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DRIVE SMME – ADVISING & COACHING FOR ENTREPRENEURS (ACE)

ACE Programme is the foundation of all the Enterprise Development products / programmes of TrioPlus Development which has been developed during the past decade. The experience from working extensively with entrepreneurs in the rural areas of Southern Africa has taught us the invaluable truth of establishing a relationship with the beneficiaries before the business development can commence.

Values like, trust, understanding, openness, respect and care, form the basis of the interaction between Trio- Plus and the beneficiaries. During the establishment of the valuable relationship with the entrepreneur, the business entity is evaluated according to a specifically designed ED assessment tool.

A structured Development Plan is compiled, against which, the progress will be measured and reported on.

Additional components are added to the ACE Programme, specifically designed, to meet the developmental needs for different stages of businesses in the ED landscape:

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IDEAS & CONCEPTS FOR ENTREPRENEURS (ICE)

Experience confirmed that a structured approach to Enterprise Development should be followed, based on the content, knowledge component and educational level of New Venture Creation NQF level 2 qualification. Therefore, TrioPlus has developed an approach that combines the knowledge, skill and application of these standards required into a practical and effective incubation model known as ICE – Ideas & Concepts for Entrepreneurs.

The ICE programme is designed for individuals who need assistance and support with taking a business from concept to start-up. During this Developmental Route the following essential check points have been introduced to ensure that the incubation completes the required task and has a sufficient level of mastery before moving to the next step of development.

ICE candidates comprise of individuals that have a strong business concept in place or running an existing business at low operational level.
Optionally, a Grant funding linkage for successful Attendees is possible. This will assist emerging businesses to keep momentum after the Theoretical and Mentorship phase of the programme

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NETWORKING EXPERIENCE & TRAINING (NeXT)

As the ICE programme is mainly for the Concept and initial Start-up businesses and GEM programme for the conversion of the higher end Start-up to Credible entities, TrioPlus realized the need for a Bridging Programme that forms a link between successful ICE candidates to grow towards the entry requirements of GEM Programme.

In essence NeXt is a 6-month bridging programme that allows individual business owners to expand on:

+ Networking skills with business owners in similar business entities. This consist of:
One networking session
One Focus Group Session
+ Equipping business owners with more business experiences that will guide them on their entrepreneurial journey. This is achieved by accessing and engaging successful community members or past students to share their insights and inspire personal growth. Two interactions with more experienced business owners will be linked to the Networking & Focus Group Session as mentioned above.
+ The Knowledge component will be developed through four structured training sessions, followed by a mentoring session per attendee, over 6-months period.

Although the programme is structured with networking, experience, training and mentoring, additional needs of the Business owners will also be taken into account.  A Development Plan will be compiled to address the personal and business gaps over a period of 6 months.

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GROWING ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT (GEM)

The successful growth of any business entity is based on its ability to manage e.g. staff, contracts, clients and finances. This programme allows operational businesses to understand Business Operations, Financial Management and Marketing concepts better with the main aim to implement and manage these crucial components of the business.

The emphasis of this Programme is the application of the theoretical business management and control functions within the business. This is an 8-month programme with emphasis on Business Development, Management Development and Systematic Business Growth. The method of implementation is through regular one-on-one contact sessions with the entrepreneur during the incubation programme.

Successful completion of this programme will result in the business owner being able to:

+   Engage in foundational strategic planning
+   Use an accounting system
+   Ensure that financial statements are compiled
+   Obtain and maintain a Tax Clearance Certificate
+   Compile Quotes and Tenders
+   Monitor and control the implementation of the business strategies
+   Develop a basic Quality Management System

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  • TrioPlus envisage to establish itself as a preferred business development authority in South Africa. Our goal and strategy therefore involve client preference to access unique skill sets, knowledge basis and focused developed resources to be measured against quality of performance, reputation, economic contribution impact and the value added to all businesses associated with TrioPlus.

    Short term goals established for the next two years include generating a tremendous impact on the SMME development sphere at a national level. Subsequently the aim is to extend the Trio-Plus footprint into the African continent to enhance TrioPlus as a leadership authority in SMME development over a five year period.

  • TrioPlus Enterprise and Supplier Development programmes strive to develop the potential of all community beneficiaries advancing responsible citizenship and economic participation throughout Southern Africa.

    TrioPlus Development envisage the establishment of a culture of sustainable economic awareness leading to the implementation of entrepreneurial growth.

  • Through our distinguished, quality service and reputable, value-added economic reliable contribution to all levels of business enterprises, we engage we aim to become a business development authority in South Africa.

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    TrioPlus directors and administrators commit to personal and business integrity. Principles will not be sacrificed for expediency and deceitful or corrupt behaviour will not be tolerated in any form.

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    As an ethical company TrioPlus protects and builds the company’s reputation by practicing excellence in service delivery, being well informed and prepared and persistently striving to increase proficiency in all areas. Individual development of staff is paramount to maintain a competitive edge.

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