The Hope-full Impact of Level 1 on South African SMMEs President Ramaphosa’s recent announcement has breathed even more fresh air into the economy. South Africa’s move to “alert level 1” based on the Covid-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy, will be a lifeline to the smaller SMMEs in our economy, who were unable to operate under previous […]

Small Town Life is an Option The COVID-19 quarantine has crushed so many small businesses and the economy at large. It’s truly been the worst financial crisis unfurling in this country in recent memory. And while some measures are in place to help so that this does not reach that level of despair, many people are increasingly […]

Masks Are a Feature of Revenue and Branding The whole COVID-19 phenomenon has impacted small businesses much more than the big companies because it’s not like SMMEs have massive reserves of cash around so that you could deal with shutting down for months at a time. And now, as different businesses have gone into different […]

Efforts to develop new models and evaluate them are key to SMME sustainability. The global pandemic, the onset of global recession and the resultant major impact on all walks of life, have seen everyone scrambling for solutions. This has also seen a lot of the major economic players such as financial institutions, government and BDS […]

The Inner Work of a Leader in this Time of Crisis What do businesses and business leaders need to consider, to carry their businesses through the economic storm? It seems the consensus is that some of the key elements include: Strengthening the resilience and agility of the organisation Customer retention Increasing market confidence/interest in your […]

My Time During Covid-19 “Time is on my side, yes, it is” – The rolling stones I am feeling a bit reflective on the concept of time lately. I have been evaluating my adaptation, or lack of it, to the lockdown era.  I, like my C4G colleagues and most of you who will come to read […]

Could it be that small business can rise from the COVID-19 ashes? It is well established that we are living in unprecedented times. The human being is being tested on all possible levels and so too, by default, every small business out there. This is a time for much resilience and tenacity. The old adage […]

Moving beyond the shock and mobilising into action With over 2 months of the National Lockdown due to the Covid1-9 pandemic, a trail of dire consequences has been left affecting Large Corporations, Medium Corporations and Small and Micro Businesses along the way.  Quantifying the damages has been an infinite process that has seen the South […]