About Me

My experience in Small Business Advising dates back to 1993 when I was among the pioneer Trainers of the SAB Kick-Start program in its inception year. Winning three awards encouraged me to explore the world of Social Entrepreneurship, across industry and both in urban and rural communities in 7 Provinces of South Africa.
Participating in the seminar exploring Best Business Practice on the provision of quality Business Development Services (BDS) at the ILO Training Centre in Turin - Italy, enhanced my ability to offer impactful BDS.  

Job Title

Business Development Services Manager  

Organization

African Olive Trading 191 (Pty) Ltd  

Location

88 Marshall Street, Marshalltown

Years of Experience

21

Expertise
  • Legal
  • Finance
  • Product Development
  • Market research and customer insights
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Distribution and logistics
  • Partnerships
  • Organisational Development
  • Impact measurement
Sector Focus
  • Health
  • Energy
  • Engineering and IT
  • Waste
My Track Record

Support SMEs to raise expansion capital; Support Co-operatives to raise grant funding; Provision of Train the Trainer on Business Advising; Training of Teachers and community members as Advisors for youth entrepreneurship development in schools; Trainer on the ILO SIYB program; Train NPOs and Co-operatives on Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship and Starting a Social Enterprise; School Management Teams training on effective Management strategies in an educational organisation; Training of Co-operatives on What is a Co-op, Co-ops Principles, registering a Co-operative and post-registration support and mentorship; Advisory services to SMEs on growth opportunities and overcoming business challenges; Provider of professional B-BBEE consultancy services for companies implementing Transformation; Providing Advisory support to five SMEs participating in the SEED GoSustainable programme.  

My Skills

SEED Eco-Inclusive Advisor IBASA accredited SME Advisor ILO Social Enterprise Trainer Assessor of SME learning Facilitation using a variety of methodologies B-BBEE pre-verification consulting Project Management of Enterprise and Supplier Development Programs Manage International donor funding