The SMME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is a subscription-based association dedicated to creating an eco-system that provides access to markets, financial inclusion and socio-economic opportunities to the African, Small, Micro, Medium Enterprises. We are a collective voice for small businesses.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SIGN UP WITH THE SMME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?
Once you have supplied all the relevant information, your membership is instantaneous.
WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
A passion and desire for business as well as a determination and will to succeed. Our aim is to grow and develop SMME's by providing the necessary support. We can assist you regardless of the stage of your business you are in.
WHAT MAKES SMME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CHAMBERS?
Our Parliamentary Office is the first of its kind. We aim to lobby government and effect policy change to benefit SMME's. No other chambers are currently doing this.
WHAT DO I GET FOR MY SUBSCRIPTION / MEMBERSHIP FEE?
You get access to our wide eco-system that provides access to markets, financial inclusion and socio-economic opportunities to the African, Small, Micro, Medium Enterprises.
IS MY BUSINESS FEASIBLE?
Take our free assessment to determine the feasibility of your business.
HOW CAN I GET FUNDING / CAPITAL FOR MY BUSINESS?
We are a promotor and facilitator of local and international trade. A third party which enables us to negotiate contracts and secure funding for projects that benefit our membership.
I HAVE AN IDEA FOR A BUSINESS, WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
You can click on the link to help you formulate a business plan. Once that is done, you can then click on the Biz Portal link and follow the step-by-step business registration process.
HOW CAN I APPLY FOR GOVERNMENT TENDERS?
Simply click on the link to be directed to the Central Supplier Database application screen. You can use our useful checklist to make sure you have all the required documentation.
HOW DO I MAKE A BUSINESS PLAN?
Simply follow the link on our website to take you to a step-by-step guide on how to make a business plan.
HOW CAN YOU HELP ME DEVELOP MYSELF AND MY BUSINESS?
We have a number of Skills Development and Training programmes on offer. Once you are a member, you will have access to these.