South Africa’s Black Friday is really, really, really small in comparison.
Small firms that export are confident, introduce new products, are more likely to seek investment and have significantly higher growth expectations than companies that don't.
why can't banks innovate from within and why do they let their bread and butter be taken away from them right under their noses?
It should come as no surprise if future eCommerce innovations stem from these regions, rather than more established areas like North America and Western Europe.
Whatever happens with Alibaba's Big Apple listing, it remains a motivating success story, illustrative of an evolving new world order where the West's stranglehold on ideas, innovation and commercialisation is a thing of the past.
By the end of Q4 of this year, m-commerce will grow by 91.1 per cent in China, exceeding $50bn in revenue. One company in particular are leading the business of m-commerce. The Alibaba Group (who is also preparing for one of world's biggest ever IPOs) are the single dominant force of both e-commerce and m-commerce in China.
Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp took many tech watchers by surprise; not least because of its eye-watering $19 billion price tag. But after an initially sharp intake of breath, analysts and other tech giants appeared to endorse the move...
It's clear that small businesses are disproportionately impacted by legislation designed for much larger businesses, and the government could help alleviate this burden.