The Food, Arts, and Crafts Lifestyle Market, a platform for shopping and entrepreneurshipSubmitted by: Franco D’Onofrio
The countdown has begun, and we are not just talking about the holidays!
Get ready for an event that is not just about the shopping. It is about building communities and nurturing dreams. Join us, as the Food, Arts and Crafts Lifestyle Market on 2nd and 3rd of December 2023 in the heart of Johannesburg at James and Ethel Gray Park, in Melrose.
Supporting Socio-Economic Growth, One Stall at a Time
As South Africa grapples with a range of economic challenges, supporting local business is more vital than ever. Impactful Initiatives has recognised the challenges faced by small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), and have created a market that empowers entrepreneurs to build sustainable enterprises, uplift their communities and see their dreams come to life.
Wongakazi Majola, Founder of the initiative says, “The market is an initiative to bring the buyers to vendors who may not generally have access to their goods and products.”
“We cannot continue to lament the state of the economy and job creation. It is time to act. Impactful Initiatives has created a market where 100% of the proceeds go to local entrepreneurs. We carry all the costs but we need you to support local. Come see what we have to offer.”
“Importantly, we also offer business training and marketing support to vendors in an incubator-like approach so that they are able to enhance their products and upscale their businesses. This will contribute to their sustainability and growth.”
Recent studies have shown that for every rand we spend on a local business, around 68 cents remain in the local economy. This means that supporting small businesses is an investment in the prosperity and growth of our local communities.
“Our Impactful Initiatives markets are therefore more than just events, as they serve as a lifeline for aspiring business owners. The Food, Arts, and Crafts Lifestyle Market is not just providing a platform, we are here to offer a partnership. Entrepreneurs can get the opportunity to connect directly with their customers. We believe in investing in the future of small businesses because we believe that when they flourish, our communities thrive,” concludes Majola.
A Day Out for the Whole Family
The Food, Arts and Crafts Lifestyle Market, offers an experience for the entire family. You can enjoy a lively array of proudly African products and stalls filled with handmade goodies, delicious food, and one-of-a-kind crafts. There will be live music and entertainment for the young ones, like face painting, arts, crafts, and even a jumping castle. And your furry friends can join in on the fun too! We are a pet-friendly space, provided they are on a leash.
Be sure to mark your calendar for December 2nd and 3rd, 2023 from 10h00 to 18h00 when the James and Ethel Gray Park in Melrose, Johannesburg, will be transformed into a hub of creativity, entrepreneurship, and community spirit.
Join us, let us celebrate together as we fuel small business growth at the Food, Arts and Crafts Lifestyle Market.
Click here for your free tickets or go to Quicket (https://www.quicket.co.za/events/238883-food-arts-crafts-lifestyle-market/?ref=events-list#/)
Twiga CommunicationsFranco D’Onofrio