ADVERTORIAL see money differently SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS AIMED AT CREATING JOBS AND GROWING THE ECONOMY Nedbank’s Provincial Manager of Small Business Services for Free State and Northern Cape, Kim Lawrence, explains how Nedbank is committed to partnering with businesses for growth. ‘ Small businesses are the mainstay of the economy. Nedbank has, over the years, instituted various interventions aimed at giving support to the smallbusiness sector. Over and above our Small Business Services solutions, we provide small-business owners with support that goes beyond banking – freeing up their time to truly focus on running their businesses,’ she says. Nedbank has built a solid reputation as a bank for small businesses through initiatives such as SimplyBiz.co.za, The Essential Guide for Small-business Owners, business registration services and free small-business seminars – all geared to support small and medium enterprises. SimplyBiz.co.za is a free-to-join networking portal designed especially for small businesses. It helps them improve their business administration skills, keep up with the latest trends, network with other small businesses and share ideas. The Essential Guide helps entrepreneurs be better prepared for engagements with the bank to avoid common mistakes and be set up for success from the start, while our business registration services allow you to ‘ The Essential Guide helps entrepreneurs be better prepared for engagements with the bank to avoid common mistakes and be set up for success from the start. ’ register your business online through SwiftReg and open a business account online in one seamless process. ‘Our experts are available to provide all the support you need when starting off. Nedbank offers simple, affordable banking solutions and value-added services to get you and your business going,’ says Lawrence. If you wish to tap into our small-business expertise to reach your business goals, get in touch with Nedbank’s Small Business Services. Call Kim Lawrence on +27 (0)82 352 2964, sendanemailto KimL@nedbank.co.za or visit www.nedbank.co.za/business.
ADVERTORIAL see money differently MONEY EXPERTS BRINGING 21ST-CENTURY BANKING TO ALL COMMUNITIES Chantelle Kuhn, Nedbank’s Provincial Sales Manager for the Free State and Northern Cape, says that a deep connection with the community is what underlies the team's personal and professional values. Kuhn says that, as money experts who do good, Nedbank strives to empower the people who drive the Northern Cape and Free State economies by saving them time and money, as well as helping them manage their money better through the bank’s Workplace Banking. 'We help them save time by providing onsite assistance from our dedicated teams, and we help them save money through our preferential banking packages and our award-winning Financial Fitness and Consumer Education programmes. These help them manage their money better by providing budgeting and money management training, equipping their staff to deal with everyday money management challenges better.' And the innovative banking journey continues, ensuring greater value for clients. Our market-leading Nedbank Money app allows clients to manage accounts and investments, make payments and set savings goals and budgets from their smartphone. The Money app also allows clients to make instant payments to anyone on their smartphone’s contact list, even if the recipient is not a Nedbank client. ‘ Our market-leading Nedbank Money app allows clients to manage accounts and investments, make payments and set savings goals and budgets … ’ Kuhn adds that working with communities is entrenched in the bank’s values through community development, skills development, education and job creation, as well as environmental conservation. ‘These play a vital role in building a sustainable economy and vibrant society. We believe our fast-growing presence in communities goes a long way in enabling greater financial inclusion while contributing towards economic growth,' she says. If you are interested in taking your business to the next level and would like more information about Nedbank’s specialised service offering, please call Chantelle Kuhn on +27 (0)83 236 0527, send an email to ChantelleK@nedbank.co.za or visit www.nedbank.co.za. Nedbank Ltd Reg No 1951/000009/06. Authorised financial services and registered credit provider (NCRCP16). SPO5984