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Stephen Timm

Stephen Timm

    Cup exposes Brazil's dirty laundry
    Cup exposes Brazil's dirty laundry
    With just days to go until the kick-off of the 2014 World Cup, the world's biggest sporting event has highlighted many of Brazil's long-standing...
    South Africa’s poor performance in entrepreneurship events
    South Africa’s poor performance in entrepreneurship events
    Earlier this month, between November 18 and 24, South Africa and 137 other countries took part in Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), an initiative...
    Government departments fail to pay on time
    Government departments fail to pay on time
    Despite a cabinet intervention launched two years ago to ensure that government departments pay contractors within 30 days, many small businesses...
    Research shows franchise growth
    Research shows franchise growth
    Business owners may be taking strain amid weaker economic growth, but a new survey shows that the franchising sector in South Africa remains...
    Bitter end of tax restrictions for micro businesses
    Bitter end of tax restrictions for micro businesses
    South Africa might have some of the most generous tax breaks on offer for small and micro businesses, but they remain grossly unused.
    No curtains for this blinds business
    No curtains for this blinds business
    Not only has his blinds-making factory withstood the assault of cheap imports, but Ridwan Peer has been able to grow sales fourfold in the last...
    Small businesses could lose
    Small businesses could lose
    Billions of rands in finance is expected to be channelled to black-owned small businesses (SMEs) by banks in the next four years, following the...
    Incubation hubs enhance business ideas
    Incubation hubs enhance business ideas
    Now, imagine sand-filled bags built into traffic lights and street poles that absorb the force of impact from cars that drive into them.
    R2.7bn cash injection to NYDA
    R2.7bn cash injection to NYDA
    Business owners who approach the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) for finance will no longer have to worry about making repayments. After...
    MPs and Sefa face off over lending
    MPs and Sefa face off over lending
    Members of Parliament are facing off with officials from the state's Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) over how best to lend to small...
    Global entrepreneurship report puts SA below average
    Global entrepreneurship report puts SA below average
    The 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (Gem) report, which was released earlier this year and surveyed 198 000 adults in 69 countries,...
    Learning from Chile and Malaysia
    Learning from Chile and Malaysia
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