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Kuba Technologies has launched online courses catering to those facing retrenchment, with innovative business ideas and for Township entrepreneurs negatively impacted by the pandemic.
Founded in 2017, Kuba Technologies aims to work toward unlocking the potential of small businesses across Africa through the use of its innovative digital platform.
Kuba Technologies new online courses cater to entrepreneurs impacted by Covid-19
Kuba Technologies is a digital platform that is closing the gap between large corporates and small business owners.
The platform makes simplify the process for corporate entities that currently work with, or seek, small businesses partners specifically black-owned small businesses. Offering digital solutions to small business owners along with e-procurement platforms that connect companies to township entrepreneurs.
In an official statement, Kuba Technologies explains what its business model focuses on.
“At Kuba Technologies, we believe the key to South Africa’s survival is in creating sustainable micro-enterprises, with turnkey support to see retrenched and unemployed South Africans starting a small business for sustenance and to create employment within their communities. Setting up a small business gives people the freedom to be their own bosses and use their passion and previous experience to create something new.”
With their new courses, the award-winning Kuba Technologies believes that given the right intervention unemployed youth and those facing retrenchment can invest in themselves and venture into becoming small business owners.
Jacques Sibomana Founder Kuba Technologies comments on the creation of their new online courses.
“The online training will see thousands of entrepreneurs gaining vital business knowledge and access to Kuba’s GrowMyBiz tool kits that will help business owners scale to profit in an e-commerce environment.”
With South Africa’s unemployment rates steadily rising even prior to the pandemic, Kuba is providing a much-needed service to those whose employment status has changed due to the impact of Covid-19.
With a reported three million South Africans losing their job between February and April 2020, due to the impacts of the pandemic and no clear indication on when employment rates may increase, Kuba is aiming to provide some relief with their new innovative courses.
With reported access to over 3500 entrepreneurs, Kuba Technologies estimates that if each entrepreneur creates two or more jobs in their communities, it will result in a possible 7000 sustainable and scalable opportunities.
Kuba Technologies is inviting South African organizations and companies to sponsor this initiative.
With just under R15 000 an individual will have access to Kuba’s e-procurement platform as well as business training, essential business starter kit which includes: a new website, a business bank account, registered company, business cards, and flyers.
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Featured image: Jacques Sibomana, founder and Managing Director of Kuba Technologies (Supplied)