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How to collect debts (and keep your customers)

Ensure healthy cash flow as well as long-term loyalty. Debt collection is a painful but necessary function. And while slow-paying customers place enormous pressure on your cash flow, you stand a very real chance of losing them as customers forever if you, or your accounts team, handle the matter badly. (more…)

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Small Business Academy awards fashion entrepreneur

Pinkie Luswazi, 53, has turned her passion for design from a very young age into a thriving business in Mandalay, Cape Town and her company, Luspin Production designs, produces original lively street-style and formal ware as well as décor items with a twist of Africa in the fabric and design. (more…)

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Mind the entrepreneurial gender gap

According to the latest WEF gender gap report, while all world regions record a narrower overall gender gap than they did 11 years ago, South Africa has slipped backwards, falling from 18th place in 2006 to 19th in 2017. On the score of Economic participation and opportunity, the country has slipped ten places from 79th to 89th. “This should […]

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