SimplyBiz®, the free-portal for entrepreneurs powered by Nedbank as part of its ongoing Banking and Beyond™ solutions, celebrates its 10th year with a refreshing revamp of the site by a leading technology firm.
Nedbank, the banking partner behind the new SimplyBiz® platform, has created an intuitive hub for entrepreneurs to engage with each other in real time, ensuring that SimplyBiz®, fulfils its mission as a platform for business owners as part of Nedbank’s mission to do good.
Accessible to all entrepreneurs, SimplyBiz®, is a one-stop shop portal for business owners to get everything they need to fuel their business aspirations, while saving them valuable time and money, so that they can focus on running their business. Based on feedback from business owners, the site was revamped to make engaging with other business owners and advertising their business services far more effective for generation of leads and funding options – from the traditional bank funding to angel investors, crowd – and venture capitalists.
SimplyBiz® allows the entrepreneur to put their business in the spotlight through networking and generating leads for funding.
‘As a bank committed to growing the economy and creating jobs, we are heartened by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment to SMEs. In his State of the Nation address on 7 February 2019 he highlighted the key role of small businesses in stimulating economic activity and employment, adding that the greatest challenge is to create jobs for the unemployed of today, while preparing workers for the jobs of tomorrow.’
As money experts committed to doing good for individuals, business and society, Nedbank subscribes to the call to grow the economy and create jobs.
“SimplyBiz® is a platform powered by Nedbank as part of our Banking and Beyond™ stable supporting small business owners,” says Monique Chinnah, Manager: Segment Design and Development. “We want to encourage business owners to obtain authentic, first-hand guidance from fellow business owners who have been in similar situations before. The platform also continues to attract professionals and subject matter experts in fields such as law, accounting, HR, IT and marketing who are willing to contribute and give back some of their time,” she says.
While Nedbank provides practical solutions for start-ups, entrepreneurs and private practices, through the site, registered members can share insights, ask advice, explore funding options, and learn from others who have walked the journey.
SimplyBiz® is a free resource to both Nedbank and non-Nedbank clients. By identifying the turn to entrepreneurship due to the high rate of unemployment, the platform assists in creating a series of engagement opportunities – from members, by members and professionals that are curated by SimplyBiz®.
Whether starting off, running an established business or looking to expand, the Small Business Services team is staffed by experts that understand the challenges of running a business. As a reliable, affordable banking partner, Nedbank, is committed to using its financial expertise to do good through flexible solutions to meet the needs of entrepreneurs.
To celebrate its 10th birthday and relaunch, SimplyBiz® will be giving away R100 000 in digital marketing. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to log on to www.simplybiz.co.za, register their company, engage in various activities on the site and increase their chances of winning this prize to promote their business or product. The winning business will get a team of experts to put them in the spotlight. They will review their brand and create and post personalised, professional adverts for the winning business on various social media platforms.
Competition advertisements will be placed in the community announcement section on SimplyBiz®, along with a list of activities and further prizes. Every activity completed adds an additional entry into the draw for the grand prize.