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Choose small business because your choice matters

The 07 September is South Africa’s biggest Small Business day of the year. It is back for the seventh consecutive year and it is brought to you by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) and the Official Sponsors. ‘Small Business Friday is when we salute and celebrate the mainstay of our economy, placing extra emphasis on mobilising the nation to go big by supporting the small’ says Mike Anderson, NSBC Founder & CEO.

The NSBC salutes, celebrates and continues to fuel the future of small business and the mercurial entrepreneurs and families who are at the helm of these businesses. Join us in our quest to mobilise the nation so we can bring real meaning to the Small Business Friday movement and bring about the continued preference and commitment by all to support small business.

Hey small business owners, what are you doing to create a buzz around Small Business Friday?

How are you rallying the support of your community? Have you got a promotion or something special planned? Then post it on our Facebook page and inspire others to do the same.

With all the challenges and adversity they face, a small business can often seem like the underdog in the big scheme of things. But it is these underdogs that persevere to create jobs, give people skills, and make dreams a reality. Are you rooting for the underdogs?

Making a small change to where we spend our money can have a huge impact on small businesses and ultimately our community in the long run. What small change can you make to support your local small businesses?

What can you do this Small Business Friday and beyond to support this all-important and powerful movement?

  1. Think differently. Build the habit of supporting small businesses.
  2. Act today by changing where you make your purchases.
  3. Spread the word amongst friends, family and colleagues

Why get involved?

  1. By supporting small businesses, we are creating more jobs, developing local communities and making a meaningful difference to building the nation.
  2. Small business is the mainstay of our economy. By supporting local small businesses, we are having a real impact on creating jobs and alleviating unemployment. Small businesses create more jobs locally. If one million SMEs could each just employ one extra person that would mean one million new jobs.

Make a pledge and choose small business. Support the innovators, the job creators, the ones who dare to dream, the hard workers, the big thinkers who aren’t afraid of humble beginnings, the nation builders because your choice matters.

To show your support, join in on the fun and excitement and stay up to date with all the Small Business Friday happenings you can:

  • go to our Facebook page,
  • visit our website and pledge your support,
  • follow on us on Twitter,
  • follow on us Instagram,
  • and spread the word by using the hashtag #SmallBizFriday

What’s happening on the day?

Breakfast Connect will host the official Small Business Friday Media and Celebration Event on 07 September 2018 at the Barnyard Theatre, Silverstar Casino, Johannesburg. This awe-inspiring morning event will be attended by a large media contingent, business leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs and government dignitaries, facilitated by radio celebrity and entertainer, Bunny Majaja.

The morning will be filled with inspired networking, fantastic giveaways, big prizes, a scrumptious full breakfast and world-renowned top-of-the-line speakers.

Tickets are extremely limited so get your ticket now and become part of something big. To get your ticket, go to OFFICIAL EVENT on

Big Business South Africa is making a statement by going behind this all-important movement. Our National Sponsors include: Microsoft, Fedex, Telkom, Absa, SAP Business One, Sanlam, Santam, Google, Old Mutual,, Yellow Pages, Xero, Nedbank, Sage, Assupol, Investec Business Cash Solutions, Liquid Telecom, ProfitShare Partners, Sasfin Bank, epicERP, FlowCentric Technologies, Budget Insurance and Yoco.