Entrepreneurs
entrepreneurs and youth business development

Entrepreneurs & youth business development

Plett Tourism encourages entrepreneurs and youth business development in the Plettenberg Bay region.

To facilitate this we have listed a number of resources below to help young businesspeople.


NEWS & INFORMATION UPDATES

  1. WC Government JUMP page
  2. The importance of formalising your business
  3. For webinars and workshops which may be of interest to you, see below
  4. Case studies and inspirational videos (coming soon)
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  10. The Village Market Africa (TVMA) is a social enterprise established out of a need to address the decreasing BEE populations. It aims to combat rural poverty through establishing bee initiatives in remote African villages, linking conservation of natural resources, rural producer initiatives and markets. Read about the successes of this opportunity.
  11. Forbes Africa has released its annual 30 Under 30 list featuring innovative entrepreneurs, tech geeks, sports stars and influential creatives leading a pandemic- hit Africa.  Look to these amazing people and their stories to inspire your future.  It will happen.
  12. Allon Raiz is the CEO of Raizcorp. In 2008, Raiz was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2011 he was appointed for the first time as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship. Following a series of entrepreneurship master classes delivered at Oxford University in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Raiz has been recognised as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.
    Click here for a number of super informative articles on making your pitch as an entrepreneur to potential investors.
  13. As an entrepreneur, you require a diverse business skill set in order to succeed in your endeavour. The article takes a look at what you need to consider before taking the plunge.

If you’re an emerging Plett business, let us know who you are and what you do. If we have your information we are better able to communicate opportunities in small business development directly to you.


EVENTS & WEBINARS

Youth Skills Development Programmes 2021/22

Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) is embarking on a small, medium and micro-enterprise (SMME) programme to dynamic and committed entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. A broad scope of non-financial assistance will be provided, including compulsory business development interventions and training.

Youth Skills Development Programmes 2021/22

Skills Development Programmes are a critical element that contribute to the success of the tourism sector. An adequately skilled workforce ensures world-class service levels are maintained within the tourism value chain, and also assure an enhanced visitor experience. 

In the 2021/22 financial year, the Department will implement various training programmes to enhance and upskill the youth to make a meaningful contribution to the economy of the country.

Click here for more information  #YouthInTourism #WeDoTourism

Wine Service Skills Training

FREE Four-Day Virtual Career Expo

Momentum Metropolitan will host a free, four-day Virtual Career Expo on 27 and 29 July, and 3 and 4 August, which is aimed at school-leavers from disadvantaged communities, but open to all young South Africans.

Register here for Momentum Metropolitan’s Virtual Career Expo

The expo aims to introduce youth to a broad spectrum of career options and opportunities while imparting valuable knowledge and practical skills that will assist them on their path to employment.

The four-day expo is grouped according to four key themes, with each theme covering a number of relevant topics, which are imparted by a Momentum Metropolitan employee and expert in that specific area.

Day one, titled a ‘Job Hunter’s Guide’, is aimed at equipping school leavers with the basics as they prepare to enter the working world, and topics include ‘How to compile a CV’, ‘How to give a successful job interview’, ‘Personal presentation’ and ‘Job-searching tools’.

The second day is dedicated to ‘Opportunities’, giving an overview of the Further Education and Development (FET) field, as well as skills training within the non-profit organisation (NPO) realm.

The third day of the programme is focussed on the digital world, with sessions on social media etiquette, coding and opportunities within the field, while day four covers ‘Business Management’ for aspiring entrepreneurs, with topics such as ‘Entrepreneurship 101’, ‘Financial management’ and ‘Skills development’.

“While the events of the past weeks have been disheartening, we urge our young people not to lose hope, says Nkosinathi Mahlangu, portfolio head for youth employment at Momentum Metropolitan.

“Through showing our youth the career opportunities available to them while imparting valuable knowledge and skills based on real-life experience, we hope to expand their horizons encourage and inspire them to reimagine their futures. Together we can.”

REGISTER

Register here for Momentum Metropolitan’s Virtual Career Expo

Participants are able to attend the full four-day programme, or only the sessions that spark their interest.


REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS

If you’re an emerging Plett business, let us know who you are and what you do. If we have your information we are better able to communicate opportunities in small business development directly to you.

REGISTER

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