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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Making Candles from Old Crayons Kate Eke

24th March 2016 | No Comments

If you have children in your home, chances are you have an abundance of worn down crayons that don’t get used much anymore. Before throwing them out and buying new ones, consider using them to make candles. This can be a great way to turn them into something new and bright again. Most children will […]

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Using Your Emotions to Reach Success

24th March 2016 | No Comments

Fear Can Be Motivating! Fear can be debilitating, even causing you to freeze up altogether. However, it can also be a strong motivating force for success, if you view it properly. How can you do so? Rather than letting the fear build up inside, until it eventually weighs you down, you must use the object […]

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How to Work From Home Successfully – Amanda Urzica

19th March 2016 | No Comments

How to Work From Home Successfully The lure of freedom is extremely compelling, and it is easy to think that working from home is the perfect solution or even worse that it is a get rich quick formula, neither of which are true. If you are considering working from home or just want to be […]

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How to be a Successful Entrepreneur and a Single Mom

17th March 2016 | No Comments

1. Own your single-mom status.Being a single mom is NOT a setback. Nestled somewhere in the pages of a storybook is the idea that entrepreneurs “hustle,” “crush it,” “grind” and whatever other word you can come up with to describe working really, really hard on your business 100 percent of the time. Out here in […]

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Lauren Thompson runs an Interior Design Business and Earth Expo

9th March 2016 | No Comments

1. Why did you start your own business?The corporate world just didn’t work for me, hours were long and the reward didn’t seem to match. I had a passion for something else and part of that was having my freedom to create and be my own boss.2. What are the hours that you work?I generally […]

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