Are you a Social Media Trendsetter?

We are looking for the Social Media Trendsetter of the Shanduka Black Umbrellas incubators!

Not only do you stand a chance to win some amazing prizes for your business, but you will be challenged with tasks during this competition that will increase the social network of your business as well!

“Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you.” – Matt Goulart.

Is your business part of this new media? Do you know where your customers are hanging out online? Do your customers have the opportunity to engage with you when they want to ask you a question or find something out about your product or service? Are you already being mentioned online without you even knowing it?


“You can’t tiptoe into social media. You have to jump into the pool. People have a natural fear of it. But the scary part is not being there. Your customer is already there” Dave Saunders.  Although businesses are successfully using social media, the opportunities are not yet being used by everyone. If you are not yet using social media, we highly recommend that you read about how Many Small Businesses Still Ignore Social Media and why you shouldn’t!

This competition will help you to craft the right social media strategy for your business, by guiding you to think about growing your business with social media. In addition to providing a connected place for your customers to ask you questions, find discounts and tips for using the products that they buy from you, social media also allows you to highlight your own expert knowledge within your industry.

Prizes include: a USB 3G Modem, Incredible Connection gift vouchers, an annual subscription for Entrepreneur Magazine, Canon Powershot Digital camera, My Passport 320 GM external hard drive, Flash drives and a R3500 discount on your Shanduka Black Umbrellas membership fees!

How to Enter this Competition:

  • Tweet to @sblackumbrellas your name, surname, the name of your business and #SBUcompetition.
  • All tweets related to tasks in the competition must include the hashtag #SBUcompetition to qualify. Only Tweets with this hashtag will be included in the competition.
  • The deadline to enter the competition is 16:00, 23 October 2012.

What would you like to achieve in your business? Find out how others have used social media effectively:

Watch this space for information about TASK 1 of the competition!

Questions? Send a tweet to @sblackumbrellas with the hashtag #SBUcompetition or post it on our Facebook page.

Terms and Condition of the Social Media Trendsetter Competition:

  • The deadline to enter the competition is 16:00, 23 October 2012.
  • Only SMME’s that are part of the Shanduka Black Umbrellas incubators may participate.
  • Participants have to tweet to @sblackumbrellas their own name, surname and the name of their business from the account they will be using throughout the competition. Only this Twitter account will be entered into the competition. All tweets throughout the competition must include the hashtag #SBUcompetion. Tweets that do not include #SBUcompetition will not be accepted.
  • Participants have to submit their entries (complete the tasks) on time to be eligible for the prizes. No late submissions will be accepted.
  • One prize will be awarded per task as a lucky draw.
  • One prize will be awarded to the overall winner of the competition based on merit.  The entrepreneur who has successfully completed all tasks and who has performed the best throughout the competition will be awarded the overall prize.
  • Based on the performance of all entrepreneurs during the competition, a social media spokesperson will be appointed for each incubator.
  • The prizes are not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Winners must be prepared to be photographed and such photograph could possibly be used in future marketing material.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
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