For several years, a grouping of entrepreneurs have been running an SME network with the City of Johannesburg – Sandton Library. One of the key persons in the network is Yusuf Mahomedy, who runs the website Work Sucks.
He writes on his website:
From 2008 – 2014 and again this year, we are working with the City of Johannesburg – Public Libraries to assist entrepreneurs start and build their business through free SME briefings. These briefings are held in the Sandton Library, in Nelson Mandela Square.
I love the idea of using public spaces like libraries for entrepreneurial networking events.
They invite you to attend our next free event to:
* Get your career or business off the ground
* Explore business challenges & ideas
* Network with other entrepreneurs
* Market Yourself for employment or business opportunities.
Editors Note: So, you have been warned. A part of the network is promoting your business. Is that not what a network is about.
On ZApreneur, we want to highlight useful opportunities, and especially smaller initiatives. If you have a small networking event, do let us know. If you selling tickets to an overpriced and over-hyped conference, do not contact us.