Viewing Business Development Support differently in the ‘New Economy’ The negative impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on small business is an unavoidable phenomenon of our time. In countries where national lockdowns are in place, the impact is more severe, even resulting in the closure of many businesses. Reports suggest that the USA, for example, […]

When starting a business, the desire for independence and recognition of success are bigger motivators for entrepreneurs, when compared to being motivated to start a business out of necessity or due to unemployment. The newly released 2019 Small Business Support Ecosystem Report, by Catalyst for Growth (C4G), shows that unemployment or having ‘no other choice’ […]

J.P.Morgan announced this week that its two-year pilot programme for South African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) had achieved its objectives. The programme, which asserts that SMEs are the key drivers of growth for South Africa’s economy, found that greater emphasis and investment was needed to develop entrepreneurs by providing training and other business development […]

“Entrepreneurship is often glamourized and sometimes seen as a panacea to solving social ills and transforming the economy, but this can lead to unrealistic expectations and individuals not being prepared for the demands of this journey,” cautions Mimi Kalida, Managing Director of the Africa Communications Media Group. Kalinda believes that one of the ways to […]

Bridgit Evans, Executive Director at the SAB Foundation, is a leading figure in the efforts to promote business development and entrepreneurship in South Africa. As a former entrepreneur, she is a firm believer in a future, which incorporates women-owned and led businesses in South Africa. “Women must take advantage of the opportunities available to them […]