ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

Organisations should know customers' 'distance dance' - academic

2019-12-28 18:22

A significant portion of organisations' activities focus on creating relevant and memorable experiences while cultivating engagement and building trusted relationships.

10 survival tips for stressed SMEs

2019-12-26 14:18

As over-indebted consumers reduce their spending, entrepreneurs are facing increasingly challenging circumstances.

Business owners facing 'brutal' conditions, survey finds

2019-12-17 21:10

A whopping 90% of entrepreneurs surveyed in a new report said that business was tough. Others said they were having to take pay cuts just to survive.

Women tavern owners among those benefitting from SAB Zenzele scheme

2019-12-12 16:24

SAB is preparing to wind down its broad-based black economic empowerment programme, SAB Zenzele, currently valued at almost R10bn.

These award-winning recyclable menstrual cups aim to end 'period poverty'

2019-12-08 15:00

Raised by domestic worker parents, in a village in Polokwane, Mashela Mokgabudi recalls not having sanitary care products and promising herself she would change the situation not just for herself but other girls growing up in Africa.

Egg-spired entrepreneur wins national business plan competition

2019-12-02 09:06

Tebogo Mathe from Pretoria is the national winner of the 2019 SME Toolkit BUSINESS/PARTNERS Business Plan Competition for Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship: 5 ways to determine your business position in the market

2019-11-16 15:55

For SMEs the importance of knowing your position in the market can never be emphasised enough, says Futhi Cabe, WesBank head of the SME segment.

Father and son team up to make wine

2019-10-03 16:28

Malcolm Green and his son Ricardo started their wine business in 2007 and currently trade under the labels Lerato Wine and La RicMal Supreme.

Success story: Thobile's entrepreneurial spirit nurtured from a young age

2019-09-05 21:04

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.

No place for 'you can't' or 'you girls' in entrepreneur Lynette Ntuli's journey

2019-09-01 10:36

Lynette Ntuli is the founding director and CEO of Innate Investment Solutions, which provides property and infrastructure development services as well as enterprise asset management solutions.

 

FEEL GOOD: 12 innovators making SA a better place

2019-12-28 10:49

The year may have delivered a few storms, but that did not get everybody down. Meet some of the innovators trying to make SA a better place.

OPINION: Buy from the little guy this festive season

2019-12-21 13:11

For every R10 spent at a small business, R6.51 stays local, says Katlego Maphai.

Eco-friendly entrepreneur quits IT to declare war on plastic

2019-12-14 12:05

When Tina Beyer moved to South Africa, it was hard for her to find employment. So she followed her passion and started a business where she now sells eco-friendly alternatives to plastic - without a hefty price tag.

Youth in Business programme open for applications

2019-12-12 15:08

Young entrepreneurs from the Cape Town suburbs of Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Mfuleni and surrounding areas have an opportunity to take part in tech training.

91% of SMEs in SA impacted by late payments - survey

2019-12-07 16:30

A survey among more than 500 small and medium sized businesses in SA found that 91% are impacted by their invoices being paid late.

OPINION: Open for business? How SMMEs in South Africa can thrive

2019-11-18 06:34

About 98% of all registered businesses in the country are SMMEs. But SMMEs consistently contribute less than 28% of jobs, say the authors.

True entrepreneurs can learn lessons in tough economy - funder

2019-10-26 15:02

The current challenging economic conditions make it important for entrepreneurs to constantly evolve "to meet the climate of the day", says the CEO of Spartan SME Finance.

OPINION: Mboweni's plan - 7 considerations that will actually help SMEs

2019-09-28 15:31

Many small businesses thrive despite the sluggish economy, writes Jenny Retief.

What Mboweni's growth plan could do for small businesses

2019-09-03 13:57

The economic policy paper released by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, shows that Treasury is finally taking new business growth in SA seriously, says a tax expert.

5 ways to prevent a poor credit score from tripping up your business

2019-08-31 16:45

A poor credit score is one of the top reasons why entrepreneurs get turned down for business loans, according to TransUnion Africa.

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