ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

Collaboration and innovation driving growth

2015-03-04 12:15

A new TV series aims to highlight the dynamic symbiosis between big business customers and small business suppliers.

Budget brings relief for certain small businesses

2015-02-26 05:33

The budget announcement about tax relief for certain small businesses will provide relief to start-ups and encourage entrepreneurs, say experts.

Small business corporation tax explained

2015-02-23 11:59

A Fin24 user with shares in two businesses, needs clarity on the application of small business corporation tax.

Why SMEs should make time for National Budget

2015-02-16 12:37

The upcoming National Budget provides a good indication of what big and small business can expect from an economic and regulatory point of view, says an expert.

New approach needed for SME development

2015-02-12 16:15

South Africa needs to use multiple approaches in order to create jobs as it is already behind the target of the National Development Plan, warns an expert.

In-house vs outsourced debt collection

2015-02-06 14:17

Every business must determine whether it should perform a function such as debt collection in-house or outsource the task to a specialist agency.

Foreigners must share to avoid looting - minister

2015-01-28 19:33

Foreign shop owners must share their trade secrets with people in townships where they operate to curb violence and looting, says Small Business Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

Eskom warning system not adequate - Seifsa

2015-01-28 14:38

The biggest challenge facing the steel and engineering industries impacted by load shedding was the lack of predictability due to slow warning systems, said an expert.

How entrepreneurship boosts inclusive growth

2015-01-25 13:30

Inclusive entrepreneurship is more than just a handful of interesting stories, it is a powerful way to create more equitable societies, explains Linda Rottenberg.

Don't let load shedding ruin your business

2015-01-22 14:39

Power cuts have been an obstacle to the sustainability of small businesses, but there are steps that could minimise the impact.

 

Innovating with the right mentorship is key

2015-02-27 14:52

Mentorship is the cornerstone to building a successful career as an entrepreneur, according to the founders of FlavaLite Innovations.

Advice to Nene: Let prisoners earn their keep

2015-02-24 11:00

A Fin24 user suggests among others that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene allow Eskom to cut off the power to defaulters and make foreigners contribute to the economy.

Fin24 Business Books Breakfast: Learn how to lead and attract talent

2015-02-20 11:18

Join Fin24 and ace book reviewer Ian Mann for our second Best Business Books Breakfast of the year where Ian will show you how.

Accounting blind spot could keep business back

2015-02-16 11:21

Entrepreneurs who don’t understand basic accounting concepts are setting themselves up for unnecessary stress and failure, warns an expert.

Think differently about business resolutions

2015-02-06 17:34

Entrepreneurs should think differently about "business new year resolutions" and strive to remain steadfast in attaining in achieving these, says an expert.

Turning love for travel into a business

2015-01-29 19:08

From as early as 2001 images of the traditional bricks and mortar travel agency have been replaced with online stores that quickly put the customer in the driving seat.

Erosion of business foundations

2015-01-28 17:33

For many organisations, even when best business practices are employed, one cannot be comfortable in the front seat, according to an expert.

Wannabe farmers battle for funds

2015-01-27 13:42

While the farming sector has a lot of appeal for entrepreneurs, getting off the ground is daunting, but with collaboration and government funding, there is a glimmer of hope.

'Integrate' foreigners into township economy

2015-01-23 14:58

Integration must happen without creating an impression to a township dweller that there is a total takeover, according to the Small Business portfolio chairperson.

Common mistakes entrepreneurs make

2015-01-22 14:38

The thrill of starting a new company can hamper an entrepreneur’s ability to keep a clear head about all aspects. A business coach lists the common mistakes made.

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