SMME Development

Enterprise Development Programmes

We partner with large companies that seek to make a social and economic contribution through the development of small, medium and micro enterprises. We design and implement the development programme which can include training, mentorship, coaching and equipment support. Where possible the SMMEs are exposed to market opportunities and larger companies.

Supplier Development Programmes

We work with small and medium suppliers to improve the quality of the services they provide to large clients. Our support ranges from soft skills support e.g. professionalism, preparing professional documents, preparing bids, and technical support.

Monitoring and Evaluation of Programmes

We provide an independent view on the quality of implementation of SMME development programme. Let Naswenda be the 3rd eye that ensures that for development programme is implemented inline with objects and to the benefit of the entrepreneurs.

Impact Studies

It is often frustrating for large companies to invest in the development of small companies without seeing the impact of their investment. Naswenda conduct research where the value added to past enterprise and supplier development is assessed.

Business advisory & Mentoring

Learning from our own challenges of starting a business, we realised that as an entrepreneur, at times, one needs a bit of hand-holding, a sounding board, a person to bounce ideas off with or an independent view on a business issue. We provide entrepreneurs and co-operative members with an opportunity to get advice and mentorship from our panel of experts. Our mentorship method is unique in that tangible value is added at the session i.e. our sessions are not chit-chat sessions.


Training forms part of Enterprise Development and Supplier Development programmes. We use our training content that was acquired overseas and customised for local relevance.

ED/SD Software
We have created a web based solution that support Enterprise and Supplied development programmes in managing their data. We use it for our programmes and continously improve the solution.