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New Podcast: Trevor Nadeau, Local Knowledge

Trevor Nadeau is on a mission to make every business in the region discoverable on Google. And he describes the opportunity for making African and Middle Eastern small businesses fully discoverable online in very human terms. “if we have the ability to help a business owner get discovered properly, with a proper address and category, that…

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New Podcast: Gustav Praekelt,

Gustav Praekelt is a deep thinker about how technology enables small businesses to be successful at surprisingly little cost. His eponymous Johannesburg-based technology consultancy provides “human-centered” UX design and engineering, natural language understanding, and also helps businesses use chatbots and WhatsApp to engage, communicate, and generate revenue. The latter topic, using messaging apps to empower African businesses, dominated…

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New Podcast: Louw Barnardt, OCFO

Louw Barnardt is a chartered accountant by training and an entrepreneur by nature. He is the co-founder and MD of Outsourced CFO, a Cape Town start-up than gives SMEs and fellow start-ups access to financial expertise that they cannot otherwise afford in the early stages of their growth. OCFO also offers a cloud-based accounting solution…

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Introducing the BigFive Digital Podcast

BigFive Digital has launched a new Podcast featuring interviews with the entrepreneurs, business and thought leaders driving the adoption of digital marketing and commerce tools by small businesses in Africa and the Middle East. The inaugural episode of the podcast features Ezana Raswork, founder and CEO of Africa 118, which is both a directory of business listings…

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