"Hello - I urgently need a BEE Rating"
suggest you start at the beginning. Find out where your company stands
with regard to its BEE compliancy. There's no point in calling in a
ratings agency, only to find your score is very low, without
understanding what factors influence your score. Before you call the
ratings agency you should follow the following steps:
Do you really need a rating? If your company has a
turnover of less than R5 million per annum, then you don't need a
rating. All you need initially is a statement that you are an exempt micro enterprise. If it makes business sense to have a rating, do it later
Get to understand what factors influence your score. This is via education, our workshops, our EconoBEE Scorecard rating software and our web site is a good place to start
Work out a BEE policy for your company
Talk to your customers to get an understanding of what
they are asking of you. Get an idea of what score they will regard as
acceptable. It can be very useful to explain your own BEE process to
Identify specific actions that you can take to improve your score
Do a rough calculation of what your current score is and what your score will be, based on your proposed activities
Get board agreement on those activities that will go towards improving your score
Begin the implementation process
You may now be ready for a rating - and you have a good idea of what your score will be.
You will also be prepared for the questions the ratings agency will ask
- Until you get an accredited rating, use your own
self-rating to give your customers an idea of what your scorecard will
Update on the BEE Codes
The dti is still
saying that the BEE Codes of Good Practice will be published by the end of
January. However there are increasing rumours that gazetting will be
delayed. As much as we are positive about the fact that the codes are
approved, we are becoming disturbed that the codes themselves have still
not been released to the public. The meagre information that the dti has
published about the codes so far is not sufficient.
EconoBEE BEE Scorecard Workshop in Cape Town
We are now offering our popular BEE Scorecard
Workshops in Cape Town. This workshop will cover the basics of BEE, the
BEE Scorecard and then finally producing your own BEE Scorecard.
We have had tremendous success with these workshops in
Johannesburg. We know each delegate will walk out of the presentation
with a well rounded view on how BEE is going to affect their business
and most importantly everyone will leave having calculated their own BEE Scorecard.
The first Cape Town workshop is on the 15th February 2007 at
the Belmont Conference Centre, Rondebosch. The cost is R850.00 (incl
VAT) per delegate. EconoBEE Scorecard will also be available for
purchase. It is recommended you use it to create your BEE Scorecard.
Each delegate will receive detailed course notes including the presentation and additional useful sample documents.
To book please contact us on 0861 11 3094 or
EME BEE Status Document Pack
EconoBEE has launched a new service aimed specifically at EME's. EME's
are generally exempt from BEE but most find it difficult to explain to their
customers what that means or they simply don't have the time to study
the BEE codes.
EconoBEE has produced The EME BEE Status Document Pack. It has all
the required documents laid out in a logical and detailed format.
Included is also a document that you can give to your client which
explains all the benefits to him from buying from an EME.