Make a big deal out of small businesses with #AbsaSmallBizFriday. For the 11th year in a row, South Africans have come together in a spirit of “each one, reach one”, and to show the world how important small businesses and entrepreneurs are to our country and the greater global economy.
Mike Anderson, Founder & CEO of the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), says #AbsaSmallBizFriday gives every person the opportunity of boosting a small business, countrywide. “We’re asking South Africans to buy from a small business; tell a friend about a small business they’ve supported; and shout it out on social media that we care about small business because they serve us and employ us.”
“Small businesses support local communities. When you choose to buy from a small business your money is returned to your neighbourhood, boosting opportunities, and injecting a strong sense of pride into the community.” Says Ronnie Mbatsane, Segment Head SME for Relationship Banking at Absa Group.
Anderson also calls on small business owners to support #AbsaSmallBizFriday too. “You can make a massive difference just by sharing the link to the #AbsaSmallBizFriday information on the NSBC website here.
“By buying goods and services from other small businesses and solo operators helps reduce unemployment while stirring up our nation’s entrepreneurial spirit,” he says. “We’ve seen South Africans come together for the benefit of good many times over the years, and we hope today, September 2nd and #AbsaSmallBizFriday, we’ll do it again.”
Make your mark today – Fly the flag on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok platforms (Download here). Together we can show the world that #AbsaSmallBizFriday is our chance to make small business a big deal.