Johannesburg, 3rd March 2015 – TomTom Africa is proud to announce that it has partnered with the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) to supply approximately 75 000 members with location services, including an Address Validation Tool and “Put Your Business On The Map”. This re-enforces the support TomTom is giving to small business growth in Africa.
Small businesses in South Africa make up a large percentage of the commercial sector and contribute significantly to the local communities as well as ensuring economic growth for the country.
Small businesses will have greater visibility thanks to TomTom validating their address information. “This will assist customers in finding these businesses via a business locator on the TomTom App or any of the TomTom portable navigation devices (PND’s)”, commented TomTom Africa General Manager, Etienne Louw. Mike Anderson, NSBC Founder and CEO added: “TomTom plays a pivotal role in enhancing the visibility of small businesses throughout South Africa. Through their powerful business geo-locator, small businesses can now help their customers and potential customers find them quickly and easily. The NSBC in partnership with TomTom has a vision to ‘put every small business on the map’. In this way we can grow local small business, build local communities, drive job creation and ultimately build the nation”.
Founded by NSBC and Nedbank, the first Friday in Spring every year has been declared ‘Small Business Friday’ which encourages all South African’s to interact with and support small business on a daily basis and particularly every Friday.
With support from the community, small business will grow and sustain people through job creation. At the same time harvesting the entrepreneurial spirit and reducing unemployment.
The My Business Expo at Gallagher Convention Centre will be hosting small businesses through pertinent seminars such as the Small Business Start-up Zone and various start-up Expo Exhibitors. Join us at the My Business Expo on 12th March 2015 at Gallagher Estate where TomTom will literally be putting small businesses on the map!