Mike Anderson, founder and CEO of the NSBC says the continued success of the awards is a 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 the 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 are open to small businesses and entrepreneurs from all industry sectors throughout South Africa. The winners will be announced at a virtual event on Thursday 18 November 2021.
For more information and/or to enter the 2021 South African Small Business Awards, go to www.smallbusinessawards.co.za.