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Small Business Friday

Cranium Medical Products – Mental health care disruptors

Meet the Absa Small Business Friday featured Small Business of the week – Cranium Medical Products.

The inception of Cranium Medical Products can be traced back to a profound realisation of the quality and accessibility issues surrounding specialised mental health furniture within local hospitals. This led Allen Cliffe to create a business which develops superior mental health furniture solutions which are ISO-accredited.

Paws-itive Paws-abilities – More than conquerors

Meet the Absa Small Business Friday featured Small Business of the week – Paws-itive Paws-abilities.

Paws-itive Paws-abilities is a veterinary physiotherapy practice dedicated to the well-being of their canine and feline patients. With Heather Whitfield at the helm, they provide specialized care that goes beyond the ordinary. They are dedicated to helping specialist vets work with patients who have undergone orthopaedic and/or neurosurgery, trauma, or injury, aiding them in regaining full strength and functionality.

A J Digital Agency – Creating a lasting impact at the grassroots

Meet the Absa Small Business Friday featured Small Business of the week – AJ Digital Agency

AJ Digital Agency offers a wide range of services to help businesses optimise their digital presence and achieve their goals. Their services range from web and app development to branding and marketing to IT consulting. They have been rated as Africa’s number one digital agency. Their passion lies in bridging the gap between underserved rural communities and technology.

Andile Mzobe’s journey as an entrepreneur and the success of AJ Digital Agency has been shaped by a combination of passion, resilience, dedication to a meaningful mission, adaptability, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

Behind the Seams: Minx Leather’s Entrepreneurial Success Story

Meet the Absa Small Business Friday featured Small Business of the week - Minx Leather.

Specialising in fashionable and trendy genuine leather goods, Minx Leather has captured the hearts of a diverse audience in South Africa and have their sights set to go global. Let's delve into the inspiring story of Xanthe Havenga, the visionary owner behind Minx Leather, and discover how this business came to life.

The inception of Minx Leather was triggered by a personal incident that struck a chord with Xanthe Havenga. A smash and grab led to the theft of her beloved vintage satchel laptop bag. Determined to find a replacement, Xanthe embarked on a quest that eventually transformed into a business opportunity. Encouraged by a friend, she explored international sourcing, leading her to take a bold leap of faith by placing a significant order of R71k. The arrival of the stock not only met her expectations but ignited a passion for the quality and uniqueness of the products.

HOT 102.7FM – Don’t stop believing

Meet the Absa Small Business Friday featured Small Business of the week – Hot 107.2FM

HOT 102.7FM is an award-winning owner-managed commercial music radio station, broadcasting to the greater Johannesburg area with a format of “Old Skool and R&B” and a focus on playing only the hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s.

Lloyd Madurai started HOT 102.7FM as HOT 91.9FM, a community radio station, but new regulations from ICASA caused him to pivot and change the radio station to a commercial one. Though there were challenges at the start, HOT 102.7FM has managed to remain profitable since its new beginning.

Spring day celebrates the arrival of Small Business Friday

The 12th #AbsaSmallBizFriday has arrived. This Friday, 01 September is South Africa’s biggest small business day of the year. This powerful and meaningful movement is about mobilising all South Africans to support and buy from their local small businesses.

South Africa’s biggest and most meaningful movement was created 12 years ago in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: getting more customers. The day is now a national tradition. A vast majority of consumers agree that shopping at small, independently owned businesses supports their commitment to making purchases that have a positive social, economic, and environmental impact.

Hybrid Collections – Never underestimate your abilities

Meet the Absa Small Business Friday featured Small Business of the week – Hybrid Collections.

With more than 20 years of industry knowledge, Hybrid Collections is a debt collection company that is an extension of their client’s credit department.

The industry is cutthroat with several competitors in the market. The only way to differentiate yourself from your competitor is to adopt a customer-centric approach. Clint Diesel believes if you put your client first the rest will follow.

Essence Hair and Beauty – Building a brighter future through education

Meet the Absa Small Business Friday featured Small Business of the week – Beaumont Stylists CC T/A Essence Hair and Beauty.

Jean Beaumont is the owner of Essence hair and beauty salon. She has a team of five individuals who help her to take care of their customer’s hair and beauty needs.  Jean started her business after working for an international hair and cosmetic company. She used her knowledge as a technician to earn a living and to build her business by sharing her knowledge with her team.

Enslins Bloemfontein Group – Stick to the basics

Meet the Absa Small Business Friday featured Small Business of the week – Enslins Bloemfontein.

Enslins Bloemfontein is a whole ecosystem of integrating services that feed off each other and are aligned to ensure there is no gap in the financial requirements of their clients. Marinus Hoek has created a business over time which offers a bundle of services for a person’s financial needs. This has been his vision from the start. Each division is headed up by someone who is experienced in their field.

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