We are delighted to introduce a significant initiative from the Informal Economy Development Forum (IEDF) – the “Grow Campaign.” At IEDF, we recognize the immense potential and vital role that informal and micro-businesses play in driving economic growth and fostering entrepreneurship. We are thrilled to be a part of their journey to success.

The Grow Campaign is a powerful endeavor designed to empower and uplift informal and micro-businesses in South Africa, particularly those who have registered for the prestigious South Africa Micro Business Awards. Through this campaign, we are excited to announce a special feature – our dedicated team of Business Development Mentors.

Our Business Development Mentors: Our esteemed Business Development Mentors are a group of seasoned professionals with extensive experience in various aspects of business development. They bring a wealth of knowledge, insights, and practical expertise to the table.

How They Assist: These mentors will work closely with registered informal and micro-businesses, providing invaluable guidance, strategic advice, and practical solutions to navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead. Their role is to mentor, guide, and support you on your journey to growth and success.

Why It Matters: The informal and micro-business sector is the lifeblood of our economy. By nurturing and empowering these businesses, we are not only fostering economic resilience but also creating a platform for innovation, job creation, and community development.

Our Commitment: At IEDF, we are committed to fostering an environment where every informal and micro-business can thrive. The Grow Campaign exemplifies our dedication to this cause, and our Business Development Mentors are here to ensure that you have the tools, knowledge, and guidance needed to reach new heights.

As we embark on this journey together, we encourage all registered businesses to take full advantage of this unique opportunity. Our mentors are here to listen, to guide, and to help you turn your dreams into reality.

To the informal and micro-business community of South Africa, we say: Your success is our success, and together, we will grow, prosper, and make a meaningful impact. Welcome to the Grow Campaign, where your potential knows no bounds.