South Africa’s most powerful Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) initiative
Designed to boost the small business sector, alleviate unemployment and drive job creation within this all-important sector
Launch My Startup is South Africa’s leading Enterprise and Supplier Development Initiative (ESD) initiative that is brought to the nation by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), Africa’s largest non-profit small business organisation.
The aim is to fund 100s of high-potential small businesses every year through ESD Funding, helping them to become active, sustainable economic participants with a positive spin-off of creating employment for others.
The programme is powered towards ‘bigger picture thinking’ and long-term growth, and includes components such as:
Access to markets
Funding readiness and access to finance
Supplier readiness and access to suppliers
Formalising the business structure
Mentorship and support from experts in the field
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