Covid-19 for SMEs
We’ve created this separate page on our website to house the information we are unearthing that might be of help to small businesses during the Covid-19 emergency. Because things are moving so quickly, information is only emerging slowly as programmes and governance and distribution channels take time to develop. As soon as we hear about new information we will post it.
We’d love your feedback – what’s working out there, what’s not, what are you doing to spare your business and your employees and yourself from economic worry. This is a time for the SMME community to come together. Let’s support each other.
We are also posting here, as well as on the media page, the interviews we’ve been doing to highlight the pressing needs of small businesses. We hope everyone is listening!
Stay safe, stay healthy. Stay in touch.
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Support offered to SMEs
Relief & support offered to SMEs
he NYDA is going to provide a Relief Fund to youth-owned enterprises for a period of three months. This fund is targeted at youth-owned businesses that meet the following criteria:
The Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund is here to provide funds so you can keep putting food on the table for the growing number of hungry families around the country.
The Ninety One SA Recovery Fund in association with Ethos Private Equity targets R10bn to help restore SA’s economic health.
TOOLS AND GUIDES OFFERED TO ASSIST SMES
The Return2Work Initiative is facilitating collaboration between government and business to provide tools and guidelines to enable sectors to expedite a safe, effective and structured return2work plan.
The BackaBusiness movement – is a crowdfunding opportunity for small businesses to survive lockdown and get back to business.
Richen Attorneys Inc would like to contribute to the turnaround of the economy once the pandemic is over and have decided to assist Small to Medium Enterprises in gearing up for the end of COVID- 19.
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We know this is a difficult time for people everywhere, including small business owners. We want to help. We’ve gathered some useful resources to help your business navigate these challenging times.
Small businesses are the foundation of our economy. And whether you’re just starting out or already running your business, we’re here to help. We’re building a Visa Small Business Directory, submit your details to feature in our Visa Small Business Directory.
Zimele is wholly supportive of the South African Government’s proactive efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 through the national lockdown. Zimele will support SMME’s in our loan funding programme by implementing a 3-month payment holiday at zero interest.
Our vision is to come alongside the South African Tourism industry, to assess each business model, evaluate the financials and generate a report with recommendations on how to proceed forward.
We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we’re offering USD 100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.
Big Business offering support through Covid-19
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