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29 October 2019 Small Business Institute #SMEIndaba scheduled as business rankings slip Dysfunctional municipalities and the "biggest elephants in the room" (red tape and late payments) holding back an enabling environment for SMEs will be discussion topics at the...
SBI COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS TO THE NATIONAL TREASURY: Economic transformation, inclusive growth and competitiveness: Towards an Economic Strategy for South Africa
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Initiatives in Rwanda, Mexico and the UK show that making
June 17 2019 Embargo: none The Small Business Institute announces today that it is launching a new scorecard – SBI Index Tracker – that will measure South Africa’s performance relative to other countries on the ease of doing business and other metrics of success in...
Press release: SBI is disappointed SMEs remained in Departmental Silo, pledges to work with new DSBD
Press release: SBI is disappointed SMEs remained in Departmental Silo, pledges to work with new DSBD May 30 2019 The Small Business Institute is disappointed that the Small Business Development Department (DSBD) has been retained as part of the sixth administration....
Small businesses are called the ‘lifeblood’ and the ‘backbone’ of
Recently the Small Business Institute was part of a business delegation consulted by the government about a reconfigured cabinet. Our approach to the question centred on two tenets:
The Small Business Institute will be holding its first of
March 31 2019 The Small Business Institute appeals to workers’ representatives and leadership at the SA Revenue Service (SARS) to urgently resolve their wage dispute which is threatening small businesses in SA. “The strike, entering its second week, is the latest blow...
The Small Business Institute calls on government to redouble efforts
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Hundreds of people turned up at Hyde Park Corner mall
Not-for-profit organisation Small Business Institute (SBI) executive director
The Small Business Institute (SBI) will host discussions on dysfunctional
Bernard Swanepoel, direkteur van die Kleinsake-Instituut & Maarten Ackerman
Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, who was appointed as the minister of small
Challenges hampering Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) prosperity will be
The Competition Commission has fleshed out the details of how
With load shedding expected to last at least a week,
Government’s failure to pay its suppliers is damaging the economy.
Guest: John Dludlu Executive: Strategy & Public Affairs SBI – The
News For and About SMEs
Durban – Small companies write-off as much as 40% of late payments
MEDIA RELEASE: Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce (GTCoC)
Clothing retailer Edcon narrowly avoided liquidation early in 2019 when
South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) expresses an important aspiration:
There can be no doubt that start-ups can regenerate economies
On 01 August, the President of the Republic His Excellency
In his much-criticised postinauguration state of the nation address, President Cyril
Karima sifted through the stories making headlines in the Sunday
Despite president Cyril Ramaphosa reaffirming government’s commitment to promote small
The so-called township economy is a potential gold mine and