ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

Vital part of SA economy still being ignored

2017-04-26 15:59

Although informal trade contributes almost 10% of the country’s GDP, the government does little to support the thousands of South Africans who make a living in this sector.

The value of grading tourism establishments

2017-04-25 14:20

The value of grading lies in the quality assurance that then underpins visitors' experience, says the chief quality assurance officer of the Tourism Grading Council of SA.

Downgrades will make doing business tougher - CEO

2017-04-24 15:52

South Africa's credit downgrade will make doing business tougher as chief financial officers will need to adapt quickly and design new strategy.

Key traits on how high growth SMEs can scale-up

2017-04-18 15:22

There are some high growth potential SMEs which are looking to grow their profit margins and reach a new level of growth.

SA 'junk' downgrade and your financial statements

2017-04-12 12:28

The impact of SA’s ratings downgrade is likely to affect your company’s financial statements substantially, says a partner at Mazars.

Why many opt for offices in residential areas

2017-04-11 17:07

Opting to move away from office parks into residential areas may seem unconventional, but there are certain financial benefits for SME’s to make this move.

37-yr-old doctor entrepreneur brings private care to townships

2017-03-16 12:43

A visit to India, where she saw people with no medical insurance using private care at a hospital in Bangalore, has inspired a local doctor to start Quali Health in SA's townships.

1200 hours of reading rolled into one executive update

2017-03-13 16:16

Fin24's ace book reviewer Ian Mann has distilled the best business ideas and trends from over 100 top business books into a single, must-have executive update.

Zulu calls for transformation in procurement space

2017-03-07 16:16

We need to see transformation in the procurement space in South Africa, says Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu.

Sage Foundation launches $1m Enterprise Fund

2017-02-27 18:44

The Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund is open to non-profits in Africa with ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls.

 

From eczema struggle to handmade soap success

2017-04-25 14:34

Zikhona Tefu quit her job with no business know-how or business plan.Today her pure, natural soaps are sold in townships and the whole family is involved in the business.

R2m up for grabs in entrepreneur competition

2017-04-24 17:15

Celebrating its 29th year, the Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS seeks to promote entrepreneurship in SA.

SME challenges to enter tourism not insurmountable

2017-04-19 18:32

Sustainable tourism has become just a "ticked box" for many companies instead of a way to plough back into communities, says the chair of of Cape Town Tourism.

Entrepreneur realises CEO dream at the young age of 26

2017-04-13 14:41

The 26-year old CEO of SMTAX started his career at a big accounting firm, but quickly felt like a "small fish in a much bigger pond". He speaks to Fin24's Liziwe Ndalana.

Robust ICT sector vital for digital economy

2017-04-11 18:21

If there’s one thing that SA businesses have become aware of, it is the importance of information and communications technology in growing their revenues.

Financing through debt

2017-04-10 17:28

Stretching a company's working capital through various forms of "good" debt can be the source of just enough extra cash needed.

AHI hosts conference in Gauteng

2017-03-13 17:18

The AHI business chamber is hosting a one day conference in April in Centurion.

Business rescue doing better than perceived

2017-03-08 13:46

Business rescue is considerably more successful in South Africa than the general perception thereof, says Neill Hobbs of Anuva Investments.

Opportunity for 60 entrepreneurs

2017-03-05 16:25

Sixty entrepreneurs will be part of a programme that can help them to accelerate the success of their businesses - applications must be in by March 15 2017.

Funding Fair offers opportunities for entrepreneurs

2017-02-27 11:07

Businesses and entrepreneurs seeking funding are invited to attend the 2017 Western Cape Funding Fair at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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