#EntrepreneurCorner: SONA, Budget Speech and your business

Cape Town – In this week’s episode, Fin24’s resident expert Anton Ressel discusses the importance of both the State of the Nation Address and the national Budget Speech, and how they affect the running of small businesses.

Ressel is hopeful that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s indication of support for the sector in his speech will ensure an enabling environment for small businesses to thrive.

"We've been hearing this for a long time," he said, "I think that the government always has the best intentions." But when it comes to implementation, it has not always followed through, Ressel says.

WATCH the full interview here:

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