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By helping out in her father's shop when she was just 12 years old, Thobile Ntswana - whose company now has 25 permanent staff members - was exposed to business skills at an early age.
Although the manufacturing industry in South Africa expanded by 4.5% in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to Statistics South Africa, prior to this, the sector experienced a massive upheaval and it hasn't been easy for businesses to navigate through this.
Owners of small and medium enterprises seem divided over whether the upcoming national election will result in market stability this year, a survey shows.
SA as a whole is impacted by Eskom load shedding, but the implications for small and medium enterprises can be critical, says an expert.
The Entrepreneur of the Year competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS has announced the shortlist of 15 entrants.
The past financial year risk financier Business Partners Limited approved R1.049bn in funding through 295 investments for small and medium enterprises.
Entrepreneurs still have time to enter the Entrepreneur of the Year competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS.
SMEs are confident that the SA economy will be conducive for business growth in the next 12 months, according to the Business Partners Limited SME Index.
SME indicators of distress, in particular the number of liquidations, are increasing, according to Ben Bierman, MD of Business Partners Limited.
SA youth will increasingly have to explore entrepreneurship for employment opportunities, says the spokesperson for a national entrepreneurship competition.
The SME Toolkit BUSINESS/PARTNERS Business Plan Competition aims to assist those aged 18 to 35 years old who want to start their own businesses.
Trying to reach too many markets simultaneously could result in reaching none at all, warns the spokesperson for the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has taken steps towards curbing youth unemployment says the spokesperson for the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
Khomotso Malakalaka was announced as the national winner of the 2018 SME Toolkit Business Partners Business Plan Competition for Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs.
There are two areas impacted by access to internet that will affect aspiring entrepreneurs of the future, says David Morobe of Business Partners.
More South African small and medium enterprise owners should be encouraged to look at how they could expand their operations into the rest of the continent.
The 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year competition sponsored by Sanlam and Business Partners Limited celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
When considering investing in commercial property, there are ten things to keep in mind, according to Christo Botes, executive director at Business Partners.
The 2017 BUSINESS/PARTNERS competition for young entrepreneurs provides the opportunity for those between 18 and 35 to try their hand at entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurs in the SME sector have long regarded business mentorship as one of the fundamental factors required for developing this space in the SA economy.
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