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 2014 SME Index results

 

 

 

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