Workshops aid business development planning. Companies pushing to gain a fair share of the market or outperform their competitors regularly host workshops for their clients or target audience.

More than social gatherings where guests merely indulge in freebies such as lunch, breakfast or dinner, workshops are widely considered great for finding solutions, thought sharing, relationship building and interactive learning.

A well-planned workshop also paves the way for good sales, while simultaneously establishing brand credibility and a rich and trustworthy community. In business environs where there are too many players or competitors, those who believe in the power of workshops always experience notable outcomes.

In this vein, we as Uprise Africa, the South African born and African continent trailblazing and multi-awarded equity crowdfunding pioneers, recently, jointly hosted with the Black Business Council (BBC), a successful workshop. The workshop was to empower entrepreneurs through equity crowdfunding nuggets.

Held on 21 November at WeWork, (Rosebank), the workshop unpacked topics including:
• Access to funding and introducing democratic principles into the funding landscape for SMEs in South Africa
• Raising capital as an entrepreneur and becoming a listed entity through crowdfunding.

The aim was to educate small-medium enterprises about the benefits of equity crowdfunding and how they can go about raising capital from the crowd for their businesses.

As Uprise Africa, we were honoured to partner with BBC, whose vision and mission is to see “an inclusive and expanding economy that generates wealth for most of its citizens”.

“Uprise Africa is a top African equity crowdfunding platform that assists businesses to engage with a large community of equity investors on a secure platform that is regulated by the FSCA.
“Uprise Africa partnered with BBC, which is an independent membership-based organisation representing professionals, business associations and chambers with the purpose to advocate for transformation of the South African economy through aggregation and amplifying of member opinion, thought-leadership and policy change to achieve meaningful inclusive economic growth,” said a media advisory.

“The aim of Uprise Africa, is to disrupt the funding landscape by making it more inclusive to both entrepreneurs and investors,” said Uprise CEO Tabz Qadir.

Both organisations (Uprise Africa and BBC) have a shared objective for driving economic growth through entrepreneurship and transforming the economy of South Africa.
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