Our debt-to-GDP ratio is growing, we're running a problematic current account deficit, state-owned companies are a drag on the economy and our bloated public service wage bill needs to be trimmed. We're running out of money, and fast.
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.
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.
The platform also gives you tools to view how well your business is doing.
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 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.
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Kagiso Monnapula thinks South Africans will slowly move towards supporting smaller local players. And this notion will see people going local.
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.
Small businesses hold the key to growth, says Adam Craker.
Outsourced CFO is using cloud accounting, innovative technology and advice to boost the financial
viability of small to medium-sized businesses.
A recession is likely the toughest of challenges an SME will ever face, but there are ways to cope.
In a challenging economic environment, small and medium-sized businesses are extremely vulnerable. But there are strategies to protect your business against tough times.
Entrepreneurs are seeking a chance to prove their worth to major mining companies.
African financial services group Ecsponent reported a profit growth over 200% in the past 15 months.
National legislation could be passed that would cut red tape and prevent new laws that would hamper small business growth, like the recent visa regulations.
The future of the South African economy and the future of job creation are inextricably dependent on small business, the survey reveals.
A project is calling for young entrepreneurs who have an established innovative business with the potential for growth to apply for up to R5m in equity funding.
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