Port Elizabeth, 14 November 2018: The results are in! Five of PE’s most-loved local businesses have been selected based on nominations from residents. These were formally announced today (14 November) by Santam, South Africa’s largest general insurer, at a Business Breakfast, which honoured local entrepreneurs.
The breakfast was focused on building the longevity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the Port Elizabeth area, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is celebrated across the world between November 12-18. Shehnaz Somers, Head: Commercial Underwriting at Santam said that Global Entrepreneurship Week was an important opportunity to shine a spotlight on creating an enabling environment to assist SMEs to thrive.
“Our goal is to help SME’s reach its 1001-days-in-operation milestone by assisting them to navigate what is widely seen as the toughest part of the journey for any new business – the first 1000 days. Part of this means fostering reciprocal relationships with communities. The more of a fan-base an entrepreneur can build, the better his or her chances of creating a business that lasts,” Ms Somers said.
“Once you’ve built up a customer fan-base, you don’t want to let them down! Make sure that