Online portal for entrepreneurs

2019-02-05 06:20
Lizelle Coombs.

Lizelle Coombs.

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Mentoring and training NPO, Angels Resource Centre in Fish Hoek, has opened a unique portal to benefit public and private sector stakeholders as well as businesses.

The centre, which has offices in different provinces, has created a web-based platform linked to their micro-business incubators, where organisations and independent power producers (IPPs) are able to announce their upcoming procurement opportunities for SMMEs, as well as opportunities for youth, non-profit organisations and school leavers.

The page is currently promoted to the growing database of compliant SMMEs, various stakeholders and business forums, as well as across social media platforms, to ensure that the most inclusive pool of potential candidates and suppliers are reached.

Angels’ programmes are developed and designed by a social anthropologist to specifically support entrepreneurs in under-resourced communities.

The Centre is a registered non-profit organisation that invites companies to invest their enterprise development (ED), socio-economic development (SED) or corporate social investment (CSI) funds towards their programmes.

CEO of Angels Resource Centre, Lizelle Coombs, says they saw the need for a platform during their many engagements with IPPs, government and private organisations and business forums.

“The biggest challenge it seems is finding compliant, local entrepreneurs in a quick and efficient way.

“On the other side of the coin, entrepreneurs, especially in remote areas, were struggling to find a platform to promote their businesses. Most platforms they can find are either complicated to use or require a subscription fee. Our platform is not a new idea, but easy to use on any device and free of charge.

“We cannot access procurement information – clients must upload their procurement opportunities directly, to ensure transparency and equality for the SMMEs. We do however approve applying SMMEs to ensure compliance,” she says.

Coombs says any corporate or public department in any region looking to provide opportunities, offer tenders and request quotes is invited to register on the platform by visiting the “RFQ and RFP Listings” page on the website.

“Entrepreneurs who are compliant can register on the ‘Black Business Directory’ and find business-related opportunities. Registration is free and the service is available nationally.

“If the SMME is non-compliant, then our eZone staff can help you with your compliance requirements,” she says.V The website can be found at http://angelszone.co.za/

V For more information, contact Motheo Seleke on 076 853 1214 or call the head office on 0861 111 950 or email angels@angelsinc.co.za.

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