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DPD and NSBC join hands to empower South Africa’s small businesses

In a bid to address the pressing challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses in South Africa, DPD ZA, one of the country's leading couriers, has forged an exciting partnership with the National Small BusinessChamber (NSBC). The move aims to provide vital support to this crucial segment of the economy, which plays a significant role in fostering social stability and economic growth.

Celebrate yourself and your business this women’s month

August marks Women’s Month in South Africa – a month dedicated to celebrating, remembering, and acknowledging the massive strides women have made for themselves. This is even though women still face many challenges such as a lack of equal opportunities, gender bias, outdated ideas about the roles women should play in society, and the gender pay gap.

This year’s Women’s Month theme - “WE make CHANGE for Women” - speaks to the need for more efforts to purposefully address these challenges while promoting gender equity and balance.

Fire up your entrepreneurial engine and join us at The Business Show

If you’re an entrepreneur or SME owner looking to grow, learn, network, be inspired, and drive your business to innovative ideas and to unimaginable heights, we’ve got you.

The NSBC and World Famous Events’ 15th edition of The Business Show :: Africa will rock the Sandton Convention Centre on 06 and 07 September 2023, with Africa’s most successful business show bringing opportunities to the most vibrant sector of the economy.

With many 1000s of registered delegates so far, you’ll be among the stars of networking, innovation and advisors. This is unrivalled networking, the ultimate opportunity to meet and engage with 100s of fellow entrepreneurs, business leaders, and mega entrepreneurs.

The secret life of successful businesses and entrepreneurs

On Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of September this year, Sandton Convention Centre is the place to be for every business owner and aspiring entrepreneur who want to learn the open secret about why South Africa is home to an estimated 2.6 million SMEs, with around 37% being considered formal.

The NSBC and World Famous Events’ 15th edition of The Business Show :: Africa is a hotbed of inspiration, with the country’s most innovative business experts and exhibits, offering an opportunity for networking with like-minded and successful business leaders whose business solutions have created iconic brands.

Networking, quality exhibits: Join the best of SA entrepreneurs and business owners

SMEs across South Africa represent more than 98% of businesses; employ around 50-60% of the country's workforce across all sectors; and provide a quarter of job growth in the private sector.

Are you serious about building a bigger and more successful business? Then you can’t afford to miss The Business Show on 06 and 07 September 2023 at the Sandton Convention Centre, the platform that can fast track your business success.

As Africa's most successful business event for this exciting and growing sector, The Business Show’s key brand exhibitors, success-focused seminars, and revealing masterclasses from some of the country’s top business leaders will put your business on track for growth and high impact.

Revolutionizing Logistics: inDrive Launches Groundbreaking ‘Name Your Price’ Freight Service in South Africa

Expanding the frontier of logistics, inDrive.Freight brings set-your-own-price model to deliver affordability, efficiency, and flexibility, catering to SMEs and private individuals

inDrive, a global mobility and urban services platform with headquarters in California, USA, today launched the first-of-its-kind in South Africa, "name your price" freight service - inDrive.Freight, targeting the needs of small businesses and individuals.

Whether it's the delivery of small parcels or a large shipment, inDrive.Freight offers a comprehensive range of non-liquid freight transportation solutions. The service aims to deliver reliability and efficiency for last-mile in-city routes, with same-day delivery available on demand.

Xero announces inaugural Xero Beautiful Business Fund to boost future aspirations of small business

Over NZ$750,000 (R8,000,000) in funding up for grabs for small businesses globally

Coinciding with Xero Day 2023 - the day of Xero’s founding 17 years ago - Xero, the global small business platform, on 6 July 2023 a new global small business fund with more than NZ$750,000 (R8,000,000) in funding, to support the future aspirations of small businesses globally.

The Xero Beautiful Business Fund will officially launch with a call for entries at Xerocon Sydney, taking place in Sydney on 23-24 August 2023.

Designed to celebrate small businesses, empower success and accelerate their growth, the XeroBeautiful Business Fund will be open to Xero small business customers in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Mercedes-EQE: the new business avant-garde

The business saloon EQE is the second model to be based on the premium-class electric architecture (EVA2), following the luxury EQS saloon that was launched in South Africa in 2022.

Just a few months after the South African launch of the EQS, Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa is already presenting the next Mercedes-EQ model based on the electric architecture developed specifically for electric vehicles, the new EQE. The sporty business saloon – the fifth model in the extensive Mercedes-EQ range offered locally – offers all the essential functions of the EQS in a slightly more compact format. At market launch, the local model range initially comprises two variants: the EQE 350+ with 215 kW and 565 Nm, as well as the Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC with 350 kW and 858 Nm. Production of the EQE offered in South Africa takes place at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen, Germany.

The GLE and GLE Coupé: Bestsellers now even better
  • Electrified: new diesel models with 48-volt system
  • Even more to experience: useful functions for off-road use and trailer operation
  • Digitised: MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system now even more intelligent

Stuttgart. Versatile: the Mercedes-Benz GLE and its sporty offshoot, the GLE Coupé, are just as suitable
for families and leisure time as they are for long-distance journeys and transporting loads. 4MATIC
ensures that you can get through even in poor traction conditions or off-road terrain on gradients of up
to 100 percent. A towing load of up to 3.5 tonnes makes it possible to pull a horse trailer, a valuable
classic car or a larger caravan.

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