Business Development Support & funding partners

Affiliate    Services and Areas of expertise  
 Simanye BBBEE Shanduka Black Umbrellas Shanduka Black Umbrellas (SBU), a project within the Shanduka Foundation, is a non-profit incubation enterprise development service provider which seeks to deliver real and meaningful transformation through empowered business growth.  SBU affords collaboration opportunities between 100% black-owned businesses, government, the private sector and civil society by providing a critical foundation for sustainable futures.  SBU currently has eight business incubators located in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Richards Bay, Port Elizabeth, Mooinooi and Lephalale.  Selected 100% black owned businesses are developed via the incubators to a level where they may gain meaningful access to markets, networks and finance.  The organisation also operates the Shanduka Blackpages, an online enterprise and supplier development portal which assists over 5,000 100% black owned businesses with procurement, development and finance opportunities.
 Simanye BBBEE Hope_Factory Founded in 2001, The Hope Factory is an established Enterprise Development Non Profit Company effectively governed by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Driven to develop black business owners, The Hope Factory offers a strategic mentorship programme to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals, vision and purpose to grow their business, and to ultimately give back to their community. The Hope Factory provides an easy, hassle-free way to earn Enterprise Development and Socio- Economic Development points.  Through further investment with us, South African organisations can secure assistance with Supplier and Skills Development, as part of the amended B-BBEE Codes.We exist to grow people, to develop businesses, to impact communities, through our unique mentorship model while adding value to our investors.
 Simanye BBBEE rekopane Rekopane Dot Biz helps you implement business processes & systems so your business relies even less on you. This means it runs more effectively and efficiently, allowing you to concentrate on growing your business rather than constantly ‘putting out fires’.  Using our unique, All-in-One SME BackOffice Solution, we are able to do this at half the cost and in half the time. Using our unique P.I.M.P (Plan, Implement, Measure and Perfect)  methodology will implement business processes and systems that improve your strategy, operational efficiency, financial management, sales and marketing as well as compliance with SARS and the Department of Labour.
 ANDE_logo_web The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global membership network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBs can help lift countries out of poverty.

We are familiar with and can work with a wide range of SME support/incubation partners, and prefer to link SME needs with the specific core competencies of a particular ED Support partner.