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The 2023 South African Small Business Awards to recognise entrepreneurial excellence

This year, the NSBC will mark the fifteenth anniversary of the South African Small Business Awards.  The prestigious South African Small Business Awards recognises the tireless journey, hard work and outstanding achievements of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurial Success. It is a celebration of the most outstanding businesses and the mercurial individuals behind these successful and growing enterprises!

Mike Anderson, Founder and CEO of the NSBC says the continued success of the awards is testament to how important small business is to the South African economy. “The crucial role that small businesses play in job creation, poverty alleviation, service delivery, and wealth creation cannot be underestimated. Each recipient of the South African Small Business Awards demonstrates immense entrepreneurial spirit, commitment and many hours of hard work,” he adds.

Hosted by the NSBC and World Famous Events, the South African Small Business Awards pay tribute to the contribution that small businesses make in building communities and creating employment, all while 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. Winning an award is the ultimate recognition for every business owner and entrepreneur. It’s the springboard to personal and business success,” says Anderson.

This national competition is evaluated in four categories as well as a few special categories. More than one category can be entered into. Categories include:

• National Small Business Champion of the Year 
• National Entrepreneur Champion of the Year 
• National Women in Business Champion of the Year
• National Start-up Champion of the Year
• Special Categories: Awards where recognition is deserved 

Entries for the 2023 South African Small Business Awards are open, so get your entry in before it’s too late.

The winners of the awards will be announced at a glittering breakfast gala event on Thursday, 16 November 2023. Entries are open to small businesses and entrepreneurs from all industry sectors throughout South Africa.

For more information and/or to enter the 2023 South African Small Business Awards, visit

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