The Small Business Growth Conference, held in March at the CTICC, brought together small business owners for advice from some of the best small business experts in the country. The focus? Exploring the key areas small businesses need to invest in to grow their business.
The keynote speakers each spoke about a topic in their area of expertise: business strategy, finance, operations and logistics as well as promotions.
An added bonus was the Consultation Station, sponsored by Santam. The Consultation Station gave delegates the chance to book a 15-minute, one-on-one slot with their chosen business expert at no cost. Each session gave business owners a chance to engage with professional consultants and experts to explore their most challenging business obstacle.
Highlights from the conference speakers included practical advice targeted at all types of small businesses.
The key to small business marketingMike Joubert: Chief Executive Officer of The Brandsrock Group shares practical insights on how to focus on developing a sustainable business offering in a highly competitive market environment.
Managing excessive sick leaveGerrie van der Watt: Labour law specialist and independent mediator is passionate about assisting businesses in overcoming internal workflow challenges and implementing healthy work practices.
The biggest problems entrepreneurs faceDavid Seinker: CE of Investable explains why attempting to succeed as a one-man band is one the biggest problems faced by entrepreneurs in South Africa.
Growing a business through learningSibulele Siko-Shosha: MD of Dumile Media Solutions talks about the biggest lesson she learned through starting and growing her business and shares her insights on understanding business processes and systems in order to build a successful business.
How to do business in other countriesSunel Beeselaar: Attorney at SP Beeselaar Attorneys discusses what businesses need to consider when working across borders. She gives advice and tips on what to watch out for when considering doing business in another country.