Nedbank’s partnership with The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship will once again provide training, mentorship and development to a new round of 100 budding entrepreneurs who will benefit from a contribution of R1 million for the 2016 programme.12 November 2015
Nedbank’s partnership with The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship will once again provide training, mentorship and development to a new round of 100 budding entrepreneurs who will benefit from a contribution of R1 million for the 2016 programme.
Nedbank Chief Executive (CE) Mike Brown, will join Sir Richard Branson at The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in Braamfontein on 12 November 2015 to handover the R1 million cheque to the Centre.
This marks the third contribution to the centre since the inception of the partnership in 2013, totalling more than R2.3 million contributed to fund 240 entrepreneurs who went through the programme, resulting in over 350 jobs created to date.
Sandile Shabalala, Managing Executive at Nedbank Business Banking says, ‘The Branson Centre offers a vital platform not only for commercial skills development but it also goes a long way in fostering an entrepreneurial culture in South Africa. As a bank for small businesses, we are delighted to be able to continue our journey with the Branson Centre as it affords us an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to young adults whose role in society and the economy is critical as future leaders.’
The Branson Centre offers entrepreneurs access to a range of vital services, including business training programmes, mentoring, facilities and online resources, as well as the opportunity to engage with a community of experts. The Centre aims to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create employment.
Participants are also exposed to a range of elements vital in the running of a successful business, including budgeting, financial management, business expansion, sales and marketing, risk management, HR and capacity models.
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