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Why We Exist, the story by our founder

I saw them registering their businesses and some pitching their business concepts, I got excited, because I didn’t only see people who were leveraging on the opportunities made available for the SME sector, and people taking ownership in response to high unemployment rate – the passion that they exuded drew me to them. But something happened, 3 years down the line most of those businesses no longer existed, the passion I once saw was gone. I got sad because most of those businesses were viable and I was quite sure that the vision those people had was still there, deep inside. I conducted a research with the intention of bridging the gap between high number of businesses registered yearly and the high number of businesses that went out of business yearly. And grounded in my strong conviction and believe in possibility of the business concepts they have becoming the next big thing in the SA’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, I launched KM – Consulting and Development Services to focus on the planning and growing of a business. I believe what startups need to become the next corporations is a well-defined and fully baked business concept, clear business model, well packaged value proposition and business systems as well as support. And that’s why I started the company, to do just that. The aim is not to help clients build businesses that merely survive, but tomorrow’s scalable business empires.

-Kgadi Mmanakana, Professional Consultant, Scholar and Speaker on Entrepreneurship and Strategy reconciling the concepts of Design Thinking, Competitive Strategy and Business Model Innovation with Economic Theories to help businesses gain Competitive Advantage in ever changing Market Environments. 

The Journey thus far

For over 4 years, full-time, we have helped entrepreneurs move from a state of having mere ideas to a state of making money from their odeas, and we worked with existing businesses to help them structure businesses to enable growth and profitability.

In terms of our clientele, we have geographical footprint across all South African prpvincep, other African Countries and the Philippines. And sectoral/indutryi footprint in Digital Media & Technology, Property and Construction, Engineering and Professional Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Agriculture and Farming, Industrial and Logistics, Education and Training, Manufacturing, Fashion and Beauty, Nonprofit and Social Entrepreneurship, amongst others.

Types of clients we worked with

  • Those transitioning from corporate to self-employment/entrepreneurship
  • Freelancers transitioning to full-time into business
  • Inventors looking for working business models for their inventions
  • Those looking to monetize their talents and skills
  • Existing businesses looking for ways to access markets, funding, and enable growth and sustainability

Our Target Market

What our Target Market have in common is that; being clear on how they will make money, acquire and retain clienys and increase sales volume and value, and staying competitive is what is important to them. And they understand that such value comes at a fee and are willing to invest (pay for it).

What we do at KM – Consulting

We help entrepreneurs and SMEs answer these three questions:

  1.  How do we move from a state of having a business idea to a state of making money from our idea?
  2. This is what we want to achieve; How do we achieve this?
  3. There’s a disruption in the market(e.g. change in consumer behaviour, induatrind revolution, intense compwcompet, Covid19 etc.); How do we navigate and adapt to keep ourselves relevant and in business?

Execute Your Business Idea

MOVE FROM A STATE OF HAVING A BUSINESS IDEA TO A STATE OF MAKING MONEY FROM YOUR IDEA WITH OUR GO TO MARKET STRATEGY CLICK HERE

Don’t Run a Business from your Head

THE PURPOSE OF A BUSINESS PLAN IS TO MAP OUT YOUR APPROACH TO BUSINESS. IT HELPS YOU AVOID BEING SICK IN BED WITH YOUR BUSINESS BECAUSE IT IS ALL IN YOUR HEAD. HOW WILL PEOPLE CONTINUE YOUR LEGACY IF YOU HAVE NO PLAN? LET US HELP YOU PACKAGE YOUR BUSINESS PLAN. CLICK HERE

The Secret to Staying in Business: have a Strategy

 

STRATEGY IS BOTH A PLAN OF ATTACK & CUSHION AGAINST THREATS AND A LEVERAGE PLAN FOR OPPORTUNITIES. THINK THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, COVID19, INTENSE COMPETITION ETC. YOU CAN’T “ADAPT OR DIE” WITHOUT A STRATEGY. CLICK HERE TO GET HELP FORMULATING YOUR PLAN OF ATTACK, STRATEGY.

The first step to getting RFQs/RFPs: Distinctive Business Profile

A COMPANY/BUSINESS PROFILE IS MORE THAN JUST GENERIC MISSION & VISION STATEMENTS AND COLOURFUL PAGES, IT IS ABOUT USING CONTENT MARKETING TO SELL YOUR CUSTOMER’S VALUE PROPOSITION – THE CV THAT THE DECISION MAKER LOOK AT TO DECIDE WHETHER TO SEND YOU AN RFQ/RFP OR NOT. IF YOU WANT YOUR BUSINESS PROFILE TO OPEN THE DOORS OF RFQ/RFPS FOR YOU, CLICK HERE

Get Funding Ready

YOU NEVER GET FUNDED BECAUSE YOU DO THINGS AT LAST MINUTE. LET’S PREPARE YOU FOR THE NEXT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY. CLICK HERE

Get Procurement Ready

TO ENSURE A HEALTHY CASH FLOW, YOU SHOULD STRIVE TO SECURE A CONTRACT TO BE A SERVICE PROVIDER/SUPPLIER IN ADDITION TO ONCE-OFF TRANSACTIONS. AND TO BECOME ONE, YOU MUST UNDERSTAND WHAT IT TAKES TO SECURE A CONTRACT. CLICK HERE FOR HOW WE CAN ENABLE YOU TO SECURE CONTRACTS.

Service Packages

For Service Businesses (those selling services)

For Creative Businesses (musical and visual artists, performers, speakers and authors) 

For NPOs

Startup Launch

Business Proposal Writing (to acquire funding, corporate sponsorship, get Subcontracted, secure contract, lease a facility etc.)

CIPC Services (Company Registration, Name Changes, Annual Returns Filling, etc.)

Agreements Drafting (nondisclosure, service level agreement, business partnership, etc)

Design (Logo, Website, business card, poster etc.)

Copywriting Services (blog article writing, marketing & ads scripts, website content, business profile etc)

Let’s Connect and Discuss Your Business Needs

081 414 0017 (Also On WhatsApp)

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Kgadi@km-cds.co.za