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Business Talk

Navigating the crisis

 

How to raise your business profile online By Futhi Cabe

South Africans spend over 9 hours a day using the internet. What's your business doing to get noticed online?


 

The importance of Prioritisation by Futhi Cabe

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have meant that life as we once knew it will not be the same in the future. Individuals and businesses alike have had to rearrange their lives and prioritise certain aspects.


 

Africa Continental Free Trade Area

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on the 1st of January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa's 55 countries have agreed, in principle, to participate, and 41 have submitted their tariff offers. However, to date, only 34 countries have officially signed and ratified it. A total of 15 countries need to ratify the agreement in order to enable its full enforcement.


How to grow your business by Futhi Cabe - Part 2

 

Webinar: Importers: Managing the volatile rand

 

Webinar: Trade - African Continental Free Trade Area

 

Video: Commercial Property Finance Quarterly Update

 

Video: Business Profile - Amafreshi Meals - Tembisa

 

Video: Business Profile - Indofire Butchery - Umlazi

 

Video: Business Profile - Azafike Guest House - KwaMashu

 

Video: Business Profile - Macnose Cafe - Soshanguve

 

Video: Business Profile - Indoni Yamanzi Spa - Kwamashu

 

Video: Business Profile - Kasi Business Hub - Mamelodi

 

Video: Business Profile - Ace Gaz - Mdantsane

 

Video: Business Profile - Mthombo's Palace - Mdantsane

 

Video: Business Profile - Rich Cafe - KwaMashu

 

Video: Business Profile - Mtotywa and Sons Liquors - Khayelitsha

 

Video: Business Profile - Tavern Restaurant - Soweto

 

Video: Business Profile - Matales General Trading - Soweto

 

Panel discussion on understanding budget matters - Part 1

 

Panel discussion on understanding budget matters - Part 2

 

Panel discussion on understanding budget matters - Part 3

 

Webinar: Understanding and its market implications

 

Podcast: How to grow your business by Futhi Cabe - Part 1

 

Podcast: Fixing, building and investing in existing businesses by Cathy Goddard-Edward

 

Podcast: Innovation in the media industry by Ivor Price and Kobus Louwrens

 

Podcast: Health and beauty, Pivoting a business in the beauty industry by Linda Jangulo

 

Podcast: Rebuilding and pivoting a non-essential business, Kgomotso Ndungane

 

Podcast: The fashion industry evolution & expansion by Thula Sindi

 

Podcast: Unpacking business rescue and the options available for SME's by Stefan Steyn

 

 

WesBank provides practical tips for business growth

We get it. Running your own business is daunting at times so here is a free SME eBook to guide and inspire you towards growing your business and the journey that lies ahead of you.


 

Future energy and fuel retail

It has been a difficult few years for South African fuel retailers. The market has been shrinking since 2016, and COVID-19 has accelerated this trend. Alongside a slowdown in economic activity as a result of national lockdowns, lifestyles have changed. More people working from home and increased computing and network penetration mean less traveling. This suggests that even as economies begin to recover, demand for fuel is likely to lag.


 

Time to evaluate your current situation by Futhi Cabe

It is one thing to have to deal with the constant shifting challenges of a regular business environment, but it is a totally different set of challenges to have to deal with when you cannot operate your enterprise at all.


 

Realise your position in the market by Futhi Cabe

Futhi Cabe, head of WesBank's SME segment talks about the importance of knowing your business' position in the market


 

Your health is paramount to your business

The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating for small businesses, and as the economy begins to slowly open, business owners will be forced to adapt quickly to a very different business environment. However, some business owners may not have considered what might happen to their businesses should they themselves be hospitalized.


 

Why choosing the right fleet management provider is important

29 June 2020: The challenges and complexities that fleet owners currently face in their efforts to optimise fleet operations and ensure continuity of services should not be taken lightly. At this point in time, it is critical that these companies partner with the right fleet management service provider. This is according to John Loxton, WesBank Head of Fleet Management & Leasing.


Webinar: Essential concepts to understanding foreign exchange

 

Webinar: Cyber security and fraud prevention tips for SMEs by Kovelin Naidoo and Chris Getty

 

Webinar: Setting up systems and processes in your business by Bulelani Balabala

 

Webinar: Turning insight into income

 

Webinar: How to optimise your cashflow & invest in the future of your business by Neeanth Madanjit

 

Webinar: insurance for my business by Malesela Maupa

 

Webinar: FNB Commercial Property Finance 2021: Property Market Outlook

 

Webinar: Tourism: Agriculture Economic Update by Charnel Kara

 

 

Managing mental health problems within fleets

"Mental health difficulties affect everyone, and they don't discriminate," says John Loxton, WesBank Head of Fleet Management & Leasing. "Trucking poses several risk factors when it comes to mental and physical health issues, and can contribute towards loss of productivity, lack of motivation and loss of business."


Webinar: Getting my business banking funding-ready by Valentine Jingura

 

Webinar: how to use FNB Digital platforms to reduce your banking costs by Anton van Metzinger

 

Webinar: Financial statements and types of tax masterclass by Buchule Sibaca

 

Webinar: Growing your business by Mafani Gunguluza

 

Webinar: Human Resources masterclass By Veronica Ntshalintshali

 

Webinar: Which account and pricing option is best for your business by Rya Marie Muller

 

Webinar: FNB Money Management Solutions by Yolande Steyn

 

Webinar: Investor Readiness by Mike Sage and Alison Collier

 

Webinar: Getting the most out of eBucks by Chantel Borges

 

 

FNB ramps up security for digital transactions on Black Friday

As cybercrime continues to be one of the barriers that hinder the growth and potential of e-Commerce activities in South Africa, FNB is rolling out its Online Secure authentication service to all merchants and individual customers to provide an additional layer of security for digital transactions.


 

FNB Commercial Property Finance 2021: Property Market Outlook

2021 will not be without challenges, the Coronavirus still lingering across the world albeit creeping closer to the vaccine, and South Africa still facing "old structural issues" that hamper its economic performance, Nevertheless, we expect a positive economic growth year in 2021 after a severe contraction in 2020.


 

Business should adopt Black Friday thinking as a permanent part of their business

These bottom-line benefits of Black Friday make the 2020 instalment of the event particularly relevant for retail businesses in South Africa. Especially given that most are in desperate need of a revenue injection after the protracted slow trading period on the back of Covid-19 and the national lockdown response. Many retailers are also sitting on significant amounts of stock, much of it acquired before the arrival of Covid-19, or even remaining from the 2019 festive period, and Black Friday presents a unique opportunity to move it to make way for new festive season inventory.


Webinar: Setting your business up for success with a strong USP by Rya-Marie Muller

 

 

Webinar: Data is the new currency by Dr Yudhvir Seetharam


 

Webinar: Digitise your business by Mushambi Mutuma


 

Webinar: Franchise Webinar by Greg Solomon and Ian Fuhr


 

Webinar: Google masterclass by Kristin Ransome and Melissa Kariuki


 

Webinar: Sales and Marketing Toolkit by Bulelani Balabala


 

Webinar: Using marketing to run a successful and sustainable business by Faye Mfikwe


 

Employee Wellness


 

A slowing trend for the residential rental market

Sharp interest rate cuts earlier in 2020, a response to the COVID-19 crisis, has made home buying significantly more appealing - causing a national increase in rental vacancies.


 

Renewable energy solutions can drive down costs post lockdown

Given the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses resuming activities cannot afford to be caught off-guard without a reliable alternative energy solution in place.


 

How to choose the right renewable energy solution for your small business

Against the backdrop of a weak economy, businesses face further challenges when it comes to sustainable power supply.


 

In an environment of pedestrian global trade, how can South Africa stimulate sustainable economic growth?

The evolution of a global economic system is arguably one of the most important developments of the past 100 years. Love it or loathe it, globalisation gave rise to significant growth in trade between countries and this international trade has been a key driver of economic growth for the vast majority of countries across the globe.


Business tips: How to deal with COVID-19


Operating in the new normal


Economic webinar for SME's


Edge Growth - Finding your new North


FNB Business Talk Webinar_VUCA Part 1


FNB Business Talk Webinar_VUCA Part 2


FNB Business Talk Webinar_VUCA Part 3


Maximising negotiations from home


Medical Sector Webinar


Retail Sector Webinar_13 August


Trade and FX webinar


Financial literacy and the benefits of formalising your business


Webinar: Setting your business up for success with a strong USP by Rya-Marie Muller


Stabilise and fund your business


Using influence to lead your team


The next opportunity: Africa free trade agreement


Your key risks: The fruit market and the rand


FNB has partnered with various business leaders to see how they are navigating this crisis. Scroll down to learn from the experts.


 

A story of perseverance, sacrifice and opportunity

Phumlaphi 'Rita' Zwane has become something of an icon for success, entrepreneurship and community support in the township of Tembisa, in Gauteng. The story of MaZwane is one of persistence, focusing on your goals and not losing sight of your roots as one climbs the ladder to success. Read the full interview here.


 

How did SweepSouth evolve?

As the COVID-19 infection rate slows down and recoveries pick up, so too many businesses, in the SME sector particularly, are starting to find their new normal in a relaxed lockdown scenario. This means that in addition to financial support businesses need access to guidance around efficient resource management and robust business decisioning-making concepts.


 

How did SPARK Schools evolve?

As the COVID-19 infection rate slows down and recoveries pick up, so too many businesses, in the SME sector particularly, are starting to find their new normal in a relaxed lockdown scenario. This means that in addition to financial support businesses need access to guidance around efficient resource management and robust business decisioning-making concepts.


 

Cashing in to help your business survive

Every successful entrepreneur will tell you that 'cash flow is the lifeblood of every business', and that without it your business will simply not survive. The effective management of cash flow is essential for any successful business to survive, especially in the current economic environment. It provides a business with the funding it needs to run its day to day operations and help protect it against unplanned expenses.


 

Overcome the work from home challenges all professionals are facing right now

Nothing pushes the digital transformation of a business, big or small, like a worldwide pandemic. Responding to the virus, humans are now living in increasingly isolated conditions to keep the infection from spreading. This has an adverse effect on businesses, especially small-to-medium businesses combating a struggling economy and trying to manage a newly remote workforce.


 

Apps and services to evolve your business

The world of business is constantly shifting and evolving to fit the demands of a society that alters alongside it. In the wake of the global pandemic, businesses must adapt to a landscape that's both unpredictable and shifting faster than expected. With so many companies adopting a work-from-home model, the need to embrace technology as a means of growth, communication and opportunity are more important than ever. With the pandemic disrupting traditional and arguably outdated business practices, learning to embrace the future and present isn't just convenience, it's a necessity. Here's what you need to move with the times and stay relevant in this brave new world.


 

Moody's Downgrade

On Friday, 27 March 2020 Moody's (one of the three major credit rating agencies) downgraded South Africa's sovereign credit rating to sub-investment grade while maintaining a negative outlook.


 

The Impact of Oil Prices

Oil prices are driven by three factors, namely supply, demand and market sentiment.


Wendy Alberts talks impact of COVID-19 on restaurants

 

Themba Nkosi talks impact of COVID-19 on entertainment industry

 

Sibu Mabena talks COVID-19 impact on eventing

 

Ego Igwebu talks COVID-19 impact on beauty salons

 

Discussing alternative funding with Zama Khanyile

 

Ludiwick Marishane talks alternative sources of water

 

FNB COVID-19 response with Jesse Weinberg

 

Unpacking UIF with Matsi Modise from Simodisa

 

My Story by Gilan Gork

 

Selling with authority by Gilan Gork

 

Rapid Influence Formula + PUTAR by Gilan Gork

 

High Performance: Limitless Living Model by Gilan Gork

 

High Performance: Self Mastery

 

High Performance: Leadership Purpose

 

Andiswa Bata - What's in my control
Navigating your Business Banking Relationship, Facilities and Resources P1

 

Andiswa Bata - What's in my control
Navigating your Business Banking Relationship, Facilities and Resources P2

 

Buchule Sibaca - Staying Compliant Understanding and Unpacking the Tax relief packages and implications on your business P1

 

Buchule Sibaca - Staying Compliant Understanding and Unpacking the Tax relief packages and implications on your business P2

 

Heather Lowe - COVID-19 and the SME ecosystem Impact, Interventions and a new business normal part P1

 

Heather Lowe - COVID-19 and the SME ecosystem Impact, Interventions and a new business normal part P2

 


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