The Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme develops export markets for South African products and services and recruits new foreign direct investment into the country. The program aims to improve export performance by subsidising the export promotion efforts of entrepreneurs dealing in goods. A cash grant based on the cost of travelling, accommodation and participation is paid into the bank account of the applicant. Applications have to be submitted well in advance. For a comprehensive and detailed Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Business Plan, do not hesitate to get in touch with DTC.
Eligible Enterprises include:
• Manufactures and exporters that are South African;
•South African export trading houses representing at least three small, medium or micro enterprises (SMMEs) or businesses owned by historically disadvantaged individuals (HDIs);
• Commission agents in South Africa representing at least three SMMEs / HDI-owned businesses; and
• Exports councils in South Africa, industry associations and joint action groups (JAGs) representing at least five South African entities.
The development of a business plan is a crucial step in the early planning stage of any business. Whether you are a large corporate aiming to expand, or a start-up business with a new product to offer in a specified industry… developing an in-depth business plan is vitally important. Our developments are often used to create a vision for companies, secure funding, secure non-repayable business grants, attract team members and/or manage the company.
Elements of a quality Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Business Plan include:
•An Executive summary: This the overview of your business and plans. It comes first in the plan and is ideally 1 to 2 pages.
•Opportunity: This section answers these questions: What are you actually selling and how are you solving a problem (or “need”) for your market? Who is your target market and competitors?
•Body: This section covers the marketing and sales plan, operations, milestones, and metrics for success.
•Company and management summary: Investors look for great teams in addition to great ideas. This section describes the business’ current team and future additions to it. A quick overview of your legal structure, location, and history if you are already operating should be included in the summary.
•Financial plan: A financial forecast is an essential aspect of any business plan. Dream Team Capital assists with this service.
•Financial projections: Consist of 8 documents namely; the management account, income statement, balance sheet, cash flow, cash forecast, break even analysis, loan amortisation schedule and fixed asset schedule, including ratios, graphs and calculations.
•Annexures: Included at the end of the document and contains statutory information that funders require in an application (contact us for the complete list).
At DTC we understand the intricacies of the requirements and criteria for a tailor-made and accurate business plans. If using the business plan for funding and/or non-repayable business grants, we guide you through the process and provide access to our expansive network of funders across South Africa.
Contact us for assistance and more information today!