4 February 2020 Entrepreneurship Insights

Bouncing Back From The Festive Season

Retail Capital

Struggling to find your 2020 feet? Don’t stress – we’re here for you.

Whichever way you look at it, the beginning of the year can be overwhelming. Whether you’re trying to get back into the swing of things after a long break or you’re finally able to breathe after a steaming Festive Season, finding your feet in the New Year is never easy.

We’re big on keeping it simple this year (we’re calling it Twenty-Elementary). Keeping your ‘eye on the prize’ will help you to streamline your processes and out-smart the competition.

Do what you do best

In our latest report, 55% of South African entrepreneurs say that demand is shrinking and 58% say that rising operating costs are a threat to business. 

In times like this, it is crucial to focus on what you do best, cut out the clutter and really hone your craft. This will allow you to reduce costs while bringing a better service or product to your customer. Focus is key. 

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

We know that a lot of you are operating alone, or with limited resources. 

If budgeting and financial management isn’t your strength, it’s okay to ask for help so you can concentrate on what you do best. Make sure you turn to trusted, qualified advisors that can help you draw up a budget, or reassess your current one to see where you can save or allocate funds for further business growth in 2020.

Marketing not your thing? Also okay! Have a look here for a list of providers that can help you bring more leads to your business. 

Need funding? As funding specialists, we’re here to help provide you with advice and a solution to your cash flow needs. We’re here to support you in your growth by ensuring you have the funds you need to expand your business, take on new staff, purchase stock or cover unforeseen expenses.

Hear what the experts have to say

We commissioned this report for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. Here you get instant access into a world of Small Business information and advice to help you shape your business.


Since 2011, we have provided businesses with innovative, flexible and convenient alternatives to traditional business funding. Business owners still identify access to working capital as the single biggest challenge that they are faced with. Being responsible for 50% of the country’s GDP and contributing to over 65% of employment, we are devoted to partnering with small to medium-sized businesses to grow the South African economy. This is where we can help and we are proud to have partnered with thousands of SMEs in providing fast flexible business funding. Start growing your business with Retail Capital Business Funding and Asset Finance today. Get in touch to learn more.



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