With all keynote topics finalised, small business owners will be convening at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on the 24th of March for the Small Business Growth Conference - a full-day event of interactive discussions on how to develop sustainable business strategies, optimise operations and derive practical solutions to various challenges within the growth phase of a small business.
Industry leaders and topics include:
PAUL HOBDEN | Head of Small Business at MWEB | "Using the Internet to underpin your operations for future growth"
Paul will look at the power of the Internet in transforming your business and building a solid base for future growth. Exploring trends and opportunities with the focus on efficiencies available through good Internet connectivity, the presentation will identify key areas that small business should focus on, to ensure they are positioned to take advantage of future opportunities.
MARCEL KLAASSEN | Executive: Head of Growth at FNB | "How to beat the bank"
A productive partnership with your bank has quickly become an essential component of seamless business growth in South Africa. Entrepreneurs need to understand various market constructs and gain critical insight into inner operations, relationship principles and challenges faced by local banks. Marcel shares invaluable insight into the role that commercial banks play in the development and success of your business.
CATHERINE WIJNBERG | Founder and Director of Fetola | "Four steps to fortune"
In this empowering and practical presentation, experienced entrepreneur Catherine Wijnberg shares her insight in terms of the non-negotiables that need to be in place in any business that wants to thrive and grow. From developing a powerful Vision to creating the systems needed to ensure sustainability, Catherine's presentation will leave you informed, inspired and ready to take on the world!
MIKE JOUBERT | CEO of The Brandsrock Group | "Mind your own business"
Common sense and ruthless focus are the key ingredients to mastering the basics. Reflecting on the valuable lessons learnt from starting and growing The BrandsRock Group in the heart of a recession, the speaker will share practical insights on how to focus on developing a sustainable business offering in a highly competitive market environment.
REBECCA CRONJE | Founder of Cultivate Communications | "The value of cultivating your reputation"
Having a good reputation is vital to any entrepreneur or business, big or small, but managing your reputation isn't always easy; it takes time, and needs to be monitored. Rebecca Cronje from Cultivate Communications shares the value of having a positive reputation that precedes you in a connected business and social world, and how to cultivate it.
PRECIOUS MVULANE | Managing Director of GAD Consulting Services | "The New Companies Act"
S30 (Audit requirements) has introduced new requirements which did not exist on previous companies act legislation. Based on GAD's experience, especially where a director is also a shareholder, many businesses have struggled with how to approach audit requirements for private companies or close corporations. This presentation will focus on various audit requirements including analysis on how S90 is impacting SME audit practices.
LEON LATEGAN | Founder of Conversion Camel | "Is your website and online marketing generating enough business?"
Does your website bring you enough sales, leads and newsletter subscriptions? Does your online advertising actually get visitors to your site and do these visitors convert into customers? Do your website visitors engage with your company or do they leave your website never to be seen again? Leon will discuss ways in which delegates can increase business and sales from their websites.
KGOMOTSO MORE | Principal Consultant at Change Tactics | "People management for operational success. Get the Basics Right!"
Irrespective of industry, the ability to acquire, develop and retain highly-skilled employees is important to any business' operations. Kgomotso will provide practical insight into various people management solutions that business owners should consider including creating a staffing plan, providing fair, flexible and credible performance and reward tactics, building and retaining talent, and more.
Visit our website or call 021 180 4111 for more information on this event. Delegate seats are selling out fast so book your place now!
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