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It’s thumbs up for Thumbzup

A recently-launched partnership between Thumbzup Innovation founder Stafford Masie and one of South Africa’s leading banks offers small business owners cutting-edge technology for receiving mobile payments from customers. Hailed as a world-first, Masie’s digital payment application Payment Pebble is a mobile payment system which he initially launched last year. The application allows merchants to enjoy… [Continue Reading]

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Get mobile payment with app

South African business owners now have access to the world’s-first mobile payment system, which will allow them to use their smartphones as card machines. This, thanks to a partnership between Stafford Massie of Thumbzup Innovation, the creator of mobile payment system Payment Pebble, and Absa bank. The system conveniently processes payments via a device that… [Continue Reading]

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Use seasoned entrepreneurs as mentors

The difference between a successful entrepreneur and a failed business is an emotionally invested mentor. So says entrepreneur Allon Raiz, chief excitement officer at business incubator Raizcorp that assists over 400 businesses in Africa. He was speaking at the Enterprise Development Expo 2014 hosted by Smart Procurement World, in partnership with Absa, at the Cape… [Continue Reading]

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Owner keeps digging his way to the top

Xolani Mtshizana had to dig himself out of the clutches of gangsterism and other challenges as a youngster, but it is this rocky road that led him to establish his aptly named design business, Keep Digging Africa, to motivate aspiring entrepreneurs. Growing up in Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape was not easy for the 35-year-old… [Continue Reading]

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