NabelahFredericks, Author at Small Business Connect – Page 2 of 9

The Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu says her department plans to speak to business owners to determine which sections of current legislation are strangling small businesses. Since its formation five months ago Zulu’s ministry has been at work looking at amending or doing away with legislation affecting small business owners. This forms part… [Continue Reading]

A new generation of employees is entering the workforce and business owners need to ensure that their businesses are flexible and adaptable enough to handle the dynamics that come with such employees. So says Phil Gregory, Middle East and Africa senior regional executive at Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions which specialises in providing facilities, corporate… [Continue Reading]

When Anthea Hartzenberg tells me she plans to franchise her recycling business in the not too distant future, I don’t doubt her for a second. That’s because Hartzenberg has managed to pull her business back from the brink of bankruptcy to doubling her customer base – all in the space of one month. This, in… [Continue Reading]

Being a South African Women Entrepreneur Network (Sawen) member is a good investment for your business it would seem. Just ask the Sawen members who believe that R350 a year as a membership fee is nothing compared to the benefits they rake in. Nomvuyo Treppers says paying the annual fee to Sawen has brought in… [Continue Reading]

At 53 years old, Ruth Masokoane has spent almost half of her life assisting small business owners with access to finance, mentorship, training and advice. With all this experience, it’s no surprise then that she heads up one of the foremost businesswomen’s organisations in the country. Masokoane was appointed acting chief executive officer of the… [Continue Reading]

Business owners will have the opportunity to gain international exposure when South Africa hosts a world conference on best practices in promoting small business development. The conference, organised by the International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME), is scheduled to be held in Durban in October next year. However, Moses Mwanjirah South Africa’s ISSME… [Continue Reading]

Johannesburg entrepreneur Nozuko Jizana’s Esteemed Tax Consultancy business advises many businesses on tax-related matters. Business owners approach her for advice on issues like tax compliance and other tax administration processes. However, her only challenge since opening three years ago has been expanding her business. She says reading the online edition of Small Business Connect provides… [Continue Reading]

There is “an enthusiastic and growing movement towards businesses for good”. These are the words of Shona McDonald – words that hold much merit since she started the first woman-run wheelchair business in Africa in 1992. Along the way she has also run two non-profit organisations. McDonald is the owner of Shonaquip, an award-winning enterprise… [Continue Reading]

Business owners can now tap into a source of skilled young employees after a local youth employment accelerator earlier this year launched a tailor-made solution for small business owners. The company, Harambee, initially focused on placing large groups of unemployed youth with big businesses after providing these youth with skills such as computer literacy. Young… [Continue Reading]

Lately emails have been doing the rounds advising consumers to check with their credit providers whether their debt has been securitised or not. It was thanks to a similar email which he received about two years ago, that Johannesburg business owner Damon Greville was able to score a small victory in the South Gauteng High… [Continue Reading]