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.

Record fuel prices to take painful toll on cash-strapped consumers, SMEs - CEO

2018-10-08 21:15

The record fuel price increase will seriously affect already stretched household finances, warns the CEO of the Consumer Goods Council of SA.

Previously disadvantaged face more tech start-up challenges - expert

2018-05-20 14:37

Previously disadvantaged members of the tech ecosystem face additional challenges, the general manager of Silicon Cape has told Fin24.

Ramaphosa inspires SMEs to take more risks - CEO

2018-04-13 19:54

SMEs are taking more risks and feeling more confident in putting their concepts and products on the market, according to Retail Capital CEO Karl Westvig.

Business not a sprint, but a marathon for Colourworks CEO

2017-10-16 18:30

Lesley Waterkeyn, founder and CEO of Colourworks, a strategic brand experience agency, tells Fin24 about her journey since starting the business in 1998.

SMEs must prepare for increased electricity tariffs - expert

2017-01-30 05:01

The next eight years will likely see an above-inflation year-on-year electricity tariff increase of at least 6% to 8%, warns an energy expert.

Matthew Lester’s video intervention – Tax and the entrepreneur

2016-09-14 12:09

A tax expert dispels myth for entrepreneurs and SMEs, and says they stunt their growth potential by ignoring the benefits of registering as a tax unit.

US Exim Bank ready to hear from SMEs

2016-03-04 15:45

The Export Import Bank of the United States is placing an increasing focus on small and medium enterprises, according to chair Fred Hochberg.

SME success for tradesmen requires financial skills

2015-09-23 13:32

Tradesmen will continue to play a critical role in growing the South African economy through their skills, says head of small enterprise at Standard Bank.

Service delivery 'more important than discounts'

2014-12-01 13:35

In an era when companies are fighting over prices and reward mechanisms, many businesses are ignoring what the customer really wants, says an expert.


Entrepreneurship funds: How to tell the good from the bad

2019-04-30 05:00

Entrepreneurs have a key role in solving unemployment, but not all entrepreneurship funds are created equal, says Aubrey Hruby.

Property Point creates R1bn in procurement opportunities for small businesses

2018-09-04 18:30

Property Point has facilitated more than R1bn procurement opportunities for SMEs operating in SA’s property sector since it was launched ten years ago.

Entrepreneurs flock to Cape Town, Africa's start-up capital

2018-05-15 08:00

Cape Town is the start-up capital of Africa, according to the city's official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency.

SME sector applauds Gigaba’s start-up fund

2017-10-26 12:56

The establishment of a R1.5bn SME fund in his mini budget is encouraging, but why not combine it with the existing CEO Fund for maximum effect, an expert asks.

Four ways Gigaba can ease burden of SMEs - chamber

2017-05-12 20:18

There are four ways new Minister of Finance Malusi Gigabe can ease the burden of SMES, according to a business chamber which will meet with him soon.

These are the pros and cons of Black Friday

2016-11-24 12:00

If you’re a business builder with a small retail operation, you may wonder whether it’s a good idea to take part in the mayhem of Black Friday.

SMEs get R1.5bn boost

2016-05-10 10:15

The private sector has set aside R1.5bn to help small and medium enterprises survive the tough economic climate.

Fight for survival boosts self-employment

2015-11-11 10:29

Self-employment has lifted business activity in the second quarter of this year despite poor economic conditions, an index shows

Funding small business is risky – a hybrid solution

2015-07-13 15:23

An analyst searches for a solution to the small business financing conundrum – access to finance and quality businesses concepts worth funding.

Standard Bank honoured for service to SMEs

2014-08-19 10:38

Standard Bank has won an award based on a global growth consulting firm's recent analysis of the market for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

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