• Enabling Small and Medium Enterprises one transaction at a time

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    Growth in the SMME sector is possible when industry game changers partner to drive solutio‌ns with measurable impact.

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  • Rise of Black Industrialists

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    The rise of a new generation of black industrialists should not only herald good news for South Africa, but for the continent as a whole.

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  • Is Funding to Blame for Failure?

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    The lack of adequate funding resources available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is often cited as the leading reason for their failure.

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  • 7 Guidelines for Successful Enterprise and Supplier Development

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    Confronted with the revised black economic empowerment (BEE) codes and the strong focus on supplier development.

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  • Playing in the Dragon’s Den

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    The BBC’s Dragon’s Den is a popular TV programme aimed at budding entrepreneurs hungry for a cash injection that will turn their business dreams into a reality.

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  • Making a Generic ESD Fund Work for You

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    Edge Growth has advised dozens of corporates and institutions on the structuring of funds, such as Sasol, Barloworld, Afrox, The Innovation Hub and SANEC.

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  • The Real World of the Entreprenuer

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    The enterprise development terrain has unfolded as one run largely by corporate-conceived programmes.Thank goodness for the resources channelled to the cause of helping entrepreneurs.

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  • How the Trials and Tribulations of ESD Practitioners have Shaped

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    How the trials and tribulations of ED practitioners have shaped the evolution of enterprise development best practice.

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  • The Impact of Sweet Spot

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    What is the number one political, social and ethical crisis in this country? Fifty percent of our youth are unemployed – a crisis compared to 10%-25% in all other comparable emerging economies.

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  • Architects of Sustainable ESD Solutions, Engineers of Socioeconomic Change

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    Since 2007, Edge Growth has been practicing the E&SD policies prioritised by the DTI in 2013.

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  • How to choose the Right Fund

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    With the business case for Enterprise and Supplier Development increasingly finding its way into the boardroom, a question commonly asked is whether to go with an ESD fund or set up a programme?

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  • Commitment to Education and Lifelong Learning

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    Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have flourished over the years. However, it is evident that certain threats have and continue to place them at risk.

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  • Cracking the ‘Access to Market’ Nut

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    The final frontier in supplier development If you’ve been involved in supplier development for long enough, you will have seen this scenario.

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  • View from the Flip-Side

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    While both in-house and external incubation approaches have their pros and cons, the revised B-BBEE Codes require a shift away from traditional thinking.

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  • BEE- Best Practice

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    Empowerment in South Africa is an evolving process. The rules are being written by and through our actions, making it difficult to define “best practice”.

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  • Localised Procurement Path to sustainability or Poverty Trap?

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    Caught up in the cycle of “tenderpreneuring”, small business owners are unable to plan for the longer-term.

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  • Unpacking Barriers to Entry

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    In most cases, existing corporate procurement systems and processes were designed before enterprise and supplier development was introduced into the Codes.

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  • Business Development and Mentorship

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    At Edge Growth we define business development support as the process of working with an experienced, independent mentor.

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Afropark receives tailored business development support to unlock the business’ growth potential.

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Edge designs strategy to guide existing ESD Fund’s activities and investments.

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Funding returns SME to positive growth trajectory, allowing her to meet the demand of 200 clients and save existing jobs.

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