A Certification ceremony was held in Kimberley for a group of 15 aspiring women entrepreneurs who received small business development training over a period of six months. The training was provided by eWatchdog, the non-profit arm of Tradelane, in partnership with the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA). Read more in Diamond Fields Advertiser.
Long before she opened Tradelane in 2011, Betsy Ings had a passion for empowering women and entrepreneurs from vulnerable communities – and soon, she hopes to take this passion to the rest of the African continent. Tradelane’s holistic empowerment formula for entrepreneurs, specifically women and youth, combines multi-level training, coaching and mentoring. Read more in The Herald, 27 August 2018.
Supplier development and diversity is a major tool that can enable hope for entrepreneurs, which aligns with our National Development Plan (NDP), writes Founder and Managing Director of Tradelane Betsy Ings. What is the conundrum we are trying to address to keep the hope of SMMEs alive? Indeed, it is the importance of supplier development through diversity and inclusivity by all stakeholders [...]
The subject top of mind for entrepreneurs at present seems to be how to hook the big customer; they request help to ‘get in’ with the big companies and onto their database. This is the hope inside of most SMMEs in South Africa at present. Tradelane Founder and Managing Director Betsy Ings unpacks this in the Nelson Mandela Bay [...]
Oprah Winfrey believes a mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. As a business mentor this is imperative, since it speaks to the purpose of your relationship with the entrepreneur. The subject top of the mind for entrepreneurs at present seems to be how to hook the big customer – [...]