News Roundup for Busy Entrepreneurs 17 June 2017

Every week Finfind selects some of the newsworthy articles to help keep busy entrepreneurs up to date and informed about the latest happenings in the world of SME Finance and other SME news. Enjoy.

South Africa: Calls for Departments to Support Youth-Owned Enterprises

Cape Town — As South Africa commemorates youth month, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called on departments to support businesses that are owned by young people.

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Committed to supporting SMMEs in South Africa

The NDP is a plan for the whole country. Government needs to engage with all sectors to understand how they are contributing to implementation, and particularly to identify any obstacles to fulfilling their role effectively. The plan sets out ambitious goals for poverty reduction, economic growth, economic transformation and job creation. The private sector has a major role to play in achieving these objectives.

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Social media training for marketers in South Africa

Social media training is vital for South African brands and businesses that want to succeed in digital marketing. South African universities, schools, and even agencies offer a range of social media courses. Here are some of the options available to marketers.

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G7 throws weight behind sustainable finance movement

Bologna, Italy – 12 June 2017 – The G7 today joined the G20, other countries and markets in throwing its weight behind a growing movement to turn the power of the global financial system to sustainable development.

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Ghana: GroFin challenges SMEs to look beyond banks

The Investment Executive of impact investing company GroFin, Mr Samuel Sedegah, has called on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) not to be deterred by the often-high cost of credit in the traditional banking system.

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SME Success: the missing puzzle piece

SMES are literally the future.  These superb entities are provide 80% of employment in Africa. There is no need to mention the crippling unemployment figures that were released this passing week by STATS SA, these give a clear depiction of the problem in the sub Saharan region.

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SME market – Bursa Malaysia faces a balancing act

PETALING JAYA: As Bursa Malaysia Securities finalises the details of its proposed market for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), industry players say the regulator will have to perform a balancing act of putting in enough safeguards for entrants and investors alike and yet be “flexible” enough not to stifle the chief attraction, its growth potential

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Cutting the costs of your SME – Save money everywhere

Keeping the costs of an SME down can be the ultimate difference between success and failure. There are many more ways to cut costs in your business than lowering annual bonuses or restricting the coffee and biscuits. You need to think a little differently.

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