Retail Capital’s Small Business Insights blog provides business owners and entrepreneurs with access to market insights, opinion pieces, thought leadership articles and inspiration to help your business adapt, grow and stay up-to-date with the changing SMME landscape. Hopefully, this section can provide the motivation you may need to make your small business funding turn your SMME into an establishment that only dreams are made of.

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#CoffeeCatchup: Money Matters

POSITIVE NUMBERS In the first quarter of 2021, the GDP grew by 1.1%, equating to an annualised rate of 4.6%.…

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Infographic: Lockdown One Year Later Survey Results

On 26 March 2020, South Africa entered its first National Lockdown. One year on, we appealed to the SME community…

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Some SME Green Shoots Among The Thorns: One Year On And There Are Signs Of Life

It’s one year on from the start of South Africa’s hard lockdown, which closed every business except those in essential…

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Why We Love Funding Small Businesses

We have a soft spot in our heart for entrepreneurs. Starting a business is a labour of love. It is…

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