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SME Toolkit SA Global Entrepreneurship Week’s Business Plan Competition 2017 for Young Entrepreneurs.

The SME Toolkit is proud to launch the 2017 Business Partners Limited / SME Toolkit SA Global Entrepreneurship Week’s Business plan competition for aspiring young entrepreneurs, which is aimed squarely at you or at someone you know

Calling all aspiring young entrepreneurs – Enter now to win : Provided by Business Partners Ltd, South Africa’s leading investor in SMEs

  • Do you want to open your own business, but don’t know where to start?

    Are you struggling to get your business off the ground?

  • Do you need guidance with developing your business plan?

  • Enter to attend a workshop in an area near you – all entrants will be invited              

    The Competition is divided into three phases:

  1. First, you enter to win a seat at a “Creating an effective business plan” workshop in an area near you. Workshops will be conducted during 14 to 18 August 2017 – exact dates and venues still to be confirmed). All entrants will be invited
  2. You then submit a business plan to qualify for the regional judging by 15 September 2017
  3. Regional winners will be awarded at a function and go on to compete in the national competition, which will take place during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November in Johannesburg


To enter the competition, you have to be:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 35
  • A South African citizen
  • Aspiring to start a business, but haven’t started operating yet


  • Besides the great exposure you get by being in the competition, there are a range of fantastic prizes to help you get your business off the ground.
  • This includes Business Partners Limited Mentorship for both the regional and national winners, as well as a R25 000 cash prize for the national winner, and more.

How to Enter

Select one of the following ways to submit the entry forms, other than the online submission:

E-mail to:      smetoolkit@businesspartners.co.za

Fax to:         011 713 6650 Attention: Business Plan Competition – SME Toolkit

Deliver to:    Any Business Partners office country-wide. Clearly mark envelope “SME Toolkit Business Plan competition – attention B Maja (Corporate Services)

Download the entry form in MS-Word, save to your device, complete it and send it to us. It so easy and you have nothing to lose – much to gain!


Click here to complete the Entry Form online

Application Deadline: 30th of July 2017.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SME Toolkit SA Global Entrepreneurship Week’s Business Plan Competition 2017

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