SME DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The Foundation supports enterprise development initiatives for SMEs’ that require critical strategic thinking skills in business.  One of these initiatives being the long-standing partnership with the Gryphon Enterprise Development’s peer coaching cluster program which helps SMME’s strategically plan their business growth with the help of a business coach and the valued input of their peers.

PROGRAMMES

  • Cluster Programme
  • Entrepreneur Incubation & Graduation
  • Business Plan Solutions
  • Support Services
  • Marketing & Development

For more information on the various programmes, click here.

BENEFICIARY TESTIMONIES

The training was given once a month for two hours per session. We covered various topics that a business faces in its life span. In the coaching session some patrons were about to venture into their lifetime goal of starting their own business, some were newly start-up’s while others have been in business for fifteen years.

The facilitator is a highly dynamic, knowledgeable, and experienced individual, with the ability to get participants to really examine one’s business, identifying the motivation behind it, the strengths the business has, the potential threats and weakness to identify the “First Step” to greater opportunities.

Gustave

Scarlet Trading

The coaching and training I received through this programme were pivotal in the launch and growth of my business and empowered me to make important changes in many other aspects of my work and life.  This is a well-crafted program that meets the needs of a wide range of clientele – from start-up businesses to executives who have worked in industry for many years

Jennie

The Kopanya Institute

As a small business entrepreneur I attended ten sessions of the Around Ten Cluster Coaching Programme. The overall experience has been one of instant growth and focused strategic planning for Erah Signs (Pty) Ltd.

The facilitator Jacques van Heerden presented each of the ten sessions with care and attention which allowed each participant to realise maximum benefit from each aspect of the programme.

Doug

Erah Signs

WAYS TO DONATE

Any donation today will support our vision:

  • To create permanent employment for 100 000 youth by 2030
  • To raise the average household income in our target communities to a minimum of R17 000 per month by:
    -   Growing local economies through SME sustainability, growth and resilience
    -   Sponsoring programmes that foster interdependent business communities that co-create strategies for success.

MORE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Become a participating company

As an SME you have the opportunity to help a profiled candidate intern gain work experience within your business over a period of 6 months. To see if you are eligible for having one our interns placed in your growing company see the criteria in the application form.

Sponsor an Intern

With just a small donation  you can contribute towards the costs of the 6-month internship programme for one unemployed youth in eligible SMEs.

Become a candidate for Internship

The Gryphon Foundation aims to create permanent employment for 100 000 youth by 2030.  If your application is successful, your name will be added to a database of eligible candidates for a sponsored 6-month internship within a local enterprise.  The information you provide is private and confidential.   If you are still interested, start your journey today by filling in the online application form.

Form part of the Gryphon Foundation

Volunteer and join a cohort of coaches, mentors, counsellors, and consultants to offer support to our targeted beneficiaries. If you are passionate about making a difference towards building a thriving economy fill in an online application form.

Become a participating company

As an SME you have the opportunity to help a profiled candidate intern gain work experience within your business over period of 6 months. To see if you are eligible for having one our interns placed in your growing company see the criteria in the online application form.

Sponsor an intern

With just a small donation  you can contribute towards the costs of the 6-month internship programme for one unemployed youth in eligible SMEs.

Become a candidate for Internship

The Gryphon Foundation aims to create permanent employment for 100 000 youth by 2030.  If your application is successful, your name will be added to a database of eligible candidates for a sponsored 6-month internship within a local enterprise.  The information you provide is private and confidential.   If you are still interested, start your journey today by filling in the online application form.

 

 

Form part of the gryphon institute

Volunteer and join a cohort of coaches, mentors, counsellors, and consultants to offer support to our targeted beneficiaries. If you are passionate about making a difference towards building a thriving economy fill in an online application form.