BY Gavin Emmanuel 2 MINUTE READ
Women entrepreneurs will learn to boost their businesses and stand a chance of winning R20,000 in business funding from Standard Bank, during the upcoming Small Business Expo and #BuyaBusiness Expo.
Standard Bank, a key supporter of women in business in South Africa, will present a three-day series of workshops for women entrepreneurs at the Small Business Expo and #BuyaBusiness Expo in Northriding this week. Standard Bank’s Women in Business Theatre will give women entrepreneurs insights from leading business experts, covering topics such as tools and systems to help you run your business better, the need to take care of self while running a business, and how top women in business conquered the challenges and overcame obstacles on the way to becoming successful in their respective fields.
Visitors to the show will also have an opportunity to go to the Standard Bank Stand and ‘Pitch your Next’ business idea. Entrepreneurs will be invited to record a 30-second pitch, to stand a chance of being selected as one of five successful entrepreneurs to ‘Pitch your Next’ live on stage each day in front of a panel of experts. During the pitches, the shortlisted candidates will get valuable advice from experts on how to craft their business goals. Above all – one lucky applicant will stand a chance to win R20, 000.00 towards their business, courtesy of Standard Bank.
The Small Business Expo, co-located with the #BuyaBusiness Expo, will be staged in partnership with the Eskom Development Foundation from 6 – 8 September at the Ticketpro Dome. Online registration by 2 September is free, or R70 at the door, and visitors will benefit from free training in the Standard Bank Women in Business theatre, the Nedbank Money Matters theatre, Business Services theatre and the Eskom Powering your World theatres. Register today at
About the Small Business Expo and #BuyaBusiness Expo
The Small Business Expo, running alongside #BuyaBusiness Expo, is devoted to the development of small and medium sized enterprises, providing an invaluable platform for small businesses to market their businesses and interact with business leaders and corporate companies. This expo exposes visitors to a wide range of business models, incubation programmes, business contacts, speakers and other entrepreneurs who will engage them on starting or growing their business.
The #BuyaBusiness Expo showcases business opportunities for small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs, with a focus on franchise opportunities. The Small Business Expo and #BuyaBusiness Expo feature numerous highlights, including free workshops and talks in the Nedbank Money Matters Theatre, Standard Bank Women in Business Theatre, Eskom Powering Your World theatre and Business Services theatre.  
The Small Business Expo is and #BuyaBusiness Expo are presented by Reed Exhibitions in partnership with the Eskom Development Foundation and its Business Investment Competition, and will be held from 6 – 8 September 2018 at the Ticketpro Dome, Northgate. The expo is supported by the Randburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Minara Chamber of Commerce, and is endorsed by the Black Management Forum (BMF) and approved by AAXO.
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