Luther Calvyn Diedericks – Profile During a career of more than 35 years in National and Local Government, he established himself in the disciplines of Human Resources, Public Relations, Organisational Management and Development. Luther holds the degrees B.Com, Hons B&A and MBA. He qualified as an awards assessor of the SA Excellence Foundation, practitioner of the Appreciative Enquiry, an organisational and community development Methodology, a train-the-trainer practitioner applying competency based performance management interventions and Business re-engineering. He is a Life and Business Coach and a Certified Business Certified Business Advisor with www.ibasa.co.za, also being the Chairperson of the West Coast Chapter. Luther is a Director of the SA Small and Medium Enterprise Federation www.sasmef.org.za In 2001 he established an internal consultancy service within the Shared Services directorate of the City of Cape Town, which he managed till he resigned in September 2005 to co-found SA Business Hub. Presently he is the Managing Director of SA Business Hub (Pty) Ltd: Executive Summary of SA Business Hub the Organisation www.sabusinesshub.co.za Vision: SA Business Hub acclaimed for its role in establishing a flourishing entrepreneur’s industry with a voice to be reckoned with. Purpose: Establish an integrated and seamless network with a one-stop-service for entrepreneurs Focus: Nurturing the roots to help entrepreneurs prosper and bear the fruits of business success Values: Integrity, Trust, Abundance and Service Excellence Since late 2016 SA business Hub is doing research in the municipal area of the Saldanha Bay with the intention to establish an NPO to promote economic development through entrepreneurship Luther is also in the process of establishing “The Hope Initiative “to eventually result in a thriving town through community involvement. It was however realised that implementing it here would be difficult in the absence of a functional entrepreneurial ecosystem within a supported social developmental environment. He researched the environment of one of the 7 towns, Hopefield and developed a socio-economic development solution to grow the town and its people as a model to expanded to the surrounding towns Latest events Completed a project in 2019 for the SBIDZ to design an industry-specific "business readiness" assessment tool and conduct such an assessment on SMMEs in the Saldanha Bay municipal region. Thereafter to develop improvement plans for qualifying businesses Content partner for www.bizjump.co.za a new SMME support platform, brought to you by the Western Cape Government In 2020 he qualified him as a train-the-trainer for SEED interventions and partnered with #ImStaying Entrepreneur Movement and The Lions Den to help business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and anyone looking to boost income to survive the economic crisis due to Covid-19.