Former Top Chef contestant Hezron Louw has been named the Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year.
Louw and his business partner Andrew Leeuw started a gourmet street food company, Sumting Fresh, in 2013.
Here’s how you can take part in the Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs programme.
Participation is open to all South African businesses with an annual turnover of less than R50 million.
The three channels through which businesses can join the programme are:
-Tsogo Sun’s national supplier showcases, where entrepreneurs with potential for growth exhibit their products and services – some are then identified by Tsogo Sun and invited to join.
-Through membership of the HCI Supplier Club.
-Through recommendations from the Department of Tourism and tourism agencies, who nominate businesses for evaluation by the entrepreneurs programme.
How the programme works
The programme starts annually in January. At the start of the 12-month programme, the entrepreneurs are each allocated a business mentor and a leadership coach to analyse their businesses and professional performance and then to create a roadmap to help them close gaps in their businesses and develop as leaders to run their businesses effectively.
Contact sessions and business foundation skills training workshops are provided to the entrepreneurs in the provinces where they are situated.
Tsogo Sun delivers the entrepreneurs programme with the support of several strategic partners, which include Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a programme partner for eight years; Colour Accounting, which provides financial management, marketing, sales and other business training; and Queen Ramotsehoa, whose company, Tsheto Leadership Academy, provides coaching and self-mastery services for personal and enterprise development. Proudly South African also recently became a partner of the programme.
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