ARTICLES RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS

Van Reenen family takes beef business from small scale to international supplier

2019-05-16 18:00

Lourie van Reenen began with a small cattle-feeding business in 1965 and in 1983 he established a small cattle business which is today known as Beefmaster.

Entrepreneur sees gap for 'hybrid' estate agency

2019-05-12 17:14

Harry Hattingh is the co-founder of Leadhome, a business he calls a "hybrid estate agency".

Late payment the assasin of small businesses - SBI

2019-05-05 17:05

Many big businesses are treating small businesses as a line of credit, says the CEOI of the Small Business Institute.

WATCH: Senegalese startups take off, register growth

2019-05-02 11:48

Start-ups are beating the odds in Senegal, which hopes to become a leading regional tech hub.

Durban Chamber of Commerce launches youth employment programme

2019-04-25 17:55

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with the Manchu group and MICT SETA recently launched a youth development programme.

9 safety tips to help curb cash crimes in SA's stores

2019-04-21 19:45

Cash crime is prevalent in SA and not going away soon, but vigilant retailers can help improve the general safety of their stores, says joint CEO of a retail cash management company.

Physical stores are not dead, but boring retail is - Google exec

2019-04-05 12:59

Physical stores are not dead, but "boring retail" is dead, according to Google's head of retail business in South Africa.

Retrenchment presented a business opportunity for this tour guide

2019-03-24 13:00

Retrenchment led Grace Masango to start her own business, offering mine tours for tourists and local schools.

Small businesses divided on impact of elections - survey

2019-03-16 14:28

Owners of small and medium enterprises seem divided over whether the upcoming national election will result in market stability this year, a survey shows.

'Socially conscious' manufacturer lands major contract with retail giant

2019-03-14 18:26

Plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract to supply 25 different products under the Shoprite Group's Ritebrand and Housebrand labels.

 

Business' wish list for Ramaphosa: End corruption, load shedding

2019-05-14 09:09

Two independent surveys show what the local and international business sector would like to see from President Cyril Ramaphosa and his new Cabinet..

5 ways social media recruiting can help companies handle an economic downturn

2019-05-12 15:38

Social media recruiting could help businesses cut costs while tailoring their search for the ideal candidate, according to Global Refer Social Recruitment.

Manufacturing SME successful despite sector struggles

2019-05-03 18:56

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.

4 Ps to choose your target market for entrepreneurial success

2019-04-28 16:57

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.

Load shedding blues? The Baby Turtle's got your back

2019-04-22 07:45

Baby Shark? No, it's Baby Turtle. These portable fold-away solar energy kiosks can be used to charge batteries, access Wi-Fi and be used for other power-related services, even in remote areas - and they're geared to create business opportunities for budding entrepreneurs.

E-commerce could create 3 million jobs in Africa in next 6 years - report

2019-04-12 19:51

Online marketplaces establishing themselves across Africa, could create around 3 million new jobs by 2025, according to a report by Boston Consulting Group.

4 key SME trends that will drive job creation

2019-03-27 05:30

SMEs are expected to create 4 out of every 5 new jobs in emerging economies in the near future. If SA wants to create employment, it had better understand what's driving small businesses, says Jade Michael.

How to bounce back from a bad financial record - especially if you run your own business

2019-03-21 08:00

Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions offer eight tips on how to bounce back, even if you have a chequered financial past.

The definitions of micro, small, and medium businesses have just been radically overhauled – here’s how

2019-03-15 13:00

"Very small enterprises" have disappeared entirely, as have asset-value ceilings. And companies with turnover of up to R220 million can now qualify as medium-sized, in the first major overhaul of definitions for what makes SMMEs since 2003.

5 things to understand about consumers – entrepreneur

2019-03-10 18:45

There are five general truths that entrepreneurs should understand about consumers – especially when it comes to tech innovation, says the CEO of BidorBuy.co.za.

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