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Final week to enter the 2016 entrepreneur of the year® competition and elevate business success
Final week to enter the 2016 entrepreneur of the year® competition and elevate business success

Final week to enter the 2016 entrepreneur of the year® competition and elevate business success


Issue by Epic MSL Group on behalf of BUSINESS/PARTNERS - Jun 8th 2016, 12:54

Entrepreneurs who dedicate themselves to their own business, creating much needed jobs and contributing towards economic development in South Africa, have one more week to enter the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS before entries close. 

Now in its 28th year, the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® competition – South African’s premier entrepreneurial platform – seeks to elevate the level of entrepreneurship in the country by recognising and honouring courageous entrepreneurs.

Not only will entrants gain the invaluable opportunity to have their business evaluated by industry specialists, but the competition provides entrepreneurs with the chance to win prizes worth R 2 million, which includes cash prizes to the value of of R425 000, as well as valuable ongoing mentorship support, networking opportunities and national media exposure.

Local business owners wishing to enter, should visit for more information on the competition’s categories and how to enter. Entries close on 16 June 2016. For more information on the competition, call 011 713 6600 or email

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