South African Small Business Champion Awards

The South African Small Business Champion Awards, now in their 6th year, were created by the National Small business Chamber (NSBC) in South Africa, to recognise the achievements of small business owners and entrepreneurs in the country.  These inspirational entrepreneurs are growing the successful businesses of tomorrow through their hard work, vision and never-ending belief in their businesses, products and services.

Website: www.smallbusinessawards.co.za

Award nominations close on 17 October 2014

Awards Ceremony takes place on 6 November 2014

The awards are open to all NSBC members and entries are free.  It includes all service, commercial or industrial companies that manufacture or sell a product or service. Such companies are not allowed to be: Members or affiliated members of a listed group on a national or international stock exchange; A government or semi-government enterprise; An enterprise in whom government is a stakeholder

In terms of who may submit an entry to the awards, any owner or management of a business who is of the opinion that a business complies to the requirements is allowed to enter such a business - OR - Any third party who is of the opinion that a business complies to the requirements is allowed to nominate such a business with the permission of the owner/s or management.

The competition is evaluated in five categories and entrants are permitted to enter more than one category: 

Category 1: 
National Small Business Champion of the Year 
Annual turnover less than 35 million per annum. 

Category 2: 
National Entrepreneur Champion of the Year 
Owners that show entrepreneurial excellence. 

Category 3: 
Woman in Business Champion of the Year 
Those special ladies who believe that they have what it takes to reach the top of the game as a successful business owner / entrepreneur. 

Category 4: 
Young Entrepreneur Champion of the Year
Those special young entrepreneurs (under 25) who believe that they have what it takes to reach the top of the game as a successful entrepreneur..

Category 5: 
Exporter Champion of the Year. Annual turnover less than 35 million per annum.  

The closing date for entries is the 17th of October 2014, and the awards ceremony will be held on 6th November 2014 at the Montecasino Ballroom, Fourways, Johannesburg.

For more information, contact the NSBC via email - champions@nsbc.org.za