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25 Of The Most Successful Business Ideas In South Africa

Find out who’s making waves in numerous industries and how they managed to differentiate themselves in local and international industries.

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21. Domestly Connecting Cleaning Professionals and Homeowners

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This innovative marketplace aims to combat unemployment and connect cleaning professionals with clients via a user-friendly app. It utilises technology to make housekeeping more affordable and accessible to everyone and create business and opportunities for cleaners.

The cleaner decides their own rates and schedule. They are also reviewed by previous clients and their ratings are visible on their profiles.

“I think it is the fact we are able to empower cleaning professionals, who are underemployed. They are readily available and willing to work, they just don’t know how to get themselves out there. How do you market yourself? How do you position yourself as somebody who is experienced, credible and reliable? And how do you access a market that wants you? Where do I find customers and where do customers find me? So, we are pretty much solving that need, particularly for the unemployed,” says Thatoyaona Marumo, Co-Founder of Domestly.

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Nicole Crampton is an online writer for Entrepreneur Magazine. She has studied a BA Journalism at Monash South Africa. Nicole has also completed several courses in writing and online marketing.

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