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Entrepreneur tour visits Port Elizabeth

Oct 22 2014 16:30

Port Elizabeth - The Medo "Treppie" - an adaptation of the word entrepreneur - is hitting the road again.

The latest Treppie tour is taking place in Port Elizabeth and is essentially a mobile entrepreneur incubator.
The aim is to promote entrepreneurship and enterprising ideas in the communities.

"I believe that the partnerships between organisations such as Medo, business and government are essential in paving the way forward for job creation in our country. We all need to show the will and work together towards a common goal of upliftment and business prosperity," said Medo CEO Judi Sandrock.   

This move to foster small business development and job creation in and around Port Elizabeth, sees Medo running a week-long tour in search of exceptional individuals who aspire to take their small businesses to the next level.

The organisers are inviting entrepreneurs to visit the mobile office to pitch their businesses. Successful applicants will receive a boost to their enterprise in the form of access to further training and the possibility to apply for the range of Medo entrepreneurial programmes.

While the project's main focus is the Motherwell area - and forms part of the Motherwell Urban Renewal Programme - the tour will benefit people across Port Elizabeth as all are welcome to visit for advice.

"The training and access to information will help drive the thinking of residents in a direction that will help them either establish or grow existing businesses and thereby create platforms of job creation and business development," said Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality executive mayor Benson Fihla.

The Tour takes place as follows:

October 23: Councillor's office Ikamvelihle, 7 Mzangwa Street, Ikamvelihle Motherwell from 09:00 to 12:00 and councillors office Wells Estate, 42333 Vrolik Street, Wells Estate from 12:30 to 16:00.

October 24: Motherwell Business Development Centre (MBDSC), Corner Tyinirha and Nyara Road, Motherwell Shopping Complex from 09:00 to 16:00.

- Fin24

port elizabeth  |  entrepreneur  |  small business


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