Johannesburg, South Africa (PressExposure) February 07, 2013 -- The intention of the programme is to provide mentorship that delivers future growth for these companies, thereby stimulating economic and social development in local communities. Targeted outcomes from mentoring these companies include job creation, innovation through usage of a product, service and/or market, community sustainability, and export readiness.
In order to be considered for inclusion in the programme, applying enterprises must meet certain criteria, including operating for a minimum of two years, and having achieved turnovers between R2 million and R10 million per year. These companies must also employ a minimum of five people, and have demonstrated a profit for two consecutive years.
Several areas will be incorporated in the programme, including Rustenburg, Boshoek, Phokeng, Ledig, Mogwase, Pilanesberg, Northam and Swartklip. Other areas that will be targeted are Amandelbult, Thabazimbi, Brits, Marikana, Mooinooi and Koster.
The Vuka Mentorship Programme(TM)is a structured enterprise development initiative that provides assessment and mentoring for existing businesses, as well as goal setting and development of business ideas.
The programme is also verified by Empowerdex as a conduit through which corporate companies can conduct their enterprise development activities, and earn Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) points.
Sharon Reed, CEO of Neosho119, which runs the Vuka Mentorship Programme(TM) concludes that the programme's unique model has the capacity to considerably develop entrepreneurial activity in the North West and Limpopo provinces. A North-West franchise of the Vuka Mentorship Programme(TM) is currently operating in Rustenburg, making its services easily accessible to entrepreneurs who require expert guidance in enterprise development.
"The Vuka Mentorship Programme(TM) has the necessary mentorship resources which to accurately assess the business models of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs), and provide them with the requisite tools to become more viable, and valuable contributors to the local economy by supplying products or services locally.
"We are confident that this proud track record will translate into tangible value in this recently implemented enterprise development programme, and help many small businesses within the North West and Limpopo become world class sustainable enterprises.
"As such, we urge any business owners operating within these areas that meet the programme's criteria, and are in need of mentorship skills, to apply as soon as possible, in order to not miss out on this golden opportunity."
Interested parties who would like to know more about The Vuka Mentorship Programme(TM) can visit their website at [http://www.vukamentorship.co.za] or contact the Vuka North-West franchise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issued by:Madelain Roscher
011 896-1818 / 083 468 6819
On behalf of: Sharon Reed
072 594 3397