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Overcoming fears of starting a businesshttps://businesspartners.africa/media-centre/media-releases/south-africa/overcoming-fears-of-starting-a-businessOvercoming fears of starting a businessIt is important for aspiring entrepreneurs to not let their fears stand in the way of starting a business. This is according to David Morobe, Regional General Manager at Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), who says that, in light of World Entrepreneurs Day taking place on 21 August, there is a need for more South Africans to take the leap into entrepreneurship.2018/08/20 10:00:00 PM
Improving SMEs’ access to finance imperative for SAhttps://businesspartners.africa/media-centre/media-releases/south-africa/improving-smes’-access-to-finance-imperative-for-saImproving SMEs’ access to finance imperative for SAIn recent years, the number of financiers that make funding available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa has increased significantly. Yet in spite of this, each year sees countless SMEs struggling to access business finance, according to Anton Roelofse, Regional General Manager at Business Partners Limited.2018/08/15 10:00:00 PM
Improving SMEs’ access to finance imperative for SAhttps://businesspartners.africa/media-centre/media-releases/south-africa/innovation-vital-for-sme-survival-in-saImproving SMEs’ access to finance imperative for SAIn recent years, the number of financiers that make funding available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa has increased significantly. Yet in spite of this, each year sees countless SMEs struggling to access business finance, according to Anton Roelofse, Regional General Manager at Business Partners Limited.2018/08/15 10:00:00 PM
The benefits of going green for small businesseshttps://businesspartners.africa/media-centre/media-releases/south-africa/the-benefits-of-going-green-for-small-businessesThe benefits of going green for small businessesBecoming more environmentally sustainable is not only viable for small businesses, but could yield even greater benefits as these small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grow. This is according to Stanton Naidoo, Executive General Manager: Property & Asset Management Services at Business Partners Limited, who mentions that many SME owners still mistakenly believe, that going green should only become a priority once a fledgling business has managed to establish itself as a profitable enterprise. 2018/07/18 10:00:00 PM
Fear of failure hinders South Africa’s aspiring entrepreneurshttps://businesspartners.africa/media-centre/media-releases/south-africa/fear-of-failure-hinders-south-africa’s-aspiring-entrepreneursFear of failure hinders South Africa’s aspiring entrepreneursAccording to the 2017/2018 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report, 43% of South Africans perceived good entrepreneurial opportunities, yet only 11% of entrepreneurs were engaged in Total Early-stage Entrepreneurial Activity and had taken the steps to start a new business. Further to this, 31% of respondents had reported to have a fear of failure when starting a business.2018/06/18 10:00:00 PM
Enabling Generation Z to drive entrepreneurship in South Africahttps://businesspartners.africa/media-centre/media-releases/south-africa/enabling-generation-z-to-drive-entrepreneurship-in-south-africaEnabling Generation Z to drive entrepreneurship in South AfricaAccording to the latest research by Statistics South Africa, youth unemployment in the country stands at a disappointing 52,4% for the first quarter of 2018. This number could however be minimised if the public and private sector join forces to build a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem for the younger generation, which statistics show are more open-minded to entrepreneurship as a career choice than generations before them. 2018/06/11 10:00:00 PM
Business Partners approves over R1bn in SME funding over the last 12 monthshttps://businesspartners.africa/media-centre/media-releases/south-africa/business-partners-approves-over-r1bn-in-sme-funding-over-the-last-12-monthsBusiness Partners approves over R1bn in SME funding over the last 12 monthsDuring the last financial year, Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS) - a leading risk financier for SMEs in South Africa and selected African countries approved R1.049 billion in funding through 295 investments for small and medium enterprises. 2018/06/06 10:00:00 PM
Breaking down borders - Top considerations for SMEs expanding into Africahttps://businesspartners.africa/media-centre/media-releases/south-africa/breaking-down-borders-top-considerations-for-smes-expanding-into-africaBreaking down borders - Top considerations for SMEs expanding into AfricaIn light of Africa Day on the 25th of May, more South African and medium enterprise (SME) owners should be encouraged to look at how they could expand their operations into the rest of the continent. 2018/05/22 10:00:00 PM
Adopting sustainability strategies can boost SA SMEshttps://businesspartners.africa/media-centre/media-releases/south-africa/adopting-sustainability-strategies-can-boost-sa-smesAdopting sustainability strategies can boost SA SMEsMany startup and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners in South Africa believe that sustainability strategies are only relevant to large corporates, but there are many advantages to making sustainability the foundation of any new business. 2018/05/15 10:00:00 PM
High data costs continue to hamper SME growth in SAhttps://businesspartners.africa/media-centre/media-releases/south-africa/high-data-costs-continue-to-hamper-sme-growth-in-saHigh data costs continue to hamper SME growth in SAIt is imperative to reduce the cost of data in South Africa to contribute to minimising the cost of running a small and medium enterprise (SME) and improve their growth. 2018/05/13 10:00:00 PM
Entrepreneurship is a career – not a back-up planhttps://businesspartners.africa/media-centre/media-releases/south-africa/entrepreneurship-is-a-career-–-not-a-back-up-planEntrepreneurship is a career – not a back-up planThe current perception around entrepreneurship in South Africa needs to change, with more regarding it as a viable career choice instead of a back-up plan for unemployment. 2018/04/02 10:00:00 PM
Pre-Budget 2018 commentaryhttps://businesspartners.africa/media-centre/media-releases/south-africa/pre-budget-2018-commentaryPre-Budget 2018 commentaryFollowing an inspiring and predominantly growth friendly State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Friday, 16 February by President Ramaphosa, South Africa now gears up to find out how National Treasury plans to minimise the country’s revenue deficit, currently at an estimated R50.8 billion. 2018/02/19 10:00:00 PM
Economic turnaround holds opportunities for SMEshttps://businesspartners.africa/media-centre/media-releases/south-africa/economic-turnaround-holds-opportunities-for-smesEconomic turnaround holds opportunities for SMEsThe South African economy is showing early signs of turning the corner after a couple of years of disappointing growth and high volatility. 2018 holds promise of increased opportunities for local small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This is according to Ben Bierman, MD at Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), who says that although this turnaround is by no means a certainty, SMEs can consider shifting from survival mode to a more opportunity-seeking stance.2018/02/05 10:00:00 PM