OPINION | 6 tools to help small businesses survive coronavirus

2020-03-21 08:00

SMEs will be most affected by changes in customer behaviour, labour shortages and late payments, says Daniel Goldberg.

The venture capital company tax regime – tinkered to death or a successful incentive?

2020-02-07 10:42

A government incentive to boost funding for small and medium businesses is set to come to an end. How has this industry fared and what is its outlook?

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.

5 things women entrepreneurs need to know

2019-08-09 17:00

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are an important driver of economic growth and a source of employment, especially for countries such as South Africa which is currently facing high levels of unemployment.

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.

Sasfin's new online bank for businesses allows entrepreneurs to send invoices and payslips for only R100 per month

2019-02-18 12:50

The platform also gives you tools to view how well your business is doing.

10 ways the new Competition Bill will change the business landscape

2018-12-09 16:02

The National Council of Provinces this week passed the Competition Amendment Bill, which will now go to the president for his assent, here's what it means for businesses.

SMEs positive about business growth, less confident about sector support

2018-03-11 12:12

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.

How women entrepreneurs can take their place in Africa's economy

2017-10-10 15:36

The 4th Industrial Revolution offers women skills without going into a classroom, delegates hear at the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum.

Small business, big money

2017-07-10 15:59

How a novel finance matchmaking site is shaking up the start-up sector and linking small business with capital providers.


Over R400m given to Businesses by Standard Bank since Launch of Loan in 3 Minutes

2020-02-27 15:25

Standard Bank has seen a significant uptake of its new 3-minute overdraft since the launch of the offering in September 2019. Over R460 million has been issued to small and medium-sized enterprises in the period leading to February, 2020.

Simplifying digital payments for small businesses

2020-01-30 10:22

uKheshe is a digital acquirer created for small, subsistence and survivalist entrepreneurs who are looking for a platform to enable transactions to grow their businesses.

Building a (digital) bridge to SME success

2019-08-29 15:25

How SMEs can use technology to compete in the global innovation marketplace.

SME funding remains elusive

2019-07-11 10:25

For various reasons, small- and medium-sized enterprises struggle to obtain financing through traditional channels. But there’s been a rise in alternative funders who are giving entrepreneurs a way of starting up.

Growing small businesses won't blow the budget

2019-02-21 19:11

Small businesses hold the key to growth, says Adam Craker.

Financial services for the masses

2019-01-31 09:27

Outsourced CFO is using cloud accounting, innovative technology and advice to boost the financial viability of small to medium-sized businesses.

6 ways SA small businesses can survive the dire economy - which may last until 2020

2018-10-07 10:11

A recession is likely the toughest of challenges an SME will ever face, but there are ways to cope.

How to bulletproof your business in tough times

2017-11-17 11:52

In a challenging economic environment, small and medium-sized businesses are extremely vulnerable. But there are strategies to protect your business against tough times.

SMEs want big miners to give them a chance

2017-07-16 12:51

Entrepreneurs are seeking a chance to prove their worth to major mining companies.

Finance group Ecsponent reports exponential growth

2017-06-29 18:42

African financial services group Ecsponent reported a profit growth over 200% in the past 15 months.

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