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APPLY: 2019 Business Partners Limited/SME Toolkit SA Business Plan Competition for Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs

Application Deadline: Wednesday 31 July 2019.

Do you want to open your own business, but don’t know where to start? Are you struggling to get your business off the ground? Do you need guidance with developing your business plan? If so, read further.

The SME Toolkit South Africa is proud to launch the 2019 Business Partners Limited / SME Toolkit SA Business plan competition for aspiring young entrepreneurs, which is aimed squarely at you or at someone you know.

The Competition is divided into three phases:

  1. Phase 1: First, enter to attend a business development workshop in an area near you. The workshops will be conducted during the latter half of August 2019, with the exact dates and venues still to be confirmed. All entrants will be invited, and the deadline for entries is 31 July 2019.
  2. Phase 2: Then, submit a business plan by 27 September 2019 to qualify for the regional judging.
  3. Phase 3: Regional winners will be awarded at a function and will compete as finalists in the national competition to be held in Johannesburg during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November.


To enter the competition, you have to be:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 35;
  • A South African citizen; and
  • Aspiring to start a business, but haven’t started operating profitably yet.


Besides the great exposure you get by being part of the competition and having the opportunity to attend a free business workshop, there are a range of prizes to help you get your business off the ground.

The prizes include Business Partners Limited Mentorship for both the regional and national winners, as well as a R30 000 cash prize for the national winner. Travel to and one night’s accommodation in Johannesburg for the regional winners are part of regional prizes.

How to Apply:

To enter, complete the entry form online here or download and complete the Entry Form in MS-Word, accept the rules of the competition, and remember to put your best foot forward.

Select one of the following ways to submit the entry forms, other than the online submission:

E-mail to:

Fax to: 011 713 6650 Attention: Business Plan Competition – SME Toolkit

Deliver to: Any Business Partners office country-wide. Clearly mark envelope “SME Toolkit Business Plan competition – Attention: B Maja (Corporate Services)”

Download the entry form in MS-Word, save to your device, complete it and send it to us. It’s so easy and you have nothing to lose – much to gain! Or, click here to complete the Entry Form online.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SME Toolkit SA Business plan competition 2019

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