NabelahFredericks, Author at Small Business Connect | Page 4 of 9

Since registering her business in 2008, a Gauteng businesswoman has created employment for more than 1 000 women through her domestic worker placement agency. It’s no surprise then that her business scooped the Most Jobs Created and Best Performing Company award at the Shanduka Black Umbrellas awards in early 2013 and, more recently, the top… [Continue Reading]

Small business owners will soon be able to leverage off the expertise of their overseas counterparts after the International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (Issme) set up shop in South Africa earlier this year. Issme, which began operating in South Africa in March, aims to assist institutions that help small businesses and to develop… [Continue Reading]

Following the launch of the National Trade Programme (NTP), selected business owners from across the country now stand a chance to attend the Smart Procurement World Conference to be held in Johannesburg in September. The NTP was launched by the Micro Enterprise Development Organisation (Medo), a business support organisation that connects businesses with an annual… [Continue Reading]

Last month saw the relaunch of Shanduka Black Umbrellas’ (SBU) Cape Town office that will now provide incubation support for up to 50 small business owners. The relaunch also coincided with the business incubator’s regional awards evening and graduation ceremony which was attended by government ministers as well as representatives from big business and small… [Continue Reading]

WITH elections happening this month and the possible creation of a ministry for small businesses, change seems to be in the air for the small business sector. Whether these changes will be to the advancement of small business owners or tie them up in further red tape, remains to be seen. Those in the industry,… [Continue Reading]

A national debate in the small business community has flared up following the announcement last month by African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe that a small business ministry might be introduced after the elections. Khusela Sangoni, ANC spokeswoman, says Mantashe does not want to comment on the matter at this stage because the proposal… [Continue Reading]

Effective as of 1 April 2014, all credit bureau will automatically have to remove any negative information on the credit records of consumers. This comes after the Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, released the regulations for the Removal of Adverse Consumer Credit Information last month. The regulations form part of the National Credit… [Continue Reading]

A thousand informal businesses are set to benefit from a pilot project launched last month by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Port St John’s. The Informal Traders Upliftment Project (ITUP), as the pilot project is known, is a 50/50 partnership between the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&R Seta)… [Continue Reading]

The difference between a successful entrepreneur and a failed business is an emotionally invested mentor. So says entrepreneur Allon Raiz, chief excitement officer at business incubator Raizcorp that assists over 400 businesses in Africa. He was speaking at the Enterprise Development Expo 2014 hosted by Smart Procurement World, in partnership with Absa, at the Cape… [Continue Reading]

Transnet’s black suppliers stand to benefit from the newly launched R165 million Godisa Supplier Development Fund. Godisa – a Setswana word which means ‘to nurture or grow’ – aptly describes the fund’s aim. It is a joint initiative between Transnet, the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) and Anglo American’s enterprise development arm, Zimele. Each partner… [Continue Reading]