Vote Small Business™ is an initiative by Nedbank aimed at creating an environment in which small businesses can thrive. Vote Small Business™ forms part of Nedbank’s continued focus on partnering small businesses for growth for a greater South Africa. The initiative will culminate in various events in all the regions across the country leading up to Friday, 6 September, as the symbolic day for everyone to celebrate Small Business Friday™ - from consumers to large corporates.
Small business is important to Nedbank and its client-centred strategy recognises the powerful virtuous circle of the entrepreneur, their business, their household, and employees and the community they serve. Nedbank understands that the SMME sector, which employs approximately over two thirds of the workforce in South Africa, is vital to sustainable economic growth, social upliftment and job creation.
Simply put, we are asking you to “vote” for small businesses by showing your support and spending at a small business. We are also asking big business to play their part towards making this initiative a success for SMEs across the country.
In addition to Vote Small Business™, Nedbank offers a range of Banking and Beyond™ solutions to empower small businesses with practical advice and tools, enabling them more time to focus on growing their businesses:
The national small business seminars which provide entrepreneurs with valuable insights from business experts. Now in their ninth year, the seminars have trained over 30 000 entrepreneurs since inception.
“SimplyBiz” is an online networking and resource portal for entrepreneurs.
We have also gone further to understand the challenges affecting small to medium business owners in their quest to grow their businesses –cash flow, trusted advice, and speed of decision making, remain the key concerns for entrepreneurs. In understanding these challenges, our offering provides a Debtor Management solution and the revolving business credit card – that gives you access to cash flow.