Maboang Matlou, founder of agri-processing business Lefakong Moringa, says the company is venturing into Botswana, Dubai, and the US to sell its products as local retail shelves are dominated by big brands.
Sihlesenkosi Majola of Popping, a South African start-up connecting small businesses to booming retail markets nearby, says the pop-up market arena is still in great demand for SMEs looking to connect with their customer base.
Erin Louw of Retail Capital explains how its generative artificial intelligence offering ChatSME can help take care of the basics when it comes to running a business, allowing entrepreneurs to focus on the important part – innovation.
Crowdfunding platform The People's Fund looks to raise R200m to plug the capital funding gap for entrepreneurs doing business with government and corporations, one purchase order at a time, CEO Luyanda Jafta explains.
Palesa Mabasa of FNB's SME Funding division explains how downsizing your business can be a helpful tool, not only for preventing liquidations in times of trouble but also for managing growth when your business is growing too quickly.
Taelo Mojapelo, the boss of bp Southern Africa, and Mxolisi Matshamba, CEO of the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa), speak about their partnership to fund black-owned businesses wanting to enter the multibillion-rand fuel retail industry.
Fedhasa chair Rosemary Anderson highlights areas that can be explored, discusses the association’s recently launched incubator programme, and explains why the tourism economy needs the boost the digital nomad visa can provide.
Luke van der Nest of MG Health says returns for investors in the medical cannabis industry are at least five years off as the poor regulatory environment makes competing with illicit traders difficult.