The challenges of small business ownership

This short video explores the opportunities and challenges faced by Gift Lubele, a young entrepreneur running a small business in his South African township.

Discussion forum

Some of the challenges faced by Gift are common to many new small businesses, but others are specific to the place where he has chosen to set up his business.

  • What particular challenges face small businesses in your country/local area?
  • What have you learnt about small business ownership from Gift’s story?

Post your thoughts in the discussion forum and comment on what others have said where appropriate.