The NSBC is Africa's leading SME organisation and the fastest growing organisation of its kind in the world, committed to helping business owners and entrepreneurs become tomorrow's business legends.

If you are serious about starting out or wanting to grow a bigger and more successful business, then join a powerful network of 160 000 small to medium size businesses. Grow faster, save money, learn from the experts, showcase your business, network with other innovators, entrepreneurs and business owners and get free support. As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you dedicate yourself to your life’s work. The NSBC provides an array of amazing benefits and is dedicated to being your voice and to fight the good fight to ensure that your business thrives.

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Featured NSBC Partner Solutions

  • “As a small business owner, I have found so much value in the resources and networking that the NSBC offers. I’ve been a member for two years and will continue to be involved in the future." - Michelle Cavé (Brandfundi)

  • “As a small business owner I have benefited immensely from the services offered by the NSBC. I highly recommend membership for every small business in South Africa.” - George Mutendadzamera (Vula Unlok Consulting)

  • "Entrepreneurship has a bad rap for being a lonely endeavour but the NSBC managed to create a community and removed the sense of isolation. Entrepreneurship has a bad rap for being a lonely endeavour but the NSBC managed to create a community and removed the sense of isolation. I was impressed with the quality of the offering available in the Premier Membership from the NSBC." - Renate Jute (Noble Prosperity)

  • “The value for money was huge – under R300 for an amazing event I was inspired, educated, and entertained and the catering was good.”

    Chris Gunning - Facebook Comment

  • “As a Premier Member of the NSBC, we personally experience the value that they add to their unrivalled body of members. We can also testify that they push us to take full advantage of what they have to offer - which is well designed to support their members’ success.” - Dave Wilson (National Membership Movement)

  • “We have had a really pleasant relationship with NSBC for many reasons. They have helped us stay focused, positive, encouraged and motivated despite difficulties. They have also given hope and advice to companies like ours on all their various platforms. We also love the authenticity and real empathy that we sense from Mike and his team!" - Michelle Combrinck (The Zinto Marketing  & Brand Activation Group) 

  • “Having been closely involved with the NSBC team over the last few years, we can only testify to the excellent and professional service we have always received from them. Our last event with them was My Business Expo, at Gallagher and the efficiency of their event execution is astonishing.”

    Narina Uitenweerde - RealNet Holdings (Pty) Ltd

  • "Breakfast connect virtual is extremely engaging and powerful. Networking with like-minded individuals , especially during tough times like these, gives us the best opportunity at growing our business". - Bryan van der Harst (Objectiva (Pty) Ltd)

  • “We have never seen such a fruitful engagement at the My Business Expo, the delegate group was amazing. Thank you so much.” 

    Dumisani Mthalane - Companies Tribunal

  • “From the moment you make a booking for an event, their service is of the highest standard. Information pertaining to a specific event  is sent through timeously, giving your company ample time to do its own planning for its events. Each e-mail enquiry to them is followed up within 24 hours, often with a personal phone call, attending to your smallest requirement for an expo.”

    Narina Uitenweerde - RealNet Holdings (Pty) Ltd

  • “Thank you to the NSBC team for an outstanding NSBC Gala Breakfast and Awards function! We are proud to be associated with you.”

    Andy Greenwood​ - College of Production Technology

  • “Being a member of the NSBC has opened many doors for my business. It has provided valuable insights and ideas into effectively managing and growing a small business. If you believe in yourself, and have enough passion – anything is possible; is perhaps the important lesson learned.” 

    Raymond Stevens - Cubic Snap

  • The NSBC is an excellent business platform who provide access to a varied and large range of business sectors. I have found the resources to be invaluable for my business and have gained useful insights from this excellent knowledge base. The biggest advantage of being a member is the networking opportunities where one is able to engage with like-minded business owners and entrepreneurs, who create a constant flow of inspiration and new ideas. I would highly recommend all business owners become a member as it will be an asset to any business wanting to gain a competitive advantage.- Anba Padayachee (Money & Legal Matters)

  • “Their execution is highly professional and we as a company are looking forward to many more years of dealing with the team – in our opinion, one of the few companies that are able to successfully host events on the huge scale that they do.”

    Narina Uitenweerde - RealNet Holdings (Pty) Ltd

  • "The platform brings a wealth of knowledge, helps us stay informed and motivated, provides networking sessions for peer-to-peer- learning and sharing of experiences, being nominated as a Top 20 Finalist in 2020 gave us exposure and increased our brand recognition. I would encourage my peers to sign up, there’s value for money." - Thuli Ikusasa (Ikusasa Technology Solutions)

  • “There's a popular saying: 'Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success." This is true about my journey with The NSBC. Signing up as a member was a  good decision. There’s value for money. The platform brings a wealth of knowledge, information, motivation, networking sessions as well as increased exposure and brand recognition." - Thuli Ikusasa (Ikusasa Technology Solutions) 

  • I really appreciate your efforts in empowering SMMEs. The content you provide is the best information we have received and implemented. The content is one of the greatest. It really made a huge difference to me as a leader of Setsmol. It’s worth it being a member of the NSBC.

    Solly MolefeSechoaro - Setsmol

  • “Sales Indaba was an incredibly inspiring event! The speakers were brilliant and definitely world class. The event was well organised, on time and really entertaining. It was also motivational for individuals, small to medium businesses, and large corporations. We will definitely attend the next one.”

    Daleen Dimitriu - Facebook Comment

  • “I am delighted to be a premier member of the NSBC. They have a national membership and through this organisation, I have met many dynamic business people, increased my own profile and my business network and had speaking and PR opportunities.” - Cindy Norcott (Pro Appointments & Pro Talent)

  • “What a brilliant event. Enjoyed every moment. It left me feeling so motivated. And the, I am filled with admiration. Such strong messages presented in their own unique styles.”

    Katherine Bezuidenhout - Facebook Comment

  • “The NSBC membership created wonderful platforms for our business. We exhibited at the My Business Expo and our stand was visited by thousands of people. These included potential funders, entrepreneurs wanting to buy the franchise model of the business and individuals who started using our services. Winning the Entrepreneur Award  has opened doors for our company.”

    Lindiwe Shibambo - Maid4U

  • “The NSBC creates the right environment for small businesses to connect with each other and bigger corporates who are looking to support small businesses. Their events are world-class, and with every event we have been to, we have built good relationships that have resulted in great opportunities.” - Kobus Louw (Digemy)

  • "The NSBC caters for the needs of every type of small business. They're an institution setup to help start-ups and small business grow. I've found their resources to be supportive and very helpful. I highly recommend all small business owners to become a member." -  Shakeel Karjieker (Global Unique)

  • "The NSBC has helped Mintor gain recognition in the market nationally, which is especially valuable to a small business. The NSBC team has also been very helpful and responsive whenever needed. Thanks so much for everything you do to help elevate small businesses to the next level!" - Leànne Viviers (Mintor)

  • Thank you all so much for the great work you do as NSBC Africa in trying to expose hard work , talent , passion and great sacrifices of millions of  small business owners in trying to make South Africa a great country that it is.  Melita Mohlala - Kopano Creative Concepts

  • Brilliant PR, marketing and mileage! - Cindy Norcott (Owner & Manager of Pro Appointments & Pro Talent)

  • “It’s a pleasure working with you guys. You are doing amazing work. SA’s future depends on the work you do.” 

    Dineo Motaung - Radio 2000

  • “We engaged with the NSBC early in 2021 and identified them as a strategic partner in assisting us to reach out to business owners in the mid-market space. Of particular note is the capacity for networking we have been able to achieve on the NSBC platform and at the regular events held that bring together so many business-owners and providers. We look forward to continuing our relationship together." - Andre Bresler (Benchmark International - South Africa)

  • For the past 8 years, we have connected with hundreds of prospects of which many have become our top customers. Through amazing forums, we have had the opportunity to network with key solution providers who have introduced us to new ways to streamline our business. This has caused us to be more efficient and profitable. On an ongoing basis, we are exposed to business leaders and mega-entrepreneurs who have shared key insights and tips for us to grow our business a lot quicker than we could have alone. We constantly engage with like-minded business owners and entrepreneurs, this creates a constant flow of inspiration and new ideas. Becoming an NSBC Premier Member has proven to be an exceptional value-driven experience. - Raymond Stevens (Cubic Snap)

  • Being a part of the NSBC community has provided many opportunities for learning and growth, from a business perspective as well as personally. More than this though, the membership gave me the chance to be truly inspired by fellow entrepreneurs in our country.  It is my belief that the kind of support from the NSBC, in the way of access to information resources, advice, networking and recognition, propels entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs forward.

    Roxanne Page - Sassy Chic