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Kenya’s small businesses strive to weather COVID-19 effects

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The majority of small businesses in Kenya have weathered the threat of closure that hangs over them following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the...
Business In Ghana

Saving lives by saving small businesses in Africa

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Impact investment solutions to Covid-19 Covid-19 has disproportionately hit the most vulnerable, even more acutely in lower-income countries. Existing measures to mitigate the economic...
Tax

Kenyan experts say minimum tax to hurt small businesses

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Kenyan experts on Saturday warned that thousands of small, micro and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) could collapse should a proposal to tax all businesses...
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 26, 2020, to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

UK launches new “Bounce Back Loans” to help small businesses amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Britain's small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to-access loans of up to 50,000 pounds (about 62,144 U.S. dollars) from Monday,...
Visa

Visa and Pesapal merged to drive connected digital payments in Africa

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Visa (NYSE: V), the global leader in digital payments and Pesapal, has announced a strategic partnership to drive connected digital payments to consumers and...
A cleaner works in San Francisco, California, the United States, March 20, 2020. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday evening a statewide stay-at-home order for the most populous U.S. state in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Newsom asked all nearly 40 million Californians to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to head out. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

U.S. House passes COVID-19 relief package to aid small businesses, hospitals, testing

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a 484-billion-dollar relief package to boost funding for small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing, sending the...
The US Capitol Building on March 25, 2020, in Washington, DC. – The US Senate was poised to pass a massive relief package on Wednesday for Americans and businesses ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic as New York hospitals braced for a wave of virus patients. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. Senate passes relief package to increase funding for small businesses amid COVID-19 fallout

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a 484-billion-U.S.-dollar relief package that would increase funding for small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing as the COVID-19...
The US Capitol Building on March 25, 2020, in Washington, DC. – The US Senate was poised to pass a massive relief package on Wednesday for Americans and businesses ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic as New York hospitals braced for a wave of virus patients. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. Senate passes relief package to increase funding for small businesses, hospitals, testing

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a relief package that would increase funding for small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing as the pandemic started...
Google

Google announces support for small businesses and crisis response

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Google pledged more than 800 million U.S. dollars of support on Friday to help combat the coronavirus outbreak around the world. "As...
Iran satellite

Iran vows to help small businesses amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Iran's Supreme Council of Economic Coordination has made decisions to assist the country's small businesses as the outbreak of COVID-19 has partially damaged Iran's...
Entrepreneurship And Small Business Development Awards

Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses Organises Awards Programme

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Entrepreneurship and Small Scale Business Development at the weekend awarded distinguished entrepreneurs for their role in national development. S and O Fashikn World emerged the...
One-District-One-Factory project

Zabzugu ready for One District, One Factory policy – DCE

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Mr Ahmed Abukari Iddrisu, District Chief Executive for Zabzugu in the Northern Region has said the district is ready for the take-off of the...

PPP Determine To win Assin North Parliamentary seat

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With more than three years to the 2020 polls, the Progressive People's Party (PPP), has expressed its unwavering determination to convincingly win the Assin...
SMEs

Small Businesses Could Benefit From Bigger Trade Integration

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SME Competitiveness Outlook 2107 finds that deep regional integration generates more value-chain activity and helps improve SMEs’ competitiveness Trade agreements with investment provisions encourage greater...
AfDB

NBBSI Gathers Momentum to Push Up Small Businesses

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The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) has scaled up its effort at assisting small and medium enterprises to efficiently operate with the...
SMEs

Alternative financing tactics to stir on Africa’s small businesses

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A few years ago, more than half a century after the concept was first proposed, the government of Côte d’Ivoire completed construction of the...
Banks

Zambia’s small businesses fail to access European bank funds

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Small and medium enterprises in Zambia on Wednesday complained that they have not been able to access funds released by the European Investment Bank...

Caregivers Educated On Children’s Rights

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Madam Elizabeth Tehoda, a Social Welfare Counsellor of the Ningo/Prampram District, has urged parents to bring forth the number of children they could conveniently...
Makola Institute

Governments advised to put money into small businesses

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He said: “These smaller businesses are the drivers of every economy, unfortunately our governments over the years had not seen the importance of this...

Facebook Supports SMEs In West Africa

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More than 50 million small businesses around the world actively use Facebook Pages because they’re free, easy to use, and they work well on...

Chinese company helps Namibian small businesses

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Swakop Uranium, the owners of Husab Mine, have joined the bandwagon of companies that are helping Namibian small scale businesses. The uranium company is...

Microfinance companies are milking from small businesses

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By: Fred Yaw Sarpong Even though the establishment of Microfinance companies in Ghana is to help small businesses to get capital for their business activities,...

Two Zambian outfits come together to save small business

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Two Zambian organizations have signed an agreement aimed at providing finances to boost small businesses as an engine of growth for the country's economy,...

Small Businesses Can Benefit From Good PR

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?PR is extremely important, and being able to use it in the right way means everything. You have to market your success." ? Lee...

Cuba’s SMEs Can Now Easily Access Loans

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The Cuban government has eased restrictions on loans to private borrowers in the latest measure aimed at boosting the island's troubled economy. Individuals and small...

Small Businesses Weep Over ‘dum sor-dum sor’

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... As power rationing goes bad A survey conducted by The Business Analyst in some business prone areas in the capital, Accra has shown a...