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SME Toolkit South Africa

When asked to identify the problems they faced, other than finding finance, entrepreneurs commonly cite access to information and support services. The SME Toolkit South Africa aims to provide this information. It is an online portal that offers easy access to information, resources and online training relevant to small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) across various industries and business sectors. It is aimed at any entrepreneur looking to start or grow an existing small business and can be accessed by visiting southafrica.smetoolkit.org.

  
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Many entrepreneurs have industry-specific skills, but don't necessarily have the training or experience to manage other aspects of the business. Our site bridges this gap, by bringing the information needed to run a successful business to the entrepreneur, via the Internet.

Through strategic content partnerships with key industry players, the SME Toolkit is able to provide budding and established entrepreneurs with access to information and resources in a user-friendly format.

The SME Toolkit provides how-to articles, business forms, financial tools, online training, and information resources developed by leading experts. All aspects of business set-up and management are covered, from business planning to accounting, financial management, human resources, BBBEE, import & export, legal and insurance matters, marketing, sales, operations and information technology.

Our site also offers a range of self-assessment exercises and tools, aimed at enabling entrepreneurs to take control of problem-solving in their companies, and to proactively implement strategies to avoid potential problems.

Whether it's a budget spread-sheet, policy document or forms to be submitted for tax purposes, the SME Toolkit is a one-stop business management shop.

  

You can logon to the website and start making use of the handy information and tools immediately. Registering on the SME Toolkit in just a few quick and easy steps gives you additional access to:

  • A free listing in the online business directory, exposing your product or service to thousands of visitors every month;
  • Access to our online community forum where you can interact with other small business owners;
  • The free monthly newsletter with site updates and special offers;
  • As a registered SME Toolkit user, you will receive news on relevant updates on the site, networking events and special offers. You will also have access to face-to-face training workshops.