“The Hope Factory not only changed my life and those of my employees; but created many opportunities for other small companies to whom we outsourced most of our services” says Khulile Nondabula of ZONO Brands. Since 2001, The Hope Factory’s purpose remains to grow people, develop businesses and impact communities through its results driven mentorship model. Currently recruiting for its April 2017 intake, The Hope Factory invites applications from eligible entrepreneurs.
As an Enterprise and Supplier Development organisation, The Hope Factory offers an impactful entrepreneurial development programme to registered businesses in Gauteng and Nelson Mandela Bay. In addition, The Hope Factory offers a Socio-Economic Development Programme; the Personal Development in Business programme geared towards non-registered, start-up businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay. These programmes are based on the effective coverage of 3 main areas namely: Business Skills Mastery, Leadership (Personal) Development and Financial Excellence. The model follows a Holistic Incubation Process over a 12 month period and covers a wide range of entrepreneur development interventions necessary to develop sustainable growth in programme beneficiaries.
The Hope Factory entrepreneur development model places mentorship at the core of its programmes. This mentorship approach, through the transference of knowledge and skills, aims to make a measurable difference in the development of small businesses. In order to provide a holistic yet comprehensive programme, the mentoring curriculum has 7 key outcomes: Compliance; Human Resources; Quality Standards; IT; Finance and Leadership Development and Strategic Planning: Including Business Model, Sales Marketing strategy; In addition to mentorship, The Hope Factory provides an array of excellent additional service offerings.
Our focus for the 2017 Programme is in the following sectors: ICT; Construction; Manufacturing; Business Development services; Automotive; Tourism; Agriculture Renewable Energy. Entrepreneurs in any one of these sectors who require the tools and development needed to overcome key business challenges must apply. Joining our inspirational and impact driven business mentorship programme at The Hope Factory will develop you as the individual and your business towards sustainability.
The 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report indicates 70% of businesses are more likely to succeed if they receive mentoring. At The Hope Factory we deliver dynamic entrepreneurial development programmes for maximum impact. Interested entrepreneurs can visit our website; www.thehopefactory.co.za or contact our offices (JHB; 011 479 0638 or PE; 041 484 7400) for more information.
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