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Small business equals big show as My Business Expo returns

The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), dedicated to the success of small business in South Africa, is gearing up to host its 7th My Business Expo in Joburg, now one the largest event of its kind in the world. This is a small business and entrepreneurial extravaganza, which sees thousands of delegates from all over Gauteng and beyond attending.
Small business equals big show as My Business Expo returnsThe importance of small business in the South African landscape should never be underestimated. The small and medium enterprise (SME) sector has always punched well above its weight in the market, but this is not always enough. If you are starting an SME, buying an SME or growing an SME, you need to give your business that extra edge to succeed.

Taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand on 12 March 2015, My Business Expo also incorporates Business Start-up Expo, Access to Finance Indaba - new to South Africa and My Business Seminars. The latter is an experience where top industry guest speakers deliver the growth solutions, ideas and strategies you will need to succeed in the ever-changing competitive climate. In addition, visitors can attend Buzz Party - the world famous business-to-business networking event, an energy driven networking zone that guarantees you to meet many new key people and enables you to build new relationships and grow your top line through networking.

"There are a host of learning opportunities to be had at the Expo," says Mike Anderson, founder and CEO of the NSBC. "In particular, the range of seminars offers SMEs invaluable advice on a range of critical business topics, this year with special focus on the two biggest challenges facing SMEs today - accessing finance and building a customer base."

He adds that whether you need information around how to access finance or to control your cash flow, growing a customer base, registering a trademark, advice on obtaining the right IT solutions to suit your business, or guidance on how to approach sales, there is an expert seminar at the expo discussing it.

"SMEs can learn much at this event, including the legal aspects of starting a business - such as compliance, tax and BEE certificates, how to run a mobile office and even how the new budget may affect you. Furthermore, you can learn about the power of social media, which has enormous reach and is an inexpensive tool to use, making it ideal for growing a small business."

The Expo is free to attend, provided one pre-registers at

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