Sekhukhune social markets hosted its first annual entrepreneurship event at GaNkwana on 23 December 2018.
Statistics demonstrates how lack of skills and information caused lot of initiatives to fall in the province. This has been considered as a tool to disadvantage youth to establish their business which would contributes in the economy of this country.
The event was meant to expose and bring all local entrepreneurs together to share and strategies on how to keep business. Those entrepreneurs were allowed to bring their products at the event for exposure and to brainstorm as well.
The organisers, Bridget Makola and Thapelo Motseo, described the event as a powerful network tool used to alluded young people to venture in business. They said small business would no longer be left behind as an initiative to build business. They said entrepreneurs were given opportunity to show off their products and services to other entrepreneurs as well as the community.
“We encouraged people to register their own business because we don’t take any business for granted. We called upon the professional people to share their struggles and success in the business industry,” she said.
They said it was the first time for Sekhukhune social markets to hosts such event and they said they look forward to bring it again this year.
Various stakeholders were invited to guide young entrepreneurs on how to handle their businesses.
They added that young people must not depend on government instead establishing their own businesses.
One of the entrepreneurs who attended said Sekhukhune social markets made huge contribution to his business because people were not familiar with his business.
He said people need substantial and solid plan before emerging on business to shirk downfall of their business.
“If you give unemployed person money to start a business he might spend the money, but if you first give him a business plan he might do something. People must attend business seminar and workshop to be encouraged and be business minded,” he said.
He added that an economic climate for job creation is in youth hands.