Day: October 6, 2020

Green Artisan FSC Charcoal produced by small businesses across South Africa

Charcoal is a widely consumed product with a well-established global market, reporting activity of $5.88bn in 2018 (PS Market Research). In light of the growing worldwide climate change response global demand has shifted toward ‘cleaner’ charcoal products, specifically avoiding production based on tropical rainforest hardwoods. As a result, the demand for sustainably sourced FSC accredited …

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To the untrained eye, this is a magical morning in nature…

But actually – what you’re looking at is the scene of terrible environmental devastation happening in front of our eyes! On the lower Breede river in the Western Cape you will find kilometre after kilometre of enormous old Eucalyptus trees which are literally sucking up water from the river to the tune of millions of …

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Small Business owners in Matatiele work on their Business Plans

Building a ‘Business-in-a-Box’ What makes a new small business bankable? Very little actually. Banks typically don’t bank small business startups because they are so high risk. We know the stats – 94% of small businesses don’t make their third birthday! This is different when it comes to franchise setups – banks know that the franchisor …

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