Small businesses are the engine room of the province's economy. Through its Enterprise Development Unit, the Department offers a suite of services and support programmes to develop and grow small business in the Western Cape.
Support and Services:
- Emerging Business Support
- Premier's Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards
- Financial Support for Businesses
- Non-financial Support to Businesses
The primary mandate of the Enterprise Development Unit is to create an enabling environment which minimises the hurdles to sustainable business growth, investment and job creation. The unit’s objective is to facilitate engagements between relevant stakeholders in order to ensure demand-led support intervention and to develop and grow small businesses through enhanced access to financial and non-financial support.