#StartupStory: Quickloc8 - An app helping the taxi industry fight Covid-19
#StartupStory: Quickloc8 - An app helping the taxi industry fight Covid-19

Quickloc8, a technology startup company, is making artificial intelligence (AI) a reality for the taxi industry. The company is partnering with local taxi owners and associations by providing innovative solutions to modernise the industry by allowing it to be a safer and more reliable transport option. The company was founded by Mbavhalelo Mabogo, an entrepreneur from Thohoyandou in Limpopo. Recently, Quickloc8 added a new offering to its services: an AI camera that will help the taxi industry deal with Covid-19.

Imran SalieBy Imran Salie 1 day ago

Business unusual for small enterprises on the road to recovery
Business unusual for small enterprises on the road to recovery

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit South Africa's small business sector hard and there are grim statistics to bear this out. Those statistics will not be repeated here. After all, if you are a small business owner setting out on the road to recovery, the last thing you probably want is more details of the toll the pandemic has taken on small enterprises. Far more useful would be some good, solid tips on how to build back better after any business setbacks.

By Ameen Hassen 2 days ago

Wunderman Thompson launches Fund Femme
Wunderman Thompson launches Fund Femme

Wunderman Thompson has announced the launch of Fund Femme, a global database of women and non-binary-owned businesses.

2 days ago

#StartupStory: Digital Africa Ventures aims to support early-stage, digital tech startups
#StartupStory: Digital Africa Ventures aims to support early-stage, digital tech startups

In 2020, Thandeka Xaba and her business partner, Nonkululeko Komanyane, launched Digital Africa Ventures - a venture capital fund that aims to bridge the funding and support gap for early-stage tech entrepreneurs across South Africa.

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

Tips that can help SMEs grow new business leads through digital tools
Tips that can help SMEs grow new business leads through digital tools

The current acceleration towards digitisation has been indicative of the need for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to find ways to reach their customers online, connect to new markets and adapt to a turbulent economic landscape by rebuilding and recovering lost revenue.

20 Jul 2021

Good customer retention tactics translate to brand loyalty and profitability for SMEs
Good customer retention tactics translate to brand loyalty and profitability for SMEs

There is a good reason why the saying goes "first impressions last" and this is particularly important for small businesses. Once they've connected with a new customer, businesses should focus on offering high-quality delivery over the long-term. It begins with a client's first interaction with businesses or brands and continues throughout the lifetime of the relationship.

19 Jul 2021

A chatbot won't solve all your problems
A chatbot won't solve all your problems

South African brands love a chatbot, don't they? It's not hard to see why. On the face of it, it's a machine that can talk to millions of customers on your behalf without the need for human intervention. It's a convenient, cheap, and cheerful way to solve everything. Right?

Issued by Praekelt 19 Jul 2021




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