ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

Debt wary firms turn back on banks - UK survey

2015-05-28 10:34

Britain's policymakers are worried that firms' reluctance to borrow to invest in their businesses could hamper economic growth.

Financials are useless for entrepreneurs

2015-05-27 07:43

Whenever Vusi Thembekwayo walks into a business in need of help, he confronts the same reality: they have poor numbers etiquette.

WATCH: We will hold government to account if they don't pay SMMEs - Zulu

2015-05-22 10:34

Systems were being put in place to ensure government departments are held to account when they don’t pay SMMEs, says small business minister Lindiwe Zulu.

12 characteristics of an entrepreneur

2015-05-19 07:53

Not all independent business people are true entrepreneurs, and not all entrepreneurs are created equal, says a business coach.

Crowdfunding a new source of income for CFOs

2015-05-15 18:10

Crowdfunding is not only for SMEs, but also for CFOs who do not have the budget to finance all the projects that employees desire to engage in, shows a report.

Learning tough job of success

2015-05-13 17:37

Emerging businesses must show a progressive spirit and must have a sound business plan, says the head of an incubator for small businesses.

Rapid growth in B2B e-commerce

2015-05-12 15:52

Companies should not ignore the rapid growth in business-to-business e-commerce, says an expert.

Get help from outside

2015-05-05 09:11

Six professional women in the Midlands have established a co-operative, the Business Skills Alliance, to offer business skills, support and training to small and medium enterprises.

BUSINESS BOOKS BREAKFAST: Find out why money's not the answer

2015-04-28 11:04

Most business problems could be solved by having the right people, in the right place, at the right time. And then keeping them there!

BOOK REVIEW: The art of managing people

2015-04-28 07:14

Human Resource Management is profoundly different in different markets, says Ian Mann.

 

Market access vital for SME growth

2015-05-27 17:47

Limited access to market is one of the fundamental barriers to SA’s attempts to boost small and medium enterprises, says an expert.

WATCH: Red tape cutter will be Zulu’s weapon of choice

2015-05-22 11:08

If Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has it her way, a lot of red tape will be cut in her second year on the job.

WATCH: In the chamber, politics has to play - Minister Zulu

2015-05-22 10:27

Political parties are working together constructively in the portfolio committee to find solutions for entrepreneurs, says Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

Small business gets a tourism boost

2015-05-17 15:00

SMMEs received a helping hand at this year’s Tourism Indaba, connecting with local and international businesses, writes Lloyd Gedye.

Getting to grips with employment contracts

2015-05-15 12:25

An effective, flexible and understandable employment contract is the basis of a good employee-employer relationship, says an expert.

Kung-fu helps Scott break through in business

2015-05-12 16:20

Scott Cundill has 18 years in the internet marketing game, is a published author and public speaker and represents South Africa at Shaolin kung-fu.

New programme for small contractors

2015-05-06 15:48

A programme that aims to “empower emergent contractors” was started yesterday by KZN MEC for Human ­Settlements and Public Works ­Ravigasen Pillay.

Reaching for the skies to sell cars

2015-05-04 15:45

A unique and innovative way of moving metal on the internet reveals how the sky is only the limit for those daring enough to challenge the status quo.

Creative ways to reward employees

2015-04-28 07:23

Rewarding employees contributes significantly to their job satisfaction but rewards don’t only have to come in the form of money to be valuable.

Branson: Companies should let staff work from home

2015-04-26 14:37

Companies that forbid the practice, such as Yahoo, put pressure on families and limit opportunities for women, says Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.

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