The Global Entrepreneur Monitor (GEM) global report says that while South Africa is not alone in its decline and failure rate of small businesses, what remains concerning is the country’s low level of start-up activity. Mike Anderson, founder and CEO of the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), says that there are many mixed messages when it comes to the state of South African entrepreneurship, but what remains key is to continue working towards building a culture of self-employment and sustainability.
“If we had to rely on the statistics alone, South Africa would not build a small business community at all, instead it would rely on multi-nationals to develop the economy. This is the polar opposite of what we need as a nation. We need to create our own wealth and entrepreneurship provides one of the main engines of growth in any healthy economy,” concludes Anderson.
Taking place at the International Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC) on 24 August 2017, My Business Expo and Business StartUp Show, Africa’s leading business startup and growth showcase, will provide new trends, ideas, cutting-edge solutions and plenty of opportunities. It is a not-to-be-missed event for any individual serious about starting a business and for those seasoned business owners on the lookout for new ideas, more opportunities and better solutions.
With hundreds of interactive exhibits and world class sessions and seminars, the event will draw on leading business experts and specialists, and provide delegates with an opportunity to discuss every facet of doing business right; from start-up to growth and success.
Mike Anderson, NSBC founder and CEO says that this event presents an unmissable opportunity and that each facet of the event is an ideal platform to gain valuable, practical insights to grow, learn, connect and network: “It’s a must attend event for anyone serious about starting or growing a business. The objective of the event is to give aspiring entrepreneurs, new start-ups and seasoned business owners the knowledge and tools they need to get ahead and become tomorrow’s legendary entrepreneurs.”
“The future of the South African economy and the future of job creation are inextricably dependent on small business,” says Anderson. “This is why small business matters and why events like My Business Expo and Business StartUp Show are so important for those serious about starting or growing their own business.”
“As we enter our 10th year, we anticipate an excellent turnout of delegates, all of which will gain enormous value from the powerful array of exhibitors, seminars and sessions. It’s why My Business Expo and Business StartUp Show is the biggest and most successful show of its kind in Africa, it’s the place to be, to learn and how to get ahead,” says Anderson.