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Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

How to get R7 000 government funding for your spaza shop or traditional grocery store

The Spaza Shop Support scheme allows for your business to access a R3 500 working capital injection and an additional R3 500 in revolving credit

Rethinking partnerships: a key way to keep your business going through the pandemic

Stay in conversation with your suppliers, be agile and try to honour your debts wherever possible to keep your small business viable

Businesses agility in turbulent times

Consumers are uneasy because they are faced with unemployment, income insecurity and the unknown duration of the Covid-19 crisis

Your credit card is a great solution for your day-to-day needs

Use it responsibly but do use it because it provides you with protection and rewards like no other card

Your card keeps you safe during this time

Keep safe and tap your card when shopping or shop online to practise social distancing during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic

Debt Relief Fund a mere drop in the ocean

Most South African SMMEs have received no assistance from the Debt Relief Fund, 90% are in crisis, and many will be forced to close

Cutting salaries? Five ways to make the process less painful

Debt will only put a future strain on cash flow and could result in tremendous financial stress on the owners of the business if they're not able to recover

How the clothing industry is adapting now that runways are out of fashion

The fashion business is going digital to attract consumers in the absence of being able to physically parade its wares

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Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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