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Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund offers new funding for bright ideas from African non-profits

Funds to help small, entrepreneurial organisations to deliver change to the communities who need it most

Sage (http://APO.af/1NHGpu), the market and technology leader for cloud accounting, people & payroll, and payment systems, has today launched the second round of funding from Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund (http://apo.af/fdVrNs). The fund supports the creation of either new or piloted entrepreneurial programmes to help improve the lives of military veterans,…

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A checklist for your annual December holiday shutdown

By Anton van Heerden (http://APO.af/k75IW), Executive Vice-President, Africa & Middle East at Sage

If you’re the owner or manager of a Small & Medium Business outside the retail and hospitality industries, you’re probably looking forward to the annual break. Here’s a checklist of some of the important things to do before you shut down for the December holidays. Let your customers know when…

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Nigerian Government Support can help Small Businesses thrive in Recessionary Times

Small & Medium Businesses in Nigeria face challenging times, even as the economy slides

With the Nigerian economy in recession, support for Small & Medium Businesses could be one of the key ingredients to carrying the country through these tough times. Assisting them should become a priority for big business and government. That’s according to Magnus Nmonwu (https://twitter.com/MNmonwu), Regional Director for Sage in West…

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Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa must create time to innovate

Technology, government support and mentoring programmes all offer potential ways to address this challenge

Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa are resourceful and creative, yet many entrepreneurs lack the time and support they need to innovate in their businesses. Technology, government support and mentoring programmes all offer potential ways to address this challenge. That’s according to Billy Owino (https://twitter.com/OwinoBill), Regional Director East Africa…

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The Love Affair between Young Nigerians and Disruptive Mobile Technology

Young Nigerians are mobile-first people - technology is inspiring young entrepreneurs to create businesses that could not have existed in the past

By Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage (www.Sage.com) in West Africa We are all familiar with the stereotype of the young entrepreneur; technology whizz kids with all the latest mobile devices and the ability to multitask as they type hundreds of words a minute. Sage’s Walk With Me report (http://APO.af/YnHEo3), -…

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How mobility is transforming Nigeria’s business landscape

Employees and managers are increasingly able to access information on the road to serve customers, speed up decision-making, and save time

With sub-US$50 smartphones on the way, rapid improvements to telecom infrastructure, and the availability of affordable cloud applications, the mobile Internet is rapidly transforming the way that Nigeria does business. It is empowering enterprises to be more flexible, responsive and efficient than ever before. That’s according to Magnus Nmonwu (https://twitter.com/mnmonwu),…

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Powerful strategies for retaining your top-performing talent

By Anton van Heerden (@Anton_vHeerden), Executive Vice-President and Managing Director: Sage South & Southern Africa

Retaining employees has emerged as a key business challenge in a market where many important commercial, technical and management skills are in such short supply. This issue isn’t just high on the agenda for the human resources (HR) department; it is also becoming a point of discussion among senior managers…

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Sage brings new Human Resources Management solution for mid-size and large enterprises to Kenya

Sage HR Management combines broad HR functionality, simplicity and flexibility to help mid-size and large enterprises improve HR process efficiency

Sage (www.Sage.com) today announced the launch of Sage HR Management (HRM) to the Kenyan market at Villa Rosa Kempinski, bringing mid-size and large enterprises a powerful, simple and flexible solution that helps them to gain efficiency in their HR processes. It is available either as a standalone product or as…

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Sage launches new Human Resources Management solution for Nigerian mid-size and large enterprises

Sage HR Management combines broad HR functionality, simplicity and flexibility to help mid-size and large enterprises improve HR process efficiency

Sage today announced the launch of Sage HR Management (HRM) (http://www.sagehrafrica.com/hr-payroll-software/larger-business/sage-hr-management) to the Nigerian market at the Southern Sun, Ikoyi Hotel in Lagos, bringing mid-size and large enterprises a powerful, simple and flexible Human Resources Management solution that helps them to gain efficiency in their HR processes. It is available…