If it’s true that small businesses account for a significant portion of job creation and contribution to the economy then why is it so difficult to start a small business in South Africa?
The red tape, the myriad of forms, licenses and application is such a daunting task that one could easily give up if one as without a certain amount of tenacity.
It seems as if officialdom is totally opposed to assisting small businesses to get started. It seems as if they consider small business somewhat of an irritation rather than as a boon to job creation and economic freedom.
A more small business friendly approach is not difficult to adopt. With some creative thinking a fast track system could easily be implemented using online systems, the Internet and virtual offices.