Katekani Nyambe and his Brother Ntshembo with their product at their flat in Sunnyside, Pretoria. Photo: Oupa Mokoena
Katekani Nyambe and his Brother Ntshembo with their product at their flat in Sunnyside, Pretoria. Photo: Oupa Mokoena
Joanne Kisten stands in front of her stall, holding her pickles and fried nuts.
Joanne Kisten stands in front of her stall, holding her pickles and fried nuts.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africans across the country were encouraged to show their support for small businesses through the Shop Small movement and Small Business Friday - an initiative by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) said on Wednesday.

Founder & CEO of the NSBC, Mike Anderson, said that Shop Small movement peaking on Small Business Friday, this Friday September was calling on the nation to get behind the job creators, nations builders, entrepreneurs, and the hardworking men and women who make up the backbone of the economy by owning or working in a small business.

“The movement aims to encourage and inspire South Africans to make a big impact by supporting smallbusinesses all year round, especially on Fridays, as well as on Small Business Friday – falling on the first Friday of spring each year,” said Anderson .  

 “This is the day when the 365 day, 24/7 Shop Small movement peak, It’s a one-day high action drive to get even more South Africans to support, visit and spend at a smallbusiness”.

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Anderson said by getting involved in the Shop Small and Small Business Friday movement, South Africans would be able to lend their much-needed support to small businesses so they can grow, employ more, reduce unemployment, and nurture the country’s entrepreneurial spirit. “Friday 1 September marks SmallBusiness Friday, but it’s about so much more than just one day. Through Shop Small we’re aiming to bring about permanent change so small businesses can thrive all year round with the backing of all South Africans”.

“You can't buy happiness, but you can buy from a small business and that's almost the same. When you shop at small businesses, you impact the owner, the employees, their families, the community, and South Africa as a whole,” said  Anderson. 

-BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE