VISION, PURPOSE & VALUE PROPOSITION
Riversands has the scale to have real impact in building small businesses, creating new jobs and alleviating poverty. We need the support from corporate South Africa, academic institutions and other interested organisations to bring our ambitious vision to life.
We take a flexible approach to partnership, offering a number of ways for organisations to participate.
We are always interested in speaking to people who share our passion for entrepreneurial development.
Riversands does not retain management fee or percentage of corporate sponsorship but covers its own operating costs through other sources. This means that 100% of funds sponsored go directly to small business development. Riversands is a registered not-for-profit company.
Riversands offers many sponsorship options for companies to sponsor small businesses or skills development. Your support could be as simple as enterprise development spend; either entrusted to us to allocate as needed, or as prescribed by your company. We manage the process and provides the necessary verification so that your company receives maximum BEE Scorecard points. For larger sponsorships, we can create customised enterprise and supplier development programmes that carry your company name.
From catering to car branding – we offer wide range of small businesses that your company could buy from.
For larger procurement requirements, tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll help you source it from qualifying SMEs, with support to achieve quality and delivery.
The Hub is actively looking for senior business people and entrepreneurs to volunteer as industry mentors.
We welcome applications from experienced and committed business people from all industries.
Know of a great small business that qualifies for incubation? Refer them to us.
There are countless other ways to support small businesses. This could include providing specialist training, access to valuable business resources including equipment, transport, materials supply as well as access to loans and funding opportunities.
Host your next conference, team break away or AGM at our conferencing. Every Rand spent on conference hire goes towards developing small businesses.