SME ZONE  |  Podcast , ±6 min episodes every 3 weeks, 6 days  | 
A weekly show which will show you how to start a business with anything under R 1000. Host, Katlego Msomi gets face-to-face with some of the enterprising individuals in the townships to find out how they have managed to jump-start and sustain their businesses.

Keywords: money, opportunity, business plan, business ideas, business news, income, financial news, Arena Holdings, small business ideas, starting a business

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How to start a Kota business

After completing his Bcom in Logistics in 2013, Bernard realised that finding a job was very challenging. This is one of the reasons Bernard started Spiliatio (Italian slag meaning ‘the preferred one’) fast food in Meadowlands Soweto.

Bernard shares his journey on how he started a kota business with just a R1,000, and how research can help set you apart from other kota shops.

How Chi Chi Afro is townships favourite dish

Husband and wife doing it for the family, Chi Chi Afro Foods is more than just a fast food business but a place that reminds customers of home cooked meals made with love. Chi Chi Afro Foods is a new business but has been growing from strength to strength as Xoli co-owner of afro foods provides information and future plans for her family business.

How a street corner barber shop is creating jobs

After being a construction worker did not work out, Moses opened his barber shop from just two hair cutter machines and now he gives expert advice on how to make it as a barber shop and how to gain a client’s trust.

Tips on how to start a tyre business

Bika Sibisi started his tyre business in Soweto in 2005 to combat the lack of jobs. Twelve years later he shares how he started and how his business has grown for others to learn.

How an art wire business can attract tourists to buy local

Remember how children from the townships used to make wired cars to play with because their parents could not afford to buy them toys?

George who is originally from Soshaguve, North of Pretoria did not just stop there, he now owns an art wire business in Soweto and creating jobs for the youth. He takes us through to what motivated him to start the art wire business.

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