The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) is dedicated to the success of small business in South Africa, and will help the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector across the board to grow, learn, network, connect and be inspired.
To this end, the NSBC is gearing up to host its 7th My Business Expo in Durban, now 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 KwaZulu-Natal and beyond attending.
Taking place at Durban Exhibition Centre on 4 June 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.
Critical business topics
"There are a host of learning opportunities to be had at My Business 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, namely accessing finance and building a customer base."
Anderson adds that whether you need information around how to access finance or to control your cash flow, growing a customer base, registering a trade-mark, 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," he suggests.
My Business Expo is free to attend, provided you pre-register at www.mybizexpo.co.za
. With only a few weeks left before the event kicks off, register today to benefit from a wealth of information and inspiration designed to help you start or expand your small business.