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Finding Entrepreneurs

Creating Jobs

We find entrepreneurs and create jobs quickly by empowering youth, women and community members to become profitable business owners in a matter of weeks and sustain themselves financially through a human-centric approach and unique entrepreneurship training programme.

Learn about our work and how we achieve our results

The Big Challenges

You will find the following challenges when finding entrepreneurs, creating new businesses, business incubation programmes and many other entrepreneurship programmes.

#1. Expensive

Typical business incubation programmes can run into the tens of thousands of dollars per person, making it unaffordable to create jobs in volume, especially in developing economies.

We need a solution that takes weeks and not months.

#2. Takes long

When you need to care for yourself and your loved ones, you need results now. Current job creation and incubation programs aim to create jobs in 6 to 12 months, which is too long.

People are hungry now, we need a solution that takes weeks and not months.

#3. Slow response, to a pressing problem

The world needs a rapid, short term solution but the market mostly offers long-term programmes. If we do not address the unemployment crisis around the world we will face unrest and many other negative factors as a result.

The Solution:

The Rapid Job Creation Programme

The Rapid Job Creation Programme demystifies entrepreneurship and capacitates young people, women and community members to become profitable business owners in a matter of weeks.

The Rapid Job Creation Programme has two steps, The Entrepreneurial Awakening Course, followed by the Business Creator Pre-Incubator.

Step 1. The Entrepreneurial Awakening Course

The course helps people decide whether they would like to pursue entrepreneurship and business ownership versus seeking employment while giving them all the essential information needed to start a business if they want.

Duration: 1 day

Interesting results:
We found that many people, after doing the 1 day course, will start a business the next day.

Step 2. The Business Creator Pre-Incubator

The pre-incubator helps people build businesses in 4 weeks or less, generating enough profits to provide a minimum wage at least. After that, they can continue to grow and grow the business.

Duration: 4 weeks

Interesting Results:
In November 2020. We took 50 people from previously disadvantaged areas in South Africa (Diepsloot and Orange Farm). They had to build a business in 21 days that make enough profit to support them financially.

From that process, 30 businesses were created and self-funded – from mechanics and internet cafes to hairdressers, window washing, and many more – and three months later, 85% of them are still trading. What was astonishing was that an additional eight businesses were started to create extra revenue streams. During the 3 months, no coaching, mentorship or support was provided.

Where can fit into your programme

Start a Business Today: She did

She started a business in a week, and she almost made double her monthly salary in profits. She needed NO external funding. If she can do it, you can do it.

Let’s Build Something Together

Our mission is to create 10,000 jobs using the Rapid Job Creation Programme. We are looking for partners who share in such a vision. If that is you then contact us today at hello@thehumanentrepreneur.org

Our Vision

To create an environment where we foster, accelerate, and celebrate entrepreneurial potential manifesting itself in great businesses that benefit the founders, help customers, uplift communities and grow economies.

Our Mission

To grow, develop and accelerate human potential by using business as a platform for development and self-exploration.

About the Founder: Willem Gous

Willem Gous, an entrepreneur since 1999, is an international speaker, trainer and consultant on leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is involved in three businesses.

He does leadership development through InsideRisk, where he helps companies such as Nestle, Airbus etc., lead in high risk, high stakes and high uncertainty situations.

Venture Designers is a business that helps businesses find and develop new opportunities and reduce their cost of failure to develop new products and services.

The Human Entrepreneur is a job creation platform. A human-centric approach to the sustainable development of entrepreneurs. “Build successful entrepreneurs, and great businesses will follow that can change the world.”

He is a single father to an amazing 11-year-old son. He loves reading, and for fun, he is a firewalking instructor.

Testimonials from Actual Candidates

“I started my business last year in June. When I started this business I thought I would get 10 customers at the same time but I only got a few customers. I started to lose hope in my business. Since I started the human entrepreneur pre-incubator program I realised that I have to work hard and I don’t need funding for my business. All I have to do is work hard look for customers because customers can’t look for me if I don’t work hard.

Now I’m happy because my business is running smoothly and I have more than 100 paying customers. I would like to thank the human entrepreneur pre-incubator program for pushing me, I really appreciate that.”

MPHAHLELE MGIBA

“I started my intrapreneurial training two weeks ago and learned how to make money and be able to start a business. It was an easy thing to do, but I never thought I could open a business and operated in one day. The human entrepreneur pre-incubator program made this possible.

In just two weeks I have 16 paying customers which I charge R90 per customer once a month. I am happy that I am making money.

What is interesting is that I was able to register my business and I got the knowledge of that there is no need for a business plan and funding. If you want to start your business start now.

I’m very grateful for the great opportunity that I got.”

LINDIWE MOSEA

“I am grateful for the human entrepreneur pre-incubator program. I always wanted to start a business but I always wanted to ask for funding. This program taught me that I don’t need funding to start the business.

I’ve learned that to get customers I need to speak to customers. I don’t need to rely on social media only. During this pre-incubator program, I learned from my colleagues and classmates that it doesn’t matter the business idea but that you can make it.

I started my cleaning business two weeks ago and I’ve made money and I have 10 paying customers. I am very grateful to the human entrepreneur pre-incubator program because I now have registered and working business.”

JERMINA THAGISHA

Contact Us

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Johannesburg, South Africa

+27 82 322 0600

hello@thehumanentrepreneur.org