SMME: OVERVIEW

Overview

Overview of the SMME

 

The primary function of the SMME Support unit is to raise entrepreneurship awareness in the wider municipal jurisdiction.  To encourage innovation and creativity of new enterprise development. 
The SMME Support unit offers the following services:

  • Disseminate business Information.
  • Business counseling and advice
  • Informal trading
  • Tender Advice and Training
  • Business Registration
  • Financial and business referrals

The unit has three subunits:

  • Informal Trading Management
  • Tender Advice
  • Enterprise Development

SERVICES

 

  • INFORMAL TRADING MANAGEMENT
  • To provide for the control of street trading in the Sol Plaatje Municipality, and for the matters connected therewith:
  • To manage the hiring of the informal trading stalls/Bays
  • To register and the issuing of informal trading permits
  • INFORMAL TRADING FACILITIES
  • Stockdale
  • Craven
  • Number 5
  • Fruits and Vegetable structures
  • TENDER ADVICE
  • To maintain and update supplier database
  • Tender advice and training
  • Tender opportunity
  • ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
  • Disseminate business information
  • Facilitate business linkages
  • Business advice

 

  • SATELITE OFFICES
  • GREENPOINT
  • RITCHIE
  • PLATFONTEIN
  • RIVERTON
  • ROODEPAN
  • GALESHEWE

 

  • PROGRAMMES/PROJECTS
  • SMME VILLAGE
  • RITCHIE BUSINESS INCUBATOR
  • SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

 

  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Every business entrepreneur needs an in-depth understanding of how a business should be run and managed.  He/she should also be able to plan strategically as well as draw up a business plan.

This course will cover all the necessary skills to ensure your business runs smoothly and according to plan.  Topics covered include:

  • Developing a business plan
  • Small business marketing
  • Financial Management
  • General issues

 

  • MARKET LINKAGES GROWING A SMALL BUSINESS IN THE MARKET
  • Market tools
  • Exhibitions and Trade Shows
  • Product development and quality assurance
  • Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Opportunities

 

  • BUSINESS SKILLS TRAINING
  • Business Establishment and Entrepreneurship
  • This course will give you an overview of what is involved in starting up your own business and includes:
    Basic Business Concepts
  • Identification of feasible small business ideas
  • The Business Plan
  • Setting up of Business

 

  • Tendering
    This course will teach you how to draw up a tender document and includes:
  • Costing and Estimating
  • Setting up a Business
  • Pricing Time-Lines
  • Quality
  • Managing Contracts

 

  • Bookkeeping and Taxation
  • This course will introduce you to elementary bookkeeping and will also give you the basics of taxation.  The course includes:
  • What Source  Documents are
  • Managing your Financial Records
  • Guidelines for Recording Transactions
  • Taxes your Business is liable for
  • Completion of Returns and making payments
  • Tips on how to keep within the laws that govern your

 

  • COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

A Cooperative in an autonomous association of persons who voluntarily come together to meet their economic, social and cultural needs through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise.

Cooperatives are based on 7 internationally recognized Principles…..

  • Open and voluntary membership
  • Democratic member control
  • Member economic participation
  • Autonomous and independent
  • Education, training and information
  • Cooperation amongst Cooperatives
  • Concern for the community and future generations.

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