Youth in Gear Competition

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Are you a youth entrepreneur between the ages of 18 to 35 and hungry to vitalise your business?

As an entrepreneur, your time and energy may be focused on delivering your services and products to clients and as such, it’s easy to lose sight of the strategic and financial fundamentals or latest branding trends that may propel our businesses forward. If you are looking for a step change in your business, this online café is for you.

Enter now and be one of only three youth business owners to attend this exclusive SimplyBizDigital Café, powered by Nedbank, valued at R100 000.

What's on the SimplyBiz Digital Café menu?

STARTERS
Kick-start your brand

A virtual session with industry experts to help you craft a compelling brand identity.

MAINS
Get pitch-ready

A virtual session with financial experts to help you build a powerful pitch to impress potential investors.

DESSERT
Generate more leads
Receive a R1 500 Google Ads voucher and get promoted in the SimplyBiz magazine and on our social-media pages.

 

Tasty takeaways

We know you’ll be eager to put what you’ve tasted into practice, so you’ll also walk away with these amazing prizes:

  • An Asus M515DA laptop
  • A Huawei CAT4 LTE mobile Wi-Fi device
  • A R1 000 data voucher
  • One-year Microsoft 365 Personal subscription
  • A branding style guide and social-media kit
  • A Nedbank Ultimate Business Companion Guide
  • Bragging rights that you’ve successfully completed the SimplyBiz Digital Café

How to enter

This competition is open to business owners who are between 18 to 35 years old and who have been running their own businesses full-time for a minimum of six consecutive months.

  • Log in or register on SimplyBiz.
  • Complete the entry form.
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Entries close on 10 November 2021. Terms and conditions apply.

 

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We’re not skimping on the prizes, so take the same approach with your entry. Download and work through the Youth in Gear handbook, which is designed to take you from product to pricing to pitching, in just eight steps! The handbook will help you in completing the entry form and thereby having a better chance of being selected as a finalist. 

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How will the winners be selected?

A SimplyBiz panel will select the top 10 most compelling submissions, and afterwards, they will be required to submit proof of their identity. The three final winners will be selected via an electronic draw on 24 November 2021 and announced on 25 November 2021.

Winners must be available to attend the two-day SimplyBiz Digital Café on 30 November and 1 December 2021. 

We look forward to welcoming you to this trailblazing opportunity!

 

Frequently asked questions 

How do I enter?

1       Log in or register on SimplyBiz.

2      Complete the entry form.

3       Entries close on 10 November 2021.

 

What can I win?

You can win the following:

  • Attendance of the online, two-day SimplyBiz Digital Café on 30 November and 1 December 2021. 
  • An Asus M515DA laptop.
  • A Huawei CAT4 LTE mobile Wi-Fi device.
  • A R1 000 data voucher.
  • One-year Microsoft 365 Personal subscription.
  • A branding style guide and social-media kit.
  • A Nedbank Ultimate Business Companion Guide.
  • R1 500 Google Ads voucher and promotion for your business in the SimplyBiz magazine and on our social pages.

What is the SimplyBiz Digital Café menu?

The two-day SimplyBiz Digital Café will focus on your strategy, financial fundamentals and creating a compelling brand identity.

 

What's on the SimplyBiz Digital Café menu?

  • STARTERS – Kick-start your brand with a virtual session with industry experts to help you craft a compelling brand identity.
  • MAINS – Get pitch-ready with a virtual session with financial experts to help you build a powerful pitch to impress potential investors.
  • DESSERT – Generate more leads – get a R1 500 Google Ads voucher and get promoted in the SimplyBiz magazine and on our social-media pages. 

 

Competition timeline

  • 27 October 2021: Competition starts.
  • 10 November 2021: Competition ends at midnight.
  • 17 November 2021: The top 10 submissions, in terms of content and potential, will be selected by a SimplyBiz panel and these businesses will be notified by email, to submit their proof of identity (with an identity document or passport).
  • 24 November 2021: Three final winners will be selected through an electronic draw.
  • 25 November 2021: Winners will be notified via email.
  • 30 November and 1 December 2021. : Winners attend the SimplyBiz Digital Café.

 

How are the winners selected?

A SimplyBiz panel will select the top 10 most compelling submissions, thereafter the winners will be required to submit proof of your identity. The three final winners will be selected via an electronic draw on 24 November 2021 and announced on 25 November 2021.

NB: Winners must be available to attend the SimplyBiz Digital Café on 30 November and 1 December 2021. * T&Cs apply.

 

How will the Youth in Gear handbook help me?

By downloading and working through the handbook, you will be putting your best foot forward. The handbook is designed to take you from product to pricing to pitching in just eight steps. The handbook will help you complete the entry form and better your chances of being selected as a finalist.

 

How will the SimplyBiz Digital Café take place? 

The SimplyBiz Digital Café will be held on Microsoft Teams. The panel of specialists will work intensively with the three winners to get their finances ship-shape and their branding vitalised.

 

What is the branding style guide and social-media kit?

The branding style guide contains the logo guidelines, colour pallet and typography of the winners. The social-media kit consists of six social-post templates.

 

How do I lose out on the prizes?

The intention of this competition is to grow a business via an intensive two-day SimplyBiz Digital Café, and if you win and are not available to use any of these opportunities and complete the programme successfully, you will forfeit the prizes.  

 

Does my business get any publicity if I win?

Yes. You and your business will potentially be featured on the SimplyBiz website, magazine and social-media pages. We will encourage the public to support your business further and request that you consider a special offer to create awareness and further excitement around your business.

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