Apr 122012

Aspiring South African entrepreneurs need to take note of the successes being celebrated by their global counterparts on World Entrepreneurship Day (WED), 15 April 2012, as well as use the day as motivation to get better at spotting and taking advantage of ‘entrepreneurial gaps’ in specific industries, in order to create sustainable businesses.

This was the message from Nimo Naidoo, project manager of the Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year ® competition, in the run-up to WED, who says that South Africa’s economic prosperity relies heavily on the actions and successes of the country’s existing and future entrepreneurs.

“The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) recently revealed that South Africa’s global entrepreneurial ranking has fallen from 39 in 2011 to 45 in 2012, losing pace with smaller GDP countries such as Colombia and Peru... more