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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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Bridgit Evans, Executive Director at the SAB Foundation, is a leading figure in the efforts to promote business development and entrepreneurship in South Africa. As a former entrepreneur, she is a firm believer in a future, which incorporates women-owned and led...
Theme: “Women in Enterprise” Welcome to the first edition of the Catalyst for Growth (C4G) newsletter, the C4G Monitor. The purpose of producing this newsletter is to keep you involved in the discussions on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and the role that it has...
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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