BREAKING NEWS: Shift ONE was selected as a top 20 finalist in the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) Awards for 2016, out of over 6,200 entrants.
Top Entrepreneurs Nationwide
The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) announced South Africa’s Top 20 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Award winners and the finalists of the 2016 South African Small Business Awards. In its eighth year, the South African Small Business Awards looks to acknowledge South Africa’s most outstanding businesses and the exceptional people behind them.
Record Number of Entries
With a record number of entries, Mike Anderson, Founder and CEO of the NSBC, says that the awards continue to grow in strength year on year: ‘It is gratifying to see so many small businesses striving to not only build a successful business, but to also contribute to the South African economy in such a meaningful way.’
Shift ONE Nominated in Top 20
“We are proud to have been nomiated for the top 20 awards,” says Dylan Kohlstadt, CEO of Shift ONE, a creative, integrated marketing agency based out of Cape Town. “The award is a nice acknowledgement to my team for all their hard work that’s gone into growing our business in the 6 years we’ve been in business.”
Within the top 20, technology-related businesses dominated, proving that this industry continues to grow exponentially: ‘Technology is pervasive and is becoming a dominant sector globally, as well as locally. Within the entries the NSBC noted exciting developments and the growth of business solutions that focus on assisting other small businesses to grow and develop.’
Anderson says that the 2016 entries were very diverse: ‘Over 14 vertical sectors were represented in the top 20 submissions. Ranging from beauty, education and music to retail, engineering and transportation.’
High Standard of Entries
‘The 2016 submissions were of an incredible standard, making the voting process extremely hard. We are humbled by the hard work, dedication and innovation adopted by all the entries submitted,’ says Anderson.