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Catalyst for Growth (C4G) is a non-profit company that was conceptualised by JP Morgan Foundation and Dalberg Global Development Advisors as an intervention to promote and introduce quality Business Development Service (BDS) Providers to corporates seeking to optimise the impact of their Enterprise Development (ED) spend on small-medium-and-micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs), by increasing transparency and aligning stakeholder incentives in the BDS marketplace.
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Catherine Winjberg is the Founder of Fetola, a BDSP that partners with C4G. The company holds a firm view that the South African Enterprise Development ecosystem needs an industry structure for benchmarking, trending and highlighting insight that can be used by the...
SiMODiSA was established in 2014 with the objective of providing entrepreneurial support in South Africa. Their focus is on influencing policy frameworks and empowering start-ups through education, networking opportunities, skills development as well as providing...
At the heart of the success of the Enterpriseroom are good advice, a stable support structure and a unique platform that serves as a sounding board for SMMEs. Their core focus is supporting Enterprise Development in corporate and government institutions to promote...
SMMEs on the Platform
“BDS providers that performed best on quantitative metrics of their SMMEs (specifically, improvements in revenue growth, margins and business processes), were not those that SMMEs were most likely to recommend”
“C4G’s input provides a benchmark for monitoring remedial interventions, & provides the substance to determine which interventions work or do not work. Essentially, the trends identified by C4G provide the framework necessary to elevate the success of SMMEs and industry role players alike…”
“We are big proponents of the independent data & verifiable benchmarking process that C4G offers. The data generated provides Fetola, as well as other stakeholders in the ecosystem, insights that support business growth…”
“C4G has a vital role in the future of business development in our country. Its evidence-based approach has the potential to be a game changer not only in South Africa but throughout the continent…”
Bridgit Evans: Executive Director – SAB Foundation
Catherine Winjberg: Founder & Director- Fetola
Mimi Kalinda: Founder – Africa Communications Media Group