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SACOB Developing the Small Business Sector in SA

Enabling Small and Medium Enterprises one transaction at a time

by Staff Writer

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

by Staff Writer

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?

by Jason Goldberg

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

by Dan Hatfield

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

by Stuart Townshend

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

by Dan Hatfield

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

by Jason Goldberg

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

by Amina Patterson

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

by Jason Goldberg

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

by Edge Growth

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

by Richard Chapman

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

by Myra Rego

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

by Dan Hatfield

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

by Siphamandla Ndawonde

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

by Dr. Robin Woolley

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?

by Stuart Townshend

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

by Stuart Townshend

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

by Stuart Townshend

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

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White papers / Reports

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BEE- Best Practice

by Dr. Robin Woolley

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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IBLF – Business Linkages – Lessons, Opportunities, Challenges

IBLF Business Linkages

by Beth Jenkins

Lessons, Opportunities, and Challenges

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SEDONORS 2006 BDS Reader

by International Training Centre

Implementing sustainable private sector development: striving for tangible results for the Poor.

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Donor Approaches to Supporting Pro-Poor Value Chains

by German Development Institute

Report prepared for the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development.

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SEDONORS BDS 2005 Reader

by International Training Centre

From BDS to making markets work for the poor.

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BDS READER 2003

by Small Enterprise Development Programme

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IDB Group support to the Small and Medium Enterprise Sector

by The Inter-American Development Bank

Achievements, Lessons, and Challenges

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Background Reader-BDS

by International Labour Office

Developing commercial markets for BDS: can this give the scale and impact we need?

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Business of Enterprise

by International Business Leaders Forum

Meeting the challenge of economic development through business and community partnerships.

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SACOB Developing the Small Business Sector in SA

Business Development Services for Small Enterprises

by COMMITTEE OF DONOR AGENCIES

Guiding principles for donor intervention.

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SACOB Developing the Small Business Sector

by German Development Institute

A review of regulatory and other obstacles by South African Chamber of Business.

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Optimum Coal explores options to realise greatest return on investment.

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Funding and SME support set to unlock between 60-90 jobs in mining sector.

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Fund designed to channel investment from the savings and investment industry into SME development.

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