Making use of different tools to grow the business
The Enterprise Development (ED) initiatives run by Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) have seen successful outcomes – where small business beneficiaries have become empowered and capacitated to achieve substantial growth within their operations. Babantle Housing Solutions, now known as BT Conglomerate, was one of Enterprises UP’s ED beneficiaries for 2014. BT Conglomerate was still in its early stages of establishment and their main operations were home and business gardening services, working with only a small staff complement. The company received a sponsorship of tools and equipment for their operations and the company’s owner and director, Bethuel Nevondo, attended a course on Project Management Principles and Practices in Organisations, providing him with critical tools and techniques to manage projects in the work environment.
BT Conglomerate was selected as a beneficiary from the Tshepo 10 000 initiative, which was run in conjunction with the City of Tshwane, aiming to assist companies in managing their daily business operations from business case development to project completion.
Recently, Bethuel visited Enterprises UP to give an update on the significant progress his company has made since 2014. “The training that I received from Enterprises UP is helping me the most at this stage of my business where I find myself running several projects at a time. I have even worked hard enough to be able to buy a bakkie which helps with running the business,” he smiles.
The company has since expanded its operations, now also providing services including technical solutions, product supplies and environmental solutions. He attributed much of his success to Enterprises UP and Tshepo 10 000 whom have continued to provide support to his business throughout the years.