small businesses

 
Small business fails to spend budget, yet Zulu wants more money
Small business fails to spend budget, yet Zulu wants more money
Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu told the Mail & Guardian last month that her department needed R5-billion to carry...
Economic tides hurt small traders
Economic tides hurt small traders
Between the colourful houses of the Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, a small spice shop has been serving customers for the past 70 years. The spices are...
New business model incorporates the poor
New business model incorporates the poor
Inclusive business is the corporate world’s buzzword, commerce’s flavour of the decade, the flag big companies, particularly in the developing...
Every fledgling small business must learn to fly
Every fledgling small business must learn to fly
Tebogo Molotsi was the oldest of four children being raised by a single mother who was a domestic worker. As soon as she matriculated, she was...
Spazas: Talking shop is good for business
Spazas: Talking shop is good for business
You have said several times that South African spaza shop owners should learn from their foreign counterparts. Why?Let me tell you why they [foreign spaza shop owners] are better at running shops than the local owners – they have a great...
Nene: Government is reducing cost of doing business in SA
Nene: Government is reducing cost of doing business in SA
Speaking at a business lunch in Johannesburg, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said there were several plans in place to make it "easier to...
Small businesses in Rustenburg feel the burn
Small businesses in Rustenburg feel the burn
Doreen Joubert sits at her Mega Pawn shop and complains that a 10-week wage strike in the world's biggest platinum-mining industry is crippling...
Zim: No softening of law for mines
Zim: No softening of law for mines
President Robert Mugabe has shot down ­suggestions that the 51% indigenisation law would be softened towards ­mining companies, ­putting to rest increased speculation about changes being made to the law....
Government departments fail to pay on time
Government departments fail to pay on time
Despite a cabinet intervention launched two years ago to ensure that government departments pay contractors within 30 days, many small businesses...
Taxes force start-ups underground
Taxes force start-ups underground
A 76% decline in the past five years in the officially recorded number of South Africans who are, at any one time, starting up new businesses does...
Google lures small business online
Google lures small business online
If there is one company that does not have to throw alms from the gilded corporate carriage to the unwashed masses of small businesses out there,...
Soweto's small businesses struggle to survive
Soweto's small businesses struggle to survive
Only two out of five informal businesses started in Soweto were still in operation five years later, a survey released on Sunday has shown.

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