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Navigating these times is certainly not a ‘piece of cake.’

Posted by Sureswipe on 30 June 2021

The food and beverage industry has been one of the hardest hit during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the recent annoucement of a harsher lockdown, restaurants have been restricted to take-outs only which could have a massive effect on the survival of their business.

In this article we share some of the advice we are giving to our restaurant and food service clients in these turbulent times in the hope that even the smallest change can make the biggest difference.

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Topics: restaurants, retail, sales, tips, Growing Your Retail Business, business tips, spotlight, business owners

5 things you can do to minimise the impact of load shedding .

Posted by Sureswipe on 28 June 2021

In the business world, productivity is everything and load shedding makes it difficult to do business as usual. Consumers can light candles or order a pizza but for small business owners, these interruptions can seriously affect business productivity and profit.

It's a fact that we can't change - but planning ahead will mean the difference between losing revenue and realising your business goals. We've put together some practical advice to keep you informed on which investments to make to lighten the impact of load shedding.

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Topics: retail, sales, tips, Growing Your Retail Business, business tips, business owners

Remember to educate and communicate.

Posted by Sureswipe on 1 June 2021

By providing information about COVID-19 vaccination and establishing supportive policies and practices, you can help increase vaccine uptake among your employees. Emerging trends in the Health Care survey show that up to 70% of employers are willing to pay for their staff to get vaccinated.

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Topics: retail, sales, tips, Growing Your Retail Business, business tips, business owners

7 Reasons why your business should be online

Posted by Sureswipe on 3 May 2021

If your business doesn’t yet have an online presence, or if you’re in the process of starting your own new exciting business venture and building a website isn’t on your to do list, you could be missing out on the many benefits (and profits) of why being online offers businesses a chance to grow. Here’s why..

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Topics: retail, sales, seasonal business, tips, Growing Your Retail Business, business tips, business owners, ecommerce

Go beyond to make your customers feel comfortable this Easter

Posted by Sureswipe on 23 March 2021

With everybody on the hunt for Easter eggs and getting ready to spend time with family, stores are expected to see a significant rise in foot traffic. This could make your regular customers feel uncomfortable and a little unsettled as rumours of another COVID wave circulates.
Here are a few tips to ensure you continue to abide by protocols so that you can go above and beyond to give your customers peace of mind that their safety is top priority.

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Topics: retail, sales, seasonal business, tips, Growing Your Retail Business, business owners

Black Friday- Counting Our Chickens?


Posted by Sureswipe on 15 December 2016

The official numbers aren’t quite in but it seems like South African retailers got the most out of Black Friday. Now that the dust has settled, we look at what Black Friday meant for South African business.

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Topics: discount, retail, sales, Special Occasions & Seasonality, black friday

5 things your business needs to know about Black Friday

Posted by Sureswipe on 23 November 2016

Black Friday originated in the US and is relatively new to the South African market, but with retailers recording a spike in sales of more than 200%, Christmas is set to come early. Other then the customary Black Friday sales and specials, how can you make sure to get an even bigger piece of the Black Friday pie?

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Topics: cyber monday, retail, sales, Special Occasions & Seasonality, tips, black friday

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