BUSINESS: SMEs should innovate consistently

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Competitors are already to copy or improve on a new market offering. SMEs should continuously innovate as it is an ongoing process to ensure sustainability.

BUSINESS: Making SIM management SME-friendly

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With our reliance on smartphones and tablets, SIM cards are integral to staying connected. For SME’s where cost efficiency are essential, managing SIMs have never been more important. SIMs play an essential role in machine to machine communication.

INSIGHT: FTAs should consider financial institutions

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Free Trade Agreements must make special provisions recognising the distinction between cooperatives and other financial institutions.

INSIGHT: Challenges for SA’s tourism businesses

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Local tourism businesses are facing unusual fluctuations with the current market environment. New visa regulations are among the challenges for tourism businesses.

INSIGHT: Mixed feelings about the Retail Distribution Review

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According to the Financial Services Board, the Retail Distribution review ensures the fair outcomes to customers and has broader benefits for the financial sector. However some experts dispute the value of having too much regulation.

MANAGEMENT: Solutions for SMEs to move money

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SMEs are looking for solutions to help them streamline the end-to-end movement of money. This will ensure efficiency by automating manual processes, and align their businesses with the demands of a mobile and digital economy.

BUSINESS: Focus on supply chain excellence

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Businesses should focus on transforming their supply chains, while the Department of Trade and Industry work on revising B-BBEE codes.

BUSINESS: Resilience and appetite for growth in SMEs

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SMEs in South Africa have an appetite for finance and growth, despite current economic conditions.

BUSINESS: Limited access to market restricts growth of SMEs

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Public and private sectors must help SMEs gain access to market for them to grow by being part of a broader supply chain.

OPINION: Government to translate SME talk into action

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In South Africa, we have much to do to get SMEs on the path to success so that they can help create jobs and grow the economy, says Steven Cohen, MD of Sage One.