What’s the fuss about buying local?

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Sep 10, 2020


Our local is lekker business marketing platform Bellville Connect is hosting a free monthly webinar series for businesses. The series brings to light the ins and outs of how businesses can thrive in an economy devastated by the COVID19 pandemic. One of the tools is to build an audience of loyal local supporters. In September, we take a look at ‘Buying Local’. Buy Local is the buzzphrase but what is this call to action really all about? Can it make an impact on the economy? And, more importantly, how can it build Bellville’s local businesses?

You could win!

Businesses who register for the webinar can also stand a chance to win a PowerPlayer Bellville Connect membership worth R4 800 or an Entrepreneur Bellville Connect membership worth R1 500. These memberships are designed to help you accelerate your business exposure to your local audience.

Our panel discusses the buy local movement and what it means for small businesses. Learn about what you can do to contribute to the recovery of business in your community, improve your sales and help create jobs and opportunities for fellow South Africans.

Join Bellville Connect and GTP CEO, Warren Hewitt, as he hosts a conversation with:

Eustace Mashimbye, CEO of Proudly South African
Proudly South African is the country’s official buy local advocacy campaign and works with both the public and private sectors to promote local procurement as a driver of economic growth and job creation. Proudly SA is a membership based organisation.

Friedrich Meisenholl, Area Manager of Business Partners Ltd.
Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), a specialist risk finance company that provides customised financial solutions, sectoral knowledge, mentorship, business premises and other value added services for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Hardus Zevenster, CEO: Bloudruk Groep/Group
Hardus Zevenster is a seasoned entrepreneur who started and runs multiple media outlets including Radio Tygerberg 104FM, GROOTfm 90.5, and KykNET’s Die Groot Ontbyt.