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Entries are now open for the 2023 South African Small Business Awards

The NSBC, World Famous Events and Big Business South Africa will host the 15th consecutive South African Small Business Awards on Thursday 16 November 2023. The prestigious national gala awards breakfast will be held at the Bryanston Country Club, Johannesburg. These awards recognise the hard work and achievements of small businesses and entrepreneurs in South Africa.

The success of these awards is a testament to the importance of small businesses for the South African economy. “The crucial role that small businesses play in job creation, poverty alleviation, service delivery, and wealth creation cannot be underestimated,” says Mike Anderson, Founder & CEO of the NSBC.

The 2023 South African Small Business Awards pays tribute to the contribution that small businesses make in building communities and creating employment, at the same time providing top quality goods and services to their customers. “The awards also inspire other small businesses to continue striving for the highest levels of growth and success, knowing that some of the most respected companies in South Africa today also started out small,” says Anderson.

There are four main category awards that include:

  • National Small Business Champion
  • National Entrepreneur Champion
  • National Woman in Business Champion
  • National Start-up Champion (Powered by the Launch My Startup initiative)

Then each year additional special awards are awarded to unique businesses and entrepreneurs that stand out.

Each recipient of an award demonstrates immense entrepreneurial spirit, commitment, and many hours of hard work.

As one of the fastest growing organisations of its kind in the world, the NSBC is dedicated to fostering the growth and sustainability of the SME sector with the ultimate aim of alleviating unemployment and driving job creation within this sector.

Entries for the 2023 South African Small Business Awards is now open. Entries will close on Friday, 13 October 2023. The winners will be announced on Thursday, 16 November 2023 at the prestigious gala breakfast. Entries are open to small businesses and entrepreneurs from all industry sectors throughout South Africa.

To enter the 2023 South African Small Business Awards, click here.

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