The South African Small Business Awards was created by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) to recognise the tireless journey, hard work, outstanding achievements and vision of Small Business and Entrepreneurial Success. Now in its 10th year, it continues to be a celebration of the most outstanding businesses and the exceptional people behind these successful and growing enterprises!

How it works

The awards programme is open to all NSBC Members* and receives thousands of entries every year. Entry into the South African Small Business Awards is the ultimate recognition for every business owner and entrepreneur. It is the springboard to enhanced business success. Here is a summary of how it works.


Entry form & requirements

In order to enter you need to be an NSBC Member*. Once logged in to the NSBC Member Zone you will be able to access the online entry form.


Submitting your entry

Once the entry form has been completed and the required documentation collected and uploaded you can simply submit your entry online.


Judging & finalists announcement

An experienced panel of judges then assess the entries and based on the criteria for each category select and announce the finalists.


Winners crowned

The finalists and a prestigious guest list of big and small business decision makers are then invited to attend a glitzy gala event where the winners are announced.