SMEs and township entrepreneurs can now take part in the FNB Business Innovation Awards (FNB BIA).
The FNB Business Innovation Awards 2019 (FNB BIA) entries are open and following overwhelming response from entrepreneurs, the FNB BIA has been extended to include two more categories, and now represents the entire business landscape in South Africa. FNB has further partnered with 10XE and the Township Entrepreneurs Alliance (TEA), adding to the Endeavor Global Category.
Mike Vacy-Lyle, FNB Business CEO, says South Africa currently faces several challenges in terms of economic growth and the creation of sustainable jobs. “FNB BIA celebrates entrepreneurship and recognises business owners who go the extra-mile to constantly innovate, think out of the box and reinvent themselves to remain relevant. Despite testing economic circumstances, these entrepreneurs continue to take risks, while remaining optimistic about growth,” said Vacy-Lyle.
The winning businesses will each get business development support to the value of R1 million, to help them take their businesses to the next level.
Entries for all three categories officially opened on 1 April 2019. To enter go to www.fnbbusinessinnovationawards.co.za. – Seithati Semenokane