GROWING BUSINESS SUCCESS
We support entrepreneurs to grow profitable and sustainable business models through sponsored development programmes or equity partnerships.
Raizcorp Arize business development and growth programmes are fully sponsored by corporate sponsors. Our range of programmes caters to entrepreneurs across all industries and at any stage of the entrepreneurial journey: from aspiring entrepreneurs who have an idea or want to commercialise an idea to already trading entrepreneurs who want to become more sustainable and profitable and those who are ready scale their businesses.
Our programmes deliver real results! Visit our success stories page to read about just some of the entrepreneurs we have supported.
Apply for a programme
Browse through our current programme offerings and click on the one that interest you to access the online application form. Please fill in the form fully and accurately and our Selection Team will start processing your application as soon as possible.
What we offer
Entrepreneurs who are accepted on to Raizcorp’s sponsored business growth programmes not only receive internationally accredited training, they also receive access to the Raizcorp value stack as described below.
The Raizcorp community
We know that the entrepreneurial journey can be very lonely but, as part of our community, you’ll be in the perfect position to interact with other entrepreneurs – drawing inspiration from them and them from you. In this environment, you can harness synergy and ensure that serendipity flourishes.
Access to finance
Cash flow is the lifeblood of any growing business, and entrepreneurs are always searching for ways to access more finance at the correct time. Although we don’t provide funding ourselves, we provide access to a network of finance institutions that could provide you with the financing you need. Being on one of our programmes increases your probability of accessing this finance.
Access to markets
We understand the importance of access to markets for growing entrepreneurial businesses. For this reason, we have created different channels to markets, ranging from access to over 500 businesses on our current programmes, access to over 13 000 alumni businesses, direct access to large corporate supply chains and more.
Access to specialists
As a growing entrepreneurial business, at some point you will need specialist services in areas such as tax, human resources and legal. Many young businesses are unsure of the appropriate specialists to engage with, who are cost effective and experts in their respective fields. We have a panel of various specialists for our entrepreneurs to choose from, who provide their services to our programme participants at special rates.
Successful entrepreneurs are lifelong learners who are obsessed with obtaining information and skills to unlock their entrepreneurial potential. We provide an approved and highly recognised practical learning curriculum for both you and your staff. The curriculum includes subjects such as entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, finance and personal development to ensure that you have every opportunity to supplement your gaps and areas for growth.
Each of our entrepreneurs receives a team of entrepreneurial guides who act as “mentors” on strategy, finance, marketing, sales and personal development. Our guides are regarded as the créme de la créme of business “mentors”. They are carefully selected, highly trained and full time to ensure that you receive a high-quality experience and interaction that will help move your business to the next level.
Small businesses need certain staff resources in order to grow. However, many businesses cannot afford such resources or cannot make full enough use of them to make it cost effective to employ staff full time. Often, a small business will do without a bookkeeper or receptionist which can have a negative impact. As part of Raizcorp’s programme, we’ll give you access to our professional staff including a receptionist, a bookkeeper, a hospitality hostess and so on. They are always ready to assist you in way possible.
Access to infrastructure
Business infrastructure is expensive and often not ideally located. As part of the Raizcorp programme, you’ll have access to rooms, boardrooms, IT and front-desk infrastructure, and the use of our hot-desk facilities. You can also rent offices on a month-to-month basis. The true benefit of using our infrastructure is that your clients and potential clients will interact with you in a professional context and be able to see you in a more professional light.