About Skills First

Skills First is a business committed to the screening and selection of aspiring entrepreneurs, using an objective assessment, and to the growth and sustainability of start up companies. We exist to reduce the high failure rates of small business start ups in South Africa and in Africa. Our mission, is to impart confidence to those involved in starting small businesses, by making sure that the entrepreneur has the capacity, and ability, to execute on his her mandate. To not only start a business, but to sustain and grow a business. We believe that economic growth, and increased employment opportunities, is more reliant on small business start ups and their growth, than it is on the Government or on the Private Sector. Our primary function is to help funders and those committed to Social Economic and Enterprise Development initiatives, to screen and select and support the entrepreneurs that have the greatest probability of success.