Polishing the Wood
Pfunekani Woodwork Furniture is an example of how the spirit of entrepreneurship, when combined with some sound advice, produces great results. When the business approached Seda for help, it had one customer and was making a turnover of just R98 000. Today the business has between 10 and 15 customers and a turnover of R420 000. So how did it get here?
We did what we do best: we conducted an assessment of the business and then recommended solutions to problems. Firstly, the business operated in an open field, so we helped them apply for funding to set up a factory.
The funding came through and they relocated into a new factory equipped with an electric plain machine and 2 drilling machines to the value of R6 000.
Secondly, we helped them with marketing materials to market their new factory and the services it offers. Business boomed soon afterwards and the company now has a staff complement of 15 permanent and 4 part time employees.