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