As small businesses in South Africa are recognised as a driving force for economic growth and creation of jobs, enterprise development programmes offered by government and corporates offer black entrepreneurs the opportunity to find support and training to further develop their small businesses.
Businesses serve a critical role in driving more inclusive and sustainable development. Large companies can create positive impact by improving and growing development. Corporates can achieve this by including small business into their value chains and local communities.
Helping small businesses to achieve sustainability and growth is vital for both the development of industries and corporations. Small businesses are critical for job creation, improving living standards, raising productivity and achieving inclusive economic growth and social cohesion.
In the coming years there will be a great demand for jobs and the private sector will be the core to the solution of this challenge. Many of the new jobs will come out of the small, medium and micro-enterprises, which is why enterprise development programmes are emerging around the world.
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- Junior Achievement South Africa Enterprise Development Programme
- The Women’s Enterprise Development Initiative
- Standard Bank Enterprise Development Programme
- First National Bank – Vumela Enterprise Development Fund
- Nedbank Enterprise Development Programme
- Absa – Enterprise Development Fund
- Tholoana Enterprise Programme
- The Royal Fields and Job Funds’ Enterprise Development Programmes
- Siyakhula Enterprise Development Programme
- National Youth Development Agency (NYDA)
- The Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)