We have built an accredited, compliant, investment platform that delivers the lowest-cost-per-point whilst delivering an SME funding solution that enables your SME suppliers to scale, grow and perform against your service level agreements turning ESD into PP.
Business grows through a lifecycle, much like we as people grow through life stages. The business growth lifecycle has five primary stages, and their occurrence is inevitable. Understanding these stages, knowing what risks and opportunities each present, is vital to successful SME investing.
Investing in an ESD SME portfolio offers extensive benefits. Getting it done right requires a number of hurdles to be overcome. One of the hurdles, in fact a critical hurdle, is the certainty that ESD monies invested will secure your organisation the ESD points you need to support your overall BEE scorecard.
The idea of creating a flagship, ESD SME portfolio in response to the BEE codes is appealing indeed. A single strategy, adopted across the organisation, limiting the demand on the time of senior executives, and creating a consistent and certain reporting and compliance format for verification, is a dream for most companies.
Allocating a portion of your ESD budge to funding SME’s offers a number of benefits from earning points within the period of measurement and beyond to supporting the ability of the SME to service your demands earning you preferential procurement points too.
Investing in a small-medium enterprise (SME) is a tricky business. Getting this right means getting the focus of your evaluation right.