Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are key contributors to the South African economy. To survive in the current volatile economy, SME leaders need to implement a leadership style promoting the survival of businesses. Therefore, it’s essential for leaders to be able to inspire, motivate and provide a clear direction for their team.
SMEs globally are known to be the mechanism to generate new jobs. In many countries small businesses employ almost 70% of the active working population.
Join us at the next Business Day Dialogues, in partnership with Unisa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership (Unisa SBL), as we host a Frank Dialogue on the state of SME leadership to mark Global Entrepreneurship Month. The dialogue is part of a series of thought leadership events that the business school will host regularly to generate a discourse on various national issues.
Prof Onkgopotse JJ Tabane will be moderating the fascinating discussion with small business development minister Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams; Small Business Institute CEO John Dludlu; Dr Colene Hind, a lecturer in entrepreneurship at the Unisa SBL; I Am An Entrepreneur chairman Andile Khumalo; and Gauteng Enterprise Propellor CEO Saki Zamxaka, as they discuss the opportunities and challenges of leadership in small businesses.