The Worx Group enterprise development programme
When an opportunity comes along to help out in a new company with great potential, we jump at the chance to get involved. Our Impact enterprise development programme is about doing just that, and through our work with young entrepreneurs, we're excited by the opportunities that we've shared with these budding businesses and the impact that they, in turn, will have on us, our clients, and our industry.
In an open forum office like ours, one of the biggest opportunities unlocked for our Incubation teams is access to John Paul himself. Sitting directly across from JP right in the heartbeat of our business, the team have the chance to spend a year learning just what it’s like to start from scratch, what it’s like to be an entrepreneur, and what it takes to run your own business – all from someone who actually knows about it. “This comes with responsibility though. This access comes with commitment, so we expect the incubation teams to turn up and hustle,” says John Paul.
As with everything we do, our clients are at the heart of our enterprise development programme. Driven by the opportunities we see, the programme looks to incubate businesses whose expertise would suit the needs of our clients, and who we can connect with our clients to benefit all involved. Since January, we’ve been lucky enough to have the guys from La Funk entertainment embedded in the heartbeat of our business as part of the programme – an up-and-coming booking and management team for creative talent with unique ideas to link urban music to brands and corporate opportunity. Through their time with us, we’ve been able to help them
As it is nearly time for the La Funk team to fly our nest, we’ll be looking for some driven and inspiring start-ups to take up the open desks in 2017, so be sure to follow our Facebook page for news on applications. We can’t wait for the chance to work with some of the incredible talent that South Africa has to offer, and for them to take up the challenge set by John Paul himself: “This is a real opportunity. We are looking forward to exploring new opportunities with bright young talent who can harness this experience and change the game – for themselves, for Worx Group, and for our clients.”