In the Packhouse Beginning phase, entrepreneurs can start their journey with little to no financial cost by utilising their own homes or available spaces. U Can Company plays a pivotal role in supporting these individuals by providing guidance, mentorship, and access to necessary resources. The Packhouse business at this phase allows entrepreneurs to begin processing, packaging, and branding agricultural produce. By investing in the Beginning phase, organisations contribute to the creation of sustainable livelihoods, increased economic activities, and empowerment of individuals within the community. This phase sets the foundation for entrepreneurs to take control of their own businesses and unlock their potential as key contributors to the local agricultural sector.
Upon successfully establishing their Packhouse enterprise, entrepreneurs transition to the Starter Pack phase with an investment of R15,000. U Can Company continues to provide support by offering financing and access to essential resources. In this phase, entrepreneurs can enhance their processing capabilities, acquire necessary equipment, and expand their reach in the market. The Starter Pack phase enables entrepreneurs to increase their product offerings, improve packaging efficiency, and establish valuable relationships with suppliers and buyers. By investing in this phase, organisations contribute to the growth of local agribusinesses, job creation, and economic empowerment within the community. This phase sets the stage for entrepreneurs to expand their operations and make a lasting impact on the local economy.
In the Micro Friendchise phase, entrepreneurs explore the micro-commercialisation of their Packhouse business. With an investment of R49,950, entrepreneurs can open multiple Packhouse facilities, expand their service offerings, and even sell franchise opportunities to other individuals who wish to start businesses under their brand. U Can Company facilitates collaboration, training, and marketing support to help entrepreneurs maximise their growth potential. The Micro Friendchise phase allows entrepreneurs to stimulate economic activities, create employment opportunities, and contribute to the development of a thriving local agribusiness ecosystem. By investing in this phase, organisations contribute to the expansion of Packhouse enterprises, increased market access for farmers, and the overall economic prosperity of the community.
The Boza phase represents the culmination of the Packhouse business’s growth journey. In this final phase, entrepreneurs achieve full commercialisation and expand their Packhouse operations with an investment of R200,000. With expanded
infrastructure, improved technology, and a wider customer base, entrepreneurs can significantly impact the local agriculture sector. The Boza phase allows Packhouse businesses to play a vital role in the overall agricultural supply chain, providing essential processing and packaging services to farmers and growers. By investing in this phase, organisations contribute to the creation of sustainable employment opportunities, increased agricultural productivity, and the economic transformation of the community. This phase fosters a resilient local agribusiness ecosystem and creates an environment where individuals support and uplift one another.