For those of you wishing to set up your own Thousand Rand Challenge the following system is offered. Note that it is recommended that you run one on a small scale before attempting anything too large - like starting 1 000 simultaneously.
- TRC entry form
- TRC assessment criteria
- Guide to supporting a TRC business
- The Thousand Rand Challenge Textbook
- Printable tables from the textbook
- The Thousand Rand Challenge Template
- History of the TRC
- Download this advanced financial plan template if you need (no online help provided)
- Business plan Page naming conventions for listing the business below
- R 1 000 (South African rand) is approximately equal to US$ 140
The compact: this information is free to use. There is a proviso. If you have benefited from this resource, then please help others who will come after you by adding any unique information you have learned to the database to continue the growth and development we have begun.
When all else fails, use the textbook for training, consulting and long-term mentorship once the business is running. This site may have business models similar to that which you're starting. If not, follow the instructions and create a new page with that information for others to learn from.
To edit an existing plan, read Help on editing a plan. For help on how to create a new page, read the Help on creating a new plan. Insert the link for the business plan page you are creating below (in alphabetical order):
- Building materials
- Bread Bakery-baking bread and sell to local community
- Bag manufacturer- swap and peg bags
- Baker- Biscuits and muffins
- Cold Meat
- Chicken Farmer
- Chicken retailer
- Cleaning material retailers
- Clothes sales - selling all sorts of men and womens clothing
- Cell Phone Repairs & Upgrading
- Example business - this is a test example for teaching
- Florist - Selling to the community
- Fish Shop-Selling baked fish to community
- Frozen foods-Re-package fresh meat and vegetables in a MEAL-IN-ONE ready for cooking
- Fruit and vegetable retailer
- Furniture Store- bedclothes, bedding, continental pillows, bathroom sets etc.
- Home industry - Baking Pies & Making Platters
- Home industry-baking cake and sweets and sell
- Homemade Bread Bakery-baking bread and sell to local community - this is being moved to bread bakery - please note person who is editing this!
- Music Entertainment Buying and selling gospel cassettes
- Meat sales informal meat trader (especially of intestines and the like)
- Manufacturing and selling school uniforms
- Mini Butcher
- Retail- Chicken & Paraffin
- Retail - Spices and Herbs,perfumes,curtanins,clothes and beers
- Repairs - Household electrical appliances
- Reupholstery of furniture - re-upholstery to chairs and car seats, as well as upholstered crafts
- Repackaging of Frozen meats
- Repackaging of cleaning products
- Spaza shop - cash and carry business
- Secretarial services - General admin services examble: printing, typing, letterheads etc.
- Spice Merchand - Distributing and packing of spices
- Telecommunication - Selling public phone units
- Toiletpaper retailer - selling toiletpaper and papertowels
- Underwear retailer - buying underwear from factory shops and resell to community