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Continental virtual summit to discuss support for small business in wake of Covid-19
Continental virtual summit to discuss support for small business in wake of Covid-19Article

Business leaders to debate challenges, opportunities and requirements of further relief efforts...

Issued by Shift Impact Africa 26 May 2020

Trading within SMME sector shows recovery as SA adapts
Trading within SMME sector shows recovery as SA adaptsArticle

The Yoco Small Business Recovery Monitor shows trading within the Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) sector across South Africa has now returned to 44% of pre-Covid-19 lockdown levels...

22 May 2020

Rebuilding small businesses after Covid-19
Rebuilding small businesses after Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked financial havoc throughout the nation, leaving many small business owners struggling in its wake...

20 May 2020

Reimagining a new future
Reimagining a new futureArticle

It is now clear from the world's collective experiences and expectations of the future that it will be about restructuring the economic, environmental and social order in which business, government and society operates...

Issued by Next Generation 21 Apr 2020

Don't forget the SMME community during lockdown
Don't forget the SMME community during lockdownArticle

Workshop17 continues to support the SME community, the backbone of the country's economy, and calls on the country to support entrepreneurs and local small businesses...

20 Apr 2020

SMEs forced into survival mode
SMEs forced into survival modeArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting South African small and medium enterprises under enormous pressure...

20 Apr 2020

Covid-19 and your small business
Covid-19 and your small businessArticle

We need fast action to make thousands of small businesses throughout South Africa more resilient to coronavirus-related economic disruptions...

19 Mar 2020

Get on Google to survive the tough economic climate
Get on Google to survive the tough economic climateArticle

Tough economic times continue to place pressure on businesses large and small. However, small businesses often don't have the resources to weather economic storms...

3 Mar 2020

How the 2020 budget will affect the SME sector
How the 2020 budget will affect the SME sectorArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni had a tough budget to deliver. The general outlook is dire and optimism is hard to find...

3 Mar 2020

The MSME South Africa Landscape Study
The MSME South Africa Landscape StudyArticle

The IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in collaboration with Kantar, interviewed around 2,600 small businesses across the country, to better understand South Arica's small business sector...

Issued by Kantar 21 Feb 2020

Matt Putman, CEO of iKhokha.
SMEs can now also sell prepaid products and services digitallyArticle

Until recently, only larger retailers could sell consumers airtime, data and prepaid utility services digitally but now small business owners across South Africa have been empowered to start selling these products without any cash outlay...

24 Dec 2019

How to feed the funding life-cycle of a small business
How to feed the funding life-cycle of a small businessArticle

For most South African small businesses, the difference between shooting the lights out and failing dismally lies in access to the right funding...

Dov Girnun 28 Oct 2019

SA business travel forecast shows positive trend for 2020
SA business travel forecast shows positive trend for 2020Article

Predicting positive growth in 2020, analysts say there is good news for South African SMEs, whose bargaining power they see rising with the market's size and spend...

25 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: Investmint connects business owners with investors
#StartupStory: Investmint connects business owners with investorsArticle

Run by two young entrepreneurs, Investmint is an online platform that connects businesses in need of loans with investors looking to invest by means of a loan...

Evan-Lee Courie 15 Oct 2019

PayGate partners with Retail Capital to offer merchants short-term working capital
PayGate partners with Retail Capital to offer merchants short-term working capitalArticle

South African payment service provider, PayGate has teamed up with Retail Capital to launch Easy Advance, a short-term finance product...

11 Oct 2019

Can fintech be the gamechanger in the SME sector?
Can fintech be the gamechanger in the SME sector?Article

The reality is that the overwhelming majority of small businesses fail: more than 70% within the first two years...

4 Oct 2019

NSBC releases 2018 National Small Business Survey
NSBC releases 2018 National Small Business SurveyArticle

The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) has released the finding of the 2018 National Small Business Survey...

3 Oct 2019

Considerations that will actually help SMEs
Considerations that will actually help SMEsArticle

The talk of the town over the past week or so has been focused on what is being touted as "Mboweni's Plan"...

Jenny Retief 1 Oct 2019

Kingson revises its fund
Kingson revises its fundArticle

Investment capital is earmarked for the much needed SME sector with a specific focus on tech companies, helping to develop a sustainable venture capital ecosystem in SA...

20 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates
#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporatesArticle

Finvex is a cloud-based platform that connects corporate clients, their growing SME suppliers and financial agents...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Sep 2019

A look at SA's SME sector come 2030
A look at SA's SME sector come 2030Article

Between today and 2030, the digital revolution will profoundly change how small business owners in South Africa operate, attract funding, grow their businesses and change our economic landscape...

Karl Westvig 5 Sep 2019

Tertius Troost, tax manager, Mazars
Treasury paper shines light on small businessArticle

Treasury is finally taking new business growth in South Africa seriously...

30 Aug 2019

Reinventing SME funding
Reinventing SME fundingArticle

Despite the important contribution small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) make to the economic growth of South Africa, the sector battles to access funding using traditional means...

Miguel Da Silva 21 Aug 2019

BEN & Co Designs wins 2019 Nedbank Business Ignite with 702
BEN & Co Designs wins 2019 Nedbank Business Ignite with 702Article

The winner of Nedbank Business Ignite with 702 was announced by Bruce Whitfield during the Money Show on Thursday, 4 July...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 8 Jul 2019

Satsa, SA Tourism to host emerging tourism businesses
Satsa, SA Tourism to host emerging tourism businessesArticle

From 9-11 July, 38 emerging business from all nine provinces will be represented at this year's Satsa conference. This year marks the association's 50th celebration; it's also the first year that members of South African Youth Travel Confederation will be in attendance...

8 Jul 2019

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Leveraging digital technology to boost Nigeria's MSMEsArticle

Thinking through and executing a digital business model requires a fundamental shift in strategy...

4 Jul 2019

Pavlo Phitidis, entrepreneur and co-founder of the Aurik Business Accelerator
New economy rising - are we ready?Article

The one sure thing in the world's economies today is that problems are getting broader, deeper, more significant and will become more prevalent. The question is, are we equipped to navigate the new problem-driven paradigm?

27 Jun 2019

702 and Capetalk go beyond entrepreneurship with Nedbank Business Ignite
702 and Capetalk go beyond entrepreneurship with Nedbank Business IgniteArticle

Nedbank Business Ignite aims to empower entrepreneurs to carve out new markets and sustainable industries towards boosting the South African economy in new and innovative ways...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 7 Jun 2019

Zipho Sikhakhane, global speaker, entrepreneur and business strategist interviewing mayor Herman Mashaba, founder of Black Like Me.
Key insights from Business Day TV SME SummitArticle

The third annual Business Day TV SME Summit took place recently in Johannesburg, providing delegates with valuable strategies to grow their businesses as well as motivation and advice from successful entrepreneurs...

12 Mar 2019

Must-have communication and management skills for better business leadership
Must-have communication and management skills for better business leadershipArticle

Did you know that how you communicate with your staff can ultimately make or break a healthy workforce? If effective communication strategies are not in place, it can lead to high staff turnover or worse, bad service for your customers...

Issued by Adclick Africa 19 Feb 2019

Make sure your SMME has enough insurance cover
Make sure your SMME has enough insurance coverArticle

In planning for the year ahead, small business owners should review their insurance policies to ensure they are adequately covered against insurable risks...

14 Jan 2019

Mobile app launched to empower Africa's SME sector
Mobile app launched to empower Africa's SME sectorArticle

UK-based fintech company, Fiskl is launching a mobile app that aims to assist SMEs to better manage everyday tasks...

30 Oct 2018

IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in South Africa
IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in South AfricaArticle

Leading global financial services firm J.P. Morgan has been supporting a number of companies to conduct in-depth research into the SME sector...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 15 Oct 2018

IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in SA
IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in SAArticle

South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country's GDP...

12 Oct 2018

African entrepreneurship central to the continent's future prosperity
African entrepreneurship central to the continent's future prosperityArticle

According to Old Mutual Limited CEO Peter Moyo, driving financial inclusion amongst entrepreneurs and small business owners in Africa will ensure...

22 Aug 2018

New startup accelerator launches in Malawi
New startup accelerator launches in MalawiArticle

Malawian hub mHub has partnered GrowthAfrica, Dutch investment firm Accesserator, UNDP Malawi and the Norwegian Embassy to launch the country's first startup accelerator programme...

Tom Jackson 26 Jul 2018

Entrepreneur of the Year competition announces finalists
Entrepreneur of the Year competition announces finalistsArticle

The Entrepreneur of the Year competition has announced the shortlist of 15 standout entrants who have made it through to the final round of this year's competition...

23 Jul 2018

Never Ncube is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dandemutande.
Seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe's new eraArticle

As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country's digital future...

Never Ncube 19 Jul 2018

Building businesses with finance and advice
Building businesses with finance and adviceArticle

Access to finance is the lynchpin of every small business and Mfanelo Msweli, finance specialist and business advisor with Tushiyah Advisory Services, has made it his mission to see small businesses thrive...

Issued by At Vogue Communications Agency 25 Jun 2018

7 ways startups and SMEs can create loyal first-time employees
7 ways startups and SMEs can create loyal first-time employeesArticle

As an entrepreneur, a key moment in your first business is hiring your first employee - often young, first-time workers because that's what you can afford. But how do you gain their loyalty as you navigate the teething troubles of a new business venture...?

Alex Hadfield 13 Jun 2018

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Heavy Chef launches new book for entrepreneursArticle

Heavy Chef and Xero have recently launched a book entitled The Heavy Chef Guide to Starting a Business in South Africa. Founder and CEO Fred Roed lets us in on what we can expect from the new book...

Juanita Pienaar 8 Jun 2018

#StartupStory: Open Line Communications
#StartupStory: Open Line CommunicationsArticle

Following on from Mother's Day, I thought it fitting to chat to mother and daughter, Paola Chellew and Lia Mundell (respectively) who launched their PR business in March this year...

Jessica Tennant 16 May 2018

Five considerations for SMEs in 2018
Five considerations for SMEs in 2018Article

Coming off the back of a tough 2017, what can small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SME's) do to chart a new growth path and scale their businesses...?

22 Jan 2018

2017 National Small Business Survey reveals rising pressure of employment on SMEs
2017 National Small Business Survey reveals rising pressure of employment on SMEsArticle

The SME community is expected to provide 90% of new employment opportunities by 2030, according to the National Development Plan, making SMEs the driving force behind South Africa's economy...

2 Nov 2017

Facebook Africa launches SME Council for Nigeria
Facebook Africa launches SME Council for NigeriaArticle

Facebook has launched its Nigerian SME Council, the first to launch on the continent, as part of Facebook's commitment to help support small and medium sized businesses throughout Africa...

30 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Providing professional business advice to SMEs, all under one umbrella
#InnovationMonth: Providing professional business advice to SMEs, all under one umbrellaArticle

The newly launched First Business Wellness Association is an innovative service aimed at making life for SMEs a little easier by offering access to a network of necessary business services they may not otherwise be able to afford...

Shan Radcliffe 12 Sep 2017

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