Running a business requires multiple skill sets. As an SMME grows, so do the requirements for extra skill sets and managers to help support you. Here are a few questions to help assess whether it’s time for you to gain some expert advice. Our business consultants or mentors can guide you on how to expand […]


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Tactics to position your SMME for growth

Scaling a business is no small feat for any SMME owner. It means shifting from a start-up, lean mindset to a growth one. Once a business starts breaking even and you have covered your fixed costs, it’s time to expand. So, where do you start? Here are a few tips, Founder and CEO of Startwise-Velly […]


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As most people know, Velly Bosega has a passion for the digital marketing world. He spent many years studying and learning from the top digital publishers. Identifying the opportunities that digital presents us with. We are in the 4th industrial revolution and the time is now to shift into the digital space and ensure you […]


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DIY or ask an expert for advice?

It doesn’t matter if you are just starting your own company or if it has already been running for a few years, a successful entrepreneur seeks and listens to advice. From family, colleagues and experts. It’s the stepping stone to taking a business to the next level or ensuring your processes run a bit smoother. […]


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  It’s no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has had a far-reaching effect on SMME’s worldwide. The South African economy saw a contraction of 7% and while we saw an improvement in the last quarter, we need to continue adopting technology and growing businesses in order for that incline to continue. Startwise Founder and CEO, Velly […]


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I have always been curious, hungry for knowledge and the limitless bounds of the digital advertising world fascinated me. As my passion for digital advertising grew, I made the conscious decision to work for a variety of digital companies and publishers to learn more about the approach to all aspects of their businesses and quickly […]


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Benefits of communicating via an App

  According to statistica.com there are over 3.3 billion people who have a smartphone. The number of smartphone internet users is projected to reach 41.9 million in South Africa alone by 2025. This means that through technology we are able to stay connected and optimise the way in which we work by utilising Apps. Here […]


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  The Covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact on SMME’s throughout South Africa. A recent report by Finfind and their partners, shows that 42.7% of SME’s closed their doors during 2020. “The sectors hardest hit by the lockdown and with the most closures were: Construction (14.2%), Food and beverage (9.9%) and Hospitality (9.7%).”  The pandemic […]


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Why your SMME may need a business expert

Anyone who owns or runs a company knows the overwhelming amount of time and effort it takes to make it a success. Whether you have a new start up that you are trying to get off the ground, or a larger business that’s been running for years, there are always daily challenges that business owners […]


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