Slick mobile solutions such as Yoco and Zapper have made it affordable and easy for small businesses to accept card and mobile payments.
South Africa presents massive opportunities for entrepreneurs, and significant support and funding is now available for start-ups and SMEs ready to move to the next phase in their businesses.
“South Africa is a land of opportunity – you can literally start a business from home,” said Kerr.” And it’s one of the few remaining countries where hard work actually counts for something.”
South Africa needs more entrepreneurs – especially those who start up, establish and grow small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Do you want to make more sales? Or to grow your customer base?
Despite the online world we presently live in, face-time is still as powerful as when the concept was first introduced to the business world.
To stay competitive, you need to give them compelling reasons to come into your store.
To expand your network, you need to join industry bodies and attend all the networking events you can.
Business growth is not possible without people, processes and capital; all three must be pre-planned, nurtured and applied according your business’s growth rate.
It’s really not that scary. And organisations such as Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator are there to hold your hand through the process when you’re ready to take the plunge.