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business, upskill your human capital and impact your community positively!
DRIVE SMME – ADVISING & COACHING FOR ENTREPRENEURS (ACE)
ACE Program is the foundation of all the Enterprise Development products / programs of TrioPlus Development which has been developed during the past decade. The experience from working extensively with entrepreneurs in the rural areas of Southern Africa has taught us the invaluable truth of establishing a relationship with the beneficiaries before the business development can commence.
Values like, trust, understanding, openness, respect and care, form the basis of the interaction between Trio- Plus and the beneficiaries. During the establishment of the valuable relationship with the entrepreneur, the business entity is evaluated according to a specifically designed ED assessment tool.
A structured Development Plan is compiled, against which, the progress will be measured and reported on.
Additional components are added to the ACE Program, specifically designed, to meet the developmental needs for different stages of businesses in the ED landscape:
HELP ME ACE MY BUSINESS!
IDEAS & CONCEPTS FOR ENTREPRENEURS (ICE)
Experience has taught us that a structured approach to Enterprise Development should be followed, based on the content, knowledge component and educational level of New Venture Creation NQF level 2 qualification. Therefore, TrioPlus has developed an approach that combines the knowledge, skill and application required of these standards into a practical & effective incubation model known as ICE Ideas & Concepts for Entrepreneurs
The ICE programme is designed for individuals who need assistance and support with taking a business from concept to start-up. During this Developmental Route the following essential check points have been introduced to ensure that the incubation completes the required task and has a sufficient level of mastery before moving to the next step of development.
ICE is also available to business owners operating in the start-up phase,
where the entrepreneur does not have an existing business plan, but who requires one to help clarify their business strategy or to access funding opportunities.
+ Candidates will comprise of individuals that have a strong business concept in place or at a low operational level.
+ (Optional) A Grant funding linkage for successful Attendees is possible. This will assist emerging businesses to keep momentum after the Theoretical and Mentorship phase of the program.
The extent of Client budget available will determine the contribution made and will be recommendation-based.
ARE YOU UNSURE ABOUT YOUR START-UP?
NETWORKING EXPERIENCE & TRAINING (NeXT)
As the ICE program is mainly for the Concept and initial Start-up businesses and GEM program for the conversion of the higher end Start-up to Credible entities, TrioPlus realized the need for a Bridging Program that forms a link between successful ICE candidates to grow towards the entry requirements of GEM Program.
In essence NeXt, is a 6-month bridging program that allows individual business owners to expand on:
+ Networking skills with business owners in similar business entities
One networking session
One Focus Group Session
+ Equip business owners with more business experiences that will guide them on their entrepreneurial journey. We look to draw from successful community members or past students to share their insights and inspire personal growth. Two interactions with more experienced business owners which will be linked to the
Networking & Focus Group Session as mentioned above.
+ Knowledge component will be developed through the following four structured training sessions, followed by a mentoring session per attendee, over 6-months.
Although the program is structured with networking, experience, training and mentoring. Additional needs of the Business owners will also be taken in account and a Development Plan compiled to fill the personal and business gaps over a period of 6 months.
HELP ME TAKE MY BUSINESS TO THE NEXT PROGRAMME
GROWING ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT (GEM)
The successful growth of any entity is based on its ability to manage i.e. manage staff, manage contracts, manage clients and manage finances. This program allows operational businesses to not only understand Business Operations, Financial Management and Marketing concepts better, but also start to implement & manage these crucial components of the business.
The emphasis of this route is on the immediate application of the theoretical business management and control functions within the business. This is an 8-month program with emphasis on Business Development, Management Development & systematic business growth, implemented through regular one-on-one contact sessions with the entrepreneur during the incubation program.
Successful completion of this programme will result in the business owner being able to:
+ Engage in foundational strategic planning
+ Use an accounting system
+ Ensure that financial statements are compiled
+ Obtain and maintain an OHS and Tax Clearance Certificate
+ Compile Quotes and Tenders
+ Monitor and control the implementation of business strategy
+ Develop a basic Quality Management System
COULD MY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT BENEFIT FROM A GEM PROGRAMME?