By Hepsy Mkhungo, CEO at One Linkage Most Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) aspire to grow and some even have ambitions of eventually becoming large profitable organisations – but this is not easy and many small businesses ultimately fail to scale. While there is no silver bullet to achieving growth, SMMEs should position themselves […]
Opinion piece: Entrepreneurs vs small business owners: Different but equally important to economic growth
By Hepsy Mkhungo, CEO at One Linkage Despite the huge amount of commitment and effort that goes into running a business, there is a fundamental distinction between entrepreneurs and small business owners – from the personality of the business owner to the type of enterprise they run. Most start-ups are born out of an individual’s […]
8 – 14 November – Global Entrepreneurship Week: Let’s talk about inclusion! Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) this year has chosen the theme of Education, Ecosystem, Policies and Inclusion. Here at One Linkage, we have chosen to focus on Inclusion. Join us on our social media channels from 8-12 November as we discuss: What the principle of Inclusion means to entrepreneurs in South Africa […]
Hepsy was interviewed by Cathy Mohlahlana on SAFM about SMMEs’ vulnerability in South Africa. Click here to listen to our founder and CEO, Hepsy talking with Cathy Mohlahlana about how vulnerable SMMEs are in South Africa and what corporates and government could be doing to support them.
Opinion piece: Digitalisation of SMME enablement is key to their integration in corporate supply chains
By Hepsy Mkhungo, CEO of One Linkage If South Africa is to successfully drive job creation and achieve sustainable economic growth, the key is to enable large corporate support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs). The small business sector is instrumental to creating an inclusive economy and a better life for the previously marginalised. While large organisations are pressed to support smaller […]
One Linkage, a women-owned technology company, is putting its weight behind efforts to help small South African businesses recover from the spate of unrest that affected parts of the country in recent days. A week of looting and rioting has seen the destruction of thousands of businesses in the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces, with many of these being Small, Medium and […]