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Tomorrow is Small Business Friday

The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), with Title Sponsor Nedbank, is gearing up for its fifth Small Business Friday tomorrow, Friday 2 September. The movement is about mobilising all South Africans to support their local small businesses. Entrepreneurship is one of the cornerstones of the South African economy and it is thus vital to sustain this sector.

Small Business Friday has gained incredible momentum over the past five years and we are very proud of our progress. It remains important to keep reminding people to get involved and support small business.

Small Business Friday is South Africa’s biggest small business day of the year. NSBC and Nedbank are anticipating nationwide support for this special movement. It’s a one-day high action drive on the first Friday of Spring every year, to celebrate and recognise the importance of the small business community. We really want the nation to get behind this movement and ‘Go BIG’ by supporting the small.

By simply supporting local small businesses these small businesses will grow, employ more, reduce unemployment and nurture the country’s entrepreneurial spirit.

As a bank for small business, Nedbank is particularly pleased to partner with NSBC in celebrating five years of Small Business Friday. ‘We want to get into the hearts, minds and wallets of consumers and large businesses to support their local small businesses in their communities. Small Business Friday continues to gain momentum and raise awareness of the important role small businesses play in the South African economy and in creating a vibrant society,’ says Tracy Afonso, Nedbank Head of Strategy, Professional Banking and Small Business Banking.

We are hopeful that together with Nedbank and the nation, Small Business Friday will bring about positive change and growth for all small businesses and that entrepreneurship will prosper.

What to do on Small Business Friday

Step 1: 
Pledge your support on the site. Your pledge costs nothing but will make a positive difference and contribute towards meaningful nation building.

Step 2:
Go out and support a local small business.

Step 3:
Snap a pic at or mention your favourite small business on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #SmallBizFriday and encourage others to do the same.