vcita, a CRM startup has joined forces with Helplink Africa to create an African Growth Company that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs to achieve their goals through innovation.
Small and Medium-sized enterprises in South Africa account for 98% of all businesses in the country employing 60% of the workforce. Before the pandemic hit, small businesses across South Africa performed dismally over the past decade.
Helplink Africa is a South African venture builder that invests in the growth and development of small businesses leading to economic prosperity during hard times. Helplink Africa aims to promote economic prosperity during the hard times. The new partnership with vcita, a business management platform with growth-focused tools that can help businesses navigate their way past the pandemic.
This partnership will help South African businesses expedite their digital transformation while remaining competitive in the post-Covid-19 world.
SMEs also play a key role in supplying local and under-served markets. Not only have they provided rural employment, important linkages with other small businesses have been created.