Shop for businesses, start trading online at #BuyaBusiness Expo

#BuyaBusiness Expo 2017 is set to offer a wealth of new business opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors, with an all-new Business For Sale Pavilion, a Distribution Pavilion and an E-commerce Pavilion among the innovative highlights of the event.

To be staged from 31 August – 2 September at the TicketPro Dome in Northriding, the #BuyaBusiness Expo is designed to fast-track business ownership and growth in South Africa.

“In response to popular demand, #BuyaBusiness Expo has grown beyond its roots as a trade platform for franchise opportunities,” says Carol Weaving, MD of expo organisers Reed Exhibitions. “#BuyaBusiness Expo now offers a broad range of business growth opportunities, and serves as an expanded platform for investing, buying and selling businesses.”

With online retail growing at a rate of over 20% and expected to pass the 1% of total retail mark last year, online sales are topping the R9 billion mark and analyst firm World Wide Worx expects online retail sales to almost double in the next five years.  Helping businesses to expand into this potentially lucrative online space, the E-commerce Pavilion will feature service providers and solutions to enable web development and design, online payment and logistics to support successful online retail.

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At the new Businesses for Sale Pavilion, would-be entrepreneurs and business owners looking to diversify will be able to view existing concerns now for sale with established business models and existing client bases, across a wide range of sectors from photo printing to restaurants.

The new Distribution Pavilion will showcase producers, distributors and agency opportunities, putting vendors and manufacturers together with resellers and distributors.

#BuyaBusiness Expo also serves as a business development hub, with event highlights such as the Nedbank Money Matters Theatre delivering financial and business trends updates, money management and business management advice to business owners throughout the three days of the expo.

The event hosts a range of in-depth workshops across a broad range of strategic and practical business topics, from high-level workshops on franchising and investing in business opportunities, through to entrepreneurial bootcamps and a small business ‘development den’. It also facilitates networking between entrepreneurs, business support services and investors, to give businesses access to all the information they need to grow sustainably.

In addition to adding value through in-depth and targeted information sessions, the expo’s investors’ programme, business speed dating, online business matchmaking and networking areas deliver immense value add to exhibitors and local businesses.

In 2016, #BuyaBusiness Expo and the co-located Small Business Expo, which is presented in partnership with Eskom brought in millions of rands in deals for exhibitors and attracted around 7,000 visitors – a large proportion of them already business owners and investors seeking to grow their portfolios.

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About the #BuyaBusiness Expo

The #BuyaBusiness Expo is an annual exhibition held alongside Small Business Expo. To be staged at the Ticketpro Dome from 31 August – 02 September 2017, this expo connects thousands of entrepreneurs and investors who are looking to grow, diversify or enter into business ownership with one of the many business and franchise opportunities available at the show.

About the Small Business Expo

The Small Business Expo, to be held at the TicketPro Dome from 31 August – 2 September 2017, is devoted to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, providing an invaluable platform for small businesses to market their businesses and interact with prominent business leaders and corporates. Attracting thousands of visitors each year, it is the ideal platform to stimulate business growth and motivate both current and aspiring entrepreneurs. The Small Business Expo runs alongside #BuyaBusiness Expo and is sponsored and subsidised by the Eskom Foundation.

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events’ organiser and part of RELX Group. Reed Exhibitions brings over 50 years of experience in developing, marketing, selling and organising exhibitions, events, conferences and meetings.