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SA has too few entrepreneurs, report states
The report said micro, small and medium enterprises face serious challenges to access finance, skills and access to markets.
Their relationship with larger companies means their more vulnerable IT systems can provide a gateway for cybercriminals.
Last-minute business trips not only put the business traveller under stress, but they can also really drive up costs.
Recent figures released by Statistics South Africa recorded 183 liquidations in July, representing a 24.5% rise from a year ago.
ScholarX says the world is moving towards a skills-based education, but there is no funding to open such opportunities for graduates.
The app has so far helped at least 400 users – mostly females. 

Zomila: An app for pupils looking to further their studies

As of June 2019, the Zomila team had helped 2,000 users, with most coming from Giyani and Makhado in Limpopo. 

Everything you need to know about Google Launchpad Accelerator for entrepreneurs

Google says it believes in the idea that African problems will be solved by Africans.

How Google can help entrepreneurs kickstart their tech start-ups

Applications are now open for the fourth group of entrepreneurs.

17 tips on starting a successful tech start-up

Twelve start-ups that graduated from the Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 3 were provided with some nuggets of wisdom.

Barloworld Mbewu to bridge the gap with R30m fund for social entrepreneurs

Selected social entrepreneurs will provide financial and non-financial support to promising social enterprises in a three-year initiative.

How Joburg’s Urban Ethnic Market brings all the tastes of Africa to Mzansi

Starting a business is not easy, explains its owner, but she is tasting success while her customers savour the flavours of the continent.

Alternative funding still supports most SMEs 

Around 80% of the funding needs of SMEs are not met by banks, mainly because they do not have the structural capacity, says the CEO of Spartan.

PICS: Sibahle Collection’s ethnic dolls empower young girls

Demand for the dolls has been so overwhelming that the business pair have launched Sibahle dolls with albinism and vitiligo.

KZN mechanics and panel beaters urged to register businesses

There are still motor vehicle repairers and panel beaters in Durban who are not yet registered in terms of the Second-Hand Goods Act.

Reported economic crime in South Africa hits record levels

77% of SA organisations have experienced economic crime and CEO’s and boards are increasingly being held accountable for economic crime.

South Africans make ‘R28K average’ with properties on Airbnb

Getting into the letting game is exciting, but do your homework property first.

How to offer your customers a personalised online shopping experience

Here are five personalisation tactics written in collaboration with SA’s largest payment gateway, PayU, that you can implement into your sales strategy.

How to help new entrepreneurs to succeed

Why do 70% to 80% of small businesses fail within five years? What should be done to strengthen SMMEs in SA?

Gov to pay up R1.2bn in Gautrain settlement

R585 million and more Christmas presents for Murray & Roberts.




 

 

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