BUSINESS: Expensive internet holding back small business

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Expensive internet excludes small business from level playing field. Small start ups do not have the budget for high speed internet, whereas bigger businesses are benefiting with the playing field in their favour.

BUSINESS: Eight reasons why franchises fail


Buying a franchise doesn’t automatically guarantee success; commitment to developing the skills needed to manage a business is key, says Ethel Nyembe of Standard Bank.

BUSINESS: JHB to host global entrepreneurship conference

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The city of Johannesburg has won the bid to host Africa’s first-ever Global Entrepreneurship Congress in 2017.

NEWS: Changes in IFRS for SMEs


International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for SMEs are currently being reviewed and changed. Colin Wheeler shares a few of the changes that can be expected.

OPINION: Grow your small business


Ivan Epstein provides five fundamentals for small business owners to follow in growing their business and positioning it to thrive during 2015.

OPINION: Consumers & SME’s better go into crisis mode

Aki Kalliatakis - Managing Partner, Leadership Launchpad. (lo-res)

Consumers and small businesses are advised to cut needless expenditure, make savings as they anticipate an economic crisis, writes Aki Kalliatakis in this opinion piece.

INSIGHT: Mobile payment adoption on the increase

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One of the biggest challenges faced by small enterprises these days are issues around card-based payments for services rendered at customer sites or local markets. This is due to the high cost of point-of-sale devices needed to process sales. Finweek takes a closer look at the SnapScan trend.

INVESTMENT: Insurance for small businesses

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It’s a known fact that insurance is one of the most neglected small-business responsibilities, and not having insurance can create immense complications with your assets. Moxima Gama gives some reasons why a small business should cover itself.

OPINION: Let’s stop throwing stones in the well


Anton Ressel took some time to explain how small and medium businesses in South Africa are perceived and how they affect jobs, opportunities and overall growth in the South African economy.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: How your business can prosper


Tough economical times for consumers usually mean very tough times for small businesses. We take a look at the importance of balancing costs and finances in a company during hard times.