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The Business Linkage Centre

Developing Small Business, Creating Jobs

The driving force behind the Business Linkage Centre initiative was to create a way to link emerging Small Business with Big Business and to create job opportunities and stimulate the economy. The main area of focus is the Greater Boksburg area.
The sponsoring companies actively participate in the programme, engaging the services of small emerging business people. The Business Linkage Centre has become the first point of contact for companies when seeking the services of small emerging contractors. The key to success is the willingness of large companies to take up the challenge to develop and support emerging business.

We provide the following support services:

     • Small Business Training
      The BLC, together with Impala Platinum and the
        Ekurhuleni East College for Further Education and
        Training, has developed training modules that focus
        specifically on the needs of emerging businesses.

     • Business Advice & Information
         The BLC is frequented by existing, prospective and
        emerging business people wanting advice on a
        variety of business matters. These matters include
        business plan and profile development, advice on
        starting a new venture and advice on financial

Program Success (Business Linkages)
Since the start of the programme in 2000, commercial links to the value of R122 583 156.71 were made between the sponsoring companies and emerging SMME•s in the Greater Boksburg area.

Advantages for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME•s):
     • Tender Service,                  • Track Record,
     • Continuity,                         • BEE Compliance,
     • Linkages and                      • Assessments

If your company is interested in being a Corporate Sponsor, here are some of the advantages:
     • Enterprise Development,
     • Preferential Procurement,
     • Socio-Economic Development,
     • Speeding up the tender process from the SMME side,
     • Reducing time consuming activities,
     • Verifying Suppliers,
     • Referencing of supplier details,
     • Input in the BLC,
     • Simplifying your business process outsourcing,
     • Aftercare service and
     • An annual report for your BEE scorecard.


our business linkage centre

We want to make it easier for you to do what you do best. You concentrate on your business and let the BLC serve you on your company•s BEE scorecard.

We identified a gap between large Corporate Companies, Government Departments, stable Independent Businesses and SMME•s with specific emphasis on the emerging SMME•s.

The purpose of the BLC is to:
     • Make it easier for business to do what it is best at •
       Concentrate on the business at hand.

     • Assist business with three of the codes on the BEE
       scorecard, namely Enterprise Development,
       Preferential Procurement and Socio-Economic
       Development. This will create a triple win for

     • Provide procurement assistance.

Participants of the BLC:
Corporate Companies, Independent Enterprises, Established and Emerging SMME•s can claim on the three scores with as little effort as possible and as cost effectively as possible. In the end the BLC offers a sustainable service to business with a central referral point for enquiries and assistance.

We pledge to:
     • Work for South Africa•s economic success;
     • Build businesses and create employment;
     • Use and develop our knowledge and skills to serve our

     • Unite with our colleagues to encourage, support and
       contribute to our common growth and prosperity;

     • Strive to conduct ourselves with integrity,       
       dedication and discipline.

We commit to put South Africa first. Visit SA First website for more information.