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 2016 SME Index results

 

 

 

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/2016-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