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Joining sme.africa is the best business decision I’ve made. The website is great, easy to use and has brought me loads of extra work. It has everything I need to run my company successfully.
When I asked for legal advice on their platform they responded quickly. Great community.
The Market... has resulted in a number of leads for my business that would otherwise have been missed!
I would recommend this platform to any new or seasoned entrepreneurs as we really need a community like this.
What do you get as a member?
Access to our network and resources to solve some of the biggest challenges faced by SMEs:
The biggest challenges as shared by more than 600 business owners:
How we are helping our members with these challenges:
My business is tied up in red tape! Where do I find an affordable consultant who can help fast?
Submit your business question to our team of accounting, tax, labour, legal and other specialists - we'll return an opinion in 24 hours.
I'm so busy working in my business, I don't get time to improve my business.
We publish one essential topic every week with instructions, templates and discount offers for you to implement. Build a better business every week or search the archives when you need to.
I need more business.
Drive traffic to your website and showcase your products and/or services to our network of SMEs. Get even more exposure through the weekly podcast and video that features our members.
I'm struggling with cash flow or need finance for expansion.
When you need cash, we'll find you the right financier at the best rate thanks to sme.africa's exclusive partnerships with various financial institutions.
My customers are not paying their invoices.
Access exclusive templates and step-by-step guides that streamline the legal process of collecting outstanding invoices to reduce your bad debt and save on legal fees.
I hate paying legal fees.
Access an archive of templates for common commercial agreements that you can DIY with ease. Need specialised legal support? We will connect you with sme.africa's legal partner at a reduced rate.
We know what it takes to
be an entrepreneur
sme.africa exists for established South African business owners running small and medium companies in any industry. We know that SMEs are inventing new products and services, creating jobs, and building the nation. We also know that they need more support, more visibility, and more business opportunities because when they succeed, the country succeeds too.
We're all about practical support - this is why we provide essential tools and information to business owners and also drive various initiatives to encourage support for SMEs such as the sme.africa platform, #WeAreSME events and wearesme.co.za.
Led by one of the biggest advocates for small businesses
Entrepreneur, author and optimist Marnus Broodryk has personal experience of the challenges, red tape and isolation that business owners deal with almost every day. He built one of the most valued and successful accounting firms in South Africa, and he's walked the path to business success alongside thousands of business owners. Marnus is the youngest investor ever on the international television show Shark Tank, and he described the culmination of his experience in his book 90 Rules for Entrepreneurs: The Codex of Hustle which topped the local business best-seller charts in 2018.
Now, his biggest priority is sme.africa so he can share the success of his previous endeavours with other South African business owners as they build bigger and better businesses.
All of this for just R495 (ex. VAT) per month:
VIP access to our quarterly #WeAreSME events (R2,000 in value!)
Expert opinions on any business question within 24 hours
Legal templates and reduced rates for legal consultation
Weekly templates and offers to build a better business
Legal, debt collection and compliance tools
Assistance in getting finance at the best rates
Discounted rates and special offers on products and services from fellow members
Marketing opportunities in weekly podcast episodes, mailers and many more
A free listing in the wearesme.co.za marketplace
Be part of the business network that's changing the face of SMEs in South Africa
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