Threats causing sleepless nights for Small Business Owners

One year ago, Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx and principal researcher for SME Survey released a few preliminary results of South Africa’s largest annual small and medium enterprise survey. The 2015 report revealed probably the biggest shift in what SME’s considered to be the biggest external threat to their businesses. According to Goldstuck and his team, 71% of respondents cited load shedding as the biggest threat their business faced.

New B-BBEE Codes – bust or business gold?

Let’s face it. Thus far, South African news headlines have not been telling stories of growth and prosperity in 2016. And if you’re a business owner, you’ll be forgiven for breaking into a cold sweat every time you read about our impending junk status, another fuel hike or the rand taking another dive against foreign currencies. So, at a time when South African business feels like it’s taking hit after hit, we approach yet another hurdle – the new B-BBEE Codes.

Tricky? Complicated? Intimidating?