Valuable start-up resource

The Business Model Design Company was formed in 2000 to help small and medium enterprises structure their businesses.

The company is based in Cape Town, but has a network of professionals country-wide and internationally. It is a valuable resource for small start-up companies.

BMDC's first client was a company in Cape Town that specialised in helping businesses apply for government programmes.

BMDC has changed focus. It now operates as a business design initiative, helping growth-orientated enterprises design and implement their concepts. It also helps them spot investment opportunities.

It recently got into a joint venture with a management and skills development company in Johannesburg. The venture includes seed funding, business design, mana - gement and a mentorship programme for small enterprises.

In its seven years, the company has helped many small enterprises overcome structural and funding problems. It has collected more than R20million for seed funding and has raised more than R3million for market structuring.

BMDC promises to deal with all your company's development needs and helps investment institutions identify new opportunities. The company works with banks, private loan companies and venture capital organisations, and will help prepare applications for start-up funds.

BMDC can be contacted on 076-191-1109, by fax at 086-620-5010 or e-mailed at

You can visit their website at