July 22, 2015
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SME sustainability and growth should be an obsession for job creation in South Africa

Contrary to global trends where small and medium enterprises (SMEs) constitute the largest employer in either developed or developing economies, smaller firms in South Africa are showing stagnation in both turnover and employment growth. Both these measurements are important – … Continue reading

November 27, 2014
by brendon
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A country at the crossroad towards better regulatory governance in South Africa

alert 11.25_digital South Africa is sitting at an economic crossroad. The National Development Plan proposes many measures to accelerate economic growth and deal with the country’s rising social problems. The majority of these are based on the assumption of a … Continue reading

February 19, 2014
by brendon
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SME Growth Index Headline Report for 2013: Growth and Competitiveness for Small Business in South Africa

  The SME Growth Index is a multi-year research project geared towards establishing a solid, evidence-based understanding of South Africa’s small and medium enterprises.   It is the largest, most comprehensive study of the sector ever undertaken in South Africa, … Continue reading

November 27, 2013
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Understanding Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa

Drawing from data collected for SBP’s SME Growth Index – an annual study of established small and medium sized firms – along with an extensive reading of the available comparative international research on women’s entrepreneurship, this recently published Issue Alert … Continue reading

April 11, 2011
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SME GROWTH INDEX

Research specialists SBP have launched, for the first time in South Africa, the SME GROWTH INDEX. It aims to measure and monitor the growth dynamics of a vital sector of the country’s economy, and provide evidence to government of the … Continue reading