Tshwane Community Business Forum (TCBF) is an active network of individuals, groups of small enterprises, co-operatives and non-profit organizations working together to create opportunities for themselves. A Non-Profit Organization (NPO) established under the Non-Profit Organization Act 71 of 1997 with the registration number of 132-768. The forum is dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed individuals, owners of small businesses and independent social enterprises operating in townships and rural areas. Its purpose is to increase the number of active entrepreneurs and empower them in order to grow the economy and contribute to the social and economic well-being of the underprivileged communities in the Tshwane region.TCBF offers a new business model for micro enterprises where the owners get on-going support throughout the year for a period of 3 years through our Community Retail Development Programme. Our business support services include company registrations, legal documents, accounting services, marketing, technical skills, entrepreneurship, small business management and access to funding. TCBF works in collaboration with TVET College, private companies, NGOs and all Government Institutions that are supporting SMMEs, Co-operatives and Informal Traders.
VisionTo increase the number of entrepreneurs in the townships and empower them in order to grow the economy and contribute to the social and economic well being of underprivileged communities.Mission•Make a difference in the communities we serve.•Reduce poverty through business development.•Promote innovation and entrepreneurship in our communities.•Contribute to sustainable human developments.•Strengthen competitiveness and sustainability.•Promote savings and investments for SMMEs and Co-operatives.
•To be the voice of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises operating in the townships and rural areas within the city of Tshwane.•To lobby with appropriate government structures and the private sector to contribute towards the empowerment of entrepreneurs.•To identify problems affecting SMMEs operating within communities and propose possible solutions. •To provide information, advice and business support services. •To assist entrepreneurs to identify opportunities for business growth so as to maximise their potential. •To promote business linkages between SMMEs and Government as well as the private sector.•To encourage continuous skills training for sustainability.•To promote unity between TCBF and other Forums, Chambers and Associations which share common objectives.