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.
TRAINING & WEBINARS
Supporting the development of diverse, strong networks of public leaders who can contribute to the development of open, creative and vitally democratic societies in Africa by engagement and training.
The Bitou Municipality Mayor supporting training and development with the mayor’s drivers licence project.
Women in Business in Africa: Free masterclass with Marianne Lehikoinen
Garden Route National Parks, Bitou Municipality, DFFE, SEDA and CapeNature present a Career Expo.
Applications are now open for the Grassroots Innovation Programme.
BirdLife SA is offering birding/avitourism training to interested individuals. Register now – ends 30 Nov 2023.
Women-owned contractors can apply for Construction Management System (CMS) training with 90% covered by CIDB.
GRDM Invites unemployed youth under the age of 35 to apply to become a qualified patrol officer.
Deadline 30 September 2023.
An initiative to bring know-how to thousands of people in our communities and to empower them with tools and skills to achieve what they want to achieve in business
This skills programme aims to develop knowledge of digital skills on how to explore, start, run, and grow a digital enterprise.
A quarterly publication that focuses on trader-related tax matters to create awareness and share relevant information to make it easier for traders to remain compliant.
SATSA and e-learning platforms atingi and Flashout are offering anyone in the tourism industry the opportunity to learn new skills while earning airtime for courses completed.
Join us at the Diaz Hotel & Resort in Mossel Bay from 28-29 September for a 2-day discussion on the challenge of professionalising the events industry across the Garden Route.
HANDY DOWNLOADS & MARKETING TIPS
Hitting all the right spots is crucial when putting yourself and your company out there. Here’s a very informative guide to some best biogs and downloadable templates.
An enlightened overview introduced by Zulu Nomad’s Phakamile Hlazo as part of the Tourism Recovery Programme, launched by German non-profit organisation enpact and TUI Care Foundation.
Do People Still Read Blogs in 2023? We surveyed 325 people about how often they read blogs. Here’s what we found…
LinkedIn Pages is the platform’s native tool for creating a page. If you start from this site, click “Create your Page” on the Pages page.
You’ll learn how YouTube ads work, all about YouTube ad pricing, how to advertise on YouTube, and YouTube ad optimization tips.
These business plan templates will help you define your mission and sell your vision.
Why not subscribe to the Hubspot newsletter. They offer free marketing advice, tools and templates, to assist you with your business.
Discover how to make a social media strategy for your business that attracts new followers and drives traffic, leads, and revenue.
FUNDING & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
The first in a series of funding guides that aim to equip entrepreneurs and MSMEs with comprehensive information on sourcing various types of funding for business and finding the most appropriate funding solution.
A focus on innovative projects that require financing to cover funding gaps. The fund has a portfolio of 20 active and two completed investment projects.
The application process for the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s (DEDAT) R16 million SMME Booster Fund is now open.
SA Government Notices pertaining to SMME business, entrepreneurs and youth.
Pursue your funding through the different South African Artist funding organisations.
The WC Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT).
Capital Matching Opportunities
Closed: 31 August 2023
A Tomy takkies campaign supporting women-owned business
CapeNature request potential new business partners, concessionaires and/or service providers operating in the adventure, cultural and heritage and events sectors to submit detailed business proposals.
Deadline: 27 November 2023 @ 12h00
DEDAT funding and support guide to Re-ignite Tourism
For useful Black Business Assistance and Funding Information, visit the National Empowerment Fund website
A bold new initiative is set to give township-based SMMEs and service providers a major boost, bridging the gap between township businesses, the private sector, and government towards sustainable township economies.
Entrepreneurial support from the WC Government.
Wesgro is the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for the WC, offering various levels of support to destination leisure events.
DEDAT is requesting companies and intermediaries assisting businesses that are exporting or export-ready to apply for financial assistance through the Export Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (ECEP).
Closed: 31 July 2023
Closed: 25 August 2023
Closed: 17 November 2023
Bitou Bursary Programme is now open for applications.
Deadline: 26 January 2024
A transformative opportunity for high-potential businesses with the desire to succeed.
A regular publication available free of charge for people looking for a new opportunity or companies with a vacancy.
Tourism empowerment initiatives for women against the backdrop of the devastating Covid-19 pandemic.
Takealot launches accelerator programme for Black-owned SMME suppliers
The fund will provide financial support to organisations that implement business development support projects and/or programmes aimed at growing and developing SMMEs.
Enter now to be the next Entrepreneur of the Year.
Turn your passion for events into a profitable business.
TEF a fund established by the Department of Tourism (DT) in collaboration with private sector banking institutions in line with the existing B-BBEE legislation to be implemented by sefa on behalf of the DT.
For SMMEs that are in retail, manufacturing of goods and service industry – a great marketing opportunity for SMMEs.
Deadline: 27 November 2023