THOLOANA ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME 2018
The SAB Foundation’s Tholoana Enterprise Programme is a wrap-around solution supporting the growth of your business. The two-year programme follows a carefully designed and well-proven method that has delivered exceptional results time and again across many business sectors.
The support package includes extensive entrepreneurial skills development, mentorship and access to tools and templates. Connection to peers around the country, as well as access to markets and finance make this an exciting and successful programme. The SAB Foundation is especially keen to create opportunities for disabled entrepreneurs, who are strongly encouraged to apply.
Similarly, applications are welcome from businesses working in new and/or growing sectors such as export, manufacturing, food processing, water, energy and waste management.
The Tholoana Enterprise Programme challenges participants to make changes and professionalise their business by thinking, planning and acting differently.
This level of change requires the full commitment of the entrepreneur to enable solid growth as opposed to “quick-fix” solutions.
In the past, these changes have resulted in participant growth of 47.2% per year and long-term survival rates of 87%.
This significantly exceeds the national average of 5% and 37% respectively.
Business support is offered for:
- Businesses in their early developmental phase
(does not have to be registered yet)
- Registered businesses in their growth phase
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN, ENTER HERE
In 2018 we will be recruiting an additional 60 high-potential businesses to take up this life-changing opportunity.
The focus areas of the 2018 programme include:
- Enterprises run by or benefiting people with disabilities.
- Women and youth-owned businesses.
- Peri-urban and rural enterprises.
- Enterprises that create jobs in areas with few other opportunities.In addition, we are keen to identify enterprises with good long-term growth potential, and high-impact for example:
- Export potential and/or import substitution.
- Growth sectors
– Water, energy and waste sector.
– Education (excluding early childhood development sector).
- The business is black-owned* and managed.
- The business is operational.
- The business is headquartered and registered (if applicable), within the South African borders.
- The business should be a going concern, commercially sustainable and viable.
- The applicant is involved in the business’s daily operations and management on a full time basis, and is not employed by any other organisation.
- The applicant has the skills and experience necessary for the type of business they are.
- The business is in the early stages of growth (older than six months and no more than five years).
PLEASE APPLY TO THE SAB FOUNDATION THOLOANA ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME IF YOU
- Meet all of the eligibility criteria.
- Need business support, mentorship and skills training to take your business to the next level.
- Are self-motivated and hungry to succeed.
- Are keen to learn and grow as a business leader and owner.
- Are committed to full participation in the programme expectations over the two-year period.
- Are open to change and willing to drive new strategies to support the growth of your business.
- Have high moral and ethical standards and a desire to contribute to the economy of South Africa.
- Are committed to creating positive change.
WE DO NOT FUND, SPONSOR OR PARTNER WITH THE FOLLOWING
- If you are an employee of the SAB Foundation, SAB Pty Ltd, ABInBev and affiliates.
- If your business is not operational and it is just an idea or a concept.
- If your business’s sole operations are alcohol related i.e. tavern, shebeen, bottle store or pub.
- If your business’s primary operations are sex, gaming, gambling, tobacco or illegal.
- If your business is a franchise: you are a franchisor or franchisee unless it is a Social Franchise.
- If your business is an NPO (not-for-profit organisation), NGO (non-governmental organisation), home based care service organisation, community uplifting project, youth development/ educational organisation etc., women and children’s home, sports and recreation centre, youth diversion project, skills development project: therefore if it does not have a profit motive. SAB Foundation will however, consider Social Enterprises (registered as NPO’s) that are income generating and intend to become self-sustaining over time, under the Social Innovation Awards.
- If you require sponsorship for an event, a launch, a conference, a forum, a seminar, a party or a fundraising function, land and building acquisitions.
- If you require a bursary, a scholarship, an internship, and funding in the form of studies, exchange programmes and textbooks. etc.
- If you require any form of sponsorship or donations.