THE Kempton Park branch’s administration team during the quarterly meeting. Clockwise: Tshegofatso Ncube, Thulani Ncube, Herman MF Okoth, Sechaba Ramabolu, Klass Kgaleng and Fiona Dhavhana. Photograph: Onwell Mathe.
A new club is in town and seeks to boost local entrepreneurship in Kempton through networking and mentorship.
The Entrepreneur’s Club SA Kempton Park branch was established in June this year and aims to provide support and produce well-rounded entrepreneurs.
“Mentorship, training, skills development, support and the enrichment of personal ideals are the basic goals of this organisation. However, social functions, business markets and conventions are part of the overall programme,” a member of the Kempton branch, Thulani Ncube explained.
“The Entrepreneurs Club SA provides a conduit by which members can access entrepreneurial resources, network with fellow entrepreneurs, share ideas as well as stimulate and promote investing and partnerships,” Ncube said.
This would, in turn, encourage working relations that will promote efficiency, reduce production costs, boost markets, and increase profit margins.
The goal is to boost business growth and address youth unemployment.
Having noticed that unemployment is a major crisis in South Africa, the organisation believes this epidemic can be eradicated through entrepreneurship.
Various issues were discussed during the branch’s first quarterly meeting on August 27, including how best the club can support, motivate and produce well-rounded entrepreneurs as well as working relations among fellow member business owners.
“We also want to introduce ‘Entrepreneurs Day’ in schools and colleges so as to educate, motivate and encourage students to study subjects or courses that will enable them to create their own employment after graduating. This will also provide club members with an opportunity to showcase their businesses and boost their brand awareness while sharing their knowledge with aspiring entrepreneurs,” Ncube concluded.
The Entrepreneurs Club SA is ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs, small businesses working to establish themselves and for businesses looking to expand and generate new contacts. Entrepreneurs are always in need of collaboration and support services.
All members can find mentoring, free programmes, free business plan templates and other business tools for all members on the club website.
Their next meeting will be held on September 30.
For more information, call 065 969 4186 or send an email to [email protected]
Alternatively, find them online at www.entrepreneursclubsa.org/, on Twitter @ECSA_2017 and on Facebook they are The Entrepreneurs Club S.A.