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ABALOBI: “Fish with a story”

ABALOBI has been taking the local tech, culinary, and sustainability scenes by storm.

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Umthunzi Farming Community: Feed your inspiration

Umthunzi Farming Community is a marketplace for seasonal, organic #vegwithanimpact, grown by small-scale farmers.

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Rumsy’s Noose: why their donuts are so special

"Donuts are among the brightest stars in the constellation of our romance."

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Sunshine Sprouting Co: the best veggie burger you’ll try

The Sunshine Sprouting Co, owned by Elisha Madzivadondo, serves delicious vegan burgers in Cape Town.

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Silence the beeping meter: recharge electricity in a snap

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4 tips to stay safe while shopping online

Shopping online is wonderful, stay safe with these easy tips.

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More than QR codes: how to pay with your SnapScan app

From QR codes to in-app donations. Use the SnapScan app to make easy payments.

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How to build rapport with your customers to increase sales

How can you connect with customers, build their trust, and increase sales?

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Stellenbucks: kickstarting a community economy

SnapScan worked with the Visit Stellenbosch team to create Stellenbucks.

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4 tips to easily optimise your online store

Is the cart becoming the new Wishlist?

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Folha Plant Shop: an eden in the city

Folha offers a literal breath of fresh air, nestled in Cape Town's bustling streets.


Pay Links: making remote payments quick and easy

If there’s one thing your customers won’t say no to, it’s convenience.

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Tip4Change: a cashless way to show your gratitude

It's an easy way to thank workers for services rendered.

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Fabricate: supporting local designers

Fabricate champions locally made products, and supports designers starting out.

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Blood Orange: the sisterhood of the travelling dungarees

The female powerhouse with tips on how to turn your idea into reality.

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What is the importance of diversity and inclusivity in tech?

"Sure, your team is more diverse, but is it better?"

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Grumpy & Runt: love in every bite

Opening a restaurant isn't easy, opening 17 days before lockdown is extraordinary

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Sealand Gear: turning yacht sails into responsible sales

Ever thought to wear old yacht sails on your back? The Sealand crew sure did!

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Hannah Lavery: comfortable is the new powerful

Hannah Lavery's fashion encompasses the midpoint between pyjamas and power suits.

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Hack week BTS: a little gratitude goes a long way

If you had a week to make anything you wanted, what would you build? For...

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What is psychological safety in the workplace and why does it matter?

No one wants to leave part of their personality and inner life at home.

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How we make Shopify work for our online shop

Use Shopify and SnapScan for easy online payments.

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Love Books: a book lover’s dream

Learn more about Love Books' business journey.

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In good company: deciding how to structure your business

Is a sole proprietorship or company best for you?

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Behind the scenes of SnapScan’s hack week

Give your engineering team (and company) a boost with a hack week.

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How to use Instagram to sell your products

Capitalise on Instagram’s reach to sell your products to a larger audience.

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10 tips to increase donations from online campaigns

Use social media to spread awareness about your organisation.

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Hack week BTS: a jukebox and some SnapSongs

Building a jukebox was a long-standing idea that kept sneaking its way into conversations.

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What do Beijing and Stellenbosch have in common?

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XEN4: coworking spaces and what to consider

Ditch the dining room table for uncapped wifi and complimentary coffee.

Building Rapport with Customers

8 communication tips for success in sales

Effective communication is a key component in securing sales and building rapport.

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Volunteer Wildfire Services: holding the line between fire and fynbos

The group of volunteers braving the wilderness to fight fires.

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Dr Pachanga: the cure to the style blues

You're bound to find something for everyone at this local fashion brand.

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10 side hustle ideas you can turn into a small business

Use your skills to help you earn some extra income

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The Perfect Cup: the magic beans of Parkview

The perfect stop for a delicious coffee and tasty meal.

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Feat.: weaving curiosity into every aspect of their business

Adventurous designs are the hallmark of this gifting business.

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Dryad Press: amplifying local voices

Providing an avenue for critical voices to be heard in South Africa is vital

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How to build rapport through active listening

It’s important for people to feel heard and understood.

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