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Investec Business Cash Solutions is proud to sponsor Marnus Broodryk’s “Making SMEs Matter” podcast for its 3rd season – a critical platform with the sole purpose of giving South African small business owners a voice.

“Entrepreneurs and growing businesses have a crucial role to play in South Africa’s GDP, job creation, economic growth and meeting sustainable development goals, however, they also face incredible challenges,” says Sean Jackson, Head of Business Cash Solutions at Investec.  “By sponsoring a platform that brings their stories to the fore and provides access to information, ways of doing business and advice, builds an incredible network of information that can be used to uplift and grow small businesses.”

The Making SMEs Matter podcast is in its 3rd season and is rated the #1 podcast for business owners in South Africa. The podcast, produced by SME Africa and hosted by Marnus Broodryk, is arguably one of the most well-known entrepreneurs in South Africa and a thought leader and advocate for small business owners.

“Business owners are hungry for good and relevant content that will help them build bigger and better businesses. This season, we are stepping up a gear and are talking to some of South Africa’s biggest and most well-known entrepreneurs who will share their journeys and most valuable lessons learnt. We need to do everything we can to support small businesses in South Africa, and it’s exciting to see these big names doing their part and having a partner like Investec come onboard,” adds Marnus Broodryk

Last season listeners enjoyed hearing from industry leaders and entrepreneurs of large, well-known companies including the likes of Brian Altriche, founder of RocoMamas, and covered everything from women in business, defining purpose, funding and everything in between. Season 3 is set to cover addition key areas including – How to tackle an international market (USN), Growing a business online (Netflorist), Building a powerful team and culture (Sorbet) and Focusing on growth (Investec).

“These exclusive conversations between top South African entrepreneurs is not only a great way to showcase our market’s diversity and the innovation and grit needed to succeed, but it also provides an avenue for small businesses to draw similarities to their own business and use the advice and guidance from those who found themselves in similar situations to overcome their challenges and build a better business. If we are able to help a few additional small businesses succeed through the podcast and information shared, the knock-on effect can unlock massive economic potential,” concludes Jackson.