Small Business

The 'Olympics for Startups' is underway in SA, offering a last opportunity for wild cards to enter.

South Africa’s high rate of start-up failure and its urgent need for job creation and economic development, all highlight the necessity for the country to develop far more robust, healthy and extensive entrepreneurship ecosystems to properly nurture and sustain emerging business talent.

Living in the digital age means that as an entrepreneur you have a footprint that extends beyond your business card, CV and business aspirations.

Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, says in order to address the high levels of youth unemployment, innovative youth entrepreneurs and youth co-operatives are needed.

Follow this list of do's and don't to avoid some of the pitfalls of small business management.

The realities of starting a business are often a shock to the system of the would-be entrepreneur.

Like many of us, Angie Mokoena has a passion project that has great potential as a small business. What has been standing in her way is the triad of familiar reasons why more of us don’t convert our great ideas into viable start-ups – finances, know-how and time.

With the aim of stimulating the local economy and contributing towards an environment which is conducive for job creation, Proudly South Africa will be embarking on a nationwide initiative to empower and equip small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The World Economic Forum is a major event that business people, politicians and investors look forward to every year.



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