The Roodeplaat community is a rural community, indicating that resources are scarce. The people especially from plots 175 and 123 also form part of the poorest of the poor and cannot afford transport and commonly known expensive services.
This led to people starting their own small businesses to sustain their families and to render a service in the community, with for example a spaza shop. Despite the initiative they often lack the skills to sustain and grow the business.
Kamcare wants to assist those small businesses in succeeding and growing.
The training course starts with envisioning (where the learners identify their reason for starting the business and to make sure what they want to accomplish). Thereafter the learners learn how to write a business plan as a means to plan their own business but also for fundraising purposes. They learn how to compile a budget and how to stay within the budget with a class called managing money and loans. Statutory requirements of a small business are also discussed. The highlight of the training course is a successful entrepreneur that comes to tell her/his story and encourage learners.
The main problem for the students is that they lack funding to start their own businesses. Because of this Kamcare registered as a BEE service provider, to enable business people the opportunity to invest in a small business and therefore assist that business to grow and learn.
Feedback on evaluation forms:
“It is so good for doing this. I’m learning so many things in my life about business. Thanks.”
In the Business Support Centre we partner with the business community.
We offer the following services: