Building capacity in the SMME sector

Business Skills for South Africa

Business skills for rural women

Rural businesswomen often face unique challenges their urban counterparts do not have to contend with – owing to not only a lack of business skills but also limited access to supporting service providers.

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BSSA trains Indalo Yethu participants

BSSA was recently contracted to offer business awareness and basic business skills training to participants in the Women in Environment projects run by a national environmental agency.

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Refugees learn how to start a business

Sixty-nine urban refugees were recently equipped with basic business skills after the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) contracted BSSA to train these would-be entrepreneurs from several African countries in how to start and manage their own businesses.

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Successful ISBC held in Johannesburg

BSSA was indirectly involved in the highly successful 2012 International Small Business Congress (ISBC) held in Johannesburg in September.

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BSSA helps make the world a better place

In the spirit of Nelson Mandela Day on 18 July 2012, BSSA devoted not only 67 minutes but a whole day in service of the local community. The foundation did what it does best - delivering business skills training to emerging entrepreneurs.

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BSSA 2011 training overview

In 2011, BSSA did not escape the challenges faced by the South African economy in the aftermath of the worldwide recession. The network of accredited trainers through which BSSA delievers many of its larger programmes has shrunk, and a number of larger private sector funders of training have restructured or refocused their enterprise development programmes.

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Upcoming Courses

Want to be a business adviser?

If your goal is to become a business adviser and support professional, BSSA has just the right programme for you.

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Enterprise Development

Claim your points

Enterprise development is one of the seven elements of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and carries 15 points on the BBBEE score card. Offering training to small enterprises has been BSSA’s core business since 1992.

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