Mosa Dikobo is the owner of Citrus Green Solutions and his entrepreneurial story began at the end of November 2012 when he decided to leave his job in Logistics Management and revitalise his grandfather’s cleaning business which he ran from home until he passed away. He had to build the infrastructure from scratch, appoint staff and rebrand the business completely. The Raizcorp guides helped Mosa understand that he had to take care of himself in order to succeed in his business.
“When we started our second-hand car sales company, our main focus was on making a sale but then later, we started to worry about the next one as we went along. However, we soon realised that there wasn’t any sustainability in our business, and we were operating without a plan. This led us to apply for the Raizcorp programme. We were allocated a team of five guides including a Finance Guide, who worked closely with us on our business.’’ Musa Sambo, owner of My Brand Group.
With over 15 years’ of combined experience in metallurgical engineering, Thandiwe and her husband identified a gap in the industry that needed filling. They started a business that would allow them to do what they know best and do it well. The programme impacted Thandiwe positively because she discovered herself while on the programme, “I know my capabilities, my strengths and the areas to work on,” said Thandiwe. “Because of it, I’m standing in a better position to look at my business and assess what needs to be done and action it promptly’’. Thandiwe Mabena, Owner of Mhloli Trading.
These are just some of the entrepreneurs whose lives, mindsets, and businesses have changed dramatically after joining one of our business growth programmes.
In order to apply for one of our programmes, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be the owner of the business and be active in it on a full-time basis
- Have a business that is 51% or more black owned
- Have a business that has been trading for a minimum of 6 months
- Have a minimum average monthly turnover of R10 000
- Have a cell phone and access to a computer and email
- Be 18 years or older