Richards Bay Global Entrepreneurship Celebration a raving success

SBU Richards Bay celebrated Global Entrepreneurs week on the 17 November by hosting a Procurement Workshop at the Premier Hotel Richards Bay. The workshop comprised of speakers from Transnet Engineering and the Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Transnet Engineering presented on procurement policies and procedures of the entity including opportunities within the division.

In addition to the workshop, attendees also participated in an Elevator Pitch competition. Participants were given 60 seconds to pitch their business in line with the Business model canvas to a panel of judges. We commend the judging panel, representatives from Transnet, SBU and the Zululand Chamber of Commerce who comprehensively assessed the elevator pitches of the small business owners who were in attendance.

David Khwela of FMC Engineering is the winner of the Richard Bay Elevator Pitch competition walking away with a prize to the value of R35000. This includes a three month Bootcamp that will develop his skills as an Entrepreneur and assist him to understand and develop his company’s business goals, strategic objectives and assist him with the drafting of a bankable business plan. “We would like to commend all the brave and courageous business owners who participated in the competition” commented Monique Grobler, SBU Richards Bay Enterprise Development Manager.

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