Future job creators under pressure

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Policy makers and researchers agree that a thriving SMME sector is the key to job creation in South Africa, but accessing finance, particularly in the early stage of a business, is very difficult. This results in many small businesses struggling to reach the point at which they are able to create these much-needed jobs. With the National Development Plan predicting …

Support for Women Entrepreneurs Funding For Women Entrepreneurs – A Collective Effort

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It is well recognised that women are powerful drivers of economic growth in South Africa, and are vital to the country reaching its full economic potential. Yet women account for only 18% percent of business owners in South Africa, according to the second Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE), released earlier this year. The reasons are many, including lack of financial …

OUR FUTURE JOB CREATORS ARE UNDER PRESSURE | #eBizInsights | Darlene Menzies

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Policy makers and researchers agree that a thriving SMME sector is the key to job creation in this country, but accessing finance, particularly in the early stage of a business, is very difficult. This results in many small businesses struggling to reach the point at which they are able to create these much-needed jobs. With the National Development Plan predicting …

Our Future Job Creators are Under Pressure

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Policy makers and researchers agree that a thriving SMME sector is the key to job creation in this country, but accessing finance, particularly in the early stage of a business, is very difficult. This results in many small businesses struggling to reach the point at which they are able to create these much-needed jobs. With the National Development Plan predicting …

How many jobs are created by small businesses in South Africa

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Policy makers and researchers agree that a thriving SMME sector is the key to job creation in this country, but accessing finance, particularly in the early stage of a business, is very difficult. This results in many small businesses struggling to reach the point at which they are able to create these much-needed jobs, says Darlene Menzies, CEO of Finfind, …

LETTER: Open up SME payments

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Your editorial (Lip service paid to SME sector, July 30) refers. I commend the Small Business Institute (SBI) for its initiative in commissioning a baseline study of SA’s SME sector. It is long overdue and should have been a top priority for the newly created Department of Small Business Development in 2014. As with the recent FinFind Access to Finance …