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Posts Tagged ‘SMEs’

  • FNB launches digital entrepreneurship programme in South Africa

    October 16, 2019 • Company News, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

    South African financial services provider, FNB announced on Tuesday, 15 October 2019, that – in the wake of its commitment to help entrepreneurs – it’ll be launching a new digital app-based entrepreneurship learning programme –...

  • SMEs can free up cash flow through invoice discounts

    SMEs can free up cash flow through invoice discounts

    June 3, 2019 • Finance, StartupsComments Off on SMEs can free up cash flow through invoice discounts

    Small business owners who are experiencing cash flow challenges should consider improving efficiencies in their payments collection and processing methods to free up working capital. Vaughan David, CEO of Business Savings and Cash Investments at FNB says that...

  • Fighting the new heist frontiers of cyberspace with multi-faceted solutions

    How Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense offer no-cost simulation solution against phishing

    February 23, 2019 • SponsoredComments Off on How Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense offer no-cost simulation solution against phishing

    Cofense™, a leading provider of human-focused phishing defence solutions which enable people to identify, report, and mitigate such threats as spear phishing and malware, is keenly aware that small businesses are significant targets for cyber attackers....

  • Top 3 opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

    Top 3 opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

    January 19, 2019 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Top 3 opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

    2019 is well underway, bringing with it a range of risks and opportunities for startups and growing businesses. Some of the challenges your business will face – a volatile rand, Eskom load shedding, tax and labour laws – are beyond your control....

  • Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense stand against phishing

    Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense stand against phishing

    January 18, 2019 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense stand against phishing

      Cofense, a provider of human-focused phishing defence solutions which enable people to identify, report, and mitigate such threats as spear phishing and malware, is keenly aware that small businesses are significant targets for cyber attackers. This is...

  • Innovative HP retail solutions tailored for SMEs

    Innovative HP retail solutions tailored for SMEs

    January 14, 2019 • RetailComments Off on Innovative HP retail solutions tailored for SMEs

    HP have announced innovative new solutions designed to meet the unique needs of small and medium-sized retailers and hospitality operators. The new HP Engage One Prime expands HP’s portfolio of point-of-sale systems with an all-in-one solution optimized for...

  • The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

    Why South African SMEs should adopt disruptive tech

    December 12, 2018 • Enterprise IT, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Why South African SMEs should adopt disruptive tech

    As the Fourth Industrial Revolution – characterised by the interconnection of technologies, blurring the lines between the world’s physical, digital, and biological domains – continues to change the working landscape across the globe at a rapid pace. It...

  • South Africa is a particularly attractive proposition for cyber criminals.

    The cyber risks to South African SMEs

    November 7, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on The cyber risks to South African SMEs

    South Africa is a particularly attractive proposition for cyber criminals. The global Cyber Exposure Index ranks South Africa third on the list of most-targeted countries for cyberattacks. Small businesses are not immune to this – far from it: one...

  • How SMEs can harness shadow IT

    How SMEs can harness shadow IT

    October 31, 2018 • StartupsComments Off on How SMEs can harness shadow IT

    For many of us, the term ‘Shadow IT’ instantly evokes images of nasty ghouls lurking suspiciously behind servers and computer screens – waiting for the moment to cause mass cyber destruction. The true meaning of Shadow IT, however, is a little...

  • Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

    IT and the Green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in South Africa

    October 12, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on IT and the Green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in South Africa

    South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country’s GDP. In an effort to further grow this sector and boost a struggling economy,...

  • KYC models need to upgrade

    SMEs are especially vulnerable to fraud according to certified fraud examiner

    August 13, 2018 • Finance, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on SMEs are especially vulnerable to fraud according to certified fraud examiner

    Fraud affects small businesses much more severely than large corporates, with global research revealing that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) generally lose twice as much money than their corporate counterparts in the event of employee fraud. Discussing...

  • People line up to use an ATM at NMB bank in Harare

    NMB promotes growth of SMEs

    August 9, 2018 • Enterprise IT, Finance, GeneralComments Off on NMB promotes growth of SMEs

    NMB Bank has urged small to medium sized businesses to take advantage of the advisory and financial services its Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) Banking Unit offers them to help grow their enterprises. NMB SME Banking Unit head Erasmus Bhunu says the unit,...

  • Big Business or SME: We all need 21st Century data security

    August 2, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Big Business or SME: We all need 21st Century data security

    Technology created and widely adopted in the 21st century has undoubtedly made our lives easier. It means everyday activities like banking are far less tedious and time-consuming, and that complex, more specialised tasks, like managing a company’s finances,...

  • How secure is data in the cloud?

    How secure is data in the cloud?

    July 30, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on How secure is data in the cloud?

    Many small business owners are more concerned about how secure their data is in the cloud, but don’t worry about taking their unencrypted laptops to a local coffee shop. Having a ‘secure’ password doesn’t mean one’s data is protected. This is...

  • Digital platforms crucial for SME funding

    Digital platforms crucial for SME funding

    November 15, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Digital platforms crucial for SME funding

    The efficient use of digital platforms is crucial in enabling convenient access to funding for South Africa’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This is according to Mike Vacy-Lyle, CEO of FNB Business, who says a pragmatic approach that prioritises the...

  • Yoco and Mastercard partner for mPOS expansion in South Africa

    Yoco launches free point of sale solution for SMEs

    October 5, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Yoco launches free point of sale solution for SMEs

    As the drivers of South Africa’s economy, SMEs should have unencumbered access to business tools that help to fuel their growth. The business tools they need, however, generally come at a high cost and are primarily designed for larger businesses. To help...