Obstacle course, FINANCIAL MAIL, Page 34-39
Obstacle col The growth and survival rates of small businesses, which are meant to help create jobs, have been dismal in spite of numerous support programmes. Gillian Jones examines where the pitfalls are and what SA needs to do to avoid them
SA has long repeated the mantra that entrepreneurs should be encouraged to start small businesses and help create jobs. But, despite dedicated government agencies, funding, training initiatives and private-sector involvement, entrepreneurship in SA is in a dire state.