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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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Send money in snap, or budget your expenses.

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Everything you need to know about the SnapScan Wallet

We’ve answered all your questions about the SnapScan Wallet.

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

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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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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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Tapi Tapi: serving inspiration with every scoop

Pop in for some ice cream, leave with a story.

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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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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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The multi-talented entrepreneur shares how she wove all her passions into one business.

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4 easy-to-use ecommerce platforms you can use to build your online store

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Tip4Change: a cashless way to show your gratitude

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Support local Franschhoek eateries and get rewarded with Hoekcoin

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Fabricate: supporting local designers

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

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

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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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Hannah Lavery: comfortable is the new powerful

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

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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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In good company: deciding how to structure your business

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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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Grumpy & Runt: love in every bite

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Love Books: a book lover’s dream

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A guide on invoicing for small businesses

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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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Behind the scenes of SnapScan’s hack week

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

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

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

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Laundry Solutions 360°: providing a cashless way to do laundry

No more scraping together coins for the laundromat.

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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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Good advice: 6 tips for aspiring small business owners

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Dr Pachanga: the cure to the style blues

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

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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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6 incredible non-profit organisations you can support in a snap

Spread some kindness by donating to a cause that’s close to your heart.

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Tackling your finances doesn’t have to be a daunting experience.

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How UX shaped the evolution of the SnapScan Wallet

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Dryad Press: amplifying local voices

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Use these nifty tools to drive your business forward.

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How to build rapport through active listening

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The big design switch: moving from Adobe XD to Figma

Why our product team changed design tools in the middle of our busiest season.

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Nude Foods: the intimate details of growing a sustainable business

The eco-friendly store is on a mission to make plastic-free living easy and accessible.

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Up Cycles: a fun way to explore the city

Rent a dutch-styled bike for an adventure with a view.

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Molweni Coffee: the perfect blend of caffeine and enthusiasm

Say hello to good coffee and great service.

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6 factors you should consider when starting a business

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GoDriveIn: reviving a classic pastime to support a community

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The Fussy Vegan: using customer loyalty to scale their business

This vegan food joint will leave you craving more.

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Delight your taste buds with Korean street food from Sepial’s Kitchen.

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Holy Macaroni: serving divine bowls of a timeless classic

This is not your average bowl of mac and cheese.

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6 ways SnapScan can help your business collect payments

Get paid in a snap with our range of payment solutions.

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SUPERWOOF: going above and beyond to treat their clients

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An essential guide to online marketing for small businesses

Get noticed by customers online with these useful tools.

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Oddbox: delivering on their promise of freshness

The online fruit and veg delivery business provides fresh produce every week.

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