The first 1000 days in business are statistically the hardest for entrepreneurs. If you are still in business at day 1001, you have beaten the odds. Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

In the Santam 1001 Days web series, we’re following 2 female entrepreneurs to see what lessons they learn and challenges they face to help you plan for your journey.

Is faith more important than finance? Does a mentor really matter? People or planning; what comes first? And what happens when things don’t go as planned?

Catch the real stories, real stats and insights from a panel of experts who’ll provide practical, workable advice for other business owners who are trying to cut it in the South African small business landscape. Will they have what it takes to make it?

Follow the web series or find out more about our small business insurance packages which start from as little as R162 per month, at

Santam 1001 Days – Meet The Entrepreneurs: Nelisiwe & Mariam

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