I frequently have conversations with non-profit organizations and social enterprises that are working to establish and strengthen small businesses.
We often discuss how these organizations can enter into a commercial relationship with larger businesses (“corporates”) to speed up their Enterprise & Supplier Development (ESD) efforts.
This short presentation explores three opportunities for collaboration and provides some useful background information. There are others opportunities (e.g. establishing an investment fund, or providing consulting services), but these are more specialized and less common, and therefore not discussed.
These opportunities are created by South African legislation, specifically the Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.