Paying heed to the lessons of business
The road of entrepreneurship doesn’t end, as Bongani Khoza can confirm. Having survived the worst of the economic crisis, BR Khoza Carriers is looking forward to brightening prospects with an important advantage – he has learnt some critical lessons on running a business.
Micro business servicing corporate sector
BSC General manager Di Gaskin attended the 2nd International Enterprise Promotion Convention in Harrogate, UK
Procurement spend represents one of the most effective ways to promote the SMME sector in South Africa. Using the example of JSE-listed Hulamin, Gaskin presented a compelling case for supporting a micro-business within a corporate strategic paradigm. The value of Hulamin’s engagement is evident in the success of NIP Pallets that had blossomed from two employees and zero turn-over to an enterprise with a turnover of about R18 million and a staff of 45.
Championing the BSC: Dem Kambouruis
A familiar face in the Pietermaritzburg business community, Dem Kambouris was one of the people who helped to establish the Business Support Centre. Boasting a background in manufacturing as the former CEO of Preformed Line Products, and serving the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business with distinction, Dem is a highly-respected member of the city’s business community for close to 40 years. A key attribute is Dem’s willingness to impart his considerable knowledge and expertise and has proved his value to the BSC over the past 10 years.