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Nomination criteria

  • Small Business Awards nominees must comply with the definition of the 'small enterprise' as contained in the National Small Business Amendment Act, 23 of 2003. The 'small enterprise' definition is a business entity owned by one or more owners and which can be classified as a micro, very small, small or medium enterprise as more fully elucidated in size or class by subsector in the Schedule to the Act. The nominee small business may range from a start-up to mature business as long as the requirements have been met according to the Act mentioned above.
  • All church/religious-based businesses, businesses selling drugs, alcohol and sex, or engaging in any illegal activity or such other business activities as the judges in their sole and absolute deem to be unsuitable will not be considered for this award.
  • Previous winners and finalists can be re-nominated.

Terms & conditions

  • This competition runs from 21 August to 15 September 2017.
  • To participate, fill in the form above and submit with your details.
  • Finalists will be profiled on-air from 04 September 2016 until 15 September 2017.
  • All finalists will be required to attend a speed dating judging event on 19 September 2017 at the 702 studios in Sandton, from 14h00 to 17h30. The winner will be announced after that event.
  • They will further be required to attend the speed dating event and winner announcement on 19 September at the 702 studios in Sandton, from 14h00 to 17h30.
  • All travel costs and arrangements for both events will be for the finalists’ own arrangement and cost.
  • Entries that are not received due to technical malfunction will not be eligible. Use of an automated system (i.e. Macros, robots and the like) to submit multiple entries is prohibited, and any attempt to use automated systems for entry will void that entrant’s eligibility to participate.
  • A participant will not be eligible to win this competition if they have won a prize on 702 within the past 90 days, whether on-air, online or via any of the station’s social platforms.
  • If a participant chosen does not comply, their entry will be disqualified, and a new participant will be randomly drawn.
  • In the event that a participant cannot be successfully contacted, is ineligible to accept the prize, or contravenes the terms and conditions of this competition or of 702, the prize will be forfeited.
  • All nominee small businesses may be subject to research regarding their SARS, BCEA (Basic Conditions of Employment Act) and other statutory or regulatory compliance, in addition to criminal checks, and shall supply all such required documents to the judges if so requested.
  • The entrants of the competition authorise 702 and Sage to publish and/or distribute the details of the participant, and/or take pictures of the participant without any liability on the part of 702 and Sage or remuneration due to the participant.
  • The winner will receive a laptop and free access to Sage Accounting and Sage Payroll software, a training course or seminar of their choice, as well as a year’s worth of software support. An airtime package to the value of R250 000 on 702 will also be awarded to the winner to promote their business.
  • The two runners-up will receive Sage Accounting and Sage Payroll software, a free training course or seminar of their choice, as well as a year’s worth of software support. An airtime package to the value of R125 000 on 702 will also be awarded to the two runners-up.
  • Prizes may not be exchanged for cash, are not transferable, or negotiable.
  • 702 and Sage shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered or sustained (including but not limited to consequential loss, loss of revenue, loss of profit or economic loss) as a result of accepting any prize or participation in any competition, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
  • 702 reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice. Any changes to the competition will be notified to participants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  • By entering the competition, the entrant hereby warrants that all information submitted is true, accurate, current and complete.
  • By entering this competition, a participant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • Employees of Sage, Primedia Broadcasting and their immediate family and friends, are not permitted to enter the competition.
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