Friday, January 05, 2007

SABusinessHub acquires The Big Idea

As many of you are subscribers to this blog and regular readers, I thought it only fair that you get the great news first. In the last week South African Business Hubs which I co-found in 2005 secured the acquisition of The Big Idea events company, a company created by Mark Shuttleworth in 2002 for the purpose of supporting entrepreneurship and small business in South Africa. A formal press relase will be published next week.

Big Idea Conferences have, since 2003, been held in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, East London, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein and have trained over 2000 delegates.

This is exciting development for us in our mission to Release South Africa’s Entrepreneurial Revolution. A recent global entrepreneurship monitor ranked entrepreneurship in South Africa amongst the lowest of all developing countries, a travesty that needs to be addressed not only by the government but by every entrepreneur and support body in the country.

Our first series of workshops and networking events is coming to a city near you in February 2007. THE BIG IDEA is a series of practical and interactive conferences and focused workshops sessions that assist existing and potential entrepreneurs in developing and growing your businesses by providing practical advice and support.

I look forward to meeting every single one of you at an Big Idea event in 2007. For details of the events commencing in February this year, click here to view the calendar.


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