This year marks the 7th successive year that I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR, in association with FNB, has been upskilling entrepreneurs all over South Africa and 2020 promises to be the best year yet.
Still supported by the bank that helps you start, run and grow your business, I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR brings together leading experts to support and develop entrepreneurs towards growing their businesses.
“I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR’s raison d’être is to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Of course there are many blocks to building a sustainable and successful business, but in our experience the most important are the skills you need to continuously delight customers, and the perseverance you need to see things through, especially during the tough times,” says the founder of I AM AN ENTREPRNEUR, Andile Khumalo.
Jesse Weinberg, Head of the SME Segment at FNB Business says, “I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR continues to provide an incredibly valuable engagement with South African entrepreneurs, helping us to continue making an impact by supporting SME’s. The events provide meaningful knowledge and conversations to attendees to help them thrive in their businesses. This year we look forward to continuing that conversation, and begin to offer real solutions and help our small businesses especially in this tough economy”.
I AM AN ENTERPRENEUR caters for all classes of entrepreneurs, from start-ups to well established businesses, as well as anyone who wants to start a business. The format includes skills workshops and masterclasses from experts in various business disciplines as well as learnings from the journeys of successful entrepreneurs, all with the single-minded objective of helping the entrepreneur succeed.
In addition to the partnership with FNB, I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR is supported by some of South Africa’s leading corporates such as Barloworld, Shoprite, MTN, and Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa who send entrepreneurs in their Enterprise & Supplier Development Programmes to attend the Summits across the country.
This year our programme will cover the entrepreneurial mindset and why passion and purpose are critical to see one through the tough times. We will also share digital tools available to help entrepreneurs be more productive, and better ways to market your business online.
The 2020 programme kicks off with the I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR Johannesburg Summit on Saturday, 14 March 2020 at The Pivot at Montecasino – in proud partnership with Gauteng Tourism – where we will also host Khudusela Pitje, Founder & CEO of New Gx, as our guest entrepreneur.
I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR is proudly driven by Renault South Africa, which allows us to comfortably reach every corner of our country. Entrepreneurs can catch us at the following cities in 2020:
- 14 March 2020, Johannesburg
- 4 April 2020, Rustenburg
- 16 May 2020, Bloemfontein
- 20 June 2020, Polokwane
- 11 July 2020, Durban
- 15 August 2020, East London
- 12 September 2020, Cape Town
- 17 October 2020, Nelspruit
For more information go to www.iamanentrepreneur.co.za