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The Business Hub<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Covid-19 response</h2></span><span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>advisory for SMMes</h4><p>See the <a href="https://www.investcapetown.com/essential-guide-for-smmes-during-lockdown/" target="_blank">Essential Guide for SMMEs </a>for business-related information, including: Covid-19 regulations; what constitutes essential goods and services; how you can apply to operate as an essential service, and government funding available to SMMEs. Visit <a href="https://www.investcapetown.com/coronavirus-response/" target="_blank">www.investcapetown.com<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> for more information.</p></div></div></span> <h4>City's Economic Action Plan (EAP)</h4><p>Our world has been turned upside down by the Covid-19 global pandemic. In the coming weeks and months, the negative impact is going to intensify. In order to co-ordinate and streamline the City’s economic response under the direction of the Mayoral Committee member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, three task teams were established, one on the economy, one on tourism and the other on real estate services. Much work has already been done.</p><p>Read the <a href="https://www.investcapetown.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Economic-Action-Plan-full-version-April-2020-11.56.04.pdf" target="_blank">City's Full Economic Action Plan<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> or a <a href="https://www.investcapetown.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Summarised-version-of-the-Draft-Economic-Action-Plan-14-April-2020-2.pdf" target="_blank">summary version<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> for more information.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​About the Business Hub​​​​​​​</h2><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/See-all-city-facilities/our-service-facilities/business-support/The%20Business%20Hub">The Business Hub</a> provides information on starting and growing your business. </p><p>If you are a <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/doing-business-in-the-city/business-support-and-guidance/smmes">small, medium or micro enterprise (SMME)</a>, or an entrepreneur planning to start or grow a business, you can contact The Business Hub for assistance.</p><p> <strong>We help by: </strong></p><ul><li>connecting you with business partners, funders, support organisations or City department;</li><li>offering support programmes and advisory services;</li><li>simplifying communication between the City, other SMMEs and entrepreneurs; and</li><li>providing you with access to new markets. </li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Funding</h4><p>We do not provide funding for your business, however, we can provide information on finance options.</p></div></div></span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Services​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>When your business succeeds it helps to stimulate local economic development and create employment opportunities, which is why we want to help your business thrive.</p><p> <strong>We can offer advice on:</strong></p><ul><li>accessing economic information and research;</li><li>accessing skills development programmes; </li><li>growing your business;</li><li>navigating City procedures and compliance requirements;</li><li>overcoming business challenges; and</li><li>reducing red tape.</li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy blue bg-navy"><div class="graphic no-border"> <i class="info opportunity">​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Did you know?</h4><p> <b>An opportunity city:</b> The services offered by <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/See-all-city-facilities/our-service-facilities/business-support/The%20Business%20Hub">The Business Hub</a> are aligned to the strategic focus area in the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Meet-the-City/Our-vision-for-the-City/cape-towns-integrated-development-plan-%28idp%29" target="_blank">Integrated Development Plan</a>, as well as the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/Economic%20Growth%20Strategy.pdf" target="_blank">Economic Growth Strategy</a> and <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Bylaws%20and%20policies/Business%20Support%20-%20Policy%20number%2046489%20approved%20on%2031%20May%202018.pdf" target="_blank">Business Support Policy</a>.</p></div></div></span> <p>Visit our <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/See-all-city-facilities/our-service-facilities/business-support/The%20Business%20Hub">Business Hub facility page </a>for our contact information and opening hours. </p><p>For more on how the City supports small businesses and promotes investment in Cape Town, visit the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Enterprise%20and%20Investment">Enterprise and Investment Department</a>.</p>GP0|#a54ec7d2-ab0b-46ce-ad77-55eb5427f60b;L0|#0a54ec7d2-ab0b-46ce-ad77-55eb5427f60b|The Business Hub;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#cc673c3e-f34b-48a5-86c7-713aa556fb7a;GPP|#ce2f744d-a7d0-4f70-9e09-6cef4e0b7eb4;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;GP0|#eb6c6eaa-9ec0-4d8d-aa46-d742ac3c689f;L0|#0eb6c6eaa-9ec0-4d8d-aa46-d742ac3c689f|The Business Hub;GPP|#be37894f-e5da-4b67-8127-0263d3de57a3The Business Hub offers business support for entrepreneurs and small, medium and micro enterprises.0

 

 

 

 

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