Recruitment of businesses

Identified by Corporate ESD Donors; distribution of marketing material; word of mouth referrals; interaction with and referrals by community leaders.

The business should:

  • Be operational for at least 6 months
  • Be able to provide references from customers
  • Have a proven income of at least R3,000.00 per month
  • Have a business (or trading as) bank account
  • Provide 6 months bank statements
  • Have clean criminal record
  • Have heathy credit history
  • Be 51% black South African owned with proof of identity
  • Provide proof of business registration
  • Entrepreneur must be employed full time in the business

Application process

The application form includes:

  • Overview of business
  • Product/Service offering of the business
  • History of the business
  • Annual/Monthly turnover
  • Challenges experienced and reasons for applying for the ESD programme
  • Aims/Goals of the business

Engage with members of the businesses

Compile a short list

  • Send letters to unsuccessful candidates giving reasons why they will not be considered
  • Invite successful candidates to information day

Host Information Day at Skills Centre:

  • Provide ED Pack consisting of:
    • ED Agreement
    • Information on Micro MBA
    • Information on training offered
    • Information on Mentorship Programme
    • Pre-Printed form acknowledging ED programme requirements and whether they wish to be considered or not

Interview Candidates

Analysis of their entrepreneurial acumen to be conducted to ascertain if they have the character and quality they will need to be sustainable and create sustainable employment for themselves and others.

Perform 2nd interview if necessary

Visit business premises

Sign up for Seeds of Change Enterprise Development Programme

Send letter to Entrepreneur accepting him/her into the programme stating start date and requirements to join the programme

  • Once off fee (refundable with interest after the duration of the ED Programme
  • Signed Entrepreneurial Development Agreement accepting terms and conditions of participation in Seeds of Change Programme