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City celebrates entrepreneurs graduating from the High Impact Supplier Development Programme<p>​</p><span><p>The programme was funded by the City and facilitated by The Business Associate.</p><p> </p><p>'Small businesses are the lifeblood of innovation and jobs in South Africa. Support for them must be tangible and cognisant of their reality. And so this initiative gave training to 20 Cape Town-based vendors around various business improvement concerns such as eliminating wastage and increasing profitability,' said Alderman Vos.</p><p> </p><p>Speaking at the celebratory event, Alderman Vos reminded the entrepreneurs that the City has several business assistance mechanisms for SMMEs.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1004px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>'Platforms such as our Business Helpdesk offer guidance on processes, legislation, and accelerators, and also host a series of workshops aimed at boosting existing and aspiring entrepreneurs. The idea with this entire bouquet of projects is to invest in and develop a future supply chain for industries of today and those that are emerging.</p><p> </p><p>'I hope you understand the value that each of you bring to your community and country. Whatever you do with your newly acquired skills, I hope you choose Cape Town because it has over 20 active incubators and accelerators, 25 co-working spaces to get down to business because the City government has platforms, partnerships and initiatives to bring more investors so that more opportunities open up,' said Alderman Vos. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:679px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>To sign up for one of the development programmes, go to <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. </p><p> </p><p>For data-free access to the virtual sessions, attendees can use the SmartCape services in public libraries or go to one of the 100 City-run buildings in the metro with free Wi-Fi access. Find out more here:<strong> </strong><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p> </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:717px;" /> </figure>End</span><div><span><br></span><p><br></p></div>2022-10-31T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#7eef497d-25f7-422e-98b1-aa9bc9de6515;L0|#07eef497d-25f7-422e-98b1-aa9bc9de6515|Business;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#64c841a7-5f38-4ecd-80cb-28f67ce669ab;L0|#064c841a7-5f38-4ecd-80cb-28f67ce669ab|trade;GP0|#c077b4c6-0b3c-49f0-9892-a438ed954fa3;L0|#0c077b4c6-0b3c-49f0-9892-a438ed954fa3|Economy10


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