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We’ve just launched a new campaign to help South Africa’s budding entrepreneurs turn their side hustles into their main hustles! My Fearless Next will provide one future mogul with funding equivalent to as much as one year’s salary, so he or she can take the plunge, running their start-up full time without the fear of losing a secure monthly income.

 

According to Cleo Zwane, Senior Marketing Manager for Business Banking at Standard Bank, a lot of young entrepreneurs work eight-hour-a-day (or even longer) corporate jobs, but run a small business after hours and on weekends. This is because they still rely on their monthly salaries. What Your Fearless Next hopes to do is remove the risk and fear of being without a salary, and provide a platform for young entrepreneurs to take their next step.

 

South Africans have always had a strong entrepreneurial streak: 73% believe that it’s a good career choice, and roughly half think they’ve got what it takes to start a business. Yet, only 9.2% actually do it, according to the GEM 2015 Global Report. Thing is, many of these side hustles are successful, as shown by an online survey conducted by Moneyweb in 2017. It found that a third of working individuals earn more than R5 000 a month in additional income from side businesses.

 

As a 156-year-old institution that began life as a start-up, we respect this success. So, we want to participate in an entrepreneur’s journey by providing funding, training and mentorship, while also removing the burden of having to work eight to 10 hours a day for someone else just to get by.

 

The three-month My Fearless Next campaign launched on 4 June and will run until 29 August. Six contestants will be drawn weekly and sent to a one-day boot camp. One winner will be selected each week and sent to the final round. This process will happen for six consecutive weeks, giving us six finalists at the final round. The overall winner will then be announced at an exclusive event in August and will receive up to one-year’s salary, capped at R1 million, as well as mentorship from Standard Bank’s Entrepreneur Development Programme.

 

If you’re a young entrepreneur working a nine-to-five corporate job, but run a small business on the side, this is for you; we could be buying you time to focus on your business. To qualify, you must be a Standard Bank accountholder and have a side business that is profitable. Enter via online application from June to July.

“Being a bank that lives and breathes business banking on a daily basis, we believe it’s crucial to help rejuvenate and revive the entrepreneurial spirit in the country with programmes such as the My Fearless Next campaign,” says Mr Zwane.

 

For more info, go to www.standardbank.co.za/myfearlessnext

 

 

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mashaile
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good day, 

I would like to know more My Fearless Next campaign and if one should have a running small business or not, what are the qualifications for one to be part of the campaign?

Panki Sibeko
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Good day 

 

i would like to know more information regarding this exciting program that you have at Standard Bank, how do i get started? what are the requirements? 

 

Kind do advise please.

 

kind Regards

Fearless Pankie

Guyt101
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Please contact me via email: [email protected]

 

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 It is a wonderful opportunity and I have just entered. However, it seems focused on younger people than myself. At 56, I too, have set out on being an Entrepreneur to assist the economy. Have I wasted my time?

lecricia
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@MandyP wrote:

We’ve just launched a new campaign to help South Africa’s budding entrepreneurs turn their side hustles into their main hustles! My Fearless Next will provide one future mogul with funding equivalent to as much as one year’s salary, so he or she can take the plunge, running their start-up full time without the fear of losing a secure monthly income.

 

According to Cleo Zwane, Senior Marketing Manager for Business Banking at Standard Bank, a lot of young entrepreneurs work eight-hour-a-day (or even longer) corporate jobs, but run a small business after hours and on weekends. This is because they still rely on their monthly salaries. What Your Fearless Next hopes to do is remove the risk and fear of being without a salary, and provide a platform for young entrepreneurs to take their next step.

 

South Africans have always had a strong entrepreneurial streak: 73% believe that it’s a good career choice, and roughly half think they’ve got what it takes to start a business. Yet, only 9.2% actually do it, according to the GEM 2015 Global Report. Thing is, many of these side hustles are successful, as shown by an online survey conducted by Moneyweb in 2017. It found that a third of working individuals earn more than R5 000 a month in additional income from side businesses.

 

As a 156-year-old institution that began life as a start-up, we respect this success. So, we want to participate in an entrepreneur’s journey by providing funding, training and mentorship, while also removing the burden of having to work eight to 10 hours a day for someone else just to get by.

 

The three-month My Fearless Next campaign launched on 4 June and will run until 29 August. Six contestants will be drawn weekly and sent to a one-day boot camp. One winner will be selected each week and sent to the final round. This process will happen for six consecutive weeks, giving us six finalists at the final round. The overall winner will then be announced at an exclusive event in August and will receive up to one-year’s salary, capped at R1 million, as well as mentorship from Standard Bank’s Entrepreneur Development Programme.

 

If you’re a young entrepreneur working a nine-to-five corporate job, but run a small business on the side, this is for you; we could be buying you time to focus on your business. To qualify, you must be a Standard Bank accountholder and have a side business that is profitable. Enter via online application from June to July.

“Being a bank that lives and breathes business banking on a daily basis, we believe it’s crucial to help rejuvenate and revive the entrepreneurial spirit in the country with programmes such as the My Fearless Next campaign,” says Mr Zwane.

 

For more info, go to www.standardbank.co.za/myfearlessnext

 

 


@MandyP wrote:

We’ve just launched a new campaign to help South Africa’s budding entrepreneurs turn their side hustles into their main hustles! My Fearless Next will provide one future mogul with funding equivalent to as much as one year’s salary, so he or she can take the plunge, running their start-up full time without the fear of losing a secure monthly income.

 

According to Cleo Zwane, Senior Marketing Manager for Business Banking at Standard Bank, a lot of young entrepreneurs work eight-hour-a-day (or even longer) corporate jobs, but run a small business after hours and on weekends.


@MandyP wrote:

We’ve just launched a new campaign to help South Africa’s budding entrepreneurs turn their side hustles into their main hustles! My Fearless Next will provide one future mogul with funding equivalent to as much as one year’s salary, so he or she can take the plunge, running their start-up full time without the fear of losing a secure monthly income.

 

According to Cleo Zwane, Senior Marketing Manager for Business Banking at Standard Bank, a lot of young entrepreneurs work eight-hour-a-day (or even longer) corporate jobs, but run a small business after hours and on weekends. This is because they still rely on their monthly salaries. What Your Fearless Next hopes to do is remove the risk and fear of being without a salary, and provide a platform for young entrepreneurs to take their next step.

 

South Africans have always had a strong entrepreneurial streak: 73% believe that it’s a good career choice, and roughly half think they’ve got what it takes to start a business. Yet, only 9.2% actually do it, according to the GEM 2015 Global Report. Thing is, many of these side hustles are successful, as shown by an online survey conducted by Moneyweb in 2017. It found that a third of working individuals earn more than R5 000 a month in additional income from side businesses.

 

As a 156-year-old institution that began life as a start-up, we respect this success. So, we want to participate in an entrepreneur’s journey by providing funding, training and mentorship, while also removing the burden of having to work eight to 10 hours a day for someone else just to get by.

 

The three-month My Fearless Next campaign launched on 4 June and will run until 29 August. Six contestants will be drawn weekly and sent to a one-day boot camp. One winner will be selected each week and sent to the final round. This process will happen for six consecutive weeks, giving us six finalists at the final round. The overall winner will then be announced at an exclusive event in August and will receive up to one-year’s salary, capped at R1 million, as well as mentorship from Standard Bank’s Entrepreneur Development Programme.

 

If you’re a young entrepreneur working a nine-to-five corporate job, but run a small business on the side, this is for you; we could be buying you time to focus on your business. To qualify, you must be a Standard Bank accountholder and have a side business that is profitable. Enter via online application from June to July.

“Being a bank that lives and breathes business banking on a daily basis, we believe it’s crucial to help rejuvenate and revive the entrepreneurial spirit in the country with programmes such as the My Fearless Next campaign,” says Mr Zwane.

 

For more info, go to www.standardbank.co.za/myfearlessnext

 

 



This is because they still rely on their monthly salaries. What Your Fearless Next hopes to do is remove the risk and fear of being without a salary, and provide a platform for young entrepreneurs to take their next step.

 

South Africans have always had a strong entrepreneurial streak: 73% believe that it’s a good career choice, and roughly half think they’ve got what it takes to start a business. Yet, only 9.2% actually do it, according to the GEM 2015 Global Report. Thing is, many of these side hustles are successful, as shown by an online survey conducted by Moneyweb in 2017. It found that a third of working individuals earn more than R5 000 a month in additional income from side businesses.

 

As a 156-year-old institution that began life as a start-up, we respect this success. So, we want to participate in an entrepreneur’s journey by providing funding, training and mentorship, while also removing the burden of having to work eight to 10 hours a day for someone else just to get by.

 

The three-month My Fearless Next campaign launched on 4 June and will run until 29 August. Six contestants will be drawn weekly and sent to a one-day boot camp. One winner will be selected each week and sent to the final round. This process will happen for six consecutive weeks, giving us six finalists at the final round. The overall winner will then be announced at an exclusive event in August and will receive up to one-year’s salary, capped at R1 million, as well as mentorship from Standard Bank’s Entrepreneur Development Programme.

 

If you’re a young entrepreneur working a nine-to-five corporate job, but run a small business on the side, this is for you; we could be buying you time to focus on your business. To qualify, you must be a Standard Bank accountholder and have a side business that is profitable. Enter via online application from June to July.

“Being a bank that lives and breathes business banking on a daily basis, we believe it’s crucial to help rejuvenate and revive the entrepreneurial spirit in the country with programmes such as the My Fearless Next campaign,” says Mr Zwane.

 

For more info, go to www.standardbank.co.za/myfearlessnext

 

 


 

lecricia
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Am lecricia lubbe just quit a dead end job that really drain my whole energy out and had my side job on the side,which I really enjoy more than my job that provided a monthly income so now I want to take a risk and start this bussiness and really make it work,because I really gain my confident and client base and seen the need in the community and really want to help out hard working mothers,especially single moms in helping them in every way possible to give there kids all they can and making them happy.I would like to set up a budget and plan partys and matric farewell to mothers that dont always have the funds but would like to provide a nice budget and help in everyway possible so the funds would help me to help them and make life just a little easy and make them feel like the got this and making the kid happy at the same time,I know that feeling because I was raise buy a single mother and she could not always give us what we want but really try he best to provide and love u all the way though.

Lihle Gama
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Good Day

I'm a single mother of two girls and have recently been struggling with a stable baby sitter, that being a problem i would wish to star a day care for litte ones from months old until the age of 5 where they can be accepted at the class of grade R, seeing that i sometimes find myself at home not being able to go to work, because of unreliable nannies, with a helping hand i know i can be a better care giver to the little ones with an assistant of cause, because i would need to have other people to help me run the business but at the moment i dont have funds to establish but if i could i would because i've seen how the kids suffer whenever you have to leave them with someone new only to find that they would only stay just until they get paid. I'm sure that most moms would be at ease to know that their kids are safe and being taken care of while they work hard to provide a better future for them.

Sheri Morgan
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I would like to enter. This is an amazing opportunity and I’d hate myself if I didn’t take this moment to live my dream. How do I enter??

Qondobuhle
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I am a 29 year old female entrepreneur in the waste sector. I have been in business for the past 5 years and only last year I found my first client. Business is hard and needs patience in order to succeed. This  fearless next campaign will motivate anyone to take a chance. 

freeman
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I would like to enter in this program, any one can help me