Helping South African business grow and scale
Consultations with our stakeholders and clients has highlighted that to respond and adapt to the challenges and opportunities in the business environment, the LEAD through our ESD PROGRAMME will provide critical assistance to help businesses like yours not just persevere, but grow /recover on solid footing, through the following areas:
- Funding supports - a range of financial products, for start-ups, expansion plans, and R&D business plans.
- Management Development, Advice and Facilitation
- Sales Acceleration & Enablement
- Market Expansion (strategic services to expand locally or enter new markets)
- Business to Government (services enabling public procurement)
- Innovation Connections (services to access knowledge, engage with researchers and foster innovation)
Accessing our Services
Strengthening enterprise development in all regions to adapt to a challenging market environment, and on maximising job retention and creation is the central focus for the LEAD.
Our response refects the varying needs and opportunities of enterprise and encompasses working directly with companies.
Our Development Advisers have sectoral expertise and are experienced in working with companies through all stages of the business development - from start-up, to established small and medium-sized enterprises, right through to large companies with the ability to achieve significant scale.
Your Development Adviser is responsible for assessing your business needs and agreeing with you how Local Enterprise and Association Development might best be able to help. Your Development Adviser can make introductions to other specialists within Local Enterprise and Association Development, such as:
- In-Market Advisers
- Technology Advisers
- Human Resource Development Advisers
If you are not currently a client of Local Enterprise and Association Development and you do not have an assigned Development Adviser, you should contact Us to ascertain your company's eligibility for Local Enterprise and Association Development support.