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SMME’s and finances during Covid-19 with Louw Barnardt

COVID 19 became a pivotal force for us all. Entrepreneurs need to pivot, create, change and survive and then thrive. The SA Innovation Summit decided to support this community by calling in on various founders to share their knowledge and real life experience in these times. We want to support entrepreneurs and those that support entrepreneurs as they hold so many people in the economy. That the entrepreneurs must survive and thrive is of utmost importance. Our expert entrepreneurs and founders will share practical tips and ideas on how to adapt in your business to succeed beyond the current challenges entrepreneurs face.”

This session is with Louw Barnardt, Co-Founder and MD at Outsourced CFO. CFO is a financial management company of Chartered Accountants and finance professionals that specialises in unlocking growth in scale-up companies. OCFO has been named one of the top two Emerging Companies in the Province at the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards and is listed among the Fast Company Most Innovative Companies in South Africa.

Louw talks about how SMME’s have had to tackle finances during Covid-19. He touches on relief funding measures put in place by government and corporate to try and assist entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also speaks about the topic of cost-cutting, which is something that many companies have have been forced to exercise during this crisis.

Watch Louw Barnardt’s Webinar here

Herewith a few links that were mentioned in the session:

SMME support through the Department of Small Business Development: Click here for more info

Start-up Village Online-only conference (Free Registration): Click here for more info

Relief Fund by Standard Bank: Click here for more info

Should anyone have any ideas or input on certain topics/challenges that they think will be useful to include in the series , please email us :


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