Covid-19 for SMEs
We’ve created this separate page on our website to house the information we are unearthing that might be of help to small businesses during the Covid-19 emergency. Because things are moving so quickly, information is only emerging slowly as programmes and governance and distribution channels take time to develop. As soon as we hear about new information we will post it.
We’d love your feedback – what’s working out there, what’s not, what are you doing to spare your business and your employees and yourself from economic worry. This is a time for the SMME community to come together. Let’s support each other.
We are also posting here, as well as on the media page, the interviews we’ve been doing to highlight the pressing needs of small businesses. We hope everyone is listening!
Stay safe, stay healthy. Stay in touch.
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Support offered to SMEs
Relief & support offered to SMEs
he NYDA is going to provide a Relief Fund to youth-owned enterprises for a period of three months. This fund is targeted at youth-owned businesses that meet the following criteria:
The Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund is here to provide funds so you can keep putting food on the table for the growing number of hungry families around the country.
The Ninety One SA Recovery Fund in association with Ethos Private Equity targets R10bn to help restore SA’s economic health.
TOOLS AND GUIDES OFFERED TO ASSIST SMES
The Return2Work Initiative is facilitating collaboration between government and business to provide tools and guidelines to enable sectors to expedite a safe, effective and structured return2work plan.
Disaster Management Act: Directions: e-Commerce sales during Alert Level 4 of the Coronavirus COVID-19 National State of Disaster
The BackaBusiness movement – is a crowdfunding opportunity for small businesses to survive lockdown and get back to business.
Richen Attorneys Inc would like to contribute to the turnaround of the economy once the pandemic is over and have decided to assist Small to Medium Enterprises in gearing up for the end of COVID- 19.
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We know this is a difficult time for people everywhere, including small business owners. We want to help. We’ve gathered some useful resources to help your business navigate these challenging times.
Small businesses are the foundation of our economy. And whether you’re just starting out or already running your business, we’re here to help. We’re building a Visa Small Business Directory, submit your details to feature in our Visa Small Business Directory.
Zimele is wholly supportive of the South African Government’s proactive efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 through the national lockdown. Zimele will support SMME’s in our loan funding programme by implementing a 3-month payment holiday at zero interest.
Big Business offering support through Covid-19
SBI Interviews and articles
The panel focus on the SME sector, and unpack which
CCRED: THE NATURE OF FUNDING MATTERS – MAKING DEVELOPMENT FINANCE WORK FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S SMES IN THE COVID-19 CRISIS
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unfortunate wakeup call regarding the
The department of small business development is in talks with
In the wake of South Africa’s lockdown, many small businesses
All restaurants, including shisanyamas, have been forced to close their
The shop dealers will each get a capital investment of
Market trends and other economic data confirm that the coronavirus
Bheki Ntshalintshali, secretary-general of Cosatu & John Dludlu, CEO
The government needs to tackle poverty and corruption as they
Small to medium enterprises are said to be the hope
With South Africa currently on a 35-days lockdown to
There is always a break in the clouds. There is
Prof. Jannie Rossouw – hoof van Wits se sakeskool, Bernard Swanepoel
Even though I am a woman and employ eight staff
The Small Business Institute (SBI) on April 15 received the