SMME Business Toolkit

South Africa faces many major economic challenges as it continues infiltrating the global market.

Two such challenges include sustainable economic growth and the significant reduction of unemployment within the country. The development of the small business sector is vital to this country and to vast numbers of its economically active population, as this sector has emerged as the engine room for both economic growth and employment.

importance of South Africa’s small business sector and the daunting task individuals face when starting small businesses, KwaZulu­ Natal’s development finance agency, the lthala Development Finance Corporation Limited (lthala), in consultation and co-operation with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism,has produced this useful business guide for prospective entrepreneurs to guide them through the fundamentals of launching and operating a small business enterprise in south Africa today. It is not designed to provide comprehensive answers to business related questions, but, instead, offers an insight to:

Start a Business
Business Type
Business Entity Types
Purchasing an Existing Business
Business Plan Development
Business Funding
Business Management
Legal Aspects

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