Top-tier technology now available for SMEs to finance

Seidor Bluekey and Merchant West have partnered to bring financed technology solutions to growing businesses. Business owners know that successful business expansion requires carefully balancing investment in new tools and services with cashflow requirements for daily operations. “One of the challenges our clients face is the ability to invest in value-adding technology solutions for their […]

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Artificial Intelligence reveals three trends in South African domestic abuse

Digital abuse, infidelity, and alcohol abuse are emerging as common conversation topics between victims of domestic violence in South Africa and rAInbow, an artificial intelligence-powered smart companion. Developed with funding partner, Sage Foundation, and social justice organisation, The Soul City Institute, rAInbow allows users to ‘chat’ to a non-human over Facebook Messenger. It provides a safe space for domestic […]

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Teach your children to have self-respect

Imagine holding a big juicy orange in your hand. The fruit feels heavy and cool and you excitedly anticipate enjoying what it has ‘inside’. You know for sure that the orange, when squeezed, will only produce orange juice. You do not expect, nor will you receive, apple, pear or even grape juice, right? This is, […]

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When life gives you lemons – have an emergency fund

Life is full of surprises, unfortunately not all good. While you can’t predict everything that may happen, unexpected problems are easier to deal with when you’re financially prepared. Marlies Kappers, head of marketing at DirectAxis Financial Services, says the first thing to consider is what you can realistically and affordably insure against. These will be […]

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R16m for 8 disruptive financial services startups: apply for SA’s most prestigious programme

14th May 2019 | No Comments

Whether you are currently working in a corporate or perhaps you’re already a fintech or financial services entrepreneur, AlphaCode Incubate could be the big break you’ve been waiting for. This year-long startup support initiative of Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI), Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Royal Bafokeng Holdings seeks top applications that could disrupt […]

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Know Your Niche

24th April 2019 | No Comments

The four Ps of pinning down your target market for entrepreneurial success Starting out, many entrepreneurs try to cater to all markets because they’re afraid of limiting their potential for sales. Although entrepreneurs are usually encouraged to think big, when it comes to defining the nature of your business, thinking too big can be detrimental […]

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Can you build a successful career in the Hair & Beauty industry?

24th April 2019 | No Comments

If the hair and beauty industry is not stereotyped by magazines and television commercials, it is the ‘misconception’ of the society at large. One could argue that the industry is all doom and gloom and if you don’t have a size 16 waist, don’t even consider a career in the ‘cosmetics’ industry. Well, there is […]

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He Feeds Me

16th April 2019 | No Comments

“Where did it all go wrong, how did I end up here? These are the questions that I ask myself as the water begins to drip down my shoulders. My knees begin to ache as I feel the shower tiles cutting into my knees. My eyes begin to sting from the shampoo which keeps dripping […]

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Internet tools and platforms are making it easier for female entrepreneurs to get businesses off the ground

15th April 2019 | No Comments

Entrepreneurship and female empowerment are two powerful potential catalysts for economic growth in South Africa. Bring them together in the form of higher rates of female entrepreneurship, and you have the potential to contribute to a significant increase in GDP and jobs over the next decade. To put this into context, the South African government […]

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