Business Builder


3 programs to equip entrepreneurs with life and business skills over 2 years

Our programs include life skills training, business mentoring and coaching, and compelling incentives.

BUSINESS FLOW PROGRAM is for entrepreneurs who wish to benefit from networking and business support.

BUSINESS HUB PROGRAM includes access to open-plan office space and business services at Philippi Village's Hub building.

CONTAINER WALK PROGRAM includes access to a modified shipping container used as business premises at Philippi Village's Container Walk.

Let us help you grow your business

Our Business Builder programs assists mall and micro enterprises that can generate a minimum R1,500 monthly income and 30% annual growth rates. We aim to develop high-impact entrepreneurs that can grow their businesses, create jobs and act as role models in their communities.

For this purpose we use variety of effective tools:


To understand

personal choices

To develop

occupational intelligence

To practice

business planning

To gain

entrepreneurship values


Upcoming program events

Total Client Visits
2 468
Number of Clients Served

1-on-1 Client Consultations


Clients at Group Events

1 589

Some of our program participants' stories

30% Sales Growth

Cuthbert started Kata Digital Electronix in 2013. His business offers repair services for computers, amplifiers, fridges and other electronic equipment.


Since joining the CONTAINER WALK PROGRAM, he's learned costing & pricing, and the importance of financial management and record keeping.


He credits the Program for helping him focus on key income streams and target markets, and growing more customers. His sales increased by 30%.


"The training, coaching and mentoring have all been valuable in helping me plan ahead and run my business better."


In the next year he plans to market his business more effectively and to employ a receptionist and a technician to assist him.

Confidence to Start a Business

Grace got her idea for a catering business in 2014 while working in a 5-star hotel's kitchen. Her dream is to be self-employed and promote healthy eating in her community.


After regular visits to the BUSINESS CENTRE, she started her business and then joined the CONTAINER WALK PROGRAM.


She believes the Program helped her gain confidence in marketing herself to clients and suppliers, and to manage her business relationships.


"The coaching is very effective and has given me a strong personal foundation for becoming a professional."


She plans on becoming a catering partner to local schools and clinics; promoting her brand of nutritious cooking; and starting a restaurant.

Skill to Run a Business

Penelope started Waquilicious Weave & Wigs Boutique in 2015 to sell hair pieces, wigs and weaves to businesses and individuals.


After joining the CONTAINER WALK PROGRAM, she felt confident enough to register her business and prepare its marketing materials.


She thinks the Program's mentoring and coaching have given her another perspective on business and life, and to better understand herself.


"I’m competitive but a little disorganised, but I now learned to run my business by setting a timeframe for everything I do and to communicate better."


She plans to start manufacturing hair and is researching the equipment she will need to achieve it.


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BUSINESS ACTIVATOR • Tel. 021 371 3350 • Email • Philippi Village, 1 Cwangco Crescent, Philippi 7781, Cape Town, South Africa