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SA's growth engines feeling the weight of economic strainhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2017-results/sas-growth-engines-feeling-the-weight-of-economic-strain-14-09-17SA's growth engines feeling the weight of economic strainBusiness confidence indicators plummeted further in the second quarter of this year as the South African macroeconomic environment remains dire, resulting in increased pressure on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their ability to deliver as one of South Africa’s leading growth engines.2017-09-13T22:00:00.0000000Z
Public-private partnership essential to combat economic woeshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2017-results/public-private-partnership-essential-to-combat-economic-woesPublic-private partnership essential to combat economic woesWhile South Africa prepares for what will likely be a rollercoaster period, it is once again evident how big a role economic and political uncertainty can play in the minds of local business owners, and the extent to which this impacts small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs’) confidence levels and their ability to do business. 2017-05-02T22:00:00.0000000Z
Local SMEs resurface upbeat for business growth in 2017https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2016-results/local-smes-resurface-upbeat-for-business-growth-in-2017Local SMEs resurface upbeat for business growth in 201777% of South African small and medium enterprise (SME) owners surveyed in the fourth quarter 2016 Business Partners Limited SME Index believe that 2017 will yield greater growth for their businesses than 2016. The survey measured the attitude and confidence levels of South African SME owners across various sectors of the economy.2017-02-01T22:00:00.0000000Z
Economic and political certainty necessary for SME growthhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2016-results/economic-and-political-certainty-necessary-for-sme-growthEconomic and political certainty necessary for SME growthSouth Africa’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) require a less volatile business environment if they are to grow and continue creating employment opportunities. The current challenging economic landscape – which is compounded by economic uncertainty caused by the potential ratings downgrade and the increasing uncertainty around the pivotal role of the finance minister – is rapidly eroding the South African business owners’ confidence levels and the calls for a strong and stable political framework to facilitate the country’s economic recovery is growing increasingly louder.2016-10-12T22:00:00.0000000Z
Public-private sector action needed to boost SME confidencehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2016-results/public-private-sector-action-needed-to-boost-sme-confidencePublic-private sector action needed to boost SME confidenceEconomic conditions continue to strain the operating environment for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and unless the private sector and Government work more closely together to create a more conducive business environment, confidence levels amongst business owners will continue to lag.2016-05-11T22:00:00.0000000Z
Deflated SME confidence levels result of economic uncertaintyhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2015-results/eflated-sme-confidence-levels-result-of-economic-uncertaintyDeflated SME confidence levels result of economic uncertaintyIn the current economic landscape, South African businesses find themselves fighting to overcome one headwind after the next. This constantly changing environment is negatively impacting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and business owners’ growth projections for 2016. As a result SMEs’ confidence levels about economic and business growth declined significantly in the last quarter.2016-02-09T22:00:00.0000000Z
Tough economic conditions keep SA SME owners awake, index revealshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2015-results/tough-economic-conditions-keep-sa-sme-owners-awake-index-revealsTough economic conditions keep SA SME owners awake, index revealsSmall and medium enterprise (SME) owners confidence levels that the South African economy will be conducive for business growth in the next 12 months has declined for the second successive quarter. And, SMEs surveyed have almost unanimously indicated that their main challenges in the next 6 to 12 months would be economic conditions, cash flow and funding.2015-10-07T22:00:00.0000000Z
SMEs remain positive about growth but hesitant to hire more staffhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2015-results/smes-remain-positive-about-growth-but-hesitant-to-hire-more-staffSMEs remain positive about growth but hesitant to hire more staffSouth African small and medium enterprise (SME) owners reported a slight decline in confidence levels for the second quarter of 2015, but remain optimistic about business growth in the next 12-months. However, despite this level of optimism, half of these business owners have not employed new staff in the last 12-months, pointing to possible muted growth expectations for the SME sector.2015-07-22T22:00:00.0000000Z
SMEs remain upbeat despite increasing economic woeshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2015-results/smes-remain-upbeat-despite-increasing-economic-woesSMEs remain upbeat despite increasing economic woesThe latest Business Partners Limited SME Index (BPLSI), which measures attitudes and confidence levels among South Africa's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) owners, reported record average confidence levels of 81% that their business will grow in the next 12 months during the first quarter 2015 BPLSI – an increase of 7 percentage point quarter-on-quarter (q/q) and 8 percentage point year-on-year (y/y).2015-05-13T22:00:00.0000000Z
Poor economic conditions impact confidence levels of SA SMEshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2014-results/poor-economic-conditions-impact-confidence-levels-of-sa-smesPoor economic conditions impact confidence levels of SA SMEsLocal small and medium enterprise (SME) owners continue to be apprehensive about the regulatory and economic challenges facing the sector and country as a whole. This is according to the fourth quarter 2014 Business Partners Limited SME Index (BPLSI), which measures attitudes and confidence levels among local SME owners.2015-01-31T22:00:00.0000000Z
Load shedding impacts SME confidence levels in SAhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2014-results/load-shedding-impacts-sme-confidence-levels-in-saLoad shedding impacts SME confidence levels in SAHeading into 2015, South African Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) owners are cautiously optimistic that the current economic environment is conducive for business growth, but factors, such as the country's constrained power supply, are impacting confidence levels. This is according to Gerrie van Biljon, executive director of Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), speaking on the third quarter 2014 Business Partners Limited SME Index (BPLSI) results2014-12-09T22:00:00.0000000Z
SME owners remain resilient despite challenging SA conditionshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2014-results/sme-owners-remain-resilient-despite-challenging-sa-conditionsSME owners remain resilient despite challenging SA conditionsDespite the current challenging economic conditions that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have experienced over the past few months, many SME owners remain positive about trading conditions in South Africa. This is according to the 2014 second quarter Business Partners Limited SME Index (BPLSI), which measures attitudes and confidence levels among local SME owners.2014-10-06T22:00:00.0000000Z
Economic conditions impact SME confidence in first quarter of 2014https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2014-results/economic-conditions-impact-sme-confidence-in-first-quarter-of-2014Economic conditions impact SME confidence in first quarter of 2014A 50 basis point hike in interest rates in January, with the possibility of further hikes during the course of the year, increasing fuel costs and rising inflation dampened the first quarter of 2014 growth prospects of small and medium enterprises (SME) in South Africa when compared to the last quarter of 2013. This is according to the 2014 first quarter Business Partners Limited SME Index (BPLSI), which measures attitudes and confidence levels among the local SME sector in South Africa.2014-07-08T22:00:00.0000000Z
SA SMEs confident of success in 2014https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2013-results/sa-smes-confident-of-success-in-2014SA SMEs confident of success in 2014South African business owners have expressed continued optimism that conditions will be conducive to business growth in 2014. This is according to the 2013 fourth quarter Business Partners Limited SME Index (BPLSI), which measures attitudes and confidence levels amongst the local Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sector.2014-02-11T22:00:00.0000000Z
South African SME confidence slowly on the mendhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2013-results/south-african-sme-confidence-slowly-on-the-mendSouth African SME confidence slowly on the mendThe 2013 third quarter Business Partners Limited SME Index (BPLSI), which measures attitudes and confidence levels amongst the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) industry in South Africa, has revealed that business owners are more confident that the economy will be conducive for business growth in the next 12 months.2013-11-06T22:00:00.0000000Z
Despite challenges, SA SME’s confidence in economy and business growshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2013-results/despite-challenges-sa-smes-confidence-in-economy-and-business-growsDespite challenges, SA SME’s confidence in economy and business growsThe second quarter Business Partners Limited SME Index (BPLSI), which measures attitudes and confidence levels within the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) industry in South Africa, has revealed that SME business owners remain upbeat about various economic and business related indicators going forward.2013-09-12T22:00:00.0000000Z
SA SMEs remain confident of business growth over the next 12 monthshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2012-results/sa-smes-remain-confident-of-business-growth-over-the-next-12-monthsSA SMEs remain confident of business growth over the next 12 monthsThe fourth quarter 2012 Business Partners Limited SME Index (BPLSI), which measures attitudes and confidence levels amongst the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) industry in South Africa, has revealed that business owners have slightly more confidence in the economy, in comparison to the last quarter, and remain positive that their own business will experience growth in the next 12 months.2013-04-25T22:00:00.0000000Z
Third quarter SME confidence index reveals not all is doom and gloom for 2013https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2012-results/third-quarter-sme-confidence-index-reveals-not-all-is-doom-and-gloom-for-2013Third quarter SME confidence index reveals not all is doom and gloom for 2013The third quarter Business Partners Limited SME Index (BPLSI), which aims to measure attitudes and confidence levels amongst the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) industry in South Africa, has revealed that while business owners are less positive in their outlook for the South African economy in comparison to last quarter, their confidence levels in the growth prospects for their own businesses remain high.2012-11-26T22:00:00.0000000Z
New index launched to measure SME confidence levelshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/sme-index/2012-results/new-index-launched-to-measure-sme-confidence-levelsNew index launched to measure SME confidence levelsThe inaugural quarterly Business Partners Limited SME Index (BPLSI), which aims to measure attitudes and confidence levels amongst the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) industry in South Africa on various issues, revealed that business owners are surprisingly bullish around the growth prospects for their businesses over the next 12 months.2012-07-19T22:00:00.0000000Z