Regulatory environment beats funding as top concern for SMEs
Small Business Conversations
by Akhona Matshoba
2M ago
Business Partners’ latest SME Confidence Index shows that small businesses are quite optimistic about their growth prospects in 2024. However, concerns linger about the regulatory reform needed to support that growth. Small Business Conversations ..read more
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V&A Waterfront preps entrepreneurs for future foodie success
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by Akhona Matshoba
3M ago
The Makers Landing Kitchen Incubator programme at the iconic shopping and tourist destination offers entrepreneurs the necessary development training, mentorship, access to market and finance opportunities to help their small businesses grow. Small Business Conversations ..read more
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Some 70% of SMMEs in SA still married to cash - iKhokha co-founder
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by Akhona Matshoba
3M ago
Matt Putman of iKhokha says the payment platform is providing options to convert hesitant small businesses to new innovative payment solutions. He hopes to see penetration into the informal market in the next year or two. Small Business Conversations ..read more
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From market day enthusiast to township trailblazer
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by Akhona Matshoba
4M ago
Former business teacher Luvuyo Rani founded Silulo Ulutho Technologies in 2004, today his non-profit arm, the Silulo Foundation, has partnered with the Western Cape government to pilot the SMME Booster Fund aimed at equipping township businesses with the skills they need to thrive. Small Business Conversations ..read more
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Attacq and Sook help SMEs get a taste of the mall craze
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by Akhona Matshoba
4M ago
For Attacq’s Michael Clampett, demand for the flexible retail space at Mall of Africa indicates there is cause to open at least 10 more locations in the country’s mega malls. Small Business Conversations ..read more
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Attacq and Sook help SMEs get a taste of the mall craze
Small Business Conversations
by Akhona Matshoba
4M ago
For Attacq’s Michael Clampett, demand for the flexible retail space at Mall of Africa indicates there is cause to open at least 10 more locations in the country’s mega malls. Small Business Conversations ..read more
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Local toy manufacturer all set for festive season rush
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by Akhona Matshoba
4M ago
Co-owner of Cape Town-based Hope Sonic, Strati Zitianellis, says the company, which manufactures affordable plastic toys for Shoprite, is stocked up for the peak Christmas shopping period. Small Business Conversations ..read more
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Black Friday kicks off festive season sales boom
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by Akhona Matshoba
4M ago
The November month-end sales bonanza may be over, but David Adams of Payfast advises small businesses to diversify their payment methods and product offerings to increase their appeal to overstretched consumers going into the Christmas and back-to-school promotional periods. Small Business Conversations ..read more
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Nedbank Hackathon targets financial inclusion for SMEs
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by Akhona Matshoba
5M ago
Small Business Conversations with Akhona Matshoba offers a fresh take on critical conversations that impact South Africa’s small business sector. This weekly podcast offers interviews with ground-breaking entrepreneurs and industry experts, extracting the gems they have to offer to those wanting to take their businesses forward. Small Business Conversations ..read more
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Business despondent over SA's prospects
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by Akhona Matshoba
5M ago
Although there are some glimmers of hope, the upcoming elections could further hurt optimism if they exacerbate political instability. Omar Hassan of SNG Grant Thornton breaks down its latest research and explains the nuances of mid-market businesses operating in SA. Small Business Conversations ..read more
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