We need fast action to make the thousands of small businesses throughout South Africa more resilient to coronavirus-related economic disruptions.

Our goal is to make sure businesses stay in business and that we keep

workers employed.

Small businesses are vital economic engines, the mainstay of our economy and the future of job creation. More than two-thirds of the working force work in a small business today. This is why we need to make sure we bridge businesses through these tough times. Our goal is to make sure businesses stay in business and that we keep workers employed. Although this is a time to be careful, it’s not a time to panic and stop shopping locally, it’s the time to stand together.


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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.
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.

The objective of the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Centre is to help
small businesses, by taking their pain away during this crisis.

Some of the few key areas include:
  • Creating a business continuity plan
  • Digital marketing strategies in a time of crisis
  • How to handle and implement hygiene protocols and new staff policies
  • How to move from face-to-face to online meetings

We will also campaign on behalf of all small business to encourage providers to implement:
  • Low-interest disaster recovery loans
  • Moratorium on vehicle and equipment leases, bond repayments etc
  • Negotiating and staying in contact with suppliers
  • Landlord negotiation with regards to property leases
To all the experts out there, please join us in helping small businesses survive and prosper
We will embrace the input from anyone or organisation that can provide us with invaluable input to ease the pain for every business out there, especially those in dire need of financial relief and general business survival.

Share your struggles with us so we can broadcast your story across
all key platforms. In this way many may come to your rescue.


South Africa must support SMEs to save jobs
Published: 2020-04-08

The SME sector is most critical as an employer. While it only pays about 6% of corporate taxes and accounts for 20% of GDP, small and medium enterprises employ about 47% of South Africa’s workforce.

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Standard Bank’s relief measures may contravene National Credit Act
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Published: 2020-03-31

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COVID -19 National Small Business Survey Reveals Deep Challenges For Small Businesses
Published: 2020-03-31

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COVID-19: survey reveals deep challenges for small businesses
Published: 2020-03-30

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Small businesses are already suffering from less cash flow, laying off workers
Published: 2020-03-30

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Hot 91.9FM and NSBC bring you Small Business Relief weekdays on Mansfield in the Morning
Published: 2020-04-01

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Assisting small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis
Published: 2020-03-19

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Covid-19 and your small business
Published: 2020-03-17

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NSBC launches Covid-19 Small Business Relief Centre
Published: 2020-03-20

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NSBC launches The COVID-19 Small Business Relief Centre
Published: 2020-03-20

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Covid-19 Small Business Relief Centre launched
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