Welcome!

Smart SA Business group is a business consulting and development company that operates mainly within Southern Africa.

As a consulting firm our areas of specialization include business development, mobile marketing and mobile recruitment agency services.

Vision
To be the leading and preferred business partner in Southern Africa, consistently adding substantial value to our clients and maintaining long-term mutual benefits with all our stakeholders.

Our Mission
To provide excellent professional consulting services to small to medium size business and new ventures. Collaborating with the organizations to maximize knowledge and excellence of all involved resources.

Values

  • Reliable - Answerable, Responsible
  • Accountable - Dependable, Consistency, Steadfast
  • Confident - Sureness and faith in our ability
  • Clientele Orientation - Our Clients comes first
  • Business Services

    Smart SA provides you with professional assistance of planning how to execute your business.
    In the planning stage of your business, we assist you in:

  • Company registration
  • Tax issues
  • B-BBEE certificates
  • Tender briefing, bidding and proposal writing services
  • Business plans
  • Business Financing
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    Smart SA offers a wide range of services including Business plan writing and financing

    Business plan writing
    Smart SA will analyze your business idea and with pleasure assist you in producing an individually developed business concept and written comprehensive business plan.

    For most new business, the first challenge is generally finance and access to finance. All Venture Capitalist, Angel Investors or lenders will require a fully motivated comprehensive business plan from a prospective borrower or partner. We provide our clients with a well-developed concise business concept and written business plan.

    Financing
    Our extensive network with banks, venture capitalists and angel Investors in South Africa and across the world allows us to negotiate the best possible deals for our clients. We can provide you with a tailor-made solution to your finance needs.

    Smart SA also provides a specialized service to international clients considering purchasing and investing in South Africa and other selected parts of Africa.

    Project and Development Finance
    Smart SA has built up extensive networks with the Development Banks and a selected group of Corporate Banks that operate within Sub-Saharan Africa. Please contact us now with your proposal for further information.

    Non-resident clients
    Smart SA provides a specialized service to Non-Resident clients (Non-South Africans) who are considering investing in South Africa. With a wealth of knowledge we make sure we take you through your journey in investing in South Africa. Through our extensive network, we will also provide you with solutions and assistance in respect of visa applications and legal advice

    Strategy Planning
    In order for any company to achieve its main objectives of profit, success and continued growth, it needs one essential element: A business strategy.
    Customer value – Competition - Industry changes - Business model - Innovation
    The above-mentioned are all important factors that your organization must not only keep up to date with, but also strive to master in order to drive ongoing business success.
    At Smart SA our business strategy expertise can provide assistance in many ways such as customer segmentation, innovative value propositions, risk identification, technology investment and alignment with industry trends.

    We will further look at innovation, globalization and the development of new business models within your specific industry. Through these outcomes, we will be able recommend you on how to drive increased revenue growth, instigate cost reduction, and improve capital efficiency.

    2. Business Services

    At Smart SA we have business strategy consultants that will support our clients in translating their innovative ideas and core competencies into real business value by formulating strategies that maximize business value.

    Smart SA focuses on certain objectives when analyzing any new business strategy:

  • Growth Strategy: we look at revenue growth and translate this into shareholder value, thereby optimizing business advantage.
  • Collaborating with local partners in other African countries – identifying synergies where we then manage transition and integrate risks.
  • Sales and Marketing strategy - identifying customer segments with improved value propositions.
  • Business Model Innovation - identifying components of value-creating differentiation by utilizing new revenue models, industry models and enterprise models.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility – with more and more focus on this aspect, we assist to develop strategies that align fundamental drivers of business value with initiatives and programs that benefit society as a whole.
  • Pricing Strategy - developing pricing strategies that deliver maximum business value and accurately reflect the full impact of pricing changes on customers and the business.
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    Business Development

    Smart SA will assist you with a tailor made solutions to identify and generate opportunities across Southern African countries. We do this through our networks across Southern Africa and through the development of research reports on different industries and trends as well as addressing bureaucracies on your behalf.
    Business Development with Smart SA includes training, consultancy, marketing assistance, IT development and transfer, business linkages and advisory services. Smart SA business development service can be considered two services.

    Operational services are those needed for day-to-day operations, such as information and communications, management of accounts and tax records, and compliance with labor laws and other regulations.

    In this regard, as an affiliate to Fincom KwaZulu Natal we also sell these products:

  • Discounted Pastel Payroll and HR software
  • Discounted Pastel Accounting and software packages
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    Strategic services:
    Smart SA ensures that our clients address both short and long-term aspects of their business. In this regard, Smart SA ensures that our clients optimize their post-sales service and benefit in
    Increased customer loyalty through improved post-sale service performance
    Heightened asset accountability and tracking
    Increased worker productivity

     

    In regards to our business development Smart SA consider marketing services to be the most critical element that can drive our client’s business performance.

    Marketing Strategies
    Smart SA has a team of marketers who focus on marketing research. By reviewing current market trends and global approaches, Smart SA will provide you with a tailor made solution that suits best your company in your industry.

    Research Reports, forecast and Industry Analysis.
    At Smart SA, we value research and understand that before designing marketing interventions for our clients, it is essential for us to understand existing markets. Successful businesses worldwide periodically conduct market research in order to stay tuned to changing market trends and to retain their competitive edge. Whether your business is in a start-up stage or in an expansion phase, market research is vital for understanding the critical characteristics of your target market to increase sales revenue, profit, return on investment and overall business success. Once we understand this, it assists us in identifying strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and that will ultimately assist our Consulting team to choose the best intervention strategy and instrument.
    At Smart SA, our research report depends on the specific type of product, service, target clientele and geographic market. We also include competition analysis and possible growth opportunities.
    We Consider:

  • what are the current consumer trends in awareness, what they want, and what they are willing to pay for?
  • The future, and what might be successfully marketed to consumers at a later stage.
  • Recognizing the difference between perceived needs and real needs.
  • Differences in Consumer segments - who is acquiring services?
  • Informal and local sources of supply.
  • Services bundled with other goods and services or delivered as part of business-to-business relationships.
  • The potential expansion effect of direct or subsidized provision of services or goods.
  • The possible change and development of markets over time
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    MOBILE MARKETING

    In regards to our marketing services we also provide tailor made marketing agency services through mobile marketing.

    Few things have profound effect on us and one such thing we can’t ignore in this era is the humble brick that we carry in our pockets everyday. Our Smart phones!!

       
    The BIG question is :
                          ARE WE READY TO GEAR UP?

    Mobile marketing is simply using mobile devices such as smart phones and other handled digital communication devices to market and sell your products and services.

    The mobile medium has grown at an unprecedented rate. SAARF (The South African Audience Research Foundation) only started tracking mobile/cellular in 2001 as part of the bi-annual AMPS (All Media and Products) Establishment data survey (MMA,2014).

    In 2007 the Internet was accessed by more people on a cell phone, than a PC. In 2008 mobile overtook Television, in 2009 Radio and finally Out-of-Home (Outdoor) in 2010, reaching a point of inflection, to truly become the most pervasive mass medium in South Africa (MMA, 2014).

    With an adult audience of 37.2m adults (aged 15+) in South Africa, marketers can reach 36m (97%) through a cell phone in their household. In fact there is an average of 2.4 phones per household and 32.2m individual cell phone owners (MMA,2014).

    At Smart SA we provide you with the following Mobile marketing options which can be utilized in any industry:
    Bulk SMS
    Premium SMS Short Code
    Dedicated App

    Bulk SMS SERVICES

    SMS as a communication medium for SA SME’s and large corporation harness the power of mobile by growing a business through a platform that is:
    Interactive
    Targeted
    Instantaneous
    Cost effective
    Absolutely measurable
    The likelihood of a customer to open a text message  is higher than any other platform

    NB – 2 options

  • Bulk SMS without Numbers
  • Bulk SMS with Number
  •  Prices are volume dependent (The Higher the volume the lower the rate)

    Premium rate SMS SERVICES

    A Premium Rate SMS (short code) is a 5 digit short code (e.g. 45545) that carries a standard or premium rate charged to the sender of the SMS.

    Using a short code will allow your business the functionality to compile databases, generate sales leads and create revenue. 

    A short code allows incoming communication from an otherwise unknown lead. Let potential customers, users or other stakeholders contact you.

    Some useful stats you can enjoy:

    Mobile recruitment agency

    Smart SA recruitment provides low cost mobile recruitment agency service that enables business to recruit employees faster and cheaper that any other recruitment agency in Durban and Johannesburg. We cater for low to medium skilled jobs ie Merchandisers,security guards, admin roles, restaurant staff, drivers, bookeepers etc. Through combining the power of mobile marketing and recruitment we boost of having a large database to find candidates from different fields. We consider that business struggle to recruit the right workers and rely on word of mouth and expensive recruitment agencies to find candidates. Likewise, job seekers struggles to find jobs because they rely on word of mouth and expensive recruitment agencies to find candidates.

    Smart SA  thrives to streamline the recruitment process for both business and jobseekers using a cellphone. Through our smart sa mobile database we will automativally identify the most suitable candidates of ID-verified,screened candidates CVs.

    Smart SA will then Contact candidates and arrangement for interviews are made. We boost that our services are faster and cheaper than other recruitment services.  We also do criminal checks, education checks and education checks to ensure that you are employing a reliable person.

    NB : When it comes to your recruitment needs, Smart SA is the fastest and cheapest way to build your human factor of production.