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Building Business Champions
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Last year Standard Bank, a champion of small business, sponsored a show titled “Think Big” - a business building show.


The show provided insight into the challenges and opportunities facing SMEs in South Africa by taking the 12 challengers through a series of tests to prove their entrepreneurial spirt.


“Think Big” placed an emphasis on business plans, as an invaluable planning tool that can help businesses of all sizes to succeed.

The show encouraged the 12 entrepreneurs to “Think Big” about conquering the day-to-day challenges of running a business, with the opportunity to win a R1 million cash injection into their business.


Over a 10 week period the winning entrepreneur displayed their passion, energy, skills and their business acumen needed to contribute to South Africa's economic growth.


Helping the entrepreneurs meet the challenges, were some of South Africa’s leading captains of business and industry such as Claire Busetti, Director at Venture Capital and Makho Ngcobo, Chief Executive, Contento Group.


You can watch all of the episodes and follow the 12 contestants as they learn valuable business skills.