Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) is a powerful mechanism for change in South Africa. The economic output of South Africa’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) provides over half of our national GDP and employs the majority of our labour force. Strategically focussing on SMEs for investment and business acceleration unlocks their growth potential with the knock-on effect of creating jobs and reducing poverty. The simplicity of the solution is unparalleled in its ability to elevate and empower our industry, society and nation.
Formal business entities in South Africa which are SME's
The ASISA Enterprise and Supplier Development Fund (“the Fund”) is uniquely designed to build businesses through an innovative combination of tailored business acceleration and investment support. Our approach to Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) provides a strategic solution for our funders and economy that builds not just businesses, but society too. Our innovative model allows us to provide strategic growth funding and support to businesses that are aligned to the value chains of our funders. Our vision is to create sustainable shared value for our funders, enterprises and nation by investing in the strategic growth of high potential small and medium enterprises (SMEs).