Collective action by the industry and government is key to unlocking opportunities for small and medium-sized citrus growers.
South Africa's food system is dominated by big firms, leaving small businesses to supply localised and under-served markets, and provide rural employment. It needs to be inclusive and diverse.
Africa's leaders need to implement COVID-19 policies that protects African economies from the health crisis.
China rose to become the second biggest market for venture capital in the world. Then came COVID-19.
Taxes designed to encourage a green transition can instead penalise smaller businesses and ensure they're left behind.
Small businesses are disproportionately affected by natural disasters. To improve community resilience, we need to help them 'build back better'.
Small businesses fail to recognise the business benefits and importance of prioritise staff mental health and well-being.
SME's ability to innovate and work internationally can give them an advantage in the marketplace, and ensure a long-term return on investment.
Simply providing more money will not accelerate the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Women-owned small business in Tanzania stay away from formal loans because of their negative beliefs about loans.
And Brexit could make things even more challenging.
To make graduates employable and close the training gap, we need to strengthen links to industry and pay attention to the changing needs of businesses.
It looks like the economists who warned of the potential damage to UK businesses due to Brexit were correct.
Australia's insolvency laws inhibit growth and innovation. They weren't designed for small business, which make up 97% of all businesses.
South Africa's 14 point plan to achieve economic recovery lacks detail and vision of how the country is going to get itself out the prevailing economic crisis.
SMEs make up 99.9% of all businesses in the UK – boosting their productivity could add billions to the post-Brexit economy.
Micro-brewers are increasing in Australia, which is surprising given the unfair excises and rebates they face.
The industrial revolution wasn't all about the spinning jenny and steam power. Money talked, and it needs to again if power and prosperity are to flow to the UK regions.
While insolvencies are climbing in some of the resources states, other small businesses have found ways to survive.
Policies for encouraging research, development and startups are good but both major parties need to move beyond this to help Australia innovate.