The countdown has begun for South Africa’s biggest small business day of the year – Small Business Friday.
The role that small businesses play in job creation, poverty alleviation, service delivery, and wealth creation all mean that small business is big business. ‘Nearly two thirds of all South African workers are employed by small businesses,’ says Mike Anderson, NSBC Founder & CEO. ‘Small businesses also contribute a significant portion of our country’s gross domestic product, which is why we’re encouraging South Africans to lend their support to the Small Business Friday movement on 2 September 2016.’
Are you a small business?
Take advantage of this opportunity to get more customers through your doors . Here’s how to get involved in Small Business Friday.
1. Visit the Small Business Friday website
Find out more, get great tips, download resources and be inspired! Click here
2. Connect and share what you’re up to on social media
Start sharing and encouraging everyone you know to join the frenzy. Tell the world what you’re doing on the day! Don’t forget to include #SmallBizFriday in each post! Click here for all our social media details.
3. Create a Small Business Friday promotion and add it to your pledge
To celebrate Small Business Friday and get more customers in your door why not create a special offer for 2 September 2016. Share your promotion with your pledge here. Then tell your clients to make a pledge to support your business on the Small Business Friday website and share it on social media to qualify for the discount/special offer.
4. Connect with other small business owners in your community
Acting together small businesses can achieve substantially more than when acting alone. You could open a world of new possibilities and truly create a buzz for small business in your community. So why not collaborate to offer your clients something new, host an event on #SmallBizFriday, find a new local supplier or simply just grow your network.
5. Be listed and share a promotion of the NSBC National Small Biz Network
Receive a full digital profile on the National Small Biz Network plus many more valuable business benefits when you register as a NSBC Member. Find out more here.
You may be running a small business, but there’s nothing small about the impact small businesses have on our country’s economy.