Get involved and lets mobilise the nation to support local small business

The Small Business Friday Movement encourages all South Africans to go out there and support local small businesses. It's a 365 day drive that peaks on Small Business Friday - the first Friday of Spring every year. Now is the time to celebrate and recognise the importance of the small business community.

"The Small Business Friday Movement is all about supporting your local small businesses every day but even more so on Small Business Friday - the first Friday of Spring every year"

Get involved

Make a lasting difference to your community and South Africa by supporting small businesses in your area. With your support small business will be able to employ more, therefore reducing rates of unemployment and harvesting the entrepreneurial spirit.

Tell us what you plan to do leading up to and on Small Business Friday. 


Share your pledge on social media and encourage others to do the same.


Make a point to go out and support your favourite local businesses. 


Keep the momentum going and keep supporting small business.


5 reasons to support small business

  • It's convenient as they're in your local community
  • They offer that personal touch 
  • They often offer unique products / services
  • You’ll be making a positive impact on the economy 
  • Your purchase has a positive impact on the business owner, the employees, their families and the community

5 ways to get involved in #SmallBizFriday

  • Pledge your support here
  • Share your pledge on social media and inspire others to get involved
  • Follow us on social media and become a small business activist
  • Visit your favourite small businesses on 4 September 2020
  • Keep the momentum going and dedicate yourself to supporting small businesses all year round

5 ways to get your business involved 

  • Pledge your support here
  • Share what you're up to on social media using #SmallBizFriday
  • Create a #SmallBizFriday promotion
  • Connect with other small businesses in your community
  • Get listed on the NSBC Shop Small Network
  • Do something unique /host your own Small Business Friday event on 4 September 2020

Be inspired

Be inspired by the lives and  stories of some of South Africa's small businesses and entrepreneurs as we celebrate their journeys and the impact they are having in their communities. 


"Every big adventure starts with a baby step".


Oembotu Travel

Meet the
Johannesburg Squirrel



From domestic   worker to successful business owner

Cold Gold Artisan Ice Cream

"Everybody deserves
to be happy."

"Supporting local small business grows local communities, drives job creation and ultimately builds the nation. " 

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