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The DSBD SMME Database is a national register for SMMEs to build their business profiles and to get access to the support and resources they need to start and grow their businesses.
Some of the many benefits for entrepreneurs include individualised tools to access finance, e-learning courses to support the growth and sustainability of your business and a business profile that convinces potential customers of the reliability of your enterprise. Register now! The DSBD guarantees you it will not share your information with other organizations without your permission (even SARS!), so you can develop your business at your own pace. Find out more about the many benefits of registering below!
WHAT'S IN IT FOR SMMES?
Building a profile on the DSBD SMME Database gives you access to many useful e-learning courses, government support and potential customers. Furthermore, with our help, you can elevate your ‘business sustainability rating’ which proves the solidity and sustainability of your enterprise to potential customers and investors.
WHAT DOES THE GOVERNMENT GAIN FROM THE SMME DATABASE?
The SMME Database is a dynamic tool that helps the government make evidence-based policy decisions and provides it the means to better support and grow SMMEs. The SMME sustainability ratings can help match government incentives with the needs of SMMEs and help the government to find the SMMEs that will best benefit from these incentives.
HOW DOES THIS BENEFIT THE PRIVATE SECTOR, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND INVESTORS?
This tool can benefit the private sector by identifying SMMEs that can qualify for supplier and enterprise development programmes and improve their B-BBEE scorecards. For financial institutions and investors, the SMME database provides the basis for the development of an innovative SMME sustainability rating, which together with the credit bureau ratings, will provide lenders and investors with a full picture of prospective SMME borrowers.