bWise SME Mentoring

bWise was formed in 2004 with the specific aim of servicing small to medium sized businesses. CEO, Adriaan Hefer, has extensive business experience having consulted for the past 19 years in both SA and the UK. During this time he focused on business strategy, business and management consulting, project management, business process design, management and automation, IT solutions design and implementation, and change management. Major SA clients have included Old Mutual, Parliament, Shell, Vodacom, Sanlam and Metropolitan.

bWise clients cover a range of industries including call centers, BPO providers, clothing design and manufacture, security door installation, flooring specialists, restaurants, guest houses and logistics.Our services are key to growing the country’s economy, and are a vital element of the current drive by government and the private sector to promote SME business and entrepreneurs.

Our Vision
To empower small to medium sized businesses (SME) to maximize profits through a mentoring programme that is designed to meet your needs and your pocket. To show business owners how to run their businesses effectively and efficiently, and still have time for a personal life. To address particular problems that the business may be experiencing. To take a load off the business owners shoulders. To get you to work on your business and not in your business.

Our promise to you
We take pride in actively listening to our client and gaining a true understanding of their needs and the difficulties they are experiencing. We put together a unique programme for each client that is guaranteed to deliver measurable benefits by increasing profits. This we will demonstrate to you during our initial free consultation. We will set specific goals that will be measured and achieved. Each clients programme will include 24×7 telephone and e-mail support at no extra cost.

Our target market
The basic need of our target customer is a SME that needs help with their business. They are either experiencing pain, such as no time for personal life, stressed out, not making enough money, need to implement systems and procedures, staff problems, loneliness, lack of vision of the business, dwindling success, lack of control, need to fill the gap where there is considerable technical knowledge but minimal business knowledge, needs an additional hand and a sounding board, etc. Or perhaps they just feel that things could and should be done better.

Our Approach
Business mentoring is a form of consulting. The focus is on training, coaching, and ensuring skills transfer. The aim is to empower the client to run their business better and to maximize profits.

We will focus on the key areas of marketing and sales, finance, accounting, systems and IT, general business operations and procedures, staff and HR issues, planning, strategy and analysis of company data, government grants and assistance.

Mentoring is carried out in a number of ways:

    • Drawing-up business plans and strategy
    • Compiling of marketing and sales plans and strategy
    • Business process design and improvements
    • Setting-up of systems and procedures (including accounting)
    • Process automation through implementation of technology
    • Setting up of a monthly mentoring program
    • Training sessions
    • Finance structure, funding and government grants
    • Once-off health check and recommendations
    • Providing interim management

We will hold you accountable for taking actions and for turning around the business. We are there to show you how it can be done and to guide you through the transformation process. We leave you with a clear and viable business plan and strategy, as well as the required support systems in place to enable tight control and management of your business processes and your people.

Where do we start
It is essential that we have an initial meeting so that we can assess your business and the issues that you are facing. This is at no cost to you. This will give us a good idea of what needs to be done and how we can help you achieve your dreams. We will then provide you with a proposal as to how we can empower you to unleash the potential of your business by breaking down the barriers that may be constraining it. This will include a proposed cost breakdown. Take action today, only you can make it happen.

 Adriaan Hefer   –   adriaan@bwiseafrica.com – +27 82 339 7047