A new online platform for small businesses is about to launch and Minister Beverley Schäfer will be jumping out of a plane to show her support.
Jump is a new way for entrepreneurs and small businesses to connect with each other, with business support, with business experts and with digital tools.
Jump helps SMMEs see what support is available to them, and to more efficiently access that support – whether it’s a mentor, a funder or business advice from an expert.
Jump’s beta version will go live later this month, however businesses can already register now, so that they are listed when it goes live. Over 1100 businesses have already signed up.
As part of the launch, small business owners could enter into a competition to win a chance to skydive with Minister Schäfer. Farouk Gabier from Grassy Park won the opportunity. He is setting up a gym for children in his area called Urchin-Wildchild.
Minister Schäfer said: "As part of our focus on the future economy, we have developed this digital solution which will help small businesses to access a range of support and solutions. We've already seen a number of businesses sign up to be involved, and I encourage all small businesses to sign up".