Investing in Small Businesses
Each year, 18 July marks the day that many South Africans use to give back to their communities. It’s a day to reflect on how lucky we are and to set aside the time to help those less fortunate. As the saying goes, we should make everyday a Mandela Day. For businesses, giving back is pivotal to reputation in the publics’ eye. Corporate Social Investment Programme, (CSI) is one which every company needs, no matter how big or small your business is.
The question begs, how can your business give back? This year, SAB (South African Breweries) has selected a unique campaign that invited 67 young entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas in 67 seconds, and gives them an opportunity to win business development support and funding in the form of seed capital. The initiative, The Lean Jump, is an extension of SAB Kickstart- which aims to instil the entrepreneurial spirit in young South Africans. The programme wishes to provide start up support to promising small businesses, as well as help them thrive from one industry to another.
Just ask! South Africa is helping small businesses refer leads to one and other and generate business. This powerful referral network is a lot more than just a networking business. Just ask is a small business, self- promotion platform, where you meet new clients and ask for business and referrals. In doing so, the business is assisting young entrepreneurs in getting their businesses to thrive. From a business perspective, giving back, paying it forward, and helping a fellow small business is a great way to show others how you give back.
So, how can your business give back? Remember, every day should be a Mandela Day, and giving back is paramount to showing your consumers how you have shaped your business according to the community it is surrounded by.
By using Just ask’s effective and efficient referral service, you are able to give back and invest in young entrepreneurs who have buckets of potential. Furthermore, investing and growing your own business’s assets is key to success, and you should ensure that your small business is investing in financially smart areas. Visit the Just ask website