ARTICLES RELATING TO SMMES

Interest rates cycle a challenge for SMMEs

2014-07-21 06:00

As South Africa comes to grips with the rising interest rates cycle, small and medium-sized businesses will face a tough task to stay in business.

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Sweet Temptations Toffees

2013-12-19 14:49

From a sweet craving to a experiments in the kitchen and research - that is how Sweet Temptations Toffees came about.

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Access to finance still hampering growth

2013-10-11 14:50

Requirements by financiers still hamper the growth of small, medium and micro enterprises, says Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe.

SMEs fall short of job creation hopes

2013-02-25 13:36

Despite high hopes that SA's small and medium enterprise community would drive employment, the sector is in fact shedding jobs, a survey has found.

SMME development is paramount - Cope

2013-02-20 19:44

Casca Mokitlane of Cope says the Free State won't realise its dreams for economic development without greater support for small business.

Phosa: SMEs are pivotal to jobs drive

2012-05-24 14:21

Small businesses are more important to creating jobs in SA than the government’s huge infrastructure drive, says ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa.

Tax breaks for small business

2012-02-22 14:31

The tax threshold for small businesses and micro-enterprises will be increased.

SMME financing bodies to merge

2011-10-27 11:03

The cabinet has approved the joining up of entities such as Khula and the Apex Fund which finance small, medium and micro enterprises.

Absa offers small business support

2011-03-23 15:52

A new initiative from Absa aims to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Small businesses raise Walmart concerns

2010-12-13 14:32

A body representing small, medium and micro enterprises has told the Competition Commission that Walmart's bid for Massmart will prejudice the sector.

Still no delight for small firms

2010-07-02 11:08

There is still no light at the end of the tunnel for small enterprises, according to the SMME Business Confidence Index for 2010.

 

Thabethe: SMMEs cannot emerge forever

2014-04-11 15:30

Government supports SMMEs, but they must also become sustainable and cannot be emerging forever, says Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe.

The sweet taste of success

2013-11-27 10:24

After loads of sugar down the drain and and a clear strategy, Anita Labuschagné of Sweet Temptations Toffees has seen her business flourish.

Forum set to rev up small businesses

2013-04-03 20:03

The Black Management Forum has unveiled an initiative to boost small businesses, which are seen as an engine of growth for the economy.

R18m revving up SMMEs

2013-02-22 19:25

Business loans amounting to around R18,5m for small, medium and micro enterprises are bearing fruit, says the North West government.

Black business calls for SMME ministry

2012-10-11 09:08

Black Business Council president Ndaba Ntsele has called for a ministry for small, medium, and micro enterprises.

Khoza calls for visionary leadership

2012-05-22 12:38

An absence of visionary leadership is a major stumbling block for entrepreneurs in South Africa, Nedbank chairperson Reuel Khoza says.

SMMEs lose faith in finance houses

2011-11-27 12:15

Of emerging entrepreneurs, 60% have lost faith in banks and government-owned finance houses, opting to finance small businesses from their own pockets, a study shows.

Stop, collaborate, listen

2011-03-24 06:36

Marc Ashton gets some cool words of entrepreneurial inspiration from rapper Vanilla Ice.

Stepping up to the plate

2011-03-09 21:27

Business schools should become more involved in issues of public debate, argues Marc Ashton.

SMMEs concerned about Walmart invasion

2010-11-23 14:17

The SA SMME Forum has lodged documents with the Competition Commission, detailing concerns on the proposed merger between US retailer Walmart and Massmart.

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