Original publish date – Fri, 06 Mar 2009 13:39:14 +0000, Gavin
This last weekend I went through to the Bruma Flea market. It has been a very long time since I was at a flea market and found it quite fascinating. Hundreds of tiny businesses selling just about everything. The true entrepreneurial spirit is still very much alive in these flea markets.
While browsing I noticed a very nice looking painted picture. The lady selling the art work asked me what I was looking at, which I replied positively, she then asked what I did and where I worked and then eventually I told her that I worked in the BEE Compliance field.
Immediately her eyes opened – her little business selling various artistic things needs help. She even went as far as taking my contact details so she could contact me later.
This opportunity is available everywhere. South Africa has so many businesses, many of which are tiny “subsistence” businesses who have potential to grow but not the skills. Many others are small with lots of potential and given a chance will thrive.
Enterprise Development is everywhere. It is incredibly easy to find the right beneficiary who fits in with your business. Enterprise Developments goal is quite simple, get successful well trained businesses/business people to assist small black businesses succeed.
Finally it is simple, find a business that you can help and help them!