Welcome To Small Business Expo Blog

Welcome to our Small Business Expo blog. Here we share articles from our contributors crossing topics of marketing, sales, capacity building, finance, motivational pieces and so much more. The aim of the blog is to provide you with content that you need to help you grow your business. If you are looking for any specific content that you would like us to share, please email us on info@smallbizexpo.co.za and we will endeavor to include articles on that topic.

Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on your SEO Strategy

Does your SEO strategy meet the needs of artificial intelligence bots? SEO specialists should always be...

3 Things to Work on when you are Feeling Stuck in your Business

Whether you  are looking to grow your business or are in serious need of a  refresh, there are strategies ...

Timing is everything! 

I’ve just come out of a meeting where a comment made by one of my colleagues. She exclaimed “when is my breakthrough going to happen.

10 reasons to market your business with SEO

SEO; also known as Search Engine Optimisation is a word that you can’t stop hearing about when it comes to online business.

Your SME Financing Options explained.

Access to finance is one of the biggest inhibitors to small business growth, and sometimes survival.

Entrepreneurs Don't Forget to take care of your Personal Finances

You make sure that you are on top of your business’s finances...

 

Find out why this Customer Service Expert says Customer Complaints are Great

Did you know that only 4% of customers will complain following a bad experience..

#SistersinTech – How SA Women Entrepreneurs are Finding the Support they Need on Social Media

Online communities that are hosted on Facebook and Twitter are a phenomena that several South African women...

Find ways to stay motivated!

I don’t know about you, but occasionally, I need something or someone to keep me motivated after a disappointment in business...

 

Giving birth as an entrepreneur 

Giving birth is not as glamorous as it seems – I just wish more people spoke about the gory details more than they do “grin and bear the smile” for the social media posts.

Dealing with the challenge of growing a business

The biggest challenge with growing a business is accepting that change is constant. With that, opportunities are born. Opportunity also makes room for exploitation.

Entrepreneurship - the must - have badge

We use the term entrepreneurship very loosely. Very often it is used as the substitute for employment, and as a synonym for business ownership. It has become the badge we all want – but few of us dare to wear.

Economic turnaround holds opportunities for SMEs

The South African economy is showing early signs of turning the corner after a couple of years of disappointing growth and high volatility. 

How to choose an SEO Agency in South Africa in 2018...

Search Engine Optimisation (“SEO”) is still one of the fastest growing forms of online marketing and because of that, SEO companies have boomed overnight, 

Is your business ready for change?

Change is the one constant in the world, especially for those of us in business. Change can either be a blessing or a curse for the business.

 

Don’t let ignorance become.....

Last year sometime, I was listening to a young entrepreneur talk about her business journey. She was asked to share one piece of advice with the audience, and she said, “Be teachable.” 

Black Money Business

I have often hear many entrepreneurs boldly say that if they are black they demand money, funding, projects from government. On the contrary, many black entrepreneurs have no faith in this “supp...

Welkom Woman Shows The Pow...

When 32 year old Pesalome Moilwa joined the Youth Enterprise Society (YES) back in 1999 at Thotagauta Secondary School in Welkom, she was taking it as just another extramural activity. She and her pee...

Young Entrepreneur Defies Odds...

Pretoria-based Monalebo Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (MES) specialises in rope access, non-destructive testing, replicas, scaffolding as well as telecommunications, rail construction...

6 Key Business Processes For An...

Any business needs these 6 processes to manage: How you get noticed by potential customers – this process markets the business to attract customers. Is what you are doing bringing you the right cust...