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Family-owned businesses struggle to find financing
Family-owned businesses struggle to find financing

Although family businesses are responsible for 70% of global GDP, 58% of these businesses say they are currently seeking external financing to fund their investment plans, but their fundraising options are limited.

11 Sep 2014 09:01

Entrepreneurs need assistance to access funding
Entrepreneurs need assistance to access funding

The latest findings by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) South Africa Report have indicated that approximately 30% of South Africa's entrepreneurial businesses shut their doors in 2013 due to difficulties in accessing the funding they needed.

8 Sep 2014 13:02

Ministry of Small Business Development must encourage growth
Ministry of Small Business Development must encourage growth

The creation of the Ministry of Small Business Development will bring a targeted and dedicated focus to the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector in tackling the challenges faced and capitalising on opportunities available towards job creation and economic growth.

13 Jun 2014 08:54

Brett Bowes
Tell the new Minister of Small Business Development what small business needs

The creation of a Small Business Development Ministry under Lindiwe Zulu has received a positive response.

By Brett Bowes 5 Jun 2014 11:50

Recession unlikely in second quarter: Reserve Bank
Recession unlikely in second quarter: Reserve Bank

The South African economy is unlikely to fall into a recession in the upcoming second quarter, the Reserve Bank said on Tuesday.

4 Jun 2014 11:47

Connecting the dots between high-growth entrepreneurs and venture capital - UCT Graduate School of Business
Connecting the dots between high-growth entrepreneurs and venture capital

New research shows high-growth ideas are going to waste as early-stage organisations struggle to find suitable investors.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 21 May 2014 14:50

Access to finance a key challenge for entrepreneurs
Access to finance a key challenge for entrepreneurs

Getting a new business venture started, making it sustainable, and then being able to grow the business when opportunity arises are the major hurdles facing entrepreneurs entering the business world. A key challenge during each of these phases is the entrepreneur's ability to access finance.

23 Apr 2014 06:36

2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards entries closing soon
2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards entries closing soon

The Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) would like to remind all journalists, members and non-members of the PDMSA, that the 2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards entry submission deadline is Friday, 14 February 2014. Late entries will not be considered.

6 Feb 2014 13:30

Retail's stellar climb runs out of steam in 2013
Retail's stellar climb runs out of steam in 2013

After a stellar run over the past few years‚ appetite for South Africa's retail stocks cooled this year as profit growth slowed on strained consumer spending.

By Zeenat Moorad 30 Dec 2013 08:29

Private wind power 'needs the state'
Private wind power 'needs the state'

SA's manufacturing sector would expand if the government raised its demand for wind energy, industry players say.

24 Dec 2013 05:49

SAVCA re-appoints chairman
SAVCA re-appoints chairman

Emile du Toit has been re-appointed as chairman of the board of the South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA). Du Toit is the head of Infrastructure Investments at Harith General Partners and has served on the SAVCA board since 2009 and as chairman since 2011.

12 Dec 2013 06:30

Sanlam revamps Financial Journalism Awards
Sanlam revamps Financial Journalism Awards

The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism, which have opened for entries, have grouped next year's awards into platform neutral, platform specific and special awards.

9 Dec 2013 11:21

Genuine enterprise development helps businesses grow
Genuine enterprise development helps businesses grow

Research shows that the most stable economies in the world, including Switzerland, Finland and Singapore, share a common trait - they have invested heavily in developing the SME sector in their respective nations. As a result of their special focus on helping small businesses to grow, they have managed to encourage innovation, create more jobs and decrease their crime and poverty levels.

By Abram Molelemane and Anton Ressel 27 Nov 2013 08:45

Erika van der Merwe
Getting innovative about funding

South Africa's young yet lively venture capital ecosystem is building momentum, with the increased availability of funding mechanisms for innovation being one important driver of this growth.

By Erika van der Merwe 27 Sep 2013 10:23

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