SME Boutique Women Entrepreneurs Club (SWEC) is a member-based group of female entrepreneurs who motivate, inspire and support one another. We exist to work alongside female entrepreneurs who are on a mission to succeed in business. We offer capacity building programs, access to finance and networking opportunities to our members.
SWEC is a community of women in business especially at the start-up stage who seek business growth and sustainability. We are dedicated to incubating and accelerating the success of female owned businesses by offering tailored programs and resources accessible for female entrepreneurs to grow their business and scale up. Through all our programs, SWEC seeks to lend a supportive hand to women through business and financial advisory tailored to suit each member’s specific business requirement.
Since the launch of the club in June 2016, we have gathered over 1800 members, and provided free capacity building sessions for over 1800 women through our online webinars, business clinics, masterclasses and most significantly our 2016 business accelerator programme, business plan competition and StartUp Incubator Programme.
"It was a wonderful experience. The facilitator helped me put clarity in my business, and talked about distribution and social media management of my brand. I would definitely stick to her advice."
"The SWEC Business Clinic is the best, this is where you give out all your problems and get solutions and the staff are fantastic too.""
"We have been equipped to improve and structure our business operations."
"Some of the members taught me about marketing and how to position myself. I also learnt about branding and what my business lacks."
"The last three months have been amazing. I’ve learnt, I’ve unlearnt and everything I thought I knew has been thrown out the window. I’ve learnt how to scale up, I’ve learnt about my financials and most importantly about marketing. Marketing was the main reason why I applied for the program as I needed to learn the best route for my business.
With the marketing and social media classes, leadership and even networking, I have come to take seriously, the so called little things I used to take for granted. It’s been an amazing experience, and I really want to thank SWEC. I don’t know where my business would have been today if I didn’t apply, it’s turned out to be the best business decision I have made so far and I say thank you!"
"SWEC has taught me a lot. I’m in the first year of my business and as a creative all you’re concerned about it content and magic, leaving aside the business aspect. But I have learnt to place my priorities, know what legal parameters I need to meet as a media outfit. I never would have gained an ounce of what I know today but for this program and I want to say thank you! I cannot wait to implement structures into my business."
"The past three months have been very enlightening. I have been able to put my business into perspective especially my financials where I never really had anything going for me. I feel so strongly that my business is going to scale up from this point because I have all the tools needed to do what is best for my business and me."
"I have learnt so much in the last 3 months. I’ve learnt that my brand is beyond me. I’ve learnt about ethics, policies and how the law should be imbibed in my business.
I’ve learnt how to scale my business. I can go on and on because it’s been an amazing time and I hope that the coming year would see me implement all that I’ve learnt in order to push Jedi and Co. to the next level. I want to thank everyone who invested in this project becoming a reality and I promise that we will make you proud."