) developed the e-filing platform to help make it easier for taxpayers to submit their returns, make payments to SARS, and get a tax clearance certificate. Follow these easy steps to register for e-filing.


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Google tools to help you grow your small business

As a small business owner, you juggle a lot of different roles. This makes it important to work smart, not hard. What’s the best way to do this? By using all the tools available to you as a small business owner.


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Business across cultures 101

By following these six steps you will be well on your way to building strong healthy business relationships with your foreign colleagues.


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Debit orders save time

SMEs need to get to the point in their cash conversion cycle, where they are bringing in more revenue than they are paying out. One way to accelerate cash flow is to automate debit order collections, payments and invoicing.


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The rise of e-commerce

Gone are the days when buying online was simply a purchase of a book, clothing item, or food. Nowadays, having a business presence online that integrates e-commerce functionality will become a lot more common.


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Candid Conversations with Charles Hsuan featuring Mike Anderson

Seizing opportunities before the tipping point of evidence is what makes a true entrepreneur.


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Sourcing beyond China and alternative markets

Maintaining a stable supplier network in diverse places can help mitigate risk and sourcing disruption.


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The role of luck in entrepreneurial ventures

So, you ask: what role does luck play in the success of my venture?


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How to build a small business website in minutes

Running a small business can be very rewarding, but it’s also a complex and time-consuming job. Fortunately, creating a website is one aspect that doesn’t have to eat into your resources.


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The power of word of mouth

If you know your client is happy, ask them to recommend you to other potential clients. It won’t cost them a thing and could make a big difference to your pipeline.


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How to give constructive criticism

No one likes to be criticised especially when it is an attack on their identity but there are times when criticism is necessary to help someone grow in their position.


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Dispelling three myths about QR code payments acceptance in South Africa

Consumer adoption of QR code payments has accelerated during the pandemic, partly due to merchants and consumers looking for contactless ways to transact as opposed to cash or cards.


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The most affordable SME mobile voice and data packages in South Africa

It is critical that you sign up to an SME business connectivity package that provides you with everything your company needs – and for an SME, this often comes in the form of an LTE package.


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Supplier Stories: Maintaining a long-distance (business) relationship

Does your company have what it takes to nurture a solid and lasting business relationship at a distance?


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Sourcing Talk - Supplier Stories: What Buyers Get Wrong

Suppliers share their experiences and insights into where buyers go wrong and how to overcome those challenges.


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Master the secret language of sales: storytelling

NSBC’s CEO, Mike Anderson, met up with Charles Hsuan, a storytelling sales coach from Flying Kite, to learn more about how to use storytelling to boost your sales.


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Project management: a growth tool for small businesses

Have you missed important deadlines? Do you run over budget often? Then it may be time to employ some project management techniques to help you keep on schedule and to budget and grow.


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The future of work

As employees begin returning to the office, companies will need to leverage technology to enable this new form of hybrid working to take place in a safe and secure manner.


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Cash to card: the next frontier for SA’s micro-SME sector

For the migration from cash to card to gain meaningful momentum, it needs to be driven by consumers, and this is already happening.


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What you need to know about debit order fraud and the latest PASA regulation

Debit orders are a safe, cheap and convenient way of collecting money and it can really boost cash flow significantly, but small merchants must educate themselves about the risks.


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Digitalisation will put South Africa ahead as we move beyond COVID

It’s a critical time for small businesses and having the right digital tools to support recovery will continue to be essential.


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Your burnout game plan: unlock your business’ wellbeing

It’s the buzz-word we hear time and again, but what does ‘burnout’ really mean? How do you know if you’re heading towards it?


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Future of Sourcing: 2021 and Beyond

Future of Sourcing: 2021 and beyond — an exclusive webinar for VIP buyers.


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Sourcing Talk: Maintaining a Long-Distance Business Relationship live panel

Global Sources suppliers share the ways they keep up long-lasting relationships with far-flung clients.


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4 things to give up to be successful

Success isn’t simply a product of doing more — gaining more skills, more education, more certificates or promotions. What’s even more important, in fact, are the habits and things you need to give up along the way to improve.


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Develop a kick-ass referral strategy

By following the six points, you will be well on your way to creating a customer pool who are more loyal and trusting.


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How to generate content for your small business

There are many challenges businesses could face when it comes to building a brand on social media. A few challenges include lack of creativity, online reputation management, and the ability to become noticed and stand out.


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Neuroscience and marketing – what’s the connection?

By learning from these seven steps you will be able to encourage the unconscious mind of your customers to react to your products in a productive and meaningful way.


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Emerging opportunities for small business arising from SA’s success in slowing the COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant economic distress, which is likely to have a lasting impact into the future. However, it has also resulted in many new opportunities for small, medium and micro-enterprises.


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Webinar Replay :: How to go BIG in business with Mike Anderson

In this interview (recorded at Breakfast Connect - virtual business-to-business networking event), Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) shares what he has learned from the world's most successful entrepreneurs.


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3 Insider Tips to Boost Your China Sourcing

Join Steven Selikoff from Product Development Academy, as he shares three insider strategies that will elevate your China sourcing.


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Webinar Replay :: Master the secret language of sales: Storytelling

Join Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) and Charles Hsuan (Storytelling Sales Coach from Flying Kite) as they discuss why good storytelling beats good selling every time.


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25 Steps to FAST Success

If we can model the success traits of the zero-to-hero mega entrepreneurs, there is no doubt that we will experience fewer difficulties and fewer failures and that our road to entrepreneurial success will be shorter.


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How to prospect for your best clients online

How do we prospect for our golden clients? Those clients who will be loyal, trustworthy and help contribute to the growth of our business. Here are three steps to prospect for your best clients online.


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Effectual logic and a holistic approach to problem-solving

In their search to find solutions for their customers’ pains, successful entrepreneurs apply effectuation (and effectual logic) which stands in contrast to the causative approach to problem-solving as taught in most business schools.


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4 ways to manage the low season

With winter just around the corner, many businesses will be going into the low season. This means fewer customers, therefore, less revenue.


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An overview on dealing with deserting employees

Employers are often faced with situations where employees are absent from the workplace for long periods. It is important to follow a proper procedure to deal with these situations. :


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Financial educational tools to empower South Africans during the COVID-19 pandemic

Having a handle on your finances is one way of ensuring that you feel empowered through this difficult and challenging time.


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5 ways to sell virtually

Selling virtually is daunting and many people are scared to go online to sell. They are waiting for the day everything goes back to normal but that day may never come and it is time to embrace virtual selling.


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Delegation vs. abdication

One of the most common mistakes I see entrepreneurs making as their businesses begin to grow is confusing the concept of delegation with the concept of abdication


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3 e-commerce security tips to keep your online store secure

There has literally never been a better time to open an e-commerce store and sell your products or services online. If you’ve just done so – congratulations!


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Telcos and the SME opportunity

“Telcos play a key supporting role in enabling SMEs to shift to a digital business model. They can advise SMEs on how they can adapt their businesses to operate in a virtual way.


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Fostering digital transformation for SA’s SMEs: building for the future

Through digitisation, SMEs can become more adaptable to the changing work environment. An example is to be able to shift seamlessly between remote working to office operations and back, as needed, for office workers.


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SA's #1 Business Opportunity

Join the NSBC Founder & CEO, Mike Anderson for this monthly informative and interactive webinar. This is when he will unpack this unmatched, high income remote working business model.


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Webinar :: Sales Indaba with Charles Hsuan

Join Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) and Charles Hsuan (Storytelling Sales Coach from Flying Kite) as they look at utilising storytelling as a powerful sales technique.


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No money marketing

Many SMEs have less than a shoestring to throw at their marketing budget but how can we get our name out there and keep ourselves top of mind in our customer’s mind?


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Add energy to your sales channels

Every business, whether large or small, makes use of sales channels. Here are four methods to add energy to your sales channels:


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How SMMEs can be more financially resilient

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need for SMMEs to adopt new ways of doing things and has pushed businesses to try and become more financially resilient.


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Supporting the rise of the side hustle economy

The COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown response highlighted the opportunities for these so-called side hustles, and the work-from-home protocols have made it easier than ever for employed individuals to operate small businesses from home.


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6 steps on how to manage your digital assets

Have you used an expired logo on your website? Are you struggling to find the latest document you produced to explain how to use your product? Then it is time to organise your digital assets.


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Succession: who will take over from you?

What will happen to your business if you die or become incapacitated? Here are four steps to creating a succession plan.


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Mastering a comeback: how family businesses are triumphing over COVID-19

Are family businesses really more resilient, agile and adaptable than other business types? And, if so, have they been able to tackle the challenges of COVID-19 better than most and, perhaps, emerged even stronger?


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The importance of data for small business

Here are four reasons why data is important to small businesses.


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4 key aspects in rethinking remote employee connectivity in 2021

Here are some of the important factors that has been identified as key aspects to consider when deploying employee connectivity;


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One year on: how COVID-19 lockdown affected e-commerce

On the flip side, ec-ommerce also provided new opportunities for businesses that were caught off guard by the restrictions and unable to generate revenue and pay their employees.


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Developing a competitive mindset

What makes you better than Competitor X?” The right way to answer this question is to speak about what’s good about your organisation, your product, your service


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Why living on the edge is the key to success

Living on the edge and taking action are the keys to happiness and success. Almost everything worth doing is risky. You will never get where you want to be if you don’t seize risks and take action.


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Four easy-to-implement customer support strategies

Clients are responsible for the existence of a company. Without customers, you will struggle to have cash flow. But more and more clients are looking for a good buying experience rather than price.


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Small business resolutions to boost cash flow

Staying in the green has always been a priority for small business owners. Now, more than ever, you need to take control and manage your finances to ensure long-term growth and sustainability.


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Use OKR to execute your next big idea

Are you setting a new goal? Do you have huge ambitions but never seem to achieve then OKRs may be the solution.


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10 tips for coping with stress and anxiety as a business owner

Being an entrepreneur is stressful at the best of times, but what happens when unforeseen circumstances cast its dark shadow of doubt, forcing you to rethink everything about your business and yourself?


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Targeting paying customers

Why target poor-paying customers if ultimately they are going to cost you margin and effort?


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TERS EXTENSION – APPEAL PROCESS - LOCKDOWN PERIOD 16 OCT 2020 – 15 MAR 2021

The gazetting of the confirms that Covid19 TERS benefits have been extended for certain categories of employees.


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TERS Sector Appeal Form

Appeal for unsuccessful lodgement of claims for the period 16 October 2020 to 15 March 2021, particularly for certain sectors which have not been able to operate and employees who remained affected by regulatory restrictions.


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Replay:: Breakfast Connect featuring Cindy Norcott with "No Money Marketing"

n this interactive exceptional virtual experience you will get to network with fellow entrepreneurs, industry experts, future customers and discover strategies and action steps to boost your marketing.


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5 strategies to boost your SME’s profitability

Being profitable is the aim of every small business when they start. Here are five strategies to boost your SME’s profitability today.


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Load shedding – a major obstacle for small businesses and their hope to survive the pandemic

"SMEs play a major role in the economy. There are important steps that can be taken to try and buffer these small companies from the effects of power interruptions”, says an industry body that represents the solar PV industry.


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E-commerce: the basics

Here are five basic questions to consider before joining the e-commerce bandwagon.


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Creating optimised content for your website

Once you have created your website, you are ready to optimise your website to rank high on Google. Here’s how to create optimised website content:


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The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs demands innovative, gender-specific support for women throughout pandemic recovery

While women entrepreneurs are making strides to overcome gender-related biases and advance their businesses in South Africa, they still face several structural and social obstacles, many of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Replay :: Sales Indaba with Mark Keating

Discover how to over-deliver, generate thrilled customers ​​​​​​​and become the ultimate sales performer. In this power-packed Q&A session, Mike Anderson and Mark Berger will share tried and tested ways to increase sales results.


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Virtual meetings 101

Meeting over Microsoft teams or Zoom has become the new normal but how can we be as effective in online meetings as we are in face-to-face meetings? Here are nine basic points to know so that you can excel at virtual meetings.


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The process of a consumer complaint

It is important for a supplier to know when a consumer can lodge a complaint, where they can lodge a complaint, and what will happen after a complaint has been lodged.


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The SME Guide to Business Funding

In this guide, small business owners can look forward to information that answers some questions and concerns around business funding.


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The basic health and safety rules you need for your small business

Making sure your business complies with health and safety rules is critical for the wellbeing and safety of your employees.


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Webinar :: Sales Indaba with Mark Berger

Discover how to over-deliver, generate thrilled customers ​​​​​​​and become the ultimate sales performer. In this power-packed Q&A session, Mike Anderson and Mark Berger will share tried and tested ways to increase sales results.


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Succeed in sales in 2021

The sales environment has changed and it’s time to adapt. If we don’t, we may never achieve the success that we want.


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PR vs Advertising: which is ideal for marketing SMMEs?

Public relations and advertising are both crucial for the promotion of any business. Which one is more cost-effective and lucrative for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in 2021?


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6 strategies to manage a hybrid team

A hybrid team is a team made up of remote workers and in-office workers. Here are six strategies on how to manage a hybrid team.


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Social Media Metrics: what do they mean?

By measuring different aspects of your social media metrics you will be able to understand if you are achieving your campaign goal.


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Breakfast Connect featuring Cindy Norcott with "No Money Marketing"

In this interactive exceptional virtual experience you will get to network with fellow entrepreneurs, industry experts, future customers and discover strategies and action steps to boost your marketing.


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Mobile marketing 101

Let’s take a look at the basics of mobile marketing.


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Managing your online reputation

More and more customers are heading to the web to learn more about a business. Will your business be ready when they find you?


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Factors that will aid small business recovery over the next year

Six trends that will be really important to your business over the next year.


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2021/22 National Budget review and how it will impact your business

Join Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) as he interviews a panel of leading financial experts from KPMG on the highlights and as well as the impact of the new budget on privately owned businesses.


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Sales Indaba Replay :: Achieving Sales Success in 2021 with Mark Keating

Learn new techniques and strategies on how to seek out and secure new customers, retain existing customers, and smash your customer’s expectations with renowned platform speakers Mike Anderson & Mark Keating.


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Remote productivity 101

By following these seven steps you will be well on your way to being more productive at home.


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Build your brand on social media

Telling people about your product or service on social media can help you reach more customers. And best of all, it’s low cost and can have a big upside.


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What Is the difference between POPIA, and PAIA, and who must ensure compliance in your business?

With all the compliance acts that came into effect over the last few years, business owners could easily get confused with all the different abbreviations they frequently encounter.


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Avoiding liquidation: what SMEs can do to prevent collapse

In the three months ended October 2020, there was a 33,2% rise in business liquidations, according to Stats SA.


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5 Tips for using LinkedIn – how to find and sell to anyone

Carlos Gil (Author of the End of Marketing: Humanizing Your Brand in the Age of AI), explains how to sell effectively on LinkedIn without irritating one’s connections.


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Rule #1 :: Don’t sell

Let’s get an insight into a few key tips from the world’s top sales superstars.


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There are more opportunities for SMMEs in 2021 than in 2011

“There is a global shift towards supporting Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises [SMMEs], that has been enthusiastically embraced in South Africa with prospective customers increasingly ordering online since the start of the national lockdown.


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Online marketplaces

An online marketplace transfers the experience of a street fair and farmers market to the web. With thousands of other products, buyers get to browse and buy a variety of goods.


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Self-care for small business owners

Many entrepreneurs pride themselves on burning the candle on both sides, but what if I told you this is detrimental for the growth of your business and you.


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Disruption that sees SMEs working and growing

ProfitShare Partners (PSP) reviews an SME’s underlying transaction risk, which it helps manage. Based on that risk, the company provides the necessary finance and shares in a percentage of the profits of that particular transaction.


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Easy Advance: a new financial service from PayFast and Retail Capital

To help merchants struggling with lockdown and to grow their business, PayFast has partnered with Retail Capital to launch Easy Advance.


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How body language can help your sales

It is crucial that your body doesn’t sabotage your sales message, but how can you use your body to reinforce your sales message?


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8 savvy ways to cut costs in a small business

At a time when many small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, cutting costs can boost their chances of keeping their doors open. We have a look at eight ways to cut costs in a small business.


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3 reasons why social commerce is important for your online business

One buzzword that you may have noticed getting a lot of attention lately is social e-commerce. But what exactly is this new trend and why is it something that you should care about?


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Adaptation is key to survival for South African SMMEs

While market shake-ups often lead to innovation and the birth of new industries, very few expected the past year to be as much of a game changer for business.


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Sales Indaba :: Bookings open

Learn new techniques and strategies to seek out and secure new customers, retain existing customers with Mark Keating (SALESGURU CEO) and Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO).


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Webinar Alert :: Need capital for your business? You’re invited

Top tips to bridge the gap and secure that much needed capital to boost your business with credible clients with Mike Anderson (NSBC ) chats to Andrew Maren (ProfitShare Partners) and Lloyd Madurai (Hot 91.9FM) about their campaign to #GetSAWorking.


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The experts say “2021 is the year to build your tech stack”. Here’s why.

As we start a new year, businesses should consider whether they have the right tech stack to help them grow.


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Employment tax incentive: how can it help your business?

In an effort to address South Africa’s high youth unemployment levels, the government introduced the Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) scheme with the aim of encouraging and incentivising employers to employ the youth.


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UIF COVID19 TERS UPDATE: ERROR MESSAGE, FAILED CSVs and DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS

This communication is to update / assist Users to further overcome problems encountered with Covid19 TERS claims and related issues.


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He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior

It is inevitable as a business owner that at some time on our journey we will hit that “T-Junction” or worse the “Brick Wall”. This “life happening” and what to do now, is not taught at Business School.


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Getting back into the game: 5 ways to restart a business

Whether the COVI-19 pandemic knocked your SME down or your business has just been stagnant for a while, it’s time to breathe new life into it. We have five ways to assist you in restarting your business.


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#WhereYouShopMatters

We believe in using the power of Visa's network to make a difference when it counts the most – right now. Introducing #WhereYouShopMatters, an initiative encouraging South Africans to support small businesses.


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3 smart consumer habits every SME should know about

With the development of new technologies, consumers are much smarter than they were before and it is time SMEs acknowledged this


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Use the power of the hashtag to boost your business

Hashtags can help a business to expand their content’s reach and visibility, strengthen their brand, increase their SEO and more. Let’s take a look at how to use the power of hashtags.


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Top 10 global consumer trends for 2021 – Euromonitor

Global market research company Euromonitor International has released its ‘Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020’ report.


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Free online marketing tips for small businesses

There are various ways to market your business online, and we’re giving you a few tips that you can utilise today to market your business for free.


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Xero and Nedbank set to launch first-of-its-kind fully digital bank feed in South Africa

The new feed will launch in the coming weeks and is designed to give small businesses access to daily financial data in Xero, helping them to manage their cashflow better.


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Sell almost anywhere online with Ecwid and PayFast

While Shopify and WooCommerce often get the most hype in the e-commerce space, there are a variety of other easy-to-use and affordable platforms and plugins that budding online entrepreneurs can use to start their e-commerce store and sell online


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6 small business lessons that will stick

The COVID-19 pandemic has many lessons to teach us on a business and personal level but which of these will stick and which will we lose along the wayside? Let’s look at six small business lessons that we think will stick.


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How do you motivate yourself and others in a brand new year

How do you motivate yourselves and others in a brand new year when you are out of oomph?


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Top 4 payment trends for 2021

As eCommerce adoption rates continue to soar, digital payment solutions will need to keep pace to ensure that customers continue to shop online.


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How small business owners can secure their business today – and thrive tomorrow

Small businesses in particular are the lifeblood of any community, and ensuring these businesses survive and thrive means ensuring a better future for us all.


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The Marketing and Funding Business Guide

A comprehensive marketing and funding guide that will provide you with expert Marketing and PR tips, as well as info on how to get yourself in the best position to apply for business funding


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How to be more successful in 2021

Yes, we can become more successful quicker. It is possible to speed up the process. Why drag out the process when we can make things happen by doing things now more effectively and with bigger results.


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#BizTrends2021: 6 key trends for small businesses in 2021 and beyond

By knowing the latest business trends, you are in a stronger position to boost sales, operate more effectively, reduce expenses, market to the target audience, smash your customers’ experience and build a loyal customer base.


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What can SMEs expect in 2021?

If 2020 is anything to go by, it’s clear that the ability to adapt and transform as a small business is necessary for survival.


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Xero launches an eFiling beta trial with the South African Revenue Service

Xero has integrated with the South African Revenue Service (SARS), to launch a VAT eFiling beta.


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Online security for SMEs – looking out for what businesses don’t want to see

While online shopping has been a growing phenomenon globally, it has also been making its mark locally. Since the onset of the pandemic, 68% of South African consumers are shopping more online according to a recent Mastercard e-commerce study


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Business High Five guide: the marketing basics

Marketing isn’t a one-size-fits-all thing. As an SME, you might not have the capacity to have someone dedicated to this role just yet, and you may find yourself managing a lot on your own.


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Overcoming SME fleet management productivity challenges

While we wait for global and local economies to recover, now is the time to help identify and solve the issues you as an SME fleet owner or manager may be facing. Below are some examples of common SME productivity challenges:


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National Small Business Survey :: Summer 2020/21

Please complete this snap survey so we can use the findings to address the current pressing challenges and find solutions to help SME South Africa.


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TERS Update

Please note that TERS claims for payment period 16 September to 15 October 2020 are acknowledged, however processing, including upload of CSV files, will only begin from Monday 7 December 2020.


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Less than R50m million to go in #GetSAWorking fund

Do you want to make 2021 better than 2020? Less than R50m left to help businesses just like yours in the #GetSAWorking campaign. Take advantage now with just under R50m left.


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Empowering Small Business Recovery with Cisco

Cisco offers incredible solutions and expert advice to help you stay connected, protect resources, manage productivity and manage expenses and cash flow so that you can focus on keeping your business running.


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Stand firm on your pricing and don’t discount

As a business owner you’ve probably been asked to give a discount. How did that make you feel? Your response to that request is critical to the sustainability of your business as well as to your confidence.


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Redefining your customer experience

How have you been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? Many people may have asked you this question or this may be the first time.


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How to research trends in your industry

Change is inevitable. Every industry is changing and with the advent of the internet, this change is happening faster. Therefore it is critical for the success of your business to be aware of the trends which are happening in your industry.


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Sales enablement: what is it?

Is your salesforce struggling to reach their quota? Is there an inconsistent message being delivered to your buyers? Studies have shown that companies which have implemented a sales enablement strategy have closed 15% more deals than before.


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Winding down the year with some good news

As we all begin to wind down to the end of 2020, after an especially challenging year, it seems apt that we pause to reflect on some of the “good news” stories that have emerged.


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IMPORTANT TERS UIF NOTIFICATION UPDATES

Post-verification exercise to be conducted by audit firms


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IMPORTANT TERS UIF NOTIFICATION UPDATES

Please note that TERS claims for payment period 16 September to 15 October 2020 are acknowledged, however some input data did not meet the requirements of the TERS system, and these applications are required to be re-submitted.


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The COVID Currency Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and SMEs

Keep your business in balance with these foreign exchange (FX) strategies for COVID-19 and beyond.


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The COVID Currency Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and SMEs

Right now, the only thing that’s certain is uncertainty. As any entrepreneur will tell you, the COVID-19 pandemic – with its lockdowns and downturns – has brought confusion and volatility to almost every aspect of doing business.


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Agility Business Guide

As experts in the field, Agility Corporate & Health Squared Medical Scheme are here to help you, with our Employee Benefits 101 Guide that will assist you in navigating these, sometimes tricky waters.


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The winners of the 2020 South African Small Business Awards announced

Ending off its 12th successive year, the NSBC in association with World Famous Events has announced at a virtual gala event South Africa’s Top 20 Finalists, Special Award Winners and the Main Category Award Winners.


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Innovation: the small business’ secret weapon

Being innovative has been the key to many small businesses going big. By being able to pivot easily without a lot of red tape being involved small businesses can innovate faster than most enterprises.


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Pick up the phone!

Your phone is your greatest sales effectiveness tool. To build a strong, viable pipeline of opportunity that will convert into sales requires a plan and then execution.


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To outsource or hire: which should it be?

Your company is ready to grow, but how do you decide whether to outsource or hire new staff members? What aspects do you need to consider?


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ProfitShare Partners’ #GetSAWorking efforts show superb results

ProfitShare Partners, the fintech disruptor and force behind the year-long campaign with radio partner, Hot 91.9FM, to #GetSAWorking, has already boosted businesses with over R43 million – “and there’s more where that came from”


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3 ways to build your creative confidence

You are creative. Many people don’t believe they are creative because they aren’t good at the arts but that is only one aspect of creativity. "Creative” means “Relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something.


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How to tell your brand story effectively

Stories. Everyone has one to tell. They help people to connect and to find a common ground to share. When it comes to brand stories they help to build trust between your business and customers.


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Tips on how to create a life worth living

Don’t worry too much about what you are going to DO when you leave school, university or college. Concern yourself with the type of person you want to BE


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Are you ready for Black Friday?

Advice on what online sellers can do in preparation for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend.


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Small business compliance guide

Being compliant is essential for every business no matter how big or small. By following these five steps you will be on your way to running a compliant business.


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The small business guide to the numbers

No matter what business you’re in, you need to stay on top of your numbers if you want to survive and grow. That means putting rock-solid accounting practices and systems in place.


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Presidential Address

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON PROGRESS IN THE NATIONAL EFFORT TO CONTAIN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC


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The Top 20 winners are announced for the 2020 South African Small Business Awards

Ending off its 12th successive year, the NSBC in association with World Famous Events, has today announced South Africa’s ‘Top 20’ for the 2020 South African Small Business Awards.


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How to navigate the seas of disruptive change

2020 has been a year of constant change and has caused disruptions in small businesses which many are working hard to come back from. But how can we navigate the seas of disruptive change?


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Expanding markets, increasing revenues

There are many ways to increase your productivity and sales, and thus increase revenue with very little risk.


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Get ahead of your Black Friday marketing

Anyone who is in the retail business or has previously owned a retail store of any kind will tell you that Black Friday – and the festive season as a whole – is the best time to grow your sales.


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PayFast’s top 4 Black Friday tips for shoppers

2020 has definitely been one for the books with COVID-19, lockdown, load shedding, you name it. One thing that we can all be thankful for, however, is how e-commerce has been the saving grace for shoppers.


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The misconception about fixed term contracts

Much like the COVID-19 pandemic, the misconception that employers can hold their employees to successive fixed-term employment contracts is going nowhere in a hurry.


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Where can I register my company in South Africa?

If your business is still unregistered and you don’t know where to go to get your company registered with CIPC in South Africa, we have the answers


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GUIDE: The Small Business Guide to the Numbers

The most important things every business owner should know about managing their finances from Lulalend.


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GUIDE: The Marketing and Funding Business Guide

A comprehensive marketing and funding guide that will provide you with expert Marketing and PR tips, as well as info on how to get yourself in the best position to apply for business funding from Lulalend.


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TERS Update

This communication is to update / assist Users to further overcome problems encountered with bank account verification; updates to the online portal and additional documents required by the UIF.


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TERS Update

How to capture values for Digital UI 19 Declaration


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TERS Update

COVID 19 TERS System Changes. Acknowledgement of COVID 19 TERS Refunds Steps:


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Webinar Alert :: How to run a small business cost-effectively

In this webinar, Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) chats to Thapelo Tsiu (Nedbank) about how small businesses can best account for every cent they spend, save more and manage cash flow.


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The formula for success is simple

Business owners and sales professionals who are successful are successful because they gain the majority of their targeted customers business. They manage the relationship and continuously build relationship equity.


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The two most useful words in business

There are two simple words which, when used more regularly, can be very useful tools in taking your business forward. One is a question and the other is an answer


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The SMBs guide: 7 steps to be a successful digital challenger

All one needs is a partner who puts you and your business ­first. Therefore, we have made it easier for SMBs of all sizes to manage their technological requirements and actions via 7 simple steps:


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Digital adoption accelerates among South African small firms, but more than two-thirds struggle to find the right talent

Two-thirds (67%) of South African small businesses struggle to source the right tech talent, according to research from the global small business platform Xero.


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Top 4 Black Friday tips for merchants

The tips are based on years worth of Customer Services experience in assisting merchants and buyers with related queries in the lead up to and over the busy Black Friday weekend.


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How to start a business online

Many people are trying to add additional streams of income to recuperate from the financial loss. If you are finding yourself on that boat, then starting a business from home is the way to go


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What can we DO TODAY, to PROSPER TOMORROW? (Episode 3)

Not so long ago, technology was regarded as the single most significant business disruptor. It was in every futurist’s presentation, a central theme at most industry events and one of the most talked about topics both locally and abroad.


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Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google collaborate to help SMEs open their digital doors and reach more customers

As Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) accelerate digital transformation efforts in response to the pandemic, today Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google announced a collaboration to help them move their businesses online.


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Partner Webinar :: Work from home success (Cisco)

If you have questions about setting up remote workers or want to help them securely work from home more efficiently and productively, check out Cisco's 'Work from home success’ webinar on Thursday, 5 November 2020.


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Webinar Replay :: How to become a digital challenger: 7 steps to success

Join Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) and Shelley Wanless (Small Business Lead: South Africa & Egypt - Cisco) as they discuss how small businesses can accelerate their digital transformation.


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What can small businesses do to fend off a burnout crisis?

There are a few steps we can all take to help protect mental health. Marc Rogatschnig has a few suggestions as a starting point.


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How to build a resilient small business

One thing a crisis can highlight in your business is how resilient it is? Have you thought about what would happen should your business be hit by a crisis?


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What can we DO TODAY, to PROSPER TOMORROW? (Episode 2)

How important is a positive attitude and how it can be the difference between surviving and prospering


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Contactless: The perfect boost for small businesses

Point-of-sale (POS) systems can be expensive to purchase and time-consuming to navigate. But contactless technology is a game changer -it turns smartphones into both payment devices and acceptance devices.


SOLUTION

Four steps to sell more using inbound marketing and lead generation

Customers no longer want to be sold to, but rather actively seek out products and services which is why your marketing and sales team need to effectively work together to turn leads into purchases.


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Unfair, unreasonable and unjust contract terms and the Consumer Protection Act

To ensure that all suppliers meet the requirement of no unreasonable, unjust or unfair terms in any contract and/or agreement, take a few things into consideration with reference to the contract and/or agreement:


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Webinar Replay:: 5 Winning tips for increasing and preserving cash flow for your small business

In this webinar Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) interviews Andrea Gilman (Mastercard - Global SME Segment Lead) about increase and preserve cash flow.


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Forward-thinking insurers seek cyber security for managing burgeoning risk amidst COVID-19

This year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme urges all digital users and businesses to “Do your part. #BeCyberSmart.”


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Six tips to take advantage of the eCommerce opportunity

There is no doubt eCommerce presents a massive opportunity for SMEs to regain their lost ground and catapult themselves into new prosperity. Westvig shares six tips for those wanting to take advantage of the eCommerce opportunity.


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The essential cyber security checklist for your business

As real as the risks are, there are extremely effective cyber security tactics that can help protect your business from the threats of cyber criminals.


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What can we do today, to prosper tomorrow? (Episode 1)

The interview is part of our “Industry in focus: SMME” series where we – together with other industry experts – take a critical look at the SMME Industry, what COVID-19 is teaching us and ask:


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6 unique ways to engage with customers online

Technology has made engaging with customers easier but it can also make your customer feel like they are just a number in your money-making mill. Here are some ways to improve your brand’s customer engagement online.


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RE:START 2020 - The state of South African small business

This year’s state of small business research shows that technology adoption is continuing to grow, but we need to see it accelerate further.


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Common IT problems all small businesses face

IT struggles are a very real (and very frustrating) problem for many businesses. But, good news: many of these problems can be resolved relatively easily if you know what to look for.


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5 Social media sites your business should be on

Small and medium-sized businesses have a lot to accomplish with limited resources. Marketing can often be a high cost for a business, which is what makes social media a much cheaper alternative for building brand awareness.


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Take your retail business online

If you’re a retailer, right now this means going digital. In this guide, we’ve unpacked the basics of what you need to know if you are looking to move your retail business online and develop eCommerce capabilities.


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3 keys to small business innovation – even during challenging times

To quickly roll out innovations and drive business results, you need three things. We will touch on them here.


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Payment solutions for your business have never been this cool

Whether you’re a micro-enterprise with a turnover of less than R25K a month, or a large business needing different point of sale devices for different transactions, VodaPay has the seamless point of pay solution for you


SOLUTION

Webinar Alert :: 5 Winning tips for increasing and preserving cash flow for your small business

In this webinar Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) interviews Andrea Gilman (Mastercard - Global SME Segment Lead) about increase and preserve cash flow.


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Webinar Replay :: How to Finish 2020 Strong with Cindy Norcott

Learn how to to set micro goals for the rest of the year, how to get ahead of the competition and how to change your self-talk and perspective on the 2020 year to practice self-care so that you are in the best position to start 2021 strong.


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Starting a business? Here’s a new business checklist

There is no linear path of starting a business – you start with what you have and where you are. If you’ve been sitting with a lucrative business idea that you’re passionate about and haven’t started – what are you waiting for?


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How to design a blog for your business

By following these seven steps, you should be well on your way to creating a blog which will help grow awareness for your product or services.


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Add energy to your sales channels

The lesson to be learnt here. Be realistic about your payment and sales channels, but don’t be too afraid to take risks.


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Freedom to work from anywhere

The options for remote working are growing every day and you need to choose a system that works well for you, while keeping things simple.


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Lulapay: making it faster and easier for SMEs to get paid

Small businesses can now get paid immediately, while still offering payment terms to their customers.


SOLUTION

Webinar Replay :: Motivation is over-rated

Motivation will spur you forward, but its a shift in your thinking and purposeful action that will make the ultimate difference to your business.


NEWS

Economic revival lies in buying local

The surest route to economic recovery and prosperity in our new normal is to support local – we need to light the fire under our immense SME potential


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Back to the core

The ‘core’ is the primary area or activity that a company was founded on or focuses on in its business operations. We look at strategies that identify and develop a strong business core and develop new business opportunities.


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5 tips to enhance resilience

2020 has seen more people speaking of “resilience” than ever before. While some organisations are well underway on their resilience journeys, others still ponder what resilience really means and how to start building it.


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Google is helping in the road to economic recovery

Google has announced plans to help businesses, job seekers, educational institutions and vulnerable populations as they grapple with the “new normal”.


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Webinar Alert :: Motivation is over-rated

Motivation will spur you forward, but its a shift in your thinking and purposeful action that will make the ultimate difference to your business. ​​​​​​​


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Webinar :: 5 Winning Tips for Increasing and Preserving Cash Flow for your Small Business

Discover economic trends & insights, the impact on SA SMEs pre & post COVID-19 and dive into 5 tips to help small businesses increase & preserve cash flow.


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Webinar Replay :: Giving SMMEs a hand up and not a hand out

W&RSETA’s Senior Regional Manager, Mr Sindiso Malaku, discusses SETA’s programmes and support initiatives for SMMEs in the sector.


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Protect your customer base by closing doors

Every day, some salesperson somewhere, is thinking of ways to get in front of your customers to present reasons why they are better off buying elsewhere.


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An adaptive work culture: how can your small business benefit

Change is inevitable but are you willing to adapt? By adopting an adaptive work culture, small businesses can see change as an opportunity for them to grow and become the leading industry leaders that they look up to.


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Post COVID-19, digitisation will no longer be optional but an indispensable operational requirement

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has to a large extent served as a catalyst to accelerate the adoption of smart technologies in several industries and in social life


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How to network online

With the recent pandemic and social distancing, many networking opportunities have moved online. Here are five tips on networking online.


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It’s prime time to start a business

Whether you are looking to replace lost income due to COVID-19 or simply aiming to plug a gap in the market, serial entrepreneur, Arnoux Maré says now is the opportune time for you to start a business.


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Webinar Alert :: Giving SMMEs a hand up and not a hand out

W&RSETA’s Senior Regional Manager, Mr Sindiso Malaku, discusses SETA’s programmes and support initiatives for SMMEs in the sector.


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As the national lockdown restrictions ease, we need to remain vigilant and to continue to practise preventive measures.

Download the COVID Alert SA app today! The power is in your hands and let’s all play our part in keeping one another safe.


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Webinar Alert :: Digital transformation in small businesses

Join Jenny Pather (Executive Head of Trading Bridge, Vodacom Financial Services) and Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) as they look at enabling small businesses to ride the next wave of transformation.


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Why supporting local is more important than you think

There are those who have lots, and those who have little, yet if people understood the power of a single Rand to change the future of the country, everyone might spend it very differently.


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Managing your online reputation

More and more customers head to the web to learn more about a business. Will your business be ready when they find you?


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Lessons on growing people and retaining talent for business development

Research shows that effective talent retention requires that companies build “great places to work”.....


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COVID-19 health pandemic amplified by a financial fraud crisis

A heartfelt call to exercise vigilance when it comes to money matters


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The changing role of IT in the pandemic development

The role of the IT department in a disaster is typically focused on the recovery of failed IT infrastructure, system, applications or data. However, COVID-19 clearly demonstrated that the role of IT can be so much broader than this.


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Small Business Friday encourages a focus on customer service

We need you! Yes, you the customer. By supporting your local small business you are supporting your local community. The money you spend at small businesses helps to stimulate the local economy and keep business booming in your area.


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Today we celebrate the small business community

Join us in our quest to mobilise the nation today so we can bring real meaning to the #SmallBizFriday movement and bring about the continued preference and commitment by all to support the SMALL.


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Spring celebrates the arrival of Small Business Friday

The ninth Small Business Friday has arrived. This Friday, 4 September is South Africa’s biggest small business day of the year.


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A PayFast lesson on COVID-19 lockdown growth

One of the biggest benefits of being a digital company is the resilience it affords us in times of crisis and uncertainty, such as the ones brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.


SOLUTION

Digital marketing techniques to get ahead

There is no doubt that the internet, as well as associated tools and technology, have exerted a substantial impact on the business environment.


SOLUTION

R83 Million left in Get SA Working Campaign

More than R17 million in capital has already been provided to South African SMEs to do more business in our Get SA Working initiative.


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The economy rebuild has started

Following the announcement of South Africa’s move to lockdown level two, business owners can start to breathe a collective sigh of relief.


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Webinar Replay :: How to build powerful business relationships for success in this new world

In this webinar Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) chats to Ronnie Mbatsane (Absa) about how SME’s need to embrace digital networking as a critical tool in building relationships and steering their businesses successfully in this new reality.


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Salary: how much should I pay myself?

You started a business so you could have financial freedom, and you may have thought that the money your business makes is your money to spend as you wish. So how much money should you be paying yourself?


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Extending the life of your business

Succession planning depends on the needs and wishes of the business owner about the future of their business. This process requires proper estate and business planning.


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Afrizan People Intelligence: creating opportunities for talent to flourish

Afrizan People Intelligence is a human capital solutions provider made up of a group of companies whose service delivery include a varied range of people solutions.


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“SME-in-a-Box” enabling small businesses to tap into the booming digital economy

Mastercard has launched a new low-cost payments solution that enables small business owners to move their businesses online and accept a range of digital payments from their customers.


SOLUTION

Getting your business online

In today’s always-on world, being online lets people know what is special about your business. We have insights and tips that can help you connect online with your customers


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#StartupStartAgain: there’s no shame in starting again

Business literature is filled with stories of zero to hero to zero to hero…incredibly successful entrepreneurs who have built businesses, lost them and then rebuilt even bigger empires.


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TERS EXTENSION – LOCKDOWN PERIOD 1 JULY – 15 AUGUST 2020

Following the signing, by the Minister of Employment and Labour on 11 August 2020, of the new Direction Covid19 TERS benefits have been extended for certain categories of employees.


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Tourism announces beneficiaries of tourism relief fund

The R200m tourism relief funding has successfully supported 4 000 businesses that were negatively affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.


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It’s time to let the cash flow

The economy” doesn’t create economic opportunity, rainmakers do. A rainmaker seeks out, secures and retains big clients, brings in big money, and concludes big deals. How do they make the rain fall?


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Transforming your small business into a smart business

Businesses that survive the COVID-19 pandemic should – now more than ever – strive to be a digital-first business, equipped with technology that can bolster collaboration, information sharing and customer engagement.


SOLUTION

COVID-19 implications for the workplace

Today businesses are faced with a variety of possible scenarios from fires, bomb threats, strike action in surrounding areas or extended utility outages to name a few that can prevent staff from accessing their primary workplace premises.


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Restaurant chains gets inventive to cope with the effects of lockdown

Since lockdown, survival has been the main focus of most restaurants, but with the recent ease of lockdown regulations, some have started thinking of growth prospects again.


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Webinar Replay :: Secure your business from the cybercrime surge

Data shows that the Covid-19 lockdown has moved business online, but also created opportunities for criminals. Register for this free Cybersecurity Webinar with Lindile Xoko, Executive Sales Director at Netstar, and Mike Anderson, CEO of the NSBC.


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Webinar Alert :: Build powerful business relationships for success in this new world

Embrace digital networking as a critical tool in building relationships and steering their businesses successfully in this new reality.


NEWS

Consider long terms goals before you write-off that office space

Small businesses need to establish what will work for their business and choose a model that will enable growth, productivity and sustainability of the business.


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How to develop a top financial plan for your business

Owning a business entails both daunting challenges and exciting opportunities – but that’s what makes it so fulfilling. You get to create a business plan, conceptualize new products and services, and make a great marketing strategy.


SOLUTION

Your guide to growing your business

Learn what it takes to grow your business. And check out some of the common approaches people use to reach new markets and drive up revenue.


SOLUTION

Creating to sell. The ins and outs of an MVP – minimum viable product

Niket Desai who, at 23, sold his company to Google and now oversees a US$120-billion fund in Silicon Valley, shares his key ideas on creating a successful MVP or minimum viable product.


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How to reinvent your business from the inside out

In so-called ordinary times, many businesses experienced the need to reinvent themselves to meet changing customer demands. Today, months into the COVID-19 outbreak, the “reinvention challenge” is more pressing than ever.


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Reinforcing the importance of a skilled talent pool in a business

Creating a talent pool, and a flourishing one at that, is now more important than ever before.


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Late again? How to get paid on time

Late payments are the eliminators of small business. But what can you do to help ensure your small business continues to thrive and get paid on time.


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Logging incorrect working hours during lockdown

What can an employer do if they discover an employee did not work but claimed that they did?


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Your guide to growing a stronger business

Your comprehensive guide to growing your business from a small business into a large business.


SOLUTION

Employment and Labour Ministry announced extension of covid19 relief payments until August 15

The Employment and Labour Ministry today announced an extension to the COVID-19 TERS relief payments.


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Negotiating skills are vital to do business online

To survive in today’s new world, individuals, SMMEs and entrepreneurs are fast realising that they must do business online. There are pitfalls with this though because deals could be lost as quickly as it takes to click on a link.


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Easy online business ideas

It’s never too late to start your own business. If you’ve been struggling to find a suitable market to venture into, you’ve clicked on the right place


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How and why tech accelerated during COVID

The pandemic has accelerated technology trends, including online shopping, digital payments, telehealth and robotics.


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Success, Motivation and Results – Failing to prepare

Preparing for the day’s activities in advance will ensure better results. Whether you are measuring call-to-appointment conversion ratios, time-to-close ratios, or the ability to advance through the sales cycle.


SOLUTION

Can an employee refuse to work while ‘self-isolating’ and demand paid sick leave?

Yes, the employee has the right to refuse to report for work in terms of clause 48 of the Direction issued on 4 June 2020 by the Minister of Employment and Labour, T.W Nxesi.


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ProfitShare Partners secures R100 million from SA’s SME Fund to provide much needed capital to SMEs

At a time when South African SMEs need it most, FinTech SME capital provider, ProfitShare Partners today announced that it has secured R100 million from the SA SME Fund.


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Covid-19 Small Business Survey Report

As part of the NSBC's continued quest to help small businesses during these trying times we conducted a survey of the effects of each level of Lockdown on small businesses in South Africa. These are the results.


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Open for business

As a growing number of small businesses begin to shift online to meet changing customer behaviour resulting from COVID-19, Lulalend, SA’s first online funder for SMEs, has launched its Open for Business campaign.


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Service delivery and COVID-19

Companies should take note of the following Consumer Protection Act and Electronic Communications and Transactions Act sections when offering their goods or services during the lockdown period.


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Shopping smarter online during COVID

When shopping in a store you have the advantage of seeing first-hand the stock and employees, so when shopping online, you have to look for other trust indicators.


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Go cashless: the benefits for your small business

By using a digital method of payment, you can ensure that your premise is a more secure environment for your customers and staff and you can ensure that you improve your customer’s shopping experience.


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PayFast data reveals interesting online buyer characteristics

For any business owner it’s important to know as much as possible about your target audience and what their buying behaviour is


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What can we do today, to make sure we are able to prosper tomorrow? (Part 3)

We talk with Dr Jacques Snyman and Mike Anderson about employee benefits and how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed, and will continue to change, our overall thinking about this critical component of success.


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Navigating markets in the mud and dust

Two entrepreneurs keeping Khayelitsha hydrated are head brewer and co-founder of Ukhamba Beerworx, Lethu Tshabangu and Sikelela Dibela, owner of Siki’s Koffee Kafe. They share the challenges and rewards of doing business in grassroots markets.


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Gallant Business Solutions is the first SME to get a share of R100 Million in the Get SA Working Initiative

Gallant Business Solutions is the first SME to get their share of R100 Million through the Get SA Working SME Growth Initiative. Congratulations Andries Leboho, Director of Gallant Business Solutions.


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Volkswagen’s Lionesses Den initiative seeks to reward female entrepreneurs with a cash injection for their businesses

The Lionesses Den’ and is calling on female-owned businesses in South Africa to share a two-minute pitch. The top three pitches will win capital to invest in their businesses and in turn help drive the South African economy forward.


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Webinar Replay :: Scenario Planning for Small and Medium Businesses

Join scenario strategist, Chantel Illbury and leading entrepreneur, Lynette Ntuli as they discuss what a sustainable new normal for SMEs looks like.


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COVID-19 SME Support Back to Business Guide

Discover resources and advice from the government, industry experts and other entrepreneurs to help you navigate the re-opening of your business.


SOLUTION

Move your business online by following these essential steps

While restrictions are slowly being lifted to get our economy up and running again, one thing is clear: social distancing is here to stay for the foreseeable future.


NEWS

A COVID-19 survival guide for small business

In addition to being a global health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed extensive socio-economic impacts, putting many companies at risk of being forced out of business.


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The changing role of HR in a disaster

The management of human resources during a crisis is multi-faceted and typically managed in three parts of a holistic business continuity management response.


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Protect your business, protect your information – reducing your cyber risk

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown in South Africa has forced a large number of employees and businesses into unfamiliar territory – not just remote work, but full-time working from home.


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From creativity to innovation: four steps to bringing ideas to market

Many business people believe that creativity doesn’t belong in the business world. But it is creative ideas which has disrupted many markets.


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What can we do today, to make sure we are able to prosper tomorrow? (Part 2)

We speak to Mike Anderson about the industry’s phenomenal attitude of positivity, optimism and resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how this mindset is one of the industry’s most powerful assets.


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Load shedding could cripple businesses already facing Covid-19 losses

The possibility of load shedding could be the final straw that will break the back of businesses already struggling under the lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to business leaders and economists.


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It’s the fear of failure that destroys innovation in small businesses

Innovation can help your business grow by improving productivity and efficiency. Your ability to innovate will also help your business to remain competitive and respond to changes.


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Emergency plan: what to think about?

Pandemics, load-shedding, man-made disasters, and natural disasters are all times when we need to implement an emergency plan. But do you have an emergency plan?


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Helping your business through COVID-19

We know this is a difficult time for people everywhere, including small business owners. We want to help. We’ve gathered some useful resources to help your business navigate these challenging times.


SOLUTION

Seed funding: how to get a cash boost for your business

Seed funding is often a make or break opportunity for a business. Alexandria Proctor received R12 million in seed funding for her student accommodation app.


NEWS

SA cannot afford to lose SMEs to COVID-19

Small businesses are crucial to the economy, and if they are not assisted to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, all South Africans are likely to feel the wider socio-economic consequences


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Merchant Capital partners with Discovery Insure to help SMEs

SMEs that qualify for the Merchant Capital cash advance will be able to get funding of up to 80% of their monthly turnover generated from debit or credit card sales.


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What can we do today, to make sure we are able to prosper tomorrow?

Never before have entire business landscapes been completely overturned in such a short amount of time. But with change comes opportunity and if there is one industry that will rise stronger, fitter and more agile than ever before, it is SMMEs.


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WEBINAR REPLAY :: How to adapt and grow your business with digital strategies

In this interactive interview Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) chats to Oscar Siziba (Absa) about hot to get through trying times through the adoption of digital strategies to innovate reposition yourself in the post COVID-19 market.


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Alert Level 3 regulations

Herewith the Alert Level 3 regulations as published in the Government Gazette 43364 of 28 May 2020.


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Updated Alert Level 3 relaxations

Herewith the Alert Level 3 relaxations as published in Government Gazette 43476 of 25 June 2020.


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WEBINAR :: How to adapt and grow your business with digital marketing

In this interactive interview Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) chats to Oscar Siziba (Absa) about hot to get through trying times through the adoption of digital strategies to innovate reposition yourself in the post COVID-19 market.


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What can we DO TODAY, to make sure we are able to PROSPER TOMORROW?

Never before have entire business landscapes been completely overturned in such a short amount of time. With change comes opportunity and if there is one industry that will rise stronger, fitter and more agile than ever before, it is SMMEs.


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Guidance for businesses affected by COVID-19

If your business is affected by COVID-19, update your Google My Business profile to provide the most accurate information to your customers.


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5 trends for a post-pandemic small business

Now we are a few months into having experienced lockdown and many businesses are anxious to get back to business as usual but what trends will continue and will “business as usual” have changed?


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Online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced consumers to purchase their essential goods via online platforms due to the fear of contracting the virus while visiting essential goods retailers.


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The laws of attraction: how to drive your business along the legal paths

Business law spans employment to contracts and ethics. Lawyers Lwando Xaso, a constitutional law expert and Graeme Wilson, a legal eagle for start-ups, share their guidelines.


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Adoption of ICT solutions a critical factor for SME survival post COVID-19 lockdown

The country’s approximately 2.5 million small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) bore the brunt of the pandemic, with the South African Reserve Bank estimating an additional 1 600 SME insolvencies this year.


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SMEs and life after Covid-19

All businesses have been affected by the Covid crisis; the ability to pivot is essential, and debt relief is required to keep the vital SME sector alive.


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What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught small businesses

While 75% of small businesses are waiting for Level 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown before getting back to business, we need to focus on banking the learnings and continuing with the rebuilding process.


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Video marketing: 5 steps to your first video

How many internet users are using YouTube? 84% according to a recent report. This means that if video marketing is not part of your strategy and it is part of your competitions then you may be losing your consumers to them.


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Debt Relief Fund a mere drop in the ocean

As tens of thousands of small businesses struggle to keep running, the DSBD has depleted its entire R500-million Debt Relief Fund on providing assistance to less than 1 500 businesses, leaving 33 000 without funding.


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Webinar Replay :: Reimagine, reroute and recharge your business with these creative problem-solving techniques

Join us for this powerful webinar where Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) and Leanne Rhodes (NSBC Head of Creative) explore new ways of doing business going forward in a different world.


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R100 Million in capital for SMEs to get South Africa working

ProfitShare Partners launches an exciting year-long initiative designed to get small businesses working and creating jobs.


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High Court ruling on unconstitutionality of alert levels 3 and 4

The alert level 3 and alert level 4 lockdown regulations have been declared invalid and unconstitutional by the Gauteng High Court. Click here to view the official document.


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National Small Business Survey

Please help us on our continued quest to help small businesses during these trying times.


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Merchants breathe a sigh of relief with new level 3 lockdown regulations

We’ve made it South Africa! We’ve officially made it out of level 4 lockdown restrictions with more commerce and freedom of movement being allowed.


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Government Gazette

26 May 2020


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Merchant Capital throws embattled restaurants a lifeline

Merchant Capital, has launched an innovative short-term finance product to give the hard hit restaurant sector a much-needed injection of working capital to help ease the economic impact of the national lockdown regulations.


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How to make sales during social distancing

Social distancing may sound like a death knell to any salesperson, especially one who does his best selling in person.


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Creating trust during lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only forced people to do business with more strangers, but also to do business virtually. For those who never needed to embrace the online way of life before, it’s a complete shock to the system.


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Social distancing: what does this mean for business

Social distancing has become a phrase that we hear everywhere we go. Many people wonder how they will operate under this new norm. But before we look at that, let’s understand what does social distancing mean?


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Back to Business Toolkit

Back to Business Toolkit for a successful reopening after Covid-19 lockdown


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UIF :: Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to access the COVID-19 FAQs. Of particular interest is the TERS calculation formula explained in paragraph 10.


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Rebuilding small businesses after COVID-19

The short-term outlook for small businesses varies greatly by industry, it’s important to consider what recovery mode will look like once the economy begins to return to state of normalcy or establishes a new normal.


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Don’t settle for a good life

Although our lives are very different right now, it is a great time to learn and adopt better habits, and prepare ourselves well for the beyond.


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TERS applications: annual leave benefits

For the businesses that have been unable to work during the lockdown, it is important to note that employers are not legally obliged to pay staff and may put staff on lay-off.


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The digitalisation of voice to drive successful collaboration

With people increasingly working remotely, companies must embrace more effective ways of harnessing digital innovations to drive company value.


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How to manage your remote workers

or some individuals this may be an ideal situation as they have already started working from home in a temporary capacity but for many it may be a new experience which they need to adapt to.


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COVID-19 support for South African SMEs: Do you qualify for Tax Relief?

If you’re a South African SME, you can apply for the government’s COVID-19 tax relief. As part of its coronavirus COVID-19 support for South African SMEs, the National Treasury has launched tax relief measures.


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How to start a business that investors will love

You can have the greatest idea, but if no one’s consuming whatever it is that you’re offering, there’s actually no business there.


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How are you coping with COVID-19 stressors?

COVID-19 has shaken the security of our usual routines and presents a new, and therefore largely unknown, threat that is a source of significant stress and anxiety for many people.


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WEBINAR REPLAY :: Rejection proof selling in challenging times

Learn how to conquer fear and have the courage to engage with anyone. When sales people become rejection proof, they start to thrive!


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The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) provides R200m in business support for Small Businesses

Due to the challenges facing SMEs as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the NSBC and its National Partners are proud to offer 100 000 SMEs complimentary membership to the NSBC, each valued at R 1950.


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WEBINAR REPLAY :: How to lead in difficult times

In this interactive interview session, Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) explores how to be the leader your team needs during these times and beyond with business icon, Xolilie Sizani (Servest Group CEO).


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COVID-19 Funding Relief

Discover Absa's COVID-19 Funding Relief toolkit, specific to South African businesses, to help you seamlessly navigate the funding option landscape.


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Too little too late for small businesses

A continued lockdown with no end in sight is not in the best interests of the small business sector and the economy. Small businesses need more direction and assurance so that they can plan and prepare.


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Only 6% of small businesses get relief funding

Findings extracted from the COVID-19 Small Business Survey (Post Level 5 lockdown) released by the NSBC, highlights the continued pain experienced by small businesses coming out of level 5 of the lockdown.


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HEALTH SQUARED helps COVID-19 Small Business Relief Centre

During this national crisis our sole purpose is to support small businesses throughout the nation. The main thing to remember is small businesses are not alone, we’re here to help guide them.


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Nedbank & SimplyBiz® launches innovative BackaBusiness crowdfunding initiative to support entrepreneurs

As the impact of the lockdown in South Africa takes effect, SimplyBiz® powered by Nedbank, has launched the BackaBusiness movement, with crowdfunding platform Thundafund, to drive support for businesses hard-hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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The NSBC is urging Big Business to #PayYourBills

What SMEs don’t need right now, or at any time in fact, is that additional burden of not receiving payment on outstanding invoices.


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Digital Advertising - Business Profile and Google Ads set-up at no cost

Get your business visible online. Get seen in search results, found in Maps and pop up on the websites your customers visit. Get a Business Profile and Ads campaign set-up at no cost.


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WEBINAR :: Key strategies on how to lead in difficult times

Business icon, Xolile Sizani (Servest Group CEO), chats to Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) on how to be the leader your team needs.


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Covid-1 Small Business National Survey Report

Pre-lockdown and Level 4 Full Survey Report & Comparison


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Get the business know-how with the free Essential Guide for Small Businesses

This guide has been developed to make you aware of some of the basic decisions every business owner faces, to better prepare you for your engagements with your bank.


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Coronavirus :: SME Relief Guide

Your Business Funding & Support Guide


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2020 COVID-19 National Small Business Survey

Please help us on our continued quest to help small businesses during these trying times.


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How e-commerce has changed during lockdown

Here is what you can do to generate an income during this time.


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Applying for Coronavirus UIF benefits?

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has set aside R30 billion to help South African workers in distress due to the coronavirus. Here is everything your SME needs to know.


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The COVID-19 lessons business must learn

Although the crisis is still unfolding, it’s already clear that building resilience into your organisational DNA is more important than ever.


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Small Business South Africa: a plea to Big Business and Government

Getting Big Business and Government to pay their small business suppliers on time is one of the biggest challenges facing small businesses and when the problem persists too long, it can ultimately shut down a small business


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Payment holidays: what is the deal?

With the mention of payment holidays, many small businesses breathed a sigh of relief but before you jump at this opportunity there are five questions to think about.


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Graduated lockdown activity levels

This document was released on Saturday, purported in the media to be the official working document.


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How a small business owner should navigate COVID-19

Here are some practical things small businesses can do now to manage their businesses proactively during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Dear small businesses, beware of scammers

The Department of Small Business Development has issued a warning to small businesses against fraudulent agencies soliciting payment to fast track applications for Covid-19 Relief funding.


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Essential services - Coronavirus COVID-19

All businesses that will be allowed to provide essential services are required to seek approval from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) in order for them to trade during the period of the lockdown.


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An extensive guide to COVID-19 funding options

In a recent study by Startup Genome, 42% of small businesses globally have less than three months before they will not be in existence any more. Here are some funding options.


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How to keep your sales team motivated and productive amid Covid-19

In this Webinar you will learn the top things you need to do to keep your sales team moving forward during lockdown.


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Now more than ever, business owners need easy access to quality legal services that won’t break the bank.

Get guidance with COVID19TERS relief fund applications, what your legal responsibilities as an employer are during this period, or managing the productivity of your employees with comprehensive employee management software.


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Work anywhere for a more productive life

The office is no longer limited to the cubicle down the corridor but extends to wherever a person has an internet connection and a mobile device.


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6 ways to keep selling during tough times

Whether it is load-shedding, economic downturns or a pandemic, there will always be tough times when you are in business, but how can you keep selling during these times. Here are six ways to keep selling during tough times.


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Get your home workspace right during COVID-19 extended lockdown

The COVID-19 shutdown is unfamiliar territory for many of us who are not used to spending so much time at home with our families, not to mention working from home.


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Small Business tips for surviving COVID-19

One of the great things about small business is the ability to be agile and move quickly. So we’ve drawn together a few of our top tips to make the best of a very difficult time.


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Creating trust during lockdown

Trust levels are at an all-time low while scamming and payment fraud are at their highest, which is why TruZo has been granted Essential Service Provider status during this national lock down.


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Accessing vital small business funding during tough economic times is possible

Vodacom Financial Services introduced VodaLend which is a disruptive SME business funding product, where applicants can apply online and have an answer within 4 hours.


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COVID-19 forces SMEs into ‘business survival master class’

The COVID-19 situation is hugely challenging, but we are all in this together. Small businesses will need to dig deep and use this time proactively.


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Webinar: Rejection proof selling in challenging times

Learn how to conquer fear and have the courage to engage with anyone. When sales people become rejection proof, they start to thrive! Free Webinar on 22 April at 11h30.


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Food For Mzansi, Grobank bring free webinar

We shall overcome: South African agriculture beyond Covid-19 Thursday, 16 April 2020 from 08:45 to 13:00


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Protect your family by using isolation hotels

To give members diagnosed with COVID-19 the option of isolating away from home, Discovery has partnered with hotel providers to create specifically managed isolation facilities.


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Grobank celebrates 1st birthday with donation, financial distress relief

Grobank firmly believes in the value of partnerships to create long-term value for shareholders, employees, clients and broader society.


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Business productivity for a digital age

Productivity software is about creating an enabling environment for information workers to become more sophisticated content producers.


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Cybersecurity best practice in an online world

Businesses today face an unprecedented number of threats to their data, infrastructure, and systems. Cybersecurity has become one of the most integral components of any digital transformation strategy.


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When times are tough, let your values guide you

While the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic remains unclear, we are all in uncharted territory. Together, we must remain committed to our customers and partners, and more than ever, provide a support system to vulnerable businesses.


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Webinar Replay :: Getting Results - Key strategies for success during COVID19

Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) interviews motivational speaker, author and humourist, Gavin Sharples, on how to help people face the difficult issues in life head-on.


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Replay :: Sales Survival is Business Survival during COVID-19 FREE Webinar

Sales is income and all businesses rely on this for cash flow. In the past few weeks COVID-19 has changed the sales landscape dramatically across all industries with many having a concern on future sales.


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FREE Webinar :: Getting Results - Key strategies for success during COVID19

Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) interviews motivational speaker, author and humourist, Gavin Sharples, on how to help people face the difficult issues in life head-on.


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Fully funded online doctor consultations for Covid-19

Discovery and Vodacom have partnered to deliver a free online healthcare platform for the benefit of all South Africans during the COVID-19 pandemic. This platform provides easy access for all South Africans.


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Absa offers payment relief to customers impacted by COVID-19

Absa Bank has introduced an extensive Payment Relief programme for customers. We realise that this is a difficult time for many South Africans whose livelihoods are impacted by the national lockdown.


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How Discovery Business Insurance will keep you safe and rewarded during COVID-19 containment

You will continue to enjoy the same covers and benefits and you will get even more enhanced benefits during this time.


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Register for the Sales Survival is Business Survival during COVID-19 FREE Webinar

Sales is income and all businesses rely on this for cash flow. In the past few weeks COVID-19 has changed the sales landscape dramatically across all industries with many having a concern on future sales.


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Stay safe, connected and secure

Collaboration and security solutions for teams that work from home


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NSBC Webinar (replay)

Never Surrender - The secret to achieving greatness by Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO)


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Bank contact details for homeowners

Find the contact details of the following South African banks: Standard Bank, ABSA, FNB, Nedbank, Investec, HIP, Ithala and Sentinel Homes for payment holidays or debt relief.


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COVID-19 SME Update

The South African Future Trust will open applications from SA businesses affected by the coronavirus on 3 April. This is aimed at helping businesses to continue operations and retain employees during this time of crisis.


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Herewith a summary of the COVID-19 temporary relief benefit fund

Employers whose businesses have been crippled by the Coronavirus crisis can apply for funding to help cover worker salaries.


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The PayFast COVID-19 Merchant Survival Guide

PayFast developed a PayFast COVID-19 Merchant Survival Guide to give you advice and tips on what you can do to safeguard your business during our new uncertain reality.


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The COVID 19 TERS EASY AID Guide

Click here to download the COVID 19 TERS EASY AID guide


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SME support platform - SA Small Business Unlocked

Lulalend will be sharing up to date practical information for SMEs to steer their way through these tough times, such as expert advice and live Facebook Q&A sessions with recognized experts on relevant topics.


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Funding from the Department of Small Business Development

Businesses who require support or funding can register on the www.smmesa.go.za website developed by the Department of Small Business Development.


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SMME Business Growth Resilience Facility Form

Businesses geared to take advantage of supply opportunities resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic or shortage of goods in the local market.


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SMME Debt Relief Scheme Form

Businesses which are negatively affected, directly or indirectly, due to the Coronavirus pandemic;


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COVID Finance Relief Application Form

COVID-19 SMME Relief Common Template


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Mike Anderson and Jeremy Mansfield talk Small Business Relief on HOT 91.9 FM

Tune in to HOT91.9 FM at 8:10 am daily for Small Business Relief, brought to you by the NSBC - Keeping small businesses in business during this coronavirus crisis.


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Mike Anderson and Mike Mills talk Small Business Relief on Classic FM

Tune in to Classic FM at 8:10 am daily for Small Business Relief, brought to you by the NSBC - Assisting small businesses through Coronavirus economic disruptions.


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COVID19 challenges for small business on Classic FM Breakfast

Listen to the first interview between Mike Mills & Mike Anderson regarding the NSBC COVID-19 Small Business Relief Centre.


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COVID-19 National Small Business Survey reveals deep challenges for Small Businesses

Findings from the pre-lock down COVID -19 National Small Business Survey released by the NSBC


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Remote work tools that will help you keep your business afloat during times of the Coronavirus shutdown

One unified platform to run the entire business online. This is available for free to all businesses around the world till July 1.


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Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) presents Never Surrender – The secret to achieving greatness

Part 1: ‘Business continuation and preparing for success’


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Leanne Rhodes (NSBC Head of Creative) presents How to make working ​​​​​​​from home work

If you're working remotely, then these tips will help you stay productive and maintain balance during these unprecedented times.


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Crisis tips for SMEs

Karl Westvig, CEO at Retail Capital, has pinpointed the visible areas that are affected and outlined a few pointers to help small business owners weather the storm.


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Summary of Lockdown Regulations Published

Herewith a summary of the Regulations published on 25 March 2020 to regulate the lockdown announced by President Ramaphosa on 23 March 2020.


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How do I get CIPC approval to allow me to continue trading?

Businesses who provide essential services are required to apply to the CIPC's Bizportal website to obtain a certificate from the CIPC allowing them to continue trading.


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Join the Google Academy on Air Series: March 30th - April 3rd

Google will be offering a daily selection of 45-minute video sessions covering subjects that Google thinks will be relevant and helpful to you and your business.


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Old Mutual invites you to a free on-line summit aimed at business owners - 28 March 2020

Old Mutual, in partnership with World class summit, is inviting you to attend a COVID-19 online summit - specifically aimed at SMME’s.


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How can I help prevent the spread? [Download]

The Department of Health presents a series of downloadable posters to help educate the public and staff.


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Where do I apply for Small Business Debt Relief from government?

To access the fund, businesses are required to register here. SMEs must demonstrate a direct link to the impact of Covid-19 on their business operations.


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How do I stay informed during this crisis?

The government has a number of helplines and call centres you can access here.


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