Our Enterprise and Supplier Development programmes reach into small businesses, to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. We create customised programmes for each SME, enabling us to create tangible and sustainable impact.
Our bespoke Enterprise & Supplier Development (ESD) programmes have positively impacted over 500 entrepreneurs in South Africa. We place great emphasis on job creation, revenue and profit growth and overall upskilling of selected entrepreneurs and their teams. Our ESD programmes are tailor-made to the needs of small businesses to deal with relevant issues pertaining to scalability, whether relating to their operations, cash flow or sales. At the same time, we also place great emphasis on optimising supplier delivery to ensure efficiencies and overall quality improvement.
LEAP’s ESD programmes are run on the premise that all interventions are tailor-made to each ESD beneficiary on the programme. We do not run stock standard programmes that develop entrepreneurs for the sake of developing them. We tease out specific business issues as and when they occur and provide necessary assistance.
At LEAP we deploy the right resources to assist ESD beneficiaries, whether this involves a warehouse management company to optimize the space or a civil engineer to assist a construction company with costing systems. Furthermore, we offer access to funding, whether this is through our own funding opportunities or other institutions. Ensuring that the entrepreneurs have access to new markets and business opportunities is another very strong foundation of our programmes.