Faster funding process needed for SA’s SMEs

One of the biggest pain points for South African SMEs trying to grow in a tough market is that the funding process just takes too long: generally, between 2-3 months, with some funders taking as long as 9 months, says the chief executive of one of the country’s leading SME finance specialists, Spartan SME Finance. […]

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Seasonal SMEs: Don’t spend your extra cash all at once

Save a portion of festive season profits for an emergency fund The festive season is a time when many seasonal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) reap the rewards of increased consumer spending, such as additional sales and accommodation bookings from the influx of holiday makers and festive season shoppers. This spike in earnings offers the […]

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The opportunities for SMEs in a recession

While South Africa has entered a technical recession, we believe that already established small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country will have more to gain from continuing to conduct business introducing initiatives for improving business efficiency, instead of trying to recession-proof their operations with drastic measures such as downsizing staff and the like. However, […]

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Five tips to avoid penalties for failing to file your company’s income tax return

If your small business’s income tax returns are not up to date, now is the time to get your affairs in order. From December, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) will start imposing ‘administrative penalties’ on companies that receive final demands to submit returns. Unlike personal taxpayers, companies were not fined in the past for […]

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