Shift Africa Business Initiative

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Shift Africa is an eLan Property Group initiative, that combines Corporate Social Responsibility with general business sense. Shift Africa empowers existing and prospective business owners, with the objective of creating as many sustainable small businesses as possible around a catalytic hub. Through various business hubs, starting at Blythedale on the North Coast, this initiative will provide small businesses with opportunities, training, and connections, in their bid to become autonomous and self-sustainable. Shift Africa Business Expo 2020 is to be held in partnership with FNB Fundaba and Enterprise ILembe.

Shift Africa Expo – 28 March 2020, Blythedale Coastal Estate

The Shift Africa Expo is structured according to the Shift Africa Business Model – that is, one central business hub, from which 8 pillars emerge. These 8 pillars make up the different industries within which small businesses can be grown and nurtured. The Expo will be held at Blythedale Coastal Estate (central hub), and business exhibitors will be physically grouped according to the category/pillar they fall under.

How It Works

A business hub acts as a catalyst for new development, the first such hub being Blythedale Coastal Estate. From a business hub emerge 8 key pillars, classified as:

  1. Infrastructure and Construction
  2. Education and Training
  3. Tourism and Travel
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Services and Retail
  6. Health and Wellness
  7. Land, Agricultural, and Environment
  8. Safety and Security

Every one of these pillars has 8 sub-pillars supporting its operation, which in turn all have sub-categories supporting their operation. Each category and pillar represent a different business. The Expo will match relevant, existing businesses with categories or pillars and get every potential business owner a head start in their preferred industry. From there, Shift Africa nurtures, trains and supports these business owners, allowing them, and all Shift Africa members, to flourish within the framework.

This event at Blythedale will be the springboard for a whole host of small businesses in the North Coast region, which is why we’re requesting that you become one of these businesses, or that you come show your support as a future customer.

For more information contact Jason jason@elan.co.za

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