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ENTREPRENEURS: Entrepreneurs Given the Power to Grow


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The 2011 Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo (BOFE), proudly sponsored by Standard Bank, will help entrepreneurs and business owners gain vital business knowledge by hosting its inaugural the 'Power to Grow Your Business' conference.

The conference will provide invaluable information to entrepreneurs and business owners. Key local and international speakers have been secured to ensure delegates obtain all they need to know about business ownership.

The conference will be split into two seminars over the four day period, covering key factors for anyone going into business or who already runs a business. The conference will focus on topics such as Have you got what it takes?, Now that’s what I call marketing, It’s all about the money and Where to from here...Searching FOR Customers.

International marketing expert Geoff Ramm will capture the creative elements of promoting a company, while Ralph Patmore will pass on his extensive merger, acquisition and financial expertise to business owners. Other presenters include Iain Johnston and Cyrus Rogers.

The 'Power to Grow Your Business Conference' will run alongside the annual expo from 15 – 18 September 2011 and delegates attending the conference will also receive automatic access into BOFE.

Furthermore, the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), the fastest growing chamber of its kind in the country, is sponsoring the Business Lounge. Mike Anderson, founder and CEO of the NSBC, is confident this partnership brings additional value to BOFE’s visitors and exhibitors.

Mr Anderson says: “We didn’t have to think twice about partnering with BOFE as a sponsor. NSBC is in the business of helping aspiring entrepreneurs make the right business choices. With BOFE, we will improve on our success and make a bigger difference in the lives of new business owners.”

The introduction of the conference and the involvement of participants like the NSBC allows the show to be a one-stop small-business knowledge shop. Delegates and visitors also have the opportunity to attend the Business Buzz Zone seminars, which will run over the four days. It will cover key presentations and discussions by high-profile speakers including, amongst others, ex-football player and leadership expert Gary Bailey, investigative journalist Debora Patta and social media guru Ryan Hogarth.

“Every year we strive to be more innovative and bring more excitement to the show,” adds Ms Anderson.

The 2011 BOFE is expected to deliver exciting new business ventures and services to aspirant entrepreneurs, business people and investors looking to diversify their portfolios.

The expo is proudly brought to you by Thebe Exhibitions and Projects and the Eskom Development Foundation.


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