Govt not doing enough for youth - startup | Fin24
 
In partnership with
  • Data Market Inquiry

    MTN says it is prepared to defend itself before Competition Tribunal over report.

  • Claims of sabotage

    What we know so far about allegations of sabotage at an Eskom power station.

  • Dudu Myeni

    Court dismisses former SAA chiar's bid to have Outa withdraw from delinquency case.

Loading...

Govt not doing enough for youth - startup

Aug 06 2013 14:34
A Fin24 user thinks the government is not doing enough for youth empowerment. He writes:

I'm a 27-year-old running a commercial cleaning business in Melrose Arch by the name of Ramkay Projects. My business is just over one-and-a-half years old and I currently employ 3 full time and 2 part time cleaners.

I've applied for numerous cleaning tenders with the government without much success. So much for youth empowerment!

We currently only have one contract cleaning a residential building in Melrose Arch but with my courage, dedication and determination I believe Ramkay Projects will be a force to be reckoned with within the next five to ten years.

Independent business consultant Anton Ressel has some advice for Ramkay Projects’owner:

Your inability to secure any government tenders is actually a blessing in disguise.

Building a business that relies on work from the government for its survival is never a sustainable strategy, because as you indicate in your letter the playing field is not really level, and things change quickly and without warning in the public sector.

My advice, keep doing what you are doing - look for private sector opportunities, market yourself hard, do great work and success will surely follow.

View gallery:

Ramkay Projects is a cleaning and maintenance serv

 - Fin24

* Share your experience of setting up a business or ask a question. Our business panel can put you on the right path.


anton ressel  |  tenders  |  mybusiness  |  entrepreneurs
NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Company Snapshot

Voting Booth

How concerned are you about ransomware attacks?

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...