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dc.contributor.advisorLotz, H M
dc.contributor.authorMthisi, Lebogang
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-16T06:01:13Z
dc.date.available2018-05-16T06:01:13Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/26859
dc.descriptionMBA, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2015en_US
dc.description.abstractSmall and medium enterprises (SMEs) are very unique in nature and contribute immensely to the growth of the economy of any country in the world. Hence SMEs can be considered to be the greatest source of growth of the economy. Regardless of these contributions, SMEs seem to be faced with an infinite number of problems and challenges. Although it is quite challenging for all businesses (from micro to large) to sustain and maintain a successful enterprise, SMEs face even more difficult challenges because of their unique small and medium sizes. The majority of which are caused by the Government (through restrictive regulations and a lack of SME focused policies), while some are internal, caused by the owners and/or managers. The fundamental objective of this study was to explore and investigate the challenges and problems faced by SMEs and provide some recommendations to overcome these challenges especially within Klerksdorp Orkney Stilfontein Hartebeesfontein (KOSH) area. A study consisting of 195 SMEs was conducted. Each SME faces its own unique challenges, such as lacking the management skills needed to run the business and difficulty accessing markets. Recommendations are suggested to both the Government and SMEs to help overcome these challenges and problems and to help sustain and grow these businesses successfullyen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorth-West University (South Africa), Potchefstroom Campusen_US
dc.subjectChallengesen_US
dc.subjectContributionen_US
dc.subjectEconomyen_US
dc.subjectEntrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subjectSmall and medium enterprisesen_US
dc.titleDetermining the challenges of SMEs in the Klerksdorp-Orkney-Stilfontein-Hartebeesfontein areaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US


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