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eCommerce has become the new buzzword and in a nutshell, it means to sell products online.

If you have a hobby, make furniture, make clothes or even if you’re an artist – you can sell your products online.

To setup an online store does not necessarily mean that you have to carry stock.  You can become an agent for a product or products and re-sell it on your online store.

For example: I am a reseller of educational products and I sell it on my site.  (Click on the image to view the site)

eCommerce Site

eCommerce Site

I don’t carry any stock for this online eCommerce venture and receive 20% of all the sales I generate.

Setting up an eCommerce shop takes some know-how and it would be better to make use of an expert to help you set up your eCommerce store.

What do you need?

  • Domain Name
  • Website with an eCommerce System Installed
  • Membership with a Payment Gateway.  I make use of Payfast which is a great South African Payment Gateway.
  • Products or an Re-seller agreement
  • Images of products
  • Products descriptions
  • Prices of the products

What will it cost?

Freelance Express offers this service for a Once off fee of R2500.

This includes:

  • Domain Name Registration
  • Hosting for 1 Year
  • Creating website
  • Submitting to major search engines
  • Adding of 25 products
  • Setting up of the payment gateway
  • R600 Online Marketing Voucher

Click here to read more about eCommerce

 

 

This is a chance of a lifetime!  You can win a bursary of R65000 at the Susca Watts Hair and Beauty Academy.

The Prize ….

A bursary for a two-year Health and Skincare diploma, which can be completed part-time, full-time or through correspondence if you’re not based in Pretoria.

This SAQA compliant to-year diploma ill give you the opportunity to become a qualified beauty therapist with the know-how to start your own beauty business.

For more info about this competition please email study@suscawatts.co.za

Info from Succeed Magazine April 2013

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The direct selling industry has become lucrative with perfume distributors placed strategically, our distributors have turned this opportunity into a rewarding experience. The potential for growth in the market increases daily as more people are exploring the use of good quality alternate fragrances saving them hundreds! This alluring program is the perfect for distributors due to the following

? No start-up or registration fees
? No monthly targets
? Work at your own pace
? Anyone can be a distributor and you can start immediately
? Prices are negotiable depending on quantities ensuring you make maximum profits
? High income potential
? Delivery nationwide
? Legit opportunity with a proven track record
? Friendly efficient service
? Door to door delivery service

Click here to get more information.

Grants to stimulate and promote investment, BEE and Employment creation in the manufacturing and tourism sectors, and to encourage geographic spread in tourism.  Grant of 15% to 30% of qualifying investment cost.  Maximum qualifying investment R200 million, maximum grant R30 million.

CONTACT

Paseka Masmula

011 394 5021

pmasemula@thedti.gov.za
Information gathered from: Entrepreneur Magazine

Managed by the IDC, the following grants are available:

  • Product Process Management Scheme: Maximum of R2 million grant
  • Matching Cheme: Maximum of R5 million grant

 

REQUIREMENTS

Specific criteria apply and an online assessment shows qualification.

www.investmentincentives.co.za and click on ‘Concept, Research and Development.

CONTACT

Lucky Tetsa

011 269 3485

luckyt@idc.co.za

Information gathered from: Entrepreneur Magazine

Industrial Development Corporation – under the Economic Development Department of National Government

THe IDC is a financially self-sustainable entity and plays a major role in entrepreneurship development.  The following sector/industry/development area specific funding options exist.

Gro-E Scheme: (Green industries: renewable energy, energy  efficiency, pollution mitigation, waste management and recycling and biofuels)

Risk Capital Facility Programme: PDI below R30million investment

Support Programme for Industrial Innovation and technology development: In the form of non repayable grant of between 50% and 85%

Transformation and Entrepreneurship Scheme: Finance for marginalised groups in start-up business, expansions or expansionary acquisitions.  This fund also embraces the:

  • Women Entrepreneurial Fund
  • People with disabilities fund
  • Equity Contribution Fund
  • Development Fund for Workers and
  • Community fund.

Green Energy Efficiency Fund: Supports the introduction of self-use renewable energy technologies

Women Entrepreneurial fund: Finance for Women-based businesses with total asset base fo up to R80 million and up to R30 million per transaction

Distressed Fund: Structured funding format: debt or equity with minimum of R1 million

Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme: Funding for existing manufacturers to induce competitiveness and job retention.  Working capital facility of R50 million, term – up to four years, 6% interest

 

REQUIREMENTS

Each programme has very specific criteria and one should assess the set of requirements of each.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Tel: 011 269 3000 or 086 693 888 (Make sure you quote the exact fund you would like to apply for.

Online application:  www.idc.co.za – click on to IDC Direct

More specific info on the funds:  www.idc.co.za/developmentfunds

Information gathered from: Entrepreneur Magazine

Offering

A PDI Funding Scheme with four offerings in the mining and related industry:

  1. The Supply Chain Fund
  2. The Anglo American Khula Mining Fund
  3. The Community Fund
  4. The Green Fund

Requirements

Each fund has its own investment guidelines with equity options.

Contact Details

ZIMELE FUND

011 638 4172

www.angloamerican.co.za/about-us/anglo-simele/about-zimele.aspx

SUPPLY CHAIN FUND

Peter Mothudi:  Supply Chain Fund Manager

011 638 5520

peter.mothudi@angloamerican.com

ANGLO AMERICAN KHULA MINING FUND

Mxolisi Kota: Fund Manager

011 638 3716

mxolisi.kota@angloamerican.com

COMMUNITY FUND

Louwrens de Jager: Fund Manager

011 638 2749

louwrens.dejager@angloamerican.com

GREEN FUND

Teresia McNeill

teresa.mcneill@angloamerican.com

Information gathered from: Entrepreneur Magazine

Offering

  • Grants as start-up assistance
  • PDI Entrepreneurs
  • Ages 19 – 35 years old

SAB KickStart has a very successful track record in the creation of sustainable entrepreneurial ventures.

Process

  • Phase 1: Awareness campaign recruitment and selection
  • Phase 2 : Training
  • Phase 3: Business plan improvement and adjudication
  • Phase 4: Success enhancement – growth strategy definition and mentorship
  • Phase 5: National Awards

Contact

Ntombi Kholwa

011 437 8600

www.sabkickstart.net

Information gathered from: Entrepreneur Magazine

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