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  • 39% of small business owners indicated that cash flow was a key obstacle to starting their businesses. Due to strict bank regulations, and  collateral requirements, they were not able to easily access short-term credit for funding. 


  • 71% of South Africa's women have educational qualifications equal to or lower than Grade 12, placing great obstacles in their business opportunities that require high levels of expertise.  ​​


  • First time business owners and entrepreneurs don't readily have the access to networks of investors or potential partners. ​ ​​


  • South Africa's ​established business  stand at 2.9 % with total entrepreneurship activity at 10.6% and increasing. 1/3rd of South African small businesses closed shop in 2014.


 
      *Source: S.A. Dept. of Trade & Industry; Youth Enterprise Development Strategy 2013-2023


​      *Global Entrepreneurial Monterol  2014 Report