Empower - Wins

Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber strives to empower micro, small and medium enterprises with the tools and support to achieve success in the Nelson Mandela Bay business sector.

Entrepreneurship Desk Established

We established an Entrepreneurship Desk which as of today has 240 businesses registered with it, of which 68% are black-owned and 55% are female-owned, and have a combined annual turnover of over R286 million between them, employing over 1000 employees. The Desk acts as a single contact where small business growth and sustainability interventions are housed. These include pro bono one-on-one advisory support; access to the market; entrepreneurial skills development; access to finance; and business-to-business linkages, among others.

Connecting Our MSMEs with Funding Opportunities

The Entrepreneurship Desk hosted 3 breakfasts dedicated to connecting our MSMEs with funding opportunities available in the market, while they got the opportunity to network with each other.

15 Emerging Exporters Successfully Complete Exporters Development Programme in 2022/23

The successful completion of the Exporters Development Programme which supported 15 emerging exporters in 2022/23 while 17 have been inducted for the 2023/2024 period. In total, the programme has supported 65 beneficiaries.

54 MSMEs Inducted into Enterprise Development Programme for 2023/24

The Enterprise Development Programme has inducted 54 MSMEs from the services sector for the 2023/24 period. These MSMEs are being equipped with financial management and controls; market penetration; and organisational development interventions.

GEAP Reaches Milestone as it Culminates in a Close-Out Event to Mark its Success

The Chamber’s Global Export Accelerator Programme (GEAP) which is targeted at empowering local Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with necessary export skills and knowledge has reached a milestone as it culminates in a close-out event to mark its success.

75 Mentees Benefit from the Mentorship Network Programme

The Mentorship Network has uplifted and supported 75 mentees through 4 phases of the programme which commenced in 2022.