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.
The lack of adequate funding resources available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is often cited as the leading reason for their failure.
Confronted with the revised black economic empowerment (BEE) codes and the strong focus on supplier development.
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.
Edge Growth has advised dozens of corporates and institutions on the structuring of funds, such as Sasol, Barloworld, Afrox, The Innovation Hub and SANEC.
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.
How the trials and tribulations of ED practitioners have shaped the evolution of enterprise development best practice.
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.
Since 2007, Edge Growth has been practicing the E&SD policies prioritised by the DTI in 2013.
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?
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.
The final frontier in supplier development If you’ve been involved in supplier development for long enough, you will have seen this scenario.
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.
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”.
Caught up in the cycle of “tenderpreneuring”, small business owners are unable to plan for the longer-term.
In most cases, existing corporate procurement systems and processes were designed before enterprise and supplier development was introduced into the Codes.
At Edge Growth we define business development support as the process of working with an experienced, independent mentor.