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Risk is part of the formula for entrepreneurial success – so is the right financial advice

Tshego Bokaba, Group Corporate Social Investment Manager at Momentum Metropolitan Holdings, works with many entrepreneurs through programmes supported by the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, and she underscored the importance of the right financial advice for entrepreneurs. Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Many South Africans become entrepreneurs simply because they have to, and it’s a nerve-wracking journey for most […]

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ProfitShare Partners disrupts market with innovative SME funding model

It is often mooted that growing South Africa’s economy is largely reliant on the success of small businesses. Yet a lack of access to operating capital from banks and limited business experience can be major obstacles to entering the formal economy. ProfitShare Partners has established an enviable track record in unlocking operating capital to SMEs

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Analysing the current policies and regulations surrounding ESD

The prospect of being included in the supply chain of major JSE-listed and multinational corporations has given a glimmer of hope to many small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. Many encounter fierce competition from established corporates armed with enormous war chests and often stand no chance in getting a foot in the door of cut-throat industries that

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Collaborative approaches to Enterprise Development

Discussing the importance of collaboration between businesses, government entities and industry associations in fostering Enterprise Development. Highlighting successful case studies of collaborative initiatives that have led to sustainable business growth and economic empowerment. In the context of small business development in South Africa, the importance of collaboration between businesses, government entities, and industry associations cannot

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SMMEs can alleviate SA’s jobs crisis – with help

South Africa’s most recent unemployment figures paint a gloomy picture. Our unemployment rate is now a staggering 32,9%, which is among the highest in the world. By Stephen de Blanche, Chief Revenue Officer for TransUnion Africa The problem is that the country’s chronic joblessness is what leads to most other socio-economic issues, including crime, poverty

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Africa Month: Unlocking Opportunities for African Businesses

Africa Month is a time to celebrate and recognise the achievements and contributions of the African continent. One area where Africa has tremendous potential is in business and entrepreneurship. However, many African businesses face challenges accessing the capital they need to grow and expand. Debt financing can be a powerful tool for African businesses looking

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Why corporate SA must woo women leaders

In the post-pandemic world, companies are losing female leaders at unprecedented rates as women take up better job opportunities or search for work-life balance. By The Gordon Institute of Business Science Female CEOs are still so rare that they make headlines when one resigns. In February 2023, Natascha Viljoen announced she was leaving her position

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Small Business Survival Toolkit Part-8: Restructure and retrenchments

In part 8 of the Small Business Survival Toolkit series, Lauren Spence, Industrial Relations Executive at LabourNet, unpacks the issue of restructuring and retrenchments post-Covid, and the rights of both employers and employees. As a LabourNet Industrial Relations Executive, Lauren’s focus is partnering with employers to ensure employment justice by implementing pro-active fair labour practices

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Small Business Survival Toolkit Part 7 – Ravi Pillay

In part seven of the Small Business Survival Toolkit series, Ravi Pillay, Ph.D. candidate at the Gordon Institute of Business Science focusing on Multi-stakeholder Partnerships linked to development and improving livelihoods, shares some insights on marketing in a post-Covid era. Compiled by Tarren Bolton In part 7 of the Small Business Survival Toolkit series, Ravi

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