With regard to the question of who it should support, an ME should critically analyse the nature of the beneficiary. Some factors to consider: the rated entity is able to significantly increase the source of income for the beneficiary by providing new or expanded contracts. Supplier development has the potential to ease one of the most critical restrictions for small businesses: market access. Guaranteed contracts are often an essential condition for financing; Participation in a supplier development program often provides funding opportunities for recipients. Measured companies are encouraged to develop and implement a supplier development plan What is an empowering provider? – What is a good South African company, which meets all the regulatory requirements of the country and should meet at least three if it is a large company, or one if it is a QSE of the following criteria: What is Business Development (ED)? – ED is the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (EDEs and QSEs, in order to create wealth and improve the quality of life of the poor. To qualify as a competency provider, a company must meet all regulatory requirements and comply with at least three of the four rules when it is a generic business or another when it is a qualified small business. Skills transfer – at least 12 days per year of productivity used to help Black EMEs and SAQ beneficiaries increase their operational or financial capacity. The most common types of contributions that ME makes to ed or SD beneficiaries are as follows: this element is also a “priority element” in which companies must obtain at least 40% of the points in each sub-element to avoid a drop in an BEE level. At least 25% of the cost of turnover, excluding labour costs and depreciation, must be collected by local producers or suppliers in South Africa, with the cost of labour for the service sector included, but limited to 15%. Financial and non-financial assistance to AGEs and Qses, 50% owned by blacks and holding an annual OR of less than R 35 million or 25% or more, whose annual turnover is less than 35 million.