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Tag: Small & Medium Enterprises

Zambia: SME bank, right on time

The new SME program is expected to create not less than 100,000 direct jobs in the first two years of its operation and that, during the same period 300,000 indirect jobs would be created.The move by stakeholders to establish a bank aimed at aiding the financially crippled SMEs in the country, will contribute immensely to…

SME funding: A stuck record

The annual Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2012 report also identified access to finance in South Africa as a major stumbling block to early stage entrepreneurship – 43% of respondents in the report viewed it as a major constraint, particularly for new and emerging firms. Polo Radebe, chief executive of Identity Partners, an SME advisory and…

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