|Funding for growth. Advise plus guidance. Connections.||
The client had 3 products that he had invented.
Two of his products: -
These products are marked for the European market.
|Networking with the right people and a higher LSM to service||I4S assisted client in drafting a business plan.
The client tested his product and started generating income from it.
I4S advised client to register his business and implement a marketing strategy to maximise awareness of his services.
|Expansion / change. Help and answers.||The client decided to open a liquor Manufacturing Company, I4S assisted client with a business plan and a potential investor for 1 million rand.
Client opted to self-fund project after meeting with investor.
|Silent voices||Create functional specification for website, quotes for development, funding for pilot, networking, advise and education.||I4S assisted client with finding a pathway to create proof of product for the Silent Voices project.
The client was partnered with SCOPEX to test the product and then go to the market.
An MOU was drawn up with SCOPEX for this project.
|KGWT Food and Beverages||Funding and better understanding on how to run a business.||Client advised that his main reason for joining the programme was to get funding from FNB.
I4S conducted a site visit on client’s business premises and raised a couple of suggestions to mitigate client’s constraints.
Namely a) Client advised to close Chesa Nyama and open his own stand-alone restaurant b) Client will buy liquor licence and open liquor store.
|Funding, to broaden knowledge about running a business and to own my own business.||During the coaching period the client changed her business model several times. She ultimately settled on selling meat.
In her first month, she made R 3 800.00 in sales and is currently sitting with a profit of R2000.00 at the bank.
I4S assisted client with a business plan.
|Get new direction and purpose for business.||Ideas on how to remove business from stagnant phase it is in.
Exit Outcome The client revealed that his objective was to earn over 1 million rand per month.
I4S strategized with the client and opened two new services to his business model. a) Security b) and property sales.
As an added benefit I4S coached client’s son to win Olympic medal.
The client was introduced to another entrepreneur for the revamping of his website and social media marketing.
|SCOPEX||Business Solutions||To think and act like an entrepreneur, ability to take advantage of business opportunities.
I4S facilitated in the signing of an MOU for the Silent Voices project on an equity sharing of 25% or R250 000.00.
The Institute assisted the client in getting an UBER driver for his UBER model.
|Accelerate business start-up.||I4S conducted a site visit in Pretoria, and assisted in the interviewing of a sales rep.
The clients model is presented for the next 100 years and has a ready financial investor.
I4S advised client to appoint a leader.
Client secured their first major client - Discovery.
|Eagle Auto (Pty) Ltd||
1. Funding for new business.
2. Business and management skills.
|I4S saved client from obtaining a R750 000.00 loan to start a new business, we then interrogated current business model and found out she had poor cash flow management.
A daily income statement and profit and loss regiment was introduced for her to help analyse the source of the problem.
The client is being assisted with possible partnerships to help sustain her business.
|GeoMore Construction & Projects||Funding. Business Skills.||I4S encouraged the client to open another branch as a way of expanding his business, his marketing plan was interrogated and reviewed.
The Institute continues to encourage Mr More to be more disciplined with his cash flow management.
|Nongqawuza Agri Coop Ltd||Mentorship.||The Institute is considering opening an incubator for the co-operative.
The co-op already has an OTA agreement from their local market and GEP.
The I4S will analyse the OTA and other company documents then formulate strategy moving forward.
|Tlholo Ke Teboho Construction||To get assistance on how to run my business.||Client was advised to start small with ice-cream business model.
The Institute assisted client interrogating the various quotes she got, saving her over R130 000.00.
She commenced operations mid-February 2017.
|Joe Ngoma Civil Construction||Business skills. Funding.||I4S is assisted client with his investing strategy, marketing and business growth plans.
The clients costing for the past 9 years was incorrect, he was making a loss, we investigated and taught client on better pricing methods.
I4S offered to do pricing for client on his next project.
We investigated two income generating projects for client and we are working on a strategy.
||Cash flow management.||After analysing client’s business models, we detected a problem with irregularity with client’s payments.
We advised client to consider the collections of payments.
Together with the client, we are looking at better debt collections.
I4S is assisting the client with customer research, marketing plan and how to analyse his financials.
We are encouraging client to invest.
|Mbhayimbhayi Trading and Projects||Mentorship||The client mentioned that he wants to retire from his current job, we advised client against retirement until we interrogate all his retirement options.
We have identified 4 income generating models for the client and we are investigating the models for viability to sustain client.
I4S is analysing the client’s financials.
|Giftz Kitchens||Cash flow management, mentoring and learn how to grow my business.||The client has a contract to provide catering to a Company for R9 000.00, however, due to poor pricing, he is making a loss.
The Institute encouraged client to work harder and smarter.
Client via our coaching has; - reduced pricing by 50%; - Making a profit of R2 200 per day
I4S has advised client to give us a plan to review before submitting to GEP for a business loan of R200 000.
I4S sent client to GEP, he received 3 sign boards.
I4S is assisting client with a business plan.
|Nyembe waste Management||Access to market, cash flow management, financial assistance and develop a marketing plan.||The Institute coached the client to win the Township Entrepreneur of the Year award 2017.
The client has managed to secure Metropolitan and AVOB as new clients through a strategy created by the Institute in the first month.
Client is pushing ahead with this strategy to secure more private clients.
|Atisa Masigo||Get about 70% of my labour in SA, 10% unskilled and skilled labourers. Obtain license to buy bio fuel in SA.||Client was busy with strategy proposed to them in the first month, and have received potential orders from a hospital.
The client has also been accepted at an incubator for bio diesel at no cost, training with SEDA, with possible support to get factory.
The Institute is donating a laptop to the client and will continue coaching him for free.