Updated: Nov 7, 2018
We are looking for South African Cosmetic SMMEs that need assistance to grow their businesses! Each SMME will be enrolled on an initial 9-month programme from which they can launch new products into the market. We anticipate that the CEA will be able to support 10-20 SMMEs. Each SMME will be provided with mentorship and business support to grow their business over a period of 12 to 24 months. Become a Member so we can build a community.
The CEA will assist in supplier development, product prototype improvement to meet industry regulations and assist SMMEs with clinical and shelf-life testing. We will assist to secure necessary permits and the navigation of the regulatory environment, branding and packaging of products and getting these into the retail market. We will sign long term contracts with important service providers (e.g. suppliers of packaging material, testing facilities and custom manufacturers) to allow these micro-enterprises to scale their innovations. Typically, such providers do not support micro-enterprises due to the lack of economies of scale. Download our Expression of Interest and apply now!