There are a number of organisations that are dedicated to assisting small businesses free of charge.
The role of Seda role includes the support and promotion of co-operative enterprises, particularly those located in rural areas. It also provides small business support through a grid of seda-coordinated information and advice access points
To provide network of walk-in centres for entrepreneurs - with relevant support and information services clustered under one roof. The Business Place has become a leading small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) development service in Southern Africa.
The Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP) supports research and technology development, and aims to enhance the quality and quantity of appropriately skilled people. THRIP focuses on extending research cooperation between the universities, science councils and industry partners in order to improve South Africa’s technological and economic competitiveness. It is an advisory body, providing strategic advice and guidance.
BSSA thus trains both start-ups and entrepreneurs wishing to grow their businesses. The Business Skills for South Africa (BSSA) Foundation is a private sector agency established by Price Waterhouse Coopers and the National Industrial Chamber with the object to support SME ‘s. This is done through business skills transfer to owner-managed businesses and to business advisers.
KZN Business Training equips business people with practical business skills.